THOSE REDHEADS FROM SEATTLE are coming to 3-D Blu-ray!

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THOSE REDHEADS FROM SEATTLE are coming to 3-D Blu-ray!

PostWed Sep 28, 2016 12:20 pm

Coming soon to 3-D Blu-ray from Kino Lorber! Brand New HD and 3-D Masters!

http://www.3dfilmarchive.com/those-redh ... om-seattle

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Re: THOSE REDHEADS FROM SEATTLE are coming to 3-D Blu-ray!

PostWed Feb 15, 2017 12:05 pm

It is an absolute delight seeing a neglected film come back to life.

I've just returned from a week-long visit with 3-D restoration master Greg Kintz and his work on THOSE REDHEADS FROM SEATTLE is simply remarkable. He's taken some VERY faded color elements and with his usual scene-to-scene alignment and left/right panel matching, this 3-D gem is really beginning to shine.

Add to this mix the amazing three-channel stereophonic sound recreation by audio wizard Eckhard Büttner; the meticulous dirt/damage clean-up by Thad Komorowski and the painstaking 3-D intermission title restoration by Jack Theakston and you'll be experiencing this wonderful widescreen 3-D classic properly for the first time since 1953.

It's worth noting this film is historically significant as the first non-anamorphic widescreen production in 1953. When the stereoscopic cameras rolled on location in Aspen, Colorado on March 16, 1953, the intended aspect ratio was 1.66:1. The film has not been seen that way in more than sixty years.

It premieres on the big screen at the TCM festival in April and is coming to 3-D Blu-ray on May 9 from our good friends at Kino Lorber!

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Re: THOSE REDHEADS FROM SEATTLE are coming to 3-D Blu-ray!

PostTue Apr 04, 2017 12:01 pm

If anyone from this site is coming to the premiere on Friday, please be sure to look us up and say hello. Greg Kintz, Jack Theakston and yours truly will be there - plus the Bell Sisters!

http://filmfestival.tcm.com/programs/fi ... m-seattle/
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Re: THOSE REDHEADS FROM SEATTLE are coming to 3-D Blu-ray!

PostTue Apr 04, 2017 1:04 pm

Never even heard of this film before!

Will Kino be providing captioning?

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Re: THOSE REDHEADS FROM SEATTLE are coming to 3-D Blu-ray!

PostWed Apr 05, 2017 12:29 am

I like the animated GIF at the link. If you blink your eyes in synch you can see it in 3D.
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Re: THOSE REDHEADS FROM SEATTLE are coming to 3-D Blu-ray!

PostTue Apr 18, 2017 9:13 pm

Here is the original scan vs. the end result as delivered by 3-D Film Archive on THOSE REDHEADS FROM SEATTLE.

The 35mm negatives - and especially the many opticals (dupe negative) scattered throughout the film - are terribly faded. On top of extensive color correction and flicker reduction, factor in the meticulous shot-by-shot stereoscopic alignment/panel matching by Greg Kintz and frame-by-frame dirt/damage clean-up by Thad Komorowski and you would expect a restoration of this caliber to easily run six figures. In fact, if it went to a post facility like Photokem in LA or Cineric in NY, it could easily have run $200K, or more.

We brought the entire restoration in for $14K.

If we had tried to raise more than ten times what we ultimately spent in bringing this rare film back to life, it would have never been seen in 3-D again. There's simply not enough profit to be made with a 3-D Blu-ray release. But for three months, we worked around the clock to make this happen. Multiple favors were pulled and many sleepless nights went into finishing the master. We believe you will be quite pleased with our results.

REDHEADS was a big hit when it premiered at the TCM festival and you can own it on 3-D Blu-ray when it's released by Kino Lorber on May 23!

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Re: THOSE REDHEADS FROM SEATTLE are coming to 3-D Blu-ray!

PostWed Apr 19, 2017 3:48 am

With other facilities, what does $200K get that justifies the bigger cost? Is it the difference between a full preservation/restoration versus a nice home video master? If I wanted to look, what benefits would I see?
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Re: THOSE REDHEADS FROM SEATTLE are coming to 3-D Blu-ray!

PostWed Apr 19, 2017 9:22 am

Great job, Bob and crew. When I see success stories like this, it makes it all the worse that for many Hollywood movies, there is nothing left to restore, the movies are gone for good.
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Re: THOSE REDHEADS FROM SEATTLE are coming to 3-D Blu-ray!

PostWed Apr 19, 2017 10:49 am

This is a full-blown restoration/preservation. Everything was done except an output back to celluloid stock. The DCP of REDHEADS is currently available for theatrical booking and will soon be seen on the big screen in Seattle and Cleveland.

Quite frankly, there's a LOT of wasted time and bloated budgets with a $200K expense for something like this. Keep in mind, with 3-D, all costs and work are doubled. You are essentially restoring a flat film twice.

As an example, when a well known film restorer worked on one of his high-profile titles, he used to require two suites at the Beverly Hills Hotel just for his personal accommodations - and he would stay there for months at at time.

I have a friend who works at one of the main restoration facilities on the east coast. They're doing a classic 1968 feature now and the costs are already up to $125K - for a flat film! (Off the record, he watched our progress on this title and said what we've done is comparable to what his lab would have delivered, at ten times the cost!)

We had archivists from Paramount and Universal at the TCM premiere. They had high praise for the work and were blown away with the results. For sure, there's more that we could do if our budget were doubled, and we might actually make a few bucks. But we don't do the work for our own gain, it's to see a neglected film restored and brought back to life. Dave Strohmaier is doing the same with the Cinerama films, it's very much a labor of love.

When the Blu-ray is released, check out the before/after restoration demo. You'll see firsthand where we began and what we achieved.

What's sad is there are still dozens of vintage 3-D features languishing in the vaults because certain studios that own them will only touch the elements if a full-blown, six figure restoration is done. With that mindset, some very important stereoscopic films may never be seen again.
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Re: THOSE REDHEADS FROM SEATTLE are coming to 3-D Blu-ray!

PostWed Apr 19, 2017 3:52 pm

I'll add this point: there's a great deal of ridiculous padding within the corporate structure when it comes to restoration budgets.

I've just been told that a major archive stated it cost $50K to restore a two reel color cartoon.

We could have done three complete 3-D features for that kind of money!
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Re: THOSE REDHEADS FROM SEATTLE are coming to 3-D Blu-ray!

PostSat Apr 29, 2017 11:12 am

The first review of THOSE REDHEADS FROM SEATTLE on 3-D Blu-ray: http://www.bigscreenclassics.com/

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