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Beyond the Mask: American Independence

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With July 4th falling on a Saturday, parties would normally be off the charts around the country.

But this weekend, for so many reasons, celebrations may be more subdued.
Celebrating our nation's independence will be a right and privilege each person here in the states
can exercise and this particular writer will be home with his family revisiting a popular
TheArchive movie, BEYOND THE MASK. I thought it ironic given this Covid-19 time,
that a film celebrating American independence would have such an apt title.
Beyond the Mask, in beautiful 4K, is an action-packed adventure romance set in 1776 during the turmoil of the Revolutionary war, bringing history to life in a story filled with liberty, freedom, and faith.

Based on true events, the film features action, battles, and suspense, leading up to the historic
signing of the Declaration of Independence. Andrew Cheney stars as William Reynolds, Kara Kilmer
as Charlotte Holloway, Alan Madlane as Benjamin Franklin, and John Rhys-Davie…

TheArchive: Streaming Free 4K Movies and Shows

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TheArchive channel is dedicated to aficionados and lovers of story, craft, and silver screen fun – streaming rare, retro, and 4K restored films and classic TV.  From indies and series, to Oscar winning documentaries, unearthed MOWs, and a killer horror library, TheArchive delivers forgotten, never-before-seen gems for free. MarilynKarloff, and Orson Welles live alongside ReeseKeanu, and Samuel L. Jackson
Find true stories of QueenHendrix, and Sinatra, an LGBTQ library, MLK bios, and world history docs. TheArchive has the movies and shows you either saw, should’ve seen, or should be watching now!
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Streaking in Sports? No Harm. No Foul.

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When streaking becomes professional, does that mean it’s serious business or just for laughs? 
Can't it be both?
TheArchive decided to undress this conceit.

Streaking rose to popularity in the early 1970s, as disruption to sporting events to demonstrate rebellion. As the phenomenon grew in prominence across live sporting events, security and event handlers would do their best to diffuse the situation and discourage the daring and baring. 

But alas, the streaking continued. Providing a sense of comedic flare to the otherwise tension-filled dynamic of the game, spectators seem to enjoy both and have come to expect if not demand some nude diversion during the big game.
In STREAKER, our favorite streaker movie we've acquired yet, this Swiss film spotlights the high stakes competitive world of streaking; money and pride are on the line, and bets are placed to see who can stay on the field the longest.And there's nudity!
Teacher and single dad Balz Näf lives with his daughter. After i…

Occult and Evil in the Horrors of Vietnam

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In M.I.A. A Greater Evil, a group of American college students embark on an expedition in search of gold throughout the war-torn jungles of Vietnam. The college students (Valerie Bentson, Sarah Ball, and Mark Matula) are joined by their Geology professor in search of gold along a river in Vietnam. 

With past stories of French gold miners finding riches within the waters, their intrigue is not deterred by rapids, detoured routes, or talk of the War and its ominous presence over the area.


But their dreams of riches quickly unravel when an unintended detour leaves the group lost and wandering where many before them have curiously disappeared.  



One of the students points out that her grandfather was a missing POW. Settling around a campfire after taking a detour, the group talks about the war and its mysteries, with some of the characters ignorantly brushing off the past. 


Things take a horrifying turn when someone appears mysteriously at their camp site, and it is revealed that they are los…

Jaws with Claws?!?!

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Grizzly. Enough said.  Just watch now.  Streaming for free.  In 4K.  Free 4K.

But if you need more persuasion, just have a look at the esteemed list of Academy Award winners and nominees involved in this film (started from the bottom):
Film Editing by Bub Asman (two wins, six nominations) Location Sound by John Asman (one Oscar, four Emmy wins and 14 nominations!) Cinematography by William Asman (how many Asman's are on this thing? no Oscars but his brother Bub won two and his brother John won one) Sound Effects Editor Fred Brown (one nomination for Rambo II) Re-recording Mixer Jay Harding (two nominations) Orchestrator Jack Hayes (two nominations) Re-recording Mixer Don MacDougall (two wins, five nominations - did Star Wars and Close Encounters of Third Kind) Re-recording Mixer John Reitz (one win for The Matrix and six nominations) Make Up Artist Gene Witham (was on the Oscar nominated make up team on the original Planet of the Apes) Production Manager J. Patrick Kelly (the third no less...he w…

4K Restoration - It's On!

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Film restoration is a tedious process that produces wondrous digital remasters of cult classic films. Films are fully restored to present an updated version of the movie once enjoyed by many audiences, years and years ago. The restoration involves many parts and working with film scanning technicians and editors - from color correction to sound cleanup - giving the film a fresh face and new life – elevating it to Ultra HD.
The process starts with scanning the film. Before scanning, our film technician inspects the film, and if necessary, physically cleans off dirt and smudges – any ‘interferences’ that may disrupt the quality of the film to be scanned. Then, by scanning each frame of the reel individually, the film is converted into pixels as a raw digital file, and therefore a "digital replica," so that the digital remastering process can begin. This is where the coloring, sound and overall editing can begin to restore the flick.
Here, things can get laborious. Remastering in…