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    Criterion’s new restoration of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1934 thriller The Man Who Knew Too Much was a project many years in the making. Since the original negative is missing, the first challenge was to find the best possible source elements; only then could a serious cleanup effort begin. In this new video, narrated by our technical director, Lee Kline, and included with our release, get a detailed, inside look at the step-by-step process of bringing back The Man Who Knew Too Much with the best possible image.

7 comments

  • By Craig J. Clark
    January 17, 2013
    02:52 PM

    A herculean effort. Thanks for going to all that trouble!
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  • By -jordan_
    January 17, 2013
    10:41 PM

    My jaw dropped at the comparison... Brilliant!
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  • By Marc
    January 17, 2013
    10:48 PM

    Very educational to see the painstaking process Criterion goes through to restore films.Interesting to see what is exactly involved in a not so typical(warped) restoration.
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  • By OnRobot
    January 18, 2013
    07:18 PM

    I love these behind the scenes videos. It's incredible what you all have done for this film and many others before it.
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  • By Thomas K
    January 18, 2013
    09:40 PM

    I wish Secret Agent and Sabotage both get this type of painstaking restoration in the near future.
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  • By Mark H.
    January 21, 2013
    10:23 PM

    Another video that shows again why you are my favorite company in the world. Bravo.
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  • By Sean
    January 22, 2013
    01:06 AM

    Way to go Criterion of restoring an extremely rare film and by being careful of not trying to rip the film with the original negative that would have been horrible but way to go! Now could you restore some of Fritz Lang's German films as well too! Thanks for listening.
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