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100 Years of Zorro!

Posted: November 27, 2020

The silent film The Mark of Zorro was released 100 years ago today. Last year I did a review of The Mark of Zorro (1920), and in that review I commented that if we could find a good HD transfer, it would be a perfect candidate to deOldify. I haven’t found an HD copy yet, but I did find a nice sharp DVD transfer that I kicked off for DeOldification this morning.

The results are honestly pretty good!

A lot of early silent films don’t colorize well. I think this because DeOldify gets confused about the fact that the whole image is in focus, the weird depth of field confuses the algo.

But this one mostly looks great.


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