If there has ever been cause for a film to be put onto Blu-ray, it’s ‘Lawrence Of Arabia’.
One of cinema’s most beautiful and awe inspiring epics from iconic filmmaker David Lean, has had a new print restoration long since in the works, and according to THR, people are finally starting to see the gorgeous reward of their hard work.
The outlet reports that parts of a new restored 4K version of the classic were shown to an audience at the Hollywood Post Alliance’s Technology Retreat on Tuesday, during a panel which premiered a collection of before-and-after clips. The film in its entirety wasn’t show, but with a Blu-ray release pending later this year as well as a re-release into theaters, we should be seeing much more from this upgrade relatively soon.
The panel also featured our first real look at Disney’s work on their classic ‘˜Pollyanna,’ a film I have not seen, but find quite interesting. Overall, ‘˜Arabia’ has always been a film which seemed to exist solely to be put on Blu-ray, as it’s just so damn gorgeous, so here’s to hoping we’ll be seeing this sucker sooner, rather than later.
What do you think?