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4.0 out of 5 stars Great classic film; pretty good Blu-ray transfer., 7 Feb 2011
This review is from: Bridge on River Kwai [Blu-ray] [1957] [US Import] (Blu-ray)
"The Bridge on the River Kwai" has long, and rightly, been regarded as a cinema classic. David Lean's masterly direction, the outstanding performances by the cast and spectacular Ceylonese locations together with Malcolm Arnold's stirring score ensure this film remains firmly on many people's list of favourites. It's taken a while to become available on Blu-ray and, as I project my films in a home cinema, definition is very important to me. By and large the transfer to Blu-ray is very good with just certain sequences/shots not upgraded; the background to the opening titles for instance and the shots of a hovering vulture which open and close the film. Presumably the fading involved from title to title would have made upgrading very laborious and time-consuming and the "hovering bird" sequences would appear to be on pre-existing film so possibly precluded those parts of the negative from being restored to the same degree as the rest of the film. On the whole then, a pretty good transfer and well worth owning alongside the standard DVD - especially if you put your pictures back on the big screen!
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