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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by HeartFixr, Oct 10, 2008.
LOA has now been announced for release in the UK in June 2012...
My wife and I saw this in 70mm in Santa Monica at the Aero a few weeks ago.
It was exciting, entertaining, and occasionally incredibly impressive.
Its hard to compare to anything else, as my prior "best" viewing experience for this movie would have been watching the HDNet broadcast on a 65" plasma, or viewing the Superbit DVD at home on my 112" diagonal 2.35:1 DLP projection system.
The print had visible damage. (the heat damage RAH describes) but also it seemed to frequently lose focus. Some shots would be stunning, others would appear soft. The sound was ok.
The aero is a theater that is clearly in need of some work, but I appreciated their effort and enthusiasm. We didnt regret our experience, but we lost our enthusiasm to return for a showing of Vertigo in 70mm.
We both agreed that our own home theater offered a superior viewing experience over the Aero, surpassing everything except the fun of seeing it with a crowd and eating real movie theater popcorn.
Blu-Ray release of LOA is like sightings of Elvis, Lock Ness monster and Sasquatch in that all are rumored but never seen. Postings about the release have gone on for years without any product to show for it. Sony it is time to put up or shut up. Let the Sony and LOA apologists and fan boys come forth to defend this lame effort. Innumerable POS movies have been released but not LOA.
I had lunch with Nessie last weekend, they're on a diet so no more eating tourists and its strictly plants from now on, anyways its simple really, they have been working on giving us the best possible presentation of Lawrence Of Arabia in time for the film's 50th anniversary and guess what, this year is the 50th anniversary and the film is going to be released in September of this year, thats confirmed and absolutely is going to happen for the UK.
The IMDB removed the above links but they can be read at the link below:
Please go to message #47.
Apart from hope, do you have knowledge to back this up?
will there be a dvd release too (besides blu ray).
It was great seeing you again yesterday at NY Film Festival 4K screening of "Lawrence" It was simply magnificent. I also enjoyed meeting Grover Crisp. His Columbia Pictures/Sony digital team did a fabulous job. Looking forward to the Blu-Ray box set in November!
To all our pals on the forum, the film is being re-released in about 600 theaters nationwide beginning Thursday, October 4, 2012. Be sure to catch it while you can. I'm sure you'll give this stunning restoration a standing ovation just as the audience in Lincoln Center did yesterday!
Here's a list of participating theaters. Don't know which of these might be exhibiting in 4K.
All the best,
PS - looking forward to the eventual resortoration of John Wayne's "The Alamo"!
I eagerly await the arrival of LOA next week and am publicly humbled by the incredible work performed by Robert Harris and Grover Crisp. The long view of asset preservation is welcome and is a fact unknown to the vast majority of movie buffs. It has been very educational reading the thread and now understanding the odds which were against the success of this project. Hurrah for the artisans who accomplished this.
Mr. Harris, on a different note, your articles in the Digital Bits about film preservation have vanished. Do you have any thoughts about the fate of those articles and how they can be viewed now? Quite illuminating and would like to finish reading them.
Great response to my previous post, perhaps Nessie should have eaten ignorant infidels like me.
Had in idea the pieces were down. Possibly Bill Hunt can create lions or send them over here.
As to your nom de plume, are you a cardiologist, surgeon, or possibly a modern day male Dolly Levi?
Interventional cardiology in practice since 1983. On call the night of LOA showing in Charlotte, which was the closest venue. Such is life. I will take a stab at calibrating my home theater projector this weekend before LOA arrives Tuesday.
"create lions" what is that? I just want to read the articles, not be fed to the lions.