Recently compiled and restored in 4K, the new digital print of Saturday Night Fever (Director's Cut) will receive its international premiere at Festival de Cannes on Saturday 20 May.
Aptly screening on the festival's opening weekend - when else? - John Badham's captivating account of New York's late-70s disco scene will strut its stuff in front of a night-time audience gathered under the stars at Cinéma de la Plage.
Saturday Night Fever has been restored by the Paramount Pictures Archive with help and support from John Badham. The director's cut includes three short scenes which were removed before any initial release, with their inclusion fully rounding out the film's narrative. The original film negative was scanned at 4K and advanced digital restoration and special effects tools were used to bring the image, originally shot in an actual disco with limited light, to a level of detail never seen before.