Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Terry Gilliam fronting a Kickstarter to restore Walerian Borowczyk's 1968 film 'Goto, Island of Love'

Filmmaker Terry Gilliam is fronting a Kickstarter campaign to restore Walerian Borowczyk's classic 1968 film Goto, l'île d'amour (Goto, Island of Love).

Speaking about the Polish artist and filmmaker’s work Gilliam says: “They activate a part of my brain that very few other things do…I haven't seen any of these films in probably thirty or forty years, but they all have stuck with me. He needs to be restored and the world needs to be reminded.”

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

What's the transfer like? What print did they use? Talking about the technicalities of discs

We are often asked technical questions about what a film will look like on a forthcoming release. Questions that frequently arise are " Will Arrow use the same transfer as label X", or "Is it a new restoration/new print” etc. To prevent information from being misconstrued we tend to reply using standard industry terminology. However as this may not always make things clear, we thought a good way to remedy this would be to walk you through the process of how a disc is made at Arrow. 

Here’s Arrow’s technical supervisor James White on dealing with masters and restorations: