Synapse Films to prepare 2K restoration for Curtains

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  1. zbinks

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    OMFG this is one of the very few holy grails I want so bad!
     
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    That'll sure beat that Echo Bridge 8-pack I currently have with CURTAINS...
     
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    What happened to the campaign Shout Factory started on having fans sign a petition for Echo Bridge to license this and Prom Night to Scream Factory? Didnt Cliff at Scream say Echo bridge refuse to license the titles out to sCream despite them trying endlessly?

    Or did Scream succeeded and hired Don May to do the restoration?
     
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    I knew supporting their Demons release would bring me good karma! :evil:

    Can't wait to see this in HD! :banana:
     
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    Finally!!!
     
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    I would let Synapse have its way with me.

    This is great news.
     
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    I don't think Shout Factory ever had anything to do with that petition. Shout mentioned that they tried to get Curtains and Prom Night, then some fan took it upon themselves to start a petition.
     
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    Awesome news!
     
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    Awesome news but am I the only one worried about the "Full frame" sticker on the reel?
     
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    Probably shot open matte, and then reframed for theatrical exhibition. That, or it's just a sticker on the can from something else as it's under the Curtains label.

    I used to own a 35mm theatrical print of Curtains, and it was in fact 1.85:1. So don't worry.
     
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    Yeah that was my own initial guess also thanks for clearing that up. :glasses:
     
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    Everyone keeps saying that Curtains was shot in open matte, well I would have to say that I don't think that this is correct. If you look at Echo Bridges DVD for example, the entire movie is 4:3 - BUT the ice-skating scene is actually stretched to 4:3, if you change the aspect ratio on your tv you will see that this is actually supposed to be 16:9 but before and after this particular scene 4:3 is clearly the correct aspect ratio.

    I have absolutely no idea why this is but I've checked it over and over and I am 100% positive that this particular scene was stretched from 16:9 which leads me to believe that when whoever made this print that echo bridge used cropped this movie to 4:3 they realized that if they cropped this scene it would cut away important information (for example the murder weapon) and there was no way to cut it to make it look good so they just decided to stretch the picture instead. This is just a theory but I REALLY do not believe that this was shot in open matte.
     
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    Oh so I guess Synapse answered the question on facebook;

    "the film was shot open matte, so the film is labelled that way because it wasn't shot with anamorphic lenses. This film was clearly shot to be projected at a standard 1.85:1 aspect ratio. Selected sequences in the IP are actually hard matted on the element in 1.85:1... not uncommon at all, but it makes me wonder if the hard matted sequences may be from the previous shot portions of the film from the other director."

    which means that I was actually right about what I said before that it was stretched to 4:3.
     
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    Well this is awesome news. I'd just about lost hope that this would see a proper release. Looking forward to this :)
     
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    I saw CURTAINS at an all-night horrorthon last year. Definitely an odd one, as many of the killings were below the standards set by the best slasher films, and yet in many other respects - acting and writing especially - it was way too good to be a slasher flick. And yet the movie stuck with me for weeks and weeks afterwards so it's easy to understand the excitement. I may very well even pre-order this one, and I haven't bought many DVDs or Blus at all lately.
     
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    It ran last year at the Carolina Theater but I couldn't make the screening.
     
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