We will be using the existing master taken from a print which is in the best condition we have seen. However, further restoration work is being done on the master to address several issues we can improve upon, including some image warping caused by rips/tears.
Hours will be spent in manual restoration for further dirt and scratch removal, splice removal, improved stability and flicker repair. We are also re-grading to balance colour given the print source. We aim to give The Hitcher the best possible presentation it has ever had.
seriously? in which case, stop whatever you are doing, find a copy, and watch it.Never actually got around to watching this film, but always wanted to, so I'm definitely in!
I've already left it this long, so I'm sure I can wait a little longer to finally watch it once this set is released.seriously? in which case, stop whatever you are doing, find a copy, and watch it.
reasons to do so? it's peak Rutger Hauer - in the middle of a rich half dozen years starting with Blade Runner, via Ladyhawke (yes, Ladyhawke - love that film, for all its faults ) and ending with his much-lauded turn in The Legend of The Holy Drinker. Hauer reminds me a lot of Lance Henriksen - a superb actor who seems to be negatively viewed by many for his work on straight to video films as well as his 'proper' cinema roles. he is truly frightening in this, a calm, implacable agent of evil. the action is well shot, the suspense works, and plot twists are frequent and often surprising. plus there's the 'chips scene.' and it remains my favourite film for both C. Thomas Howell and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
so, um, yeah, i quite like it. go watch!