SANGAREE in 3-D!

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SANGAREE in 3-D!

PostThu Oct 05, 2017 10:21 am

"The BIG 3-D Attraction That's Worth Waiting For!"

It's not often that you have an opportunity to interview a living legend AND solve a mystery which has lingered in the technological history of motion pictures for more than half a century. Hillary Hess accomplishes both in her wonderfully detailed article, "An In-Depth Look at SANGAREE."

Miss Arlene Dahl shares her memories of the production and the origins of the Paravision camera rig (with its newly-discovered connection to a legendary comedian) are finally solved.

Noteworthy as the first 3-D production from Paramount; the first 3-D film in Technicolor; the first 3-D film based on a best-selling novel and the first 3-D film billed with an A-list cast, SANGAREE will be restored from original 35mm elements by the 3-D Film Archive and released on 3-D Blu-ray by Kino Lorber Studio Classics in 2018!

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Re: SANGAREE in 3-D!

PostMon Feb 19, 2018 3:08 pm

The raw scans for SANGAREE are in from FotoKem and – as expected – there are variable levels of color fade on the 35mm elements. The multitude of dupe negative opticals (fades, dissolves, etc.) are the most severe.

This was the first 3-D feature to be photographed on Eastmancolor negative film 5248 (25 ASA tungsten) and processed for release printing by Technicolor. The Archive once held an original 1953 dye-transfer 35mm Technicolor print and the opticals were grainy and washed-out, even in that non-faded, first-generation element. In fact, Paramount’s 3-D sneak preview set for April 15, 1953 had to be done flat as Technicolor was not able to deliver the matched left/right 35mm prints.

Clearly, the lab was having problems with these negatives.

3-D Film Archive Technical Director Greg Kintz and color restoration expert Jack Theakston will be working closely together to restore the original color palette. You can see an example of their preliminary results with this before/after frame of the opening Paramount logo.

On top of color fading, the opticals are very dirty and have been that way since day one. Digital restoration artist Thad Komorowski is warming up in the bullpen and ready to work his outstanding magic on yet another 3-D Film Archive title.

Have no fear; SANGAREE in 3-D will shine again!

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