This week on Blu-ray, Pixar’s latest comes to home video, one of the most popular sitcoms of all time finally gets an HD upgrade, and a visually arresting classic gets the Blu-ray treatment. Briefly:
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Director David Lean’s masterful 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia is returning to theaters by way of a 4K restoration of the director’s cut, and a dazzling trailer has been put together to celebrate the event. For those unaware, the Best Picture-winner stars Peter O’Toole as T.E. Lawrence and follows his experiences in Arabia during World War I. The film will now be shown again the way it was meant to be seen—on a giant movie theater screen—to celebrate the 50th anniversary.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Lawrence of Arabia returns to theaters on October 4th, followed by a collectible box set Blu-ray release on November 13th and a one-time airing on TCM on November 16th.
Last week, we reported the line-up for the 2012 New York Film Festival, which included Life of Pi, Amour, and Flight. Today, they’ve added some more noteworthy movies including Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy and The Shining documentary Room 237 (click here for my review of Room 237). They’ve also added some special screenings including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, a 25th Anniversary showing of The Princess Bride, and a must-see showing of the new, 8K restoration of David Lean‘s Lawrence of Arabia. The Lawrence restoration will be available nationwide on October 4th.
Hit the jump to check out the additions to the line-up. The 2012 New York Film Festival runs from September 28 – October 14th.
One of the greatest films of all time is getting a touch-up and a theatrical re-release. Per USA Today, a special, digitally-restored version of the Lawrence of Arabia director’s cut is heading back to theaters later this year, followed by a Blu-ray release and a one time only showing on the best network ever, Turner Classic Movies. For those that haven’t seen the pic, director David Lean’s 1962 epic stars Peter O’Toole as T.E. Lawrence and follows his experiences in Arabia during World War I. The restored director’s cut was shown at the Cannes Film Festival in May and will have its U.S. Premiere this Thursday. Hit the jump for more, including how you can experience the restored film for yourself.