Nov 2007 20

Ridley Scott’s classic will be available on DVD in its final form in about a month, but Warner Bros. is giving it a limited theatrical run. I was lucky enough to get to see this and am happy to report that it looks wonderful. There are no drastic changes to the film other than it looks extremely cleaned up and all the matte paintings look quite good now. The effects still hold up well and the story is as good as it was 25 years ago.
This was the first time I ever got to see this in theaters and I must say it only improves the movie as does a nice sound system. The movie itself still holds up well, maybe sags a bit in the middle with a couple of pacing issues, but nothing worth getting to upset about.
Overall, it is a great movie, looking the best it probably has ever looked, and if you are a fan of the film do yourself a favor and try and view this in a theater. And if you have never seen it, it’s definitely worth taking the plunge.


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