In the digital age, it’s hard to imagine a film being lost and there being no prints or copies available. And yet, it turns out that there are thousands of films from throughout cinematic history that are missing in action. In fact The Film Foundation estimates that half of all American films made before 1950 and over 90% of films made before 1929 are lost forever. That’s why it’s great that Film Movement is involved in film preservation and keeps releasing otherwise lost cinematic classics from various eras.
The uneven British comedy gem Mr. Topaze (released in the United States as I Like Money for no obvious reason) is one of those otherwise lost films. Film Movement and its restoration partners painstakingly reconstructed, corrected significant color fade problems and remastered the sound of the film, all based on a deteriorating 35mm print from Peter Sellers’ personal film library. Turns out that the film had a very poor critical and commercial reception and rather…
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