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2001 70mm 50th Anniversary Print
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For those of you near the Castro in San Francisco, they will be showing a brand new 70mm print of 2001... Check out the description. Sounds really promising!

The Castro is proud to be screening a new 70MM print for the 50th Anniversary presentation of Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece.
For the first time since the original film’s release, this 70mm print was struck from new printing elements
made from the original camera negative, meaning it’s a true photochemical film recreation.
There are no digital tricks, remastered effects, or revisionist edits.
(1968, 142 min plus intermission, 70mm 'Scope)

http://www.castrotheatre.com/coming-soon.html

I'm guessing this print will be making the rounds... so keep an eye out in the coming months!
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http://www.castrotheatre.com/coming-soon.html Wrote:
The Castro is proud to be screening a new 70MM print for the 50th Anniversary presentation of Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece.
For the first time since the original film’s release, this 70mm print was struck from new printing elements
made from the original camera negative, meaning it’s a true photochemical film recreation.
There are no digital tricks, remastered effects, or revisionist edits.

Note that "struck from new printing elements" does not mean they've gone back to the original camera negative. At least it's coloring (from the trailer) is not like the Blu-ray release ... not that I think this yet-another coloring is much better. (My hope was for something like the Stanley Kubrick supervised Criterion Collection laserdisc, which itself needs to be adjusted, mostly brightness & contrast, to counter laserdisc technology constraints.) Still, it's "unrestored" nature would be a better start for an eventual restoration project. Smile 

Here are some comparison snapshots between the DVDBeaver Blu-ray  review 2001: A Space Odyssey [Blu-ray] (TOP) and the YouTube 50th Anniversary 70mm trailer 2001: A Space Odyssey - 50th Anniversary 70mm Re-Release Official Trailer [HD] (BOTTOM) . .


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Pretty sure the Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn said on their twitter that this print is passed around nationwide all year long and they'll be getting it in August. You know I'll be there. For anyone who wants to see it at the theater, be on top of your local places to see if it's coming to your town.
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A little more information from the  2001Italia website, a blog dedicated to 2001: A Space Odyssey . .

2001Italia - 20180329 :: 2001: A Space Odyssey returns to theaters with a new 70mm print Wrote:It's been in the works for a while, and it has just been officially announced: on occasion of the 50th anniversary, 2001: A Space Odyssey will be back in theaters. A new, "unrestored" 70mm print, whose production has been overseen by Christopher Nolan, will be unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival on May 12, introduced by the director. ...

Also, the 4K UHD Blu-ray (now disappeared from Amazon US and France) will be now released in "the fall of 2018".

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