About the Transfer
Tokyo Story is presented in its original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1. On widescreen televisions, black bars will appear on the left and right of the image to maintain the proper screen format. This new high-definiton digital transfer was created from a new 35mm master positive on a Spirit Datacine. Thousands of instances of dirt, debris, and scratches were removed using the MTI Digital Restoration System. The audio was mastered at 24-bit. Digital tools were used to reduce clicks, pops, hiss, and crackle. However, due to deterioration of the existing audio elements, a pristine restoration could not be achieved. The Dolby Digital 1.0 signal will be directed to the center channel on 5.1-channel sound systems, but some viewers may prefer to switch to two-channel playback for a wider dispersal of the mono sound.