Howling III: The Marsupials – Before and after restoration
Jerboa (Imogen Annesley) escapes her tribe to seek refuge in Sydney. She meets and falls in love with Donny Martin (Leigh Biolos), who refuses to believe her when she confides she’s a werewolf.
Their union results in the birth of a marsupial werewolf baby that Jerboa and Donny will have to protect from those who seek to capture the child.
This before and after clip shows the work of the NFSA in restoring 35mm prints. The NFSA has the original camera negative for Howling III: The Marsupials, which was used to create a digital master.
Director Philippe Mora explains: ‘As I recall, the negative did not need much fiddling with at all – exposed right down the middle’. When cinematographer Louis Irving sat in on a screening he was extremely pleased with the final result.
The NFSA restoration of Howling III premiered at the 2015 Adelaide International Film Festival. You can rent or purchase the full film from Umbrella Entertainment.