Reliance MediaWorks has signed a deal with Imagica Corp, one of Japan’s largest lab and post-production companies, to restore Japanese classics.
According to the pact signed recently, Reliance MediaWorks will offer restoration of Japanese movies, image processing and enhancement and HD conversion services to Japanese broadcasters and studios.
“By combining Imagica’s local leadership know-how and expertise with our experience and versatile technology we are geared to provide next generation services to the Japanese film makers and broadcasters,” Anil Arjun, CEO of Reliance MediaWorks, said in a press statement.
“Also, Japanese movies have always been a true embodiment of their rich imperial culture and by offering restoration services in Japan we are honoured to have the opportunity to revive some of these classic (Japanese) movies,” he added.
Imagica, established in 1935, would work with Reliance MediaWork’s Los Angeles-based subsidiary Lowry Digital, Hollywood’s leading film restoration expert, which has handled the digital restoration of picture elements for Akira Kurosawa’s 1950 Academy Award winning masterpiece “Rashomon”.
“The needs of Japanese marketplace is growing for film restoration of aged and deteriorated great pictures for digital broadcasting. Imagica provides enhanced quality services to fill this demand and we are pleased to have found a partner in Reliance MediaWorks who shares our commitment for excellence and has time-proven hardware, software and custom R&D,” said Hiroyuki Tatsumi, director and managing executive officer of Imagica.
Reliance MediaWorks is an arm of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group.