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New 4K Restoration of John Carpenter's Assault on Precinct 13 Touring America

Deaf Crocodile completed an extensive 4K HDR restoration of Assault on Precinct 13. The newly restored film is being theatrically distributed by AGFA.

Deaf Crocodile’s post production and restoration services are headed by co-founder Craig Rogers.

With over 20 years’ experience in making images look their very best, we can make your project shine!

We work together with both in-house artists and a network of like-minded technicians and filmmakers from around the world.

Restoring ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 with Deaf Crocodile mascot
Laser Graphics Director 10K film scanner
16mm and 35mm film scanning on the Lasergraphics Director 10K scanner for high resolution digital restoration and preservation.
DaVinci Resolve
Working with DaVinci Resolve, we can provide both HDR and SDR color grading for any project, we’ll make your project looks it’s absolute best! 
Phoenix Film Restoration
With equal parts technology (Digital Vision Phoenix), experience (20+ years) , and a passion for excellence, your images will never look better.
SATANTANGO - Official Trailer (4K Restoration)

SATANTANGO - Official Trailer (4K Restoration)

One of the greatest achievements in recent art house cinema and a seminal work of “slow cinema,” Sátántangó, based on the book by László Krasznahorkai, follows members of a small, defunct agricultural collective living in a post-apocalyptic landscape after the fall of Communism who, on the heels of a large financial windfall, set out to leave their village. As a few of the villagers secretly conspire to take off with all of the earnings for themselves, a mysterious character, long thought dead, returns to the village, altering the course of everyone’s lives forever. Shot in stunning black-and-white by Gábor Medvigy and filled with exquisitely composed and lyrical long takes, Sátántangó unfolds in twelve distinct movements, alternating forwards and backwards in time, echoing the structure of a tango dance. Tarr’s vision, aided by longtime partner and collaborator Ágnes Hranitzky, is enthralling and his portrayal of a rural Hungary beset by boozy dance parties, treachery, and near-perpetual rainfall is both transfixing and uncompromising. Sátántangó has been justly lauded by critics and audiences as a masterpiece and inspired none other than Susan Sontag to proclaim that she would be “glad to see it every year for the rest of [her] life”. Sátántangó is being restored in 4K from the original 35mm camera negative by Arbelos in collaboration with The Hungarian Filmlab. The new restoration is slated for theatrical release in 2019, with a digital release and special edition Blu-ray to follow. #36 on the Sight & Sound / British Film Institute’s Critic’s Poll of the 100 Greatest Films Ever Made. Order the blu-ray here:
FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES - Official Theatrical Trailer
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FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES - Official Theatrical Trailer

Long unavailable in the U.S., director Toshio Matsumoto’s shattering, kaleidoscopic masterpiece is one of the most subversive and intoxicating films of the late 1960s: a headlong dive into a dazzling, unseen Tokyo night-world of drag queen bars and fabulous divas, fueled by booze, drugs, fuzz guitars, performance art and black mascara. No less than Stanley Kubrick cited the film as a direct influence on his own dystopian classic A CLOCKWORK ORANGE. An unknown club dancer at the time, transgender actor Peter (from Kurosawa’s RAN) gives an astonishing Edie Sedgwick/Warhol superstar-like performance as hot young thing Eddie, hostess at Bar Genet — where she’s ignited a violent love-triangle with reigning drag queen Leda (Osamu Ogasawara) for the attentions of club owner Gonda (played by Kurosawa regular Yoshio Tsuchiya, from SEVEN SAMURAI and YOJIMBO). One of Japan’s leading experimental filmmakers, Matsumoto bends and distorts time here like Resnais in LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD, freely mixing documentary interviews, Brechtian film-within-a-film asides, Oedipal premonitions of disaster, his own avant-garde shorts, and even on-screen cartoon balloons, into a dizzying whirl of image + sound. Featuring breathtaking black-and-white cinematography by Tatsuo Suzuki that rivals the photographs of Robert Mapplethorpe, FUNERAL PARADE offers a frank, openly erotic and unapologetic portrait of an underground community of drag queens. Whether laughing with drunken businessmen, eating ice cream with her girlfriends, or fighting in the streets with a local girl gang, Peter’s ravishing Eddie is something to behold. “She has bad manners, all she knows is coquetry,” complains her rival Leda – but in fact, Eddie’s bad manners are simply being too gorgeous for this world. Her stunning presence, in bell-bottom pants, black leather jacket and Brian Jones hair-do, is a direct threat to the social order, both in the Bar Genet and in the streets of Tokyo. A key work of the Japanese New Wave and of queer cinema, FUNERAL PARADE is being beautifully restored in 4k from the original 35mm camera negative and sound elements for re-release in June 2017.
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