Sunday, November 15, 2009

WW II In HD Is The Real Apocolypse Then

Tonight on The History Channel a five-part history of World War Two from remastered war footage in HD. How does this change our perception of the last great war?

"Both tout new, never-seen-before footage that has been digitally refurbished, often colorized and, in the case of "WWII in HD," presented in high-definition. I know film purists are supposed to eschew such tinkerings, but for the most part the various refurbs are almost disturbingly effective. Hitler never looked so human, Allied and Axis soldiers alike appear woefully young and grubby, and you've never seen a battleship blown up until you've seen it in HD."

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