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Newly Restored 1948 Masterpiece THE RED SHOES Opens Il Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna on June 27th

June 23, 2009 NEW YORK, NY – Following an extensive 2-year restoration, “The Red Shoes,” the 1948 masterpiece written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and EmericPressburger, will open Il Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna, Italy at the Piazza Maggiore on Saturday, June 27th at 10pm. “There’s no question that ‘The Red Shoes’ is one of the most beautiful color films ever made,” said Martin Scorsese, Founder and Chair of The Film Foundation,

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Polished & Ready To Dance

June 8, 2009 It’s very fitting that after rehabilitating the reputation of the Michael Powell and EmericPressburger canon in the United States, filmmaker Martin Scorsese should also spearhead the restoration of what is arguably their greatest film, The Red Shoes. A ravishing new print provided by Cinetech of the 1948 ballet melodrama premiered at Cannes 2009 earlier this month, and will soon be screened in Los Angeles, with a UK Blu-ray release from ITV scheduled for late June.

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Restored Red Shoes Wows Cannes, Now Coming to Blu-ray

May 23, 2009 Michael Powell and EmericPressburger’s Technicolor masterpiece ‘The Red Shoes’ was unveiled May 15 at Cannes Film Festival in a newly restored version completed under the impetus of Martin Scorsese. A Blu-ray release is scheduled in the UK for June 29. Criterion’s partner Janus Films has also participated in the restoration, so a US edition may follow.

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‘The Red Shoes’ Shines Anew

May 17, 2009 Few films have more passionate partisans than Michael Powell and EmericPressburger’s “The Red Shoes,” but no matter how much you love it, you probably don’t know it as intimately as Robert Gitt. Gitt spent so much time looking at the 1948 British classic he not only can tell you how many frames it contains – 192,960 in the print, 578,880 in the tripartite negative – but what had gone wrong with each and every one of them, from a massive attack of mold to wonky negative shrinkage.

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The Restored 1948 Masterpiece THE RED SHOES to Premiere in Cannes on May 15th

May 4, 2009 HOLLYWOOD, CA, – “The Red Shoes,” the newly-restored 1948 masterpiece from directors Michael Powell and EmericPressburger, will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival as the Centerpiece of “Cannes Classics” section on May 15. Martin Scorsese will introduce the film which has undergone an extensive 2-year 4K digital restoration by the UCLA Film & Television Archive and The Film Foundation,

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Warner Bringing a 50th Anniversary Edition of Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest” to Blu-ray Disc in November

Jan. 20, 2009 Warner recently issued a PRESS RELEASE announcing plans to bring a newly restored 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Disc release ofAlfred Hitchcock’s 1959 classic film “North by Northwest” on November 3rd. First worth mentioning is that it will be in a ‘DigiBook’ format with booklet in the packaging. No tech specs have been issued yet at this point.

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Troubleshooting Stars Sound Techs to the Rescue

Jan-Feb 2009 Though their jobs run the gamut from low-tech (including sound readers, one of the last pure film jobs in audio post) to the highest levels of digital file management, they all have certain attributes in common: an ability to step into a variety of situations, troubleshoot, solve problems and interface with any number of departments – all in service of keeping things running smoothly. As such, they are diverse, professional and indispensable.

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Classics Restored by Warner Bros. Worth the Wait

Nov. 09, 2004 At any given time, there are dozens of classic films from the vast Warner Bros. library undergoing restoration, from titles just at the early stages of the process to movies getting their final finishing touches. Depending on the quality of the materials on hand, each restoration takes anywhere from several months to several years to complete, but the WB restoration team prides itself on one immutable factor: No matter how long and how much work it takes,

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How the West Was One: Re-Creating the Three-Panel Cinerama Experience for the Samll Screen

Nov. 17, 2002 They say everything comes in threes. On September 9, Warner Home Video releases three home entertainment packages – a high-definition Blu-ray and two standard-definition boxed sets – of the restored How the West Was Won, MGM’s 1962 all-star Western epic that was one of only two narrative features shot entirely in the original Cinerama three-panel widescreen process (The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm was the other).

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