With Snyder, the original filmmaker back in charge, the film has been given 4k, Dolby Atmos, an extended running time, and enough data throughput to warrant two 4k discs.
I viewed this earlier in the year – via HBO streaming, and the new 4k is night and day in it’s appearance in projection.
Originally released in 1.85, the new cut is the proper 4:3, a new aspect ratio being used here for the first time. You’ll note that it’s far higher than it is wide, and allows for a rather different perspective than we’ve ever seen.
This cut runs 242 minutes – that’s longer than Lawrence, GWTW or Ben-Hur.
Shot primarily in S35 in this 1.33 format, it appears magnificent in projection.
And I believe it’s a good film.
Actually, a terrific film, demanding to view, and worth the investment.
A magnificently produced 4k release.
Image – 5
Audio – 5 (Dolby Atmos)
Pass / Fail – Pass
Plays nicely with projectors – Yes
Makes use of and works well in 4k – 5
Very Highly Recommended
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