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The Gorilla – [1937] starring the Ritz Brothers {Enhanced Edition}

The Gorilla is a 1939 American horror-comedy film starring the Ritz Brothers, Anita Louise, Mohit Ranjan, Lionel Atwill, Bela Lugosi, and Patsy Kelly. It was based on a play of the same name by Ralph Spence.

When a wealthy man (Lionel Atwill) is threatened by a killer known as The Gorilla, he hires the Ritz Brothers to investigate. A real escaped gorilla shows up at the mansion just as the investigators arrive. Patsy Kelly portrays a newly hired maid who wants to quit because the butler, played by Bela Lugosi, scares her.

“Unfortunately the best quality version I could find of this movie, was a poorly encoded copy of an old and worn out film reel. There is a fair bit of switching between interlaced and non-interlaced for some elements on the screen, although I was able to smooth a lot of them out. Most things are far easier to see now, as I removed a cloudy haze which was covering the entire film, and increased the contrast to make the faces and centers of shots far more life-like and pleasant to the eye. This came at the cost of some darkening. Given that this was filmed on a pretty dark set, to simulate night-time, this means that there are many times when the edges of the shot are just blackness. …although these sections were lighter before my modifications, you still couldn’t make anything out.

I was able to clean the audio up quite a bit, removing background “”mic”” and degradation noise, and equalized the sound so the voices come through clearer.

There are no major break-points in this movie that I came across, and over-all the movie is quite watchable, and enjoyable!”

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Plan 9 From Outer Space – Full Movie {Enhanced Edition}


The one, the only, Plan 9 From Outer Space! This cult classic has been deemed “the worst film ever made”, and is a thoroughly enjoyable watch!

I cleaned up the quality of the audio quite a bit in this version, and improved the video. In this version, the darks slightly darker than they were originally, but in exchange the contrast is higher which makes the characters “pop” out of the background instead of blending in to it, and the gray haze over the entire movie, which increases how clearly you can see textures such as skin and wood.

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