Originally Posted by Stephen_J_H
The only experience I can compare is seeing Fantasia in 1.85:1. The damage done to the compositions was horrendous.
Back on topic, I'm sorely tempted by B&N's 50% off sale on Criterion titles. The Red Shoes, Black Narcissus and Days of Heaven are calling my name.....
At 50% off, you're basically buying wholesale, and those three titles are necessities. Red Shoes is Perfect, Black Narcissus not perfect, but still gorgeous, and DoH, with possibly a bit of digital help, a necessity. But I'm coming possibly from a different generation, ie. pre-home video. My first 16mm print of Red Shoes cost me $750, and I was happy to pay it. And those funds were hard to come by.
The Criterion Blu-ray more than replicates that experience.
"All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. This I did." T.E. Lawrence