Question at hand is whether the new 4k release from Criterion is worth an upgrade, and my eyes are telling me it is not. That noted, if one doesn’t have the earlier Blu-ray, which like the 4k is filled to overflowing with extras, the 4k is the one of add to a library.
There is simply no 4k imagery here to reproduce.
Image – 5
Audio – 5 (Monaural)
Pass / Fail – Pass
Plays nicely with projectors – Yes
Upgrade from Blu-ray – No
Makes use of and works well in 4k – 3.5
Robert has been known in the film industry for his unmatched skill and passion in film preservation. Growing up around photography, his first home theater experience began at age ten with 16mm. Years later he was running 35 and 70mm at home.
His restoration projects have breathed new life into classic films like Lawrence of Arabia, Vertigo, My Fair Lady, Spartacus, and The Godfather series. Beyond his restoration work, he has also shared his expertise through publications, contributing to the academic discourse on film restoration. The Academy Film Archive houses the Robert A. Harris Collection, a testament to his significant contributions to film preservation.
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