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Monday, January 4, 2009
Dshanya requested more from this film off the Cinema is Dope Facebook Fan Page and here an addition is (with more on the way this month)!
If you are a film festival programmers or looking to program this film for any type of event, I highly recommend the new digital restoration of it that I saw at Cannes in 2009. Further notes on it below.
The restoration of Giu la testa is based on the original camera negative and on the magnetic soundtracks provided by the Sergio Leone Estate. This copy corresponds with the complete version of Sergio Leone’s approved edit from 1971. The Techniscope camera negative was scanned at 2k resolution and digitally restored; color correction was made using a positive print from 1971 as a reference.
The English soundtrack was restored from the original magnetic materials used for the monophonic mixing. The film was restored by Cineteca di Bologna at L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory in 2009, under the auspices of the Sergio Leone Estate.