When it was re-issued in 1967 it had been shorn (much like Lawrence) of much of the material that held the film together, inclusive of the original ending.
Photographed in 35/8 Technirama, by Russell Metty, who won the Academy Award, it received a digital restoration several years ago by the team at Universal, but was only seen in HD by the home theater audience.
That has now been remedied by the studio’s new 4k release, and the results of all the digital work are permitted shine.
An exquisite 4k, perfectly stable, with gorgeous color, wonderful high (and low) lights, great shadow detail, and perfectly a reproduced grain structure.
Audio is now offered in DTS-X, and it fills the room, as it should.
I’m a happy camper.
I had a tiny problem making an initial incision into the outer wrapping protecting the Best Buy steel case, but it did protect the case from bumps and scratches nicely.
I’m sure the packaging would please Mr. Kubrick no end.
Image – 5
Audio – 5 (DTS-X)
Pass / Fail – Pass
Upgrade from Blu-ray – Absolutely!
Very Highly Recommended
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