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by All Darc
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Nothing Sacred (1937)
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: Nothing Sacred (1937)

The separation (camera negatives) exists for most of the film. The elements used was probably fine grain masters made from the camera negative when they restored the film 20 years ago. The first reel had the magenta strip missing, and so they used a vintage master (made on print stock and so grainie...
by All Darc
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Nothing Sacred (1937)
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Nothing Sacred (1937)

New Blu Ray from Kino, but still not very good to today's standarts. Color registration problems due technicolor strips not aligned perfectly. http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-ray_reviews55/nothing_sacred_blu-ray.htm Not sure if it's the Scotty Macqueen restoration, welcome pioneer work in technic...
by All Darc
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: R.I.P silver bullet.
Replies: 8
Views: 938

Re: R.I.P silver bullet.

Yeah, Silver Bullet (1985), some TV films, Hammer version with Oliver Reed. There are many silver bullet werefolf films. One problem is that people today don't remamber well about films like other generatiosn. They just consume movies as entertainment, or like a newspaper. Big Brother generation... ...
by All Darc
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Remastered FRANKENSTEIN (1910) available at the LoC website!
Replies: 37
Views: 2614

Re: Remastered FRANKENSTEIN (1910) available at the LoC website!

Scott, the print without the missing frame I talked about it's the one used in the second David Shepard DVD edition (a revelation at the time due the gamma and shapness enhancements he did & stabilization). Check at 32:19 and at 56:08 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrpVBdGp094 If you have the DVD, ...
by All Darc
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Remastered FRANKENSTEIN (1910) available at the LoC website!
Replies: 37
Views: 2614

Re: Remastered FRANKENSTEIN (1910) available at the LoC website!

Scott, interesting work, despite too dark and fadded (specially in damn LCD screens I'm forced to use). What about you try to recreate the missing drames from the "definitive"restoration? The frames missing when Orlock leaft the ship (scene the he raises his hand, and the missing frames in the scene...
by All Darc
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Remastered FRANKENSTEIN (1910) available at the LoC website!
Replies: 37
Views: 2614

Re: Remastered FRANKENSTEIN (1910) available at the LoC website!

I'm sorry, it was a grammar mistake of mine while typing fast. I sounded like a negative, but what I was trying to say is that today, with advanced toold, you can do more than just change projection speed, frame rate, with modern digital tools. A Doctor Who restoration, from 16mm print recorded from...
by All Darc
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Remastered FRANKENSTEIN (1910) available at the LoC website!
Replies: 37
Views: 2614

Re: Remastered FRANKENSTEIN (1910) available at the LoC website!

If in normal (modern projection) it looks too fast, it indicateswas recorded too slow and not recorded too fast by the camera. :wink: With modern technology you can not just slow dow projection speed, but create new frames between the original ones. Peter Jackson did it to They Shall not Grow Old, m...
by All Darc
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: See this final scene in The Bank (1915)
Replies: 0
Views: 292

See this final scene in The Bank (1915)

Look this final scene, when he wake-up kissing the mop (near the end of the film) and notice when he stands up holding the flower : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2NyYmw1c4w The lower resolution of this video makes difficult to judge the true details of the print, but comparing to the latest resto...
by All Darc
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Remastered FRANKENSTEIN (1910) available at the LoC website!
Replies: 37
Views: 2614

Re: Remastered FRANKENSTEIN (1910) available at the LoC website!

That was great... Despite extensive mold marks the picture looks 100 times better than the deeply blured Youtube versions uploaded before. This version it's almost crisp, with a lot of details for a so old print. The monster creatrion FX was made by melting/burning a wax model and playing back to fr...
by All Darc
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: First On-Screen Lesbian Kiss
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: First On-Screen Lesbian Kiss

It's edited, missing the kiss.

This other video in 09:09 have the kiss he refered:

https://archive.org/details/HeartsAndFlowers_201512


silentfilm wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:16 am
by All Darc
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: First On-Screen Lesbian Kiss
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: First On-Screen Lesbian Kiss

Actress dressed as a man in a wending film? If she is playing a man this not a lesbian kiss, in the same way playing Betty Broson playing Peter Pan wasn't a transexual character. What if she playing a guess (noit groom) giving the american traditional "kiss the bride" (when friends his the bride), o...
by All Darc
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: FINALLY Laurel & Hardy coming to blu-ray
Replies: 10
Views: 1408

Re: FINALLY Laurel & Hardy coming to blu-ray

It would be a shame, after so effort to find the best 35mm prints and restore it, if a bad encode and artifacts would ruins the set.
by All Darc
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: 2001 A Space Odyssey 4K Blu Ray (4K captures)
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: 2001 A Space Odyssey 4K Blu Ray (4K captures)

Dear Donald. I saw their review of 2001 4K this morning, when they had just 5 screen captures in 1080p. These ones now, after they update the rview, are 2160p. It's clear it's not 720p. You need to register and log to see the full resolution captures on Blu-ray.com. :wink: Posted underneath the imag...
by All Darc
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: 2001 A Space Odyssey 4K Blu Ray (4K captures)
Replies: 4
Views: 318

2001 A Space Odyssey 4K Blu Ray (4K captures)

The awaited 4K Blu Ray of 2001 a Space Odyssey, and the 35 screen captures in 4K https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/2001-A-Space-Odyssey-4K-Blu-ray/198119/#Screenshots (needs log to see full 2160p captures) Impressive image. But 4K blu ray encoding still shows it's limitations. No true grain, but partic...
by All Darc
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: They Shall Not Grow Old
Replies: 145
Views: 4820

Re: They Shall Not Grow Old

The gum and teeth still looks grayn in the trailler. I don't think the colorization was so separated from the 3D conversion, despite be from the restoration. In colorization the basic it's to create masks to each element to receive color, the process know as image segmentation , despite this specifi...
by All Darc
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: They Shall Not Grow Old
Replies: 145
Views: 4820

Re: They Shall Not Grow Old

They forgot to colorize the tongue, gum and teeth of the soldier in the front left of the picture: https://www.electricpalace.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/they-shall-not-grow-old-cert-tbc-2018-90-mins-1090x625.jpg A error quite often in colorization works. The mustache also looks too flat gray....
by All Darc
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: Tinkering with the 1925 cut of Phantom of the Opera
Replies: 221
Views: 59197

Re: Tinkering with the 1925 cut of Phantom of the Opera

In this video Peter Jackson talks about what he called "modern sharpening". But sharpen tools used in film restoration softwares like from Da Vinci Revival, MTI Conform, are far from be so good. And they removed the grain and increased details a lot, while in most film retoration softwares grain red...
by All Darc
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: Tinkering with the 1925 cut of Phantom of the Opera
Replies: 221
Views: 59197

Re: Tinkering with the 1925 cut of Phantom of the Opera

I took these screen captures of Peter Jackson's They Shall Not Grow Old, first the unrestored and the restored and colorized (I converted back to B&W), to show how they did image detail recovery (probably Lowry Digital helped them). Look carefully. Look the jar on table and the plants, how details i...
by All Darc
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: They Shall Not Grow Old
Replies: 145
Views: 4820

Re: They Shall Not Grow Old

Peter Jackson in a long interview about the work : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBhWUjRTMEQ Uhn...I see now... They restored 100 hour but colorized just bits. Im wonder if the entire 100 hours of restoration get the iamge detail improoviment or not, since if it's Lowry Digital system, it's quite ...
by All Darc
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: They Shall Not Grow Old
Replies: 145
Views: 4820

Re: They Shall Not Grow Old

So many Keaton films that survived only in poor dupes. This technology, used in They Shall Not Grow Old, that recoved many nice fine details, should be used in important classic silent films. Bigshot, please make the test I said (bellow), and tells me if you agree with me. "Please take this youtube ...
by All Darc
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: They Shall Not Grow Old
Replies: 145
Views: 4820

Re: They Shall Not Grow Old

About forensic lip-reading use for TSNGO documentary : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdmAfsm18tA They did a similar work for Warsaw Uprising in color (colorized by Legend Films). I wonder what would they found if tried to read lips in many famous silent films. Warsaw Uprising in color also had a g...
by All Darc
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: They Shall Not Grow Old
Replies: 145
Views: 4820

Re: They Shall Not Grow Old

Please take this youtube link bellow , set 1080p full screen, adjust the Player speed to 0.25 , set the timecode to 03:09 , and look how not just the contrast but the sharpness and true details get better when the image changes from unrestored to restored. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XL9w2dBzm7...
by All Darc
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: They Shall Not Grow Old
Replies: 145
Views: 4820

Re: They Shall Not Grow Old

One things: -Will this great quality colorization & restoration work give a new standart to film or documentary colorization? Maybe yes, maybe not. At least people will spot big projects and said : "Hey, it's not so good as Peter Jackson documentary..." So it will force projects with fine budget to ...
by All Darc
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: They Shall Not Grow Old
Replies: 145
Views: 4820

Re: They Shall Not Grow Old

The dupe look of the footage it's gone after digitral clean-up. It looks so good that I suspect it could be work of Lowry Digital. Grain and contrast get much better, without add soft look of many typical grain reductions technics. The colorization also look far better than most works I know, and in...
by All Darc
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: They Shall Not Grow Old
Replies: 145
Views: 4820

Re: New colorization projecto for WWI

Sorry, I didn'tr kinew about.

If the moderartor could conjoin both topics it would be fine.
westegg wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:05 am
Nice, but this topic has been kicking around for a while on this forum, right below as it were. Why a new thread?
by All Darc
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: They Shall Not Grow Old
Replies: 145
Views: 4820

New colorization projecto for WWI

Not contrast fuzzy footage from newsreel poor prints this time, but quality footage and prime colorizing and 3D conversion work. Jump to 19:20 of the video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kDc-6amUf4 It'ws a level of realism and detail (color detail) I never saw. I wonder what company is doing the...
by All Darc
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: new TV
Replies: 17
Views: 1057

Re: new TV

I have a 29 inch trinitron TV. It's not the best of what CRT can be, since it's flat just in the vertical axis and it's not progressive. But even so the contrast looks great, without clipped whites and crushed shadows, without motion blur, without uneveness along screen, without angle of view making...
by All Darc
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: R.I.P silver bullet.
Replies: 8
Views: 938

R.I.P silver bullet.

I went to a jewelry with a friend who was searching for fix a ear piece. We had ellection, and many criminals get reelected. So I made a joke about a senator (a criminal sociopath) target of many criminal process who tried to create laws in favor of let his crimes unpunished, who got reelected, and ...
by All Darc
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: new TV
Replies: 17
Views: 1057

Re: new TV

Replace wirh what ? Point me something free from angle distortion, free of motion blur, free from clipped white and crushed shadows, free from brightness unevenness from center in relation to the corners when look close to the screen. Two days ago I went to the store and asked for a TV free of such ...