Park Circus is to exhibit restored editions of Some Like It Hot and film noir classic The Naked City at the 75th International Venice Film Festival.
Directed by Billy Wilder, Some Like It Hot teamed Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in what is regarded as one of the greatest comedy films of all time.
The film has been restored by distributors Park Circus in collaboration with Metro Goldwyn Mayer and the Criterion Collection.
Working from the 35mm Original Picture Negative, 35mm Duplicate Picture Negative and 35mm Fine Grain Master, the film was scanned in 4K at Deluxe EFILM, Hollywood and Roundabout Entertainment.
Digital image and audio restoration was undertaken by the Criterion Collection in New York. Color grading, picture conforming, additional image restoration was completed by Roundabout Entertainment, Santa Monica. The restoration was supervised by Grover Crisp on behalf of Park Circus.
The restored Some Like It Hot will be released in theatres worldwide later in 2018.
On behalf of Master Licensing Inc., Park Circus will also present the restoration of The Naked City.
Restored by Brook Productions and Master Licensing Inc., the film was directed by Jules Dassin and stars Don Taylor, Barry Fitzgerald and Howard Duff.
The Naked City was filmed on location on the streets of New York City and in 1948 received two Academy Awards for film editing and cinematography.