I built the Korova Theatre in order to view films at home that I would never see on the big screen, because there is an ethereal element in being absorbed into an image and inundated with sound that is almost always missing from a smaller screen. Thanks to blu-ray, we can finally enjoy cinema in its purest form as intended by the Director, without distraction or projection anomalies: when was the last time you saw a film properly framed or focused at the local megaplex? The HD resolution now allows us to appreciate wonderfully detailed compositions, especially deep focus cinematography and lossless soundtracks that had to be minimized to fit an 8 gig DVD. Watching classic films on the big screen is like seeing them again for the very first time!
I just imported the "big five" Chaplin films on blu-ray from Kinowelt in Germany: THE KID, THE GOLD RUSH, CITY LIGHTS, MODERN TIMES, and THE GREAT DICTATOR. The quality is astounding and though I've seen each many times, this is the first time I've seen them remastered and projected. It is really heaven and bliss. I'm busy writing short essays about each and will post them soon.
Thank you for visiting my humble little blog that I created for my friends at work, who were always asking me for recommendations. Now they come over to my house every other weekend and I can expose them to quality cinema...though I've been forced to watch a few turkeys (see my review for THE HANGOVER). And sometimes they enlighten me for I'm not too self-absorbed to learn, or I would have missed gems like THE HURT LOCKER or IN BRUGES.
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