"SAVAGE PAMPAS" will get a 4k digital restoration
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The 70mm Newsletter
Written by: Thomas Hauerslev
sample of "SAVAGE PAMPAS" restored from completely faded 70mm positive print.
Note the color balance by scan expert Vincent Koch and his magic software.
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"SAVAGE PAMPAS" (MCS
70 - Superpanorama, 1966) will get a 4k digital restoration and 6-track
Audio Transfer work by Schauburg Digital Division. Scan work will begin end
of June 2015 from a pristine 70mm print made from 65mm negative.
We will scan a pristine original 70mm print from the first release in
1966, which came directly from the 65mm camera original. This print already
has the color corrections in it, but it is faded. We will clean the print
and then have it scanned at 4K Resolution. Our scan expert Vincent Koch will
restore the color with the same software he used to bring back the colors in
The advantage of this process is we will stick with the original color
balance, and do not need to make up a new color timing, which always is a
problem with the old prints.
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Schauburg Cinerama, Karlsruhe,
Schauburg Cinerama restores
I was very interested to read your article about “Savage Pampas” being
restored. I wonder if you have more information about why it’s being
done, when it will be finished, and if a DVD/BluRay release is part of
There are terrible cropped 4:3 prints on public-domain DVD collections
here in the U.S., which is the only way I’ve seen it. I know in other
parts of the world it’s been widely available on DVD, presumably in
better shape. It seems like a popular title in Germany and also in
Italy, where it was retitled “El Cjorro” (The Thief) with an advertising
campaign built around villain Ron Randell rather than hero Robert
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