Detour(1945)37 Available Subtitles _VERIFIED_
A 35mm safety duplicate picture negative from The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) was used as a compositing source to remove the subtitles. Digital painting techniques were used when the MoMA source did not contain the necessary frames.
Detour(1945)37 Available subtitles
Criterion use a linear PCM mono track (24-bit) and the audio has never sounded clearer or more consistent. The score by Leo Erdody with Claudia Drake singing I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me, Chopin 's Waltz Op. 64 No. 2 in C Sharp Minor, Brahms' Waltz Op. 39 in A Flat Major and Al on the piano (dubbed by Erdody) sound so much crisper in the uncompressed. Criterion add optional English subtitles with Al's narration in italics. The Blu-ray is Region 'A' in North American and 'B' in Europe.
The included 2004 Michael Palm documentary Edgar G. Ulmer - The Man Off-screen has Bogdanovich, Wenders, Joe Dante, Roger Corman, John Landis, daughter Arianne Ulmer Cipes, Ann Savage and is in English and some parts in German and there are optional French subtitles. It's quite thorough and interesting. It would be one reason to consider buying the French Box.
NOTE: Confession: in April of 2009, from Ann Savage's Estate, I purchased her original (1945) 16mm print of Detour. It is presumed to be a reduction print of the Wade Williams one (Image Entertainment) and the second best source of the film in existence. It has very good density and healthy grain structure. In most spots it shows less damage than the WW. Through a reputable Post House in Toronto I transferred in HD (twice!) - creating a personal Blu-ray for myself with the intention adding up to 7 commentaries (I've spoken to many including Dave Kehr, Jonathan Rosenbaum, from Eddie Muller to Guy Maddin) and making it available, through the DVDBeaver site, to fans of the iconic film. Unfortunately, I don't have the funds to restore it to a significantly high enough level to make it viable. I've added three captures below as examples (see very bottom for third sample).
A fascinating featurette about the restoration is our first extras stop. The compositing of film elements from different archive sources was made possible by the best of modern digital tools. The best film element had occasional gaps here and there, and the only acceptable-quality alternate element bore foreign subtitles. Demo samples show how a third film element was spotted in, replacing certain areas of the frame and erasing the unwanted supers.
Mike Kuhns , according to ALIVE AG ,BRIMSTONE does have English .I should be getting my copy in the coming weeks so I will let you know . There are some remastered copies of ABILENE TOWN available ,but I can not see any new release of it. 041b061a72