Between the start of modern large format (65mm) cinema production, with Oklahoma! in 1955, and today, around fifty English language feature films were created.
I would gauge that around 50% of those were worth producing a such. Far fewer stand the test of time.
Does it then, come down to hubris, for Christopher Nolan to spend 100 million dollars to shoot a film about Dunkirk in both IMAX and 70mm?
I’m a huge fan of his work, especially his Batman films, but I proffer than decades from today, the film representing his work, that will best stand the test of time, will be Dunkirk.
Dunkirk is a film that defines the logic of large format cinematography in an era when film is looked upon as a dinosaur.
It’s a magisterial production. A tiny story, told on a huge canvas.
Something of which I believe Sir David would allow a nod of approval.
I viewed it initially in IMAX 70/15, and am pleased to report that Warner Bros. new 4k UHD Blu-ray accurately reproduces the look, textures and audio of the original.
Dunkirk is one of those films, that can be counted on the fingers of a single hand, that stands as a rationale to not only go 4k, but projection.
It’s an extraordinary home theatre achievement, that is so highly resolved and filled with detail it takes on an otherworldly aura.
Anyone on the fence regarding 4k, need only to look toward Dunkirk.
An extraordinary cinematic achievement, translated meticulously to 4k UHD Blu-ray.
To my eyes, the 4k disc of the year.
As an aside, once you see Dunkirk, best to move along smartly and also view Darkest Hour, which covers a similar period and situation, in a very symbiotic manner.
Image – 5*
Audio – 5 (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
4k – 5
Pass / Fail – Pass
Very Highly Recommended