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How the West Was Won (Blu-ray Book Packaging)

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How the West Was Won (Dbl BD Book)


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Here at last is a properly formatted version (2.89:1 aspect ratio) of How the West Was Won, a movie shot in the super-widescreen Cinerama process that required three cameras joined together to create an all-encompassing visual experience. Unless you have a big curved screen in your home, this won't quite be the same on home video, but the image is truly fascinating to look at, ultra-sharp in its definition, and at times downright weird--as though the entire film had been shot with a wide-angle lens. Digital technology has allowed for a removal (or at least an artful de-emphasizing) of the vertical "joins" where the three different frames meet. The first Blu-ray disc has a widescreen version tailored for home viewing while a second has a special Smilebox process transfer replicating the Cinerama wraparound experience. Also on the first disc is an informative commentary with a group of interested parties and a genuinely terrific feature-length documentary, Cinerama Adventure, that gives a thorough history of the cumbersome but thrilling process. A book of production information, stills, trivia, and poster art is also included. --Robert Horton

Product details

  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
  • MPAA rating : s_medG G (General Audience)
  • Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.53 inches; 4 Ounces
  • Item model number : 1000039748
  • Media Format : Anamorphic, Color, Surround Sound, Restored
  • Run time : 2 hours and 44 minutes
  • Release date : September 9, 2008
  • Actors : George Peppard, Debbie Reynolds, Jimmy Stewart, Carroll Baker, Gregory Peck
  • Subtitles: : English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Swedish
  • Language : Italian (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), German (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby TrueHD 5.1)
  • Studio : WarnerBrothers
  • ASIN : B0018O50VQ
  • Number of discs : 2
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    4.7 out of 5 stars 1,664 ratings