Here’s some news, more than a year after the start of the project …
The Parisian laboratory in charge of scanning the entire film in 4k, under professional conditions, showed a lot of slowness and encountered a lot of problems … until it was closed and unable to continue working because of the Covid-19.
As a result, at the time of writing, only one of the 7 reels has been partially scanned… and it took more than one year to achieve this weak result.
So I decided to resume scanning myself, and I just ordered a Retroscan Mark-II scanner which seems to give very good results on a fairly competitive price.
The scanner is expected to be shipped within the next couple of months, so it can be reasonably expected that everything will be scanned and shared here by the end of 2020.
My apologies for the time this all takes. It is a beautiful adventure, strewn with pitfalls!
At the same time, I’m continuing the despecialized version. A v1 was made but I prefer not to share it and wait until I have the full 35mm scan to integrate the despecialized scenes in better quality.