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TMR Returns to the Post-Punk Era

28 June 2005

Restoration specialist’s latest project was screened at UK’s biggest summer festival

LONDON, 28 June 2005 : TMR , part of VTR Media Services, announced that one of its latest DVD restoration projects, Rough Cut & Ready Dubbed , was screened at the Glastonbury Festival last weekend.

Rough Cut & Ready Dubbed is a classic movie which uncovers the looks, the poses, the rucks and the riots of the post-punk period between 1978 and 1981. Originally shot on Super 8 and blown up to 16mm, the film has been brought back to life in a joint project by Hasan Shah Films and Anonymous Films. The duo worked closely with TMR, Mick Glossop, Mayflower Studios and Goldcrest, to restore the picture and sound quality of the 1982 classic.

TMR cleaned the negative in its film treatment centre and then transferred and graded the material to HD D5. TMR then took on the intricate task of removing any dirt and scratches, utilising the Teranex and MTI kit in its digital restoration suite. The film’s audio was then restored by record producer Mick Glossop. Following this, the film went to Mayflower Studios where additional audio work was carried out, before it received a final mix at Goldcrest.

“We’re delighted with the end result. The restoration of the picture and audio is amazing. It’s really brought the film back to life!” said Hasan Shah, co- producer/co-director at Hasan Shah Films. “It’s great that the film was shown at Glastonbury where such a large number of fans, old and new, were able to re-live the post-punk era.”

Rough Cut & Ready Dubbed will be released on DVD throughout Europe from July 2005.

About TMR

Established in 1991, TMR has over 14 years’ experience of providing specialist restoration, digitisation, DVD authoring and telecine services to the film, television, corporate and entertainment markets. It offers clients highly experienced operators with cutting edge technology.

Within TMR there are two key divisions. TMR is the archive and restoration specialist, providing a full suite of optical and digital video and film restoration services at either SD or HD resolutions. It also includes London’s most advanced film treatment centre, as well as full feature film mastering and duplication facilities.

TMR Digital (formerly Clipstream) provides full DVD authoring and encoding facilities to media companies. It also reaches out into the wider corporate and blue chip market through its design, build and integration of customised digital asset management and website services.

Clients include bfi, IWM, TWI, Pathé, Shed, HIT Entertainment, BBC Worldwide, BUFVC, British Movietone News, Getty Images and Walt Disney.