Terrence Malick’s Badlands, coming our way from Criterion, is a top quality Blu-ray.
With an image harvested from the original camera negative, this is a release that is never less than perfect. Color, densities, shadow detail, and grain structure perfectly mimic film.
As his first directorial effort, the 1973 production is a cause for Blu-ray celebration. The fact is that there aren’t enough Malick films to go around. With only (by my count) five features, his work is as exceptional as it is rare. To the Wonder is scheduled for release in April.
That will be six films in almost forty years!
Image - 5
Audio - 5
Very Highly Recommended