The Keep (1983) 35mm Grindhouse Scan

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Nazis are sent to guard an old, mysterious fortress in a Romanian pass. One of them mistakenly releases an unknown force trapped within the walls. A mysterious stranger senses this from his home in Greece and travels to the keep to vanquish the force. As soldiers are killed, a Jewish man and his daughter (who are both knowledgeable of the keep) are brought in to find out what is happening.

Director: Michael Mann.
Writers: F. Paul Wilson (novel), Michael Mann (screenplay).
Stars: Scott Glenn, Alberta Watson, Jürgen Prochnow, Robert Prosky, Gabriel Bryne, Ian McKellen, William Morgan Sheppard, Royston Tickner, Michael Carter, Phillip Joseph, John Vine, Jona Jones, Wolf Kahler, Rosalie Crutchley, Frederick Warder, Bruce Payne, David Cardy, John Eastham, Philip Bloomfield, Yashar Adem, Stephen Whittaker, Ian Ruskin, Stephen Jenn, Benedick Blythe, Robin Langford, Renny Krupinski, Peter Guinness, Sean Baker, Timothy Block.
Cinematographer: Alex Thomson.
Composer: Tangerine Dream.

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Here’s an interesting one, a raw and unrestored 35mm scan of THE KEEP, this film has only been released on DVD and Laserdisc, not available on Bluray and not on any streaming services either since around 2013 when it made a brief appeareance on Netflix, in a poor quality transfer btw. This copy is the best looking copy available we have atm, it hasn’t been restored in any way so you’ll see a lot of lines and scratches throughout the whole film but the quality is a lot better than what was available before, you can find some comparison screenshots here I used a HDTV rip for the comparison but both the Netflix and the DVDRip look pretty much the same, not very good at all. The audio on this restored copy isn’t great unfortunately, and it’s not very good on the other rips available either, I checked, I boosted it a bit with some filters, that’s the audio on the mp4 version but it’s still not great in parts I feel it’s still very quiet, on the 15gb mkv rip you have the original, unamplified FLAC audio and my boosted AAC audio track as a secondary track, so you can pick whichever you prefer to use. Thanks a lot to Lucasgodzilla for making this scan available for the community.

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7 Comments

  1. will
    March 29, 2024
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    Thank you for taking the time to get this together and making it available. Super.

  2. Sean Ramsdell
    March 31, 2024
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    Raiders of the Lost Ark for grown-ups

  3. Jonathan Shapiro
    March 31, 2024
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    I adore this nonsensical film so much. Gorgeous cues from Tangerine Dream. I saw a 35mm print from the BFI that had fucked up audio in the first reel from sprocket damage

  4. r1cam
    April 1, 2024
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    Thanks so much for sharing this gem! One of my favorites of all times. Keep up the great work.

  5. Sean Ramsdell
    April 3, 2024
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    What about the one shown on Criterion Channel?

    • Jon W.
      April 3, 2024
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      Looks like nobody ripped that one when it was online because it was SD, I found some screenshots on Twitter and it looks identifcal to the Via Vision DVD, inferior to this 35mm scan although some scenes have better colours since the 35mm hasn’t been color corrected. https://twitter.com/BrndnStrssng/status/1580378829264424960

  6. Tveitt Irgens
    April 6, 2024
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    Thanks for this more cinematic print!

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