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Belladonna of Sadness Restoration Team Go In-Depth

The psychedelic 1973 anime film Belladonna of Sadness is currently playing throughout the country thanks to distributors Cinelicious Pics (awesome name, by the way), who put the film through a rigorous restoration process to get it in shape for its theatrical run.

The restoration team has gone in-depth on how exactly they fixed up the Osamu Tezuka-produced erotic film over at Movie Maker, and it’s an article not to be missed for film geeks.

The team go through the restoration process step-by-step, starting with finding the original negative (remember how films used to be shot on… film?) through high-resolution scanning to color correction all the way to creating a Digital Cinema Package for theaters throughout the country.

As far warning, this stuff is seriously in-depth, and folks who aren’t seriously into technical specs might find themselves nodding off. But for those of you into EQ curves and stabilization masters, it’s quite a read.

Belladonna of Sadness is currently in these theaters.

Source: Movie Maker

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.