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5.0 out of 5 stars
The only version needed, 2 April 2011
This is the only version of The Day The Earth Stood Still anyone with a Blu-ray player needs. The misguided attempt at revisiting this classic, made around 2008 with Keanu Reeves in the main role, is an example of how not to take a classic and remake it. The print for this version is lifted directly from the original 35mm (please note that the aspect ratio is 4:3 as befits the original frame, not, as is stated in the product details 16:9, so there are boarders on the sides of the picture). The sound has been remastered to 5.1 DTS HD and is perfect as is the restored picture. I'll not go into a long review of the film, as there are more than enough helpful and informed reviews here, suffice to say the whole thing stands the test of time (goodness knows what the makers of the new version were thinking of when they put that version together), So treat yourself and buy this fabulous classic film. 'Nuff Said!