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Leo Enticknap
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1:1.66
Mono (twin bilateral variable area)
10,342ft (115 minutes)
No attachments.

Nice new print; no sign of the Eastmancolor fading on the original release copies that have previously been circulating here.

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John Pytlak
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"The Long Good Friday" was made in 1980, so the original release prints were probably made on 5383 or 5381, which did not have the "low fade" dyes that current Kodak print films have. The "LPP" EASTMAN Color Print Film 5384 with improved cyan dark keeping was introduced in 1982.

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John P. Pytlak, Senior Technical Specialist
Worldwide Technical Services, Entertainment Imaging
Eastman Kodak Company
Research Labs, Building 69, Room 7419
Rochester, New York, 14650-1922 USA
Tel: 716-477-5325 Fax: 716-722-7243
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Leo Enticknap
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Presumably quite a lot of expensive lab work must have been done to get the dye fading out of the re-release prints, as I guess it would have affected the negs, fine grains and dupes as well as the original release prints (the stock mark was 1981 on the last one I showed). Continuous optical printing through filters, or maybe they had to make a new interneg... In any case I was impressed with the colour balance and density.


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John Pytlak
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Leo:

If processed and stored properly, the dye stability of Kodak camera negative and intermediate films is really quite good. And as noted, even prints made on Kodak film since the early 1980's are also much more stable.

I doubt that any special lab techniques were used to make excellent quality prints for this re-release of a picture shot over twenty years ago.

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John P. Pytlak, Senior Technical Specialist
Worldwide Technical Services, Entertainment Imaging
Eastman Kodak Company
Research Labs, Building 69, Room 7419
Rochester, New York, 14650-1922 USA
Tel: 716-477-5325 Fax: 716-722-7243
E-Mail: john.pytlak@kodak.com

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