As a Cineteca di Bologna supporter, I have mixed feelings about the new Leone restorations scheduled for Cannes. The 2009 Cineteca di Bologna restoration of The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
had major issues concerning the soundtrack (Morricone's score was also inadvertedly altered
), and I wonder if this new resto is going to fix this (Bologna never acknowledged the problems existed). Moreover, in 2007 Cineteca Nazionale already did a beautiful restoration of A Fistful of Dollars
, using 2k resolution and Fuji 8511RDI film stock (budget: 300.000 €). Since the film was shot in low resolution Techniscope, I am not sure the new 4k format will actually improve the picture quality. Also, since legal issues prevented access to the 2007 restoration, I am also concerned about the soundtrack: in 2007, Morricone and his personal sound designer reconstructed the 1964 mono mix working on the original sound elements, but who is doing the new Bologna restoration?