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Visually outstanding on a large TV
on 21 June 2017
I remember going to watch this film in widescreen when it first came out. It made a deep and lasting impression. Previous releases on VHS/DVD have suffered because it just doesn't work on a small screen; there is a loss of impact, not helped by the letterbox format so often used. Now that I have moved to a larger, 4K capable TV, with an upscaling blu-ray player, I thought a revisit was appropriate.
Some of the detail has undoubtedly dated; a 60s view of the future. The minimal dialogue is occasionally stilted with little or none of the exposition that would be in evidence in a modern sci-fi movie. But and it is a big but, the visuals, particularly of spaceflight, are stunning. They, combined with choice of accompanying music, easily qualify this version for 5 stars.
I can't comment on the extras - I have to admit that I very rarely watch them....