Behind the Curtain
Matt, I want to thank you for bringing this to my attention at Bat's this summer. I finally got around to getting a copy of this on BD because of that preview, and am totally floored.
First, my daughters and I watched about an hour of it a few days ago, and they were completely entranced. This movie is mesmerizing! Of course, they had a million questions about what they were seeing, which got kinda uncomfortable when it got to the part about the Nazi and Cambodian death camps... But they were completely fascinated.
Second, I had no idea at all what the history of this film was. I assumed it was some modern thing filmed in imax or something. But no, it was made 20 years ago! :bow-blue: The "extra" on the BD explains a little about how it was remastered, and I gotta say, it's amazing. Yeah I've only got a paltry 46" lcd screen to watch it on, but watching some of it in the batcave on that huge screen with a top notch projector was just as amazing, relatively speaking. Just... wow.
This is definitely something I will watch again many times. Here again is a rare case of where the "extras" on the BD, which I watched all of tonight, are almost as interesting as the original movie, because they talk about how it was made and what they went through during the filming, a rare glimpse at a non-hollywood production of true cinematographic art. This is not a field where I have any expertise, but it really pulled me in and gave me a greater appreciation of the technical hurdles in something like this.
Anyway, if you have not seen this movie, or have not seen it on blu-ray, I HIGHLY recommend you get a copy and check it out. It's one of the most unique and intellectually and even spiritually engrossing movies I've ever seen.
Again... :bow-blue: :bow-blue: :bow-blue: