Blu-Ray Does Jane Austen

Via Blu-Ray evangelist Glenn Reynolds, I see that the “Pride and Prejudice” miniseries from 1995 is now out and that “The Blu-ray version is not just a simple transfer to High Definition from the television show or from later DVD releases, instead technicians went back to the original 16mm film and restored it frame by frame. This painstaking process gives us the best version of Pride and Prejudice to date.”

Of course, in the time it takes the Blu-Ray to load, you could just read the damn book.

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  1. Jeffrey W. Baker says:

    Zing! I found the blu-ray experience so tedious that I sold my player and went back to DVD.

  2. John Burgess says:

    The original was actually on 16mm? That’s peculiar for a major film production, which would usually use 35mm.

    I don’t have Blu-Ray–I don’t even have HD!–but I find that it’s pretty incredible on films that I’ve seen in that format. The start-up for a disk seems overly long, tough. What’s with that?