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What Books Would You Have Taken?
on July 23, 2014
Finally another one of George Pal's masterpiece fantasy films gets the Blu-Ray treatment. The film is a classic bit of late fifties science fiction, the kind that Pal excelled in for most of his entire career. I remember seeing this in the movie theater when I was just five years old. It made quite an impression on me then, especially the scene of the sped up decomposition of the Morlock. It scared me so bad I had the hiccups all night! The Blu-ray transfer is impeccable. Great resolution, rich colors and perfect contrast. If there is one slight draw back with HD it is found in older films that relied on blue screen and old fashioned in camera composite techniques. Unfortunately all the flaws that film grain and 35mm film to screen size enlargement blurred out are all too clear at home in 2014. But, so what? It's a great film, a great Blu-Ray and well worth the price of admission. Now, let's get to work on Pal's all time masterpiece, the Cinerama version of The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm. It is way overdue!