Considered one of the most influential crime dramas, The Naked City is lauded for being one of the first studio films shot entirely on location. Inspired by the gritty true- crime of New York and photography work of WeeGee, The Naked City has come to define the police genre in film and television up until today.
Originally filmed on 35mm nitrate, the original camera negative is believed to be lost or destroyed. The restoration has taken two years and been culled together from 6 picture elements and 7 sound elements obtained from around the world, including the British Film Institute.
In total almost 2 million frames were scanned and color re-timed - all at 4K resolution- resulting in the film being seen and heard in full clarity and accurate bandwidth for the first time since its 1948 release.
Concurrently, the same process was undertaken to restore an additional Master Licensing Jules Dassin title, the 1947 film Brute Force.
THE NAKED CITY
by JULES DASSIN (USA, 1948, 96’, B/W) The entire restoration was made at and by TLEFilms FRPS (Film & Sound Restoration Services) Germany.
by JULES DASSIN (USA, 1947, 98’, B/W) B/W) The entire restoration was made at and by TLEFilms FRPS (Film & Sound Restoration Services) Germany.