To the delight of all the film-phoptography enthusiasts around the globe, Eastman Kodak Company has announced it's plans to bring back one of its most iconic film stocks. According to the company over the next 12 months, Kodak will be working to reformulate and manufacture KODAK EKTACHROME Film for both motion picture and still photography applications.
KODAK EKTACHROME Film has a distinctive look that was the choice for generations of cinematographers before it was discontinued in 2012. The film is known for its extremely fine grain, clean colors, great tones and contrasts.
Steven Overman, Kodak’s chief marketing officer and president of the Consumer and Film Division said, "It is such a privilege to reintroduce KODAK EKTRACHROME Film to the cinematography community,”. "We are seeing a broad resurgence of excitement about capturing images on film. Kodak is committed to continuing to manufacture film as an irreplaceable medium for image creators to capture their artistic vision. We are proud to help bring back this classic.”
According to Kodak, the company will produce EKTACHROME at its film factory in Rochester, N.Y., and will market and distribute the Super 8 motion picture film version of EKTACHROME Film directly.
Kodak Alaris, an independent company since 2013, also reportedly plans to offer a still format KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME Film for photographers in 135-36x format. KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME Film is a color positive film, also known as "reversal,” "slide,” or "transparency” film. The availability is expected in the fourth quarter of 2017.