Posted on Friday, August 31st, 2012 by Germain Lussier
For years, I avoided seeing David Lean‘s Lawrence of Arabia for one simple reason: I didn’t want to watch it on VHS. A film of this scope and majesty was simply too big for that format (figuratively and literally – it took up two tapes) so I decided to wait for the optimal experience. Then it happened. 70mm screening at the Ziegfeld in New York City. So I went and marveled at what’s unquestionably not only one of the best films of all time, but most beautiful as well. Lean’s work is an absolute revelation on the big screen.
2012 is the fiftieth anniversary of Lawrence of Arabia and not only did it get a mini 3D version in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, it’ll be re-released in 4K digital projection on October 4th before a new Blu-ray release this holiday season. After the jump, check out the trailer for the re-release. Read More »