Saturday, July 28, 2012

A cinephile cries: Sorcerer, Phase IV - please restore and re-release!

(This is what happens, I blog one thing, get re-attached to the blog, and then suddenly there's ten other blogposts spring to mind...).

Thanks to Tom Charity for sharing this interview with William Friedkin, about the sorry state of film distribution and the ongoing decline of 35mm as a format. Sorcerer is probably #1 on my list of films I'd like to see a decent restoration and a new, appropriately widescreen DVD/ Blu Ray of (maybe #2 after Saul Bass' Phase IV with the restored ending, recently rediscovered and screened in LA...). Surely both of these films deserve Criterion treatment!

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