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The following is a post from the cinematographers mail list which may
shed some light on the Limited run of dye transfer prints made. I
leave it to you to decide whether to post to the TIG or not.
Duart Film & Video
<<<Heres the info from clari.biz.industry.media.entertainment.releases
BURBANK, Calif.--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--June 19, 1997--Warner
Bros.' "Batman & Robin" is ready to astound audiences everywhere when
it opens this week, but a certain group of ticket-holders will have an
even more unique thrill.
Selected opening weekend theatergoers in Los Angeles, and later
in London and New York, will see a print of the movie featuring a new
and improved version of the Technicolor dye-transfer process that
makes Gotham City and its inhabitants spring even more intensely to
life. For the first time in more than 20 years, a new motion picture
will be exhibited in the United States that brings to the screen the
richness and intensity of Technicolor's dye-transfer process.
One dye-transfer print of "Batman & Robin" will be screened on
June 20, 21 and 22 at the Mann's Village Theater in Westwood. On June
27, 28 and 29, it will be shown at Mann's Chinese Theater in
Hollywood. The other print will be used for the international
premiere of the movie on June 23 in London and will then be flown to
New York, where it will be screened at the Loew's Astor Midtown on
June 27, 28 and 29.
Stated "Batman & Robin" producer Peter Macgregor-Scott: "We
already knew that `Batman & Robin' was going to be a feast for the
eyes and we wanted it to have every advantage in its presentation.
I remembered the big movies of the 1950s and 1960s and how beautiful
their colors looked on the screen.
"When I learned that Technicolor intended to re-introduce the
dye-transfer process for theatrical use, I urged them to select
`Batman & Robin' as a perfect subject to re-introduce the process
"We're very pleased that Technicolor was able to provide us with
two prints made using the dye transfer method, setting a landmark in
modern film post-production and making a striking film even more
The dye-transfer process was used until the mid-1970s to give
films brilliant colors, white whites and rich blacks. The
photo-mechanical dye transfer process utilizes three single-color
records known as matrices, printed directly from the original color
negative camera film. Each matrix is dyed and, subsequently, each dye
is transferred to a single ribbon of print film incorporating all
Stated D. Barry Reardon, president of Warner Bros. Domestic
Theatrical Distribution, "We think audiences will really notice the
improvement when they see the remarkable color and richness in `Batman
& Robin.' It's always our goal to give our audiences the very best
in movie-going experiences, so we're proud to be the first to offer
Technicolor's classic dye-transfer print process on our new movie."
Stated Ron Jarvis, president of Technicolor: "The time is right
to bring the utmost quality back to the screen by exhibiting prints
made using the dye-transfer process. It is our goal to make this
process available for bulk release within the next 12 months.
"We were pleased to work with the filmmakers of `Batman & Robin'
to bring dye-transfer technology back to the screen in this limited
edition, and we look forward to working with other filmmakers to bring
this beautiful way of reproducing images to the widest possible
audience in the near future."
Conrad Hunziker III
copyright 1997 Photocon <Photocon at ix.netcom.com> cinematography-l>>>
Thanks to Henninger Video for support of the TIG in 1997
mailinglist digest available......posting guidelines on the webpage