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A Tipping Point

By Asides, Cinema

Dave Kehr reviews the new Godfather Trilogy Blu-ray res­tor­a­tion (a res­tor­a­tion in con­sulta­tion with ori­gin­al cine­ma­to­graph­er Gordon Willis) for The New York Times:

The effect is not unlike that of a pristine 35-millimeter print pro­jec­ted in per­fect focus — a rare enough phe­nomen­on in a movie theat­er and, until quite recently, incon­ceiv­able in the liv­ing room.

This is a Holy Grail moment. With Criterion about to start releas­ing on Blu-ray before the end of the year, I going to have to make the leap. Curses.