The material for A TRIP TO THE MOON was sourced from a restored color version that had been considered lost for several decades. It is presented here with an original soundtrack by Air. In 2010, three experts in worldwide film restoration (Lobster Films along with two non-profit entities, Groupama Gan Foundation for Cinema and Technicolor Foundation for Cinema Heritage) launched the most complex and ambitious restoration in the history of cinema. The process took over twelve years using advanced digital technologies to reassemble and restore the fragments of the 13,375 frames. The restoration print premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011 and made a worldwide tour of international festivals including Telluride, Pordenone, Rotterdam and the MoMA Festival of Film Preservation. Now, one of the most technically sophisticated and expensive restorations in film history, A TRIP TO THE MOON can be seen in its original 1902 colors.
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I'd watched the original black and white version before (and, of course, loved it), but I discovered the colorized one with Air's soundtrack recently and have five or six times since. It threw me off at first hearing modern music for a silent film, but once you adjust to that, you see how well it actually fits and it really adds to the film.
At first the music was annoying but once they were preparing the rocket, I liked it. Obviously this film is five stars, how could you rate it anything less? The imaginations these people had! Using a giant cannon to shoot the men into space, snow on the moon, giant insect moon people, the Earth looking like the moon from far away! Je l'adore!
didn't love it, but was fun to see.
Amazing for it's time, and always fun to watch.
Worth watching for just the soundtrack alone.
great colorizing and restoration
I loved it. I hated it.
What a wonderful, fanciful, entertaining short! I remember seeing that close up of the moon's face somewhere else, but I can't place it just now.
Having been "introduced" to Georges Melies by David Selznick's amazing book, Hugo - it was absolutely delightful to see the very work of art that inspired yet another imaginative movie! Melies was, in all ways, an Imagineer! I am so happy his work lives on through Fandor!!!
so exquisite in color!
splendid. more, please.
Gotta love Air's soundtrack!
I thought I had known this little flight of fantasy until I saw the restoration... the use of colour and the imaginative design is amazing for its time.
The modern restoration is awesome. Realy brings it up to date. The stereo effects are great as well.
I felt like I was there! Totally Awesome Sounds.
Glad you have this available now, but no mention of the brand new music composed by AIR?