For me, the word Technicolor immediately brings to mind images of Robin Hood’s tights or Becky Sharp singing for her supper, but there’s more to that Trademark than just the three strip process. Indeed, Technicolor have been behind film presentation technology for a lot longer than you might think – with two strip colour being developed in the 19teens – and still are, in their capacity as one of the busiest manufacturers of DVDs.
So, imagine what would happen if a company on a truly massive scale and responsible for the mass production of many, many products for the film industry were to suddenly get sucked down by the recession. What would that mean? Would we see the shelves stripped bare of new discs? Unfortunately, we may not have to only imagine this for too much longer. We may soon be living it.