A great surprise to see the newly restored hd version of 1953's WAR OF THE WORLDS on iTunes . Looks amazing especially in comparison with the hd version iTunes had just last week! Extras are also now included!
Yeah, I sampled it today and I could immediately see and hear the difference from my last viewing of it on iTunes.Woo-hoo. I was disappointed when I originally bought it on iTunes because it was mono. Now that’s been corrected along with removing all the dirt specks!
Home Theatre Forum fellows have noted that a “restored HD” version of George Pal‘s War of the Worlds(’53) is now streamable on iTunes. It’s said to be a marked improvement over the HD version that’s been streaming since ’11 or thereabouts, especially with the wires that once held up the Martian attack ships now digitally removed.
In fact a Paramount Home Video spokesperson told me today that the HTF guys are actually viewing a 4K version, “remastered and restored over the past year.” She said the new restoration is only being offered in 4K (i.e., not in 1080p HD or SD) and “only digitally for now, starting on iTunes then rolling out to other platforms that offer 4K.”