26 April 2013 9:34 AM, PDT | The Moving Arts Journal | See recent The Moving Arts Journal news »

Culver City, Calif. — A few months before the bones of Richard III were discovered below a parking lot in Leicester, England, the infamous British monarch was the focal point of a very different type of reclamation project halfway around the world in Culver City, California. There, Colorworks, Sony Pictures’ digital intermediate facility, applied the finishing touches to an exhaustive 4K restoration of “Richard III,” Laurence Olivier’s 1955 film adaptation of the Shakespeare play.

The project was completed under the auspices of The Film Foundation, a non-profit organization formed in 1990 by Martin Scorsese to preserve endangered films. The group has supported the restoration of over 600 films to date. The restored “Richard III” is being released in April on Blu-ray by Criterion.

“We’re so pleased to have been able to support this stunning restoration thanks to the generosity of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and with the support of our partners: Janus Films, »

- Eric M. Armstrong

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