— From a just-posted (10.28) IndieWire piece titled “What’s The Future of Classic Film Appreciation?”
HE comment: Baker is correct, of course. HD renderings of the visual luster and needle-sharp detail in classic films have never been better. Why, then, is Baker saluted for owning “a vast DVD collection”? By 2021 standards 480p viewings are, no offense, a waste of time. I haven’t watched a DVD or an SD streamer since 2012 or thereabouts. (Okay, maybe once or twice.) Life is too short and HD remasterings look too good these days. Why watch something that you know is going to offer diminished visual values?