The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, realizing that many of the country's color films were at risk, partnered with Kodak and Atlab Australia in 2000 to embark on a project to preserve the color film heritage of Australia. An impressive 50 films were restored in a short five years, when the project was completed in 2005. Color of the films was regraded, soundtracks digitally re-mastered, while scratches and flaws were removed. The Kodak/Atlab Collection, as the films are collectively known, consists of films from many different genres, some widely celebrated but some virtually unknown outside Australia.
We are pleased to present two films from the collection, one a genre picture co-produced by Hong Kong and Australia and the other a renowned title from the fabled Australian New Wave; one a kick-'em, chop-'em, gun-'em adventure of a continent-hoping man and the other an intimate story of a young woman's venture to discover herself.
Print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia's Kodak/Atlab Collection
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