Doctor X (1932) - first look at restoration

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    There's some restoration footage now on that forum link too. Lookin' good. I'm curious though they reference a nitrate print which I never new they used for color films.

    Reportedly the B&W version is included which is a nice addition since it used alternate camera footage. I'm curious in any difference.
     
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    doctorx.jpg NEW 2021 1080p HD Master Sourced from a new 4K restoration of the last-known surviving nitrate Technicolor print!
    DOCTOR X (1932)
    Run Time 76:00
    Subtitles English SDH
    Audio Specs: DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 - English, MONO - English
    Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1 4x3 FULL FRAME
    Product Color COLOR; BLACK & WHITE
    Disc Configuration BD 50
    Special Features: Alternate B&W version of feature; DOCTOR X (HD): UCLA Before & After Restoration featurette (HD); New documentary: "Monsters and Mayhem: The Horror Films of Michael Curtiz (HD); New feature commentary by author/film historian Alan K. Rode; Archival feature commentary by Scott MacQueen, head of preservation, UCLA Film and Television Archive. Original B&W Theatrical Trailer (HD)
    Is there a (mad) doctor in the house? “Yes!” shrieks Doctor X, filmed in rare two-strip Technicolor®. An eminent scientist aims to solve a murder spree by re-creating the crimes in a lab filled with all the dials, gizmos, bubbling beakers and crackling electrostatic charges essential to the genre. Lionel Atwill is Doctor Xavier, pre-King Kong scream queen Fay Wray is a distressed damsel and Lee Tracy snaps newshound patter, all under the direction of renowned Michael Curtiz. The new two-color Technicolor master was restored by UCLA Film and Television Archive and The Film Foundation in association with Warner Bros. Entertainment. Funding provided by the Hobson/Lucas Foundation. Also includes the separately filmed B&W version (which has been restored and restored from its original nitrate camera negative) originally intended for small U.S. markets and International distribution, and which has been out of distribution for over 30 years.
     
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