So I’ve only found the ~750mb version and it’s been stuck at 76% for some time. Can someone upload the 7gb version to MEGA/Dropbox/etc? I’d like to get this for someone.
Apparently a higher quality copy has been uploaded to a blog. It’s 3.96gb and can only be downloaded with a premium account but at least a better version is out there.
Are you still working on this?
Using After Effects, I took the single screen footage from Napoleon Bonaparte (1935) and recreated the triptych in HD. There’s no triptych in Bonaparte et la Revolution, I just tried this as an experiment and I’m pretty pleased with the results. If anyone would like to check it out here’s the link: https://we.tl/NP8545zO5P
Edit: Here’s the same clip but with an excerpt from the Carl Davis soundtrack. (It may be a bit too loud)
This thread has some info on the blu ray: http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Raiders-of-the-Lost-Ark-35-mm-regrade/id/18218
Richard Stamper said:
I’m totally confused by the new board layout, can’t find my PM. But PM me I might be able to point you to a TV recording of this one. (the lelouch produced travesty)
I’ve sent you a PM.
Richard Stamper said:
What’s the point of preserving this one? It’s Ed Wood level filmmaking. The TV airings are good enough for archival purposes. It’s not a version one would review again and again.
Well the same can be said for the Star Wars Holiday Special.
If you know of a higher quality capture from one of those airings let me know.
A little update…
After digging around a bit, I was able to find Bambi Ballard’s 1991 cut of Napoleon. It’s essentially a higher quality Brownlow version with the original French intertitles and a bit more footage.
I just have The Stanley Kubrick Archives. It has 38 pages of frames (of various sizes) taken from the 70mm and then pages 366 to 407 go more indepth with articles, interviews, set photos etc.
I tried to scan the photos but the book’s too big. I could try my camera or phone although I don’t know if it would be a true representation of the colors.
Here’s a few more regrades:
The last one is bit off… the space station is correct but the Earth is too bright.
Spaced Ranger said:
I only ask because the opening-titles-comparison text isn’t white, as I think it would be.
The text has a slight orange/brown edge to it. I’ll try to post those photos soon.
Are senitypes actual frames from a print though? The limited edition version of the Kubrick Archives came with a small strip of frames touted as being taken from an actual 70mm print of 2001.
The Archives book also has stills from a 70mm 2001.
Edit: I’ve been regrading some frames from the blu-ray to match the 70mm frames from the Stanley Kubrick Archives.
I also tried a smilebox effect:
Here’s the intro (color corrected and smilebox effect):
The Coppola and Brownlow versions of Napoleon are being restored for blu ray. This version only exists as a low quality vhs capture and I think it should be preserved.
The goal of this project is to preserve Abel Gance’s reconstruction of Napoleon. This version has not been restored or released on home video.
The film is a VHS capture from a TV airing that is cropped and in rough shape. Most scenes can be replaced but some will have to be enlarged.
Here’s an example:
In the film there is a short colorized scene. I colorized the same scene from Napoleon Bonaparte (1935).
Original (Zoomed in): http://i.imgur.com/DoVrwwx.png
Restored (full frame): http://i.imgur.com/4JafTdp.png
Here’s a preview:
Restored (work in progress): http://we.tl/9jcnpJFSvc
Sources I will be using:
Napoleon - Coppola Laserdisc
Napoleon - Brownlow VHS capture
Napoleon Bonaparte (1935 Sound Re-edit) - Restored by the Cinémathèque Française
Bonaparte et la Révolution- VHS capture