‘Barry Lyndon’ Blu-ray

Gary Tooze on the just-released Blu-ray edition of Barry Lyndon:

SD was problematic with this title but Blu-ray has ‘turned the corner’ returning the visuals to the painterly luster of their theatrical roots. This is dual-layered with a modest bitrate for the over 3-hour film framed for this release in 1.78:1. Colors seem brighter and truer than SD could relate and there is softness in the scenes that were shot in that manner. This Blu-ray probably looks as close to Barry Lyndon as we have seen from the digital medium. Kubrick fans should rejoice.

It’s gorgeous. I mean, look at this. Just $13.99 at Amazon.

Thursday, 2 June 2011