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Sokurov's 'Russian Ark' HDNet Movies: Jan 2nd

Old 12-19-06, 09:11 AM
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Sokurov's 'Russian Ark' HDNet Movies: Jan 2nd

Aleksandr Sokurov's highly acclamied film 'Russian Ark' shot in HiDef and in one take is having it's HDNet movie debut on January 2nd 2007. According to HDNet Movie's website and calendar - it's a one night showing.
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I started watching the first few minutes and I have to say it looked awful. Tons of noise and lots of ghosting/DNR. I can't believe this was shot in HD. I'll probably watch the rest, since I have never seen it before, but it sure doesn't look very pretty.
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This is my first time seeing it, but my fiancee is a fan and is familiar with the disc, She felt it didn't look any better. I appreciate HDnet's attempts at showing films like this though. I have to wonder if were seeing the limitations of the HD cameras available to the director at the time. I believe this was shot in 2001 or 2002, and I'm guessing they didn't have access to same quality HD cameras someone like George Lucas can get.

I thought Run Lola Run exhibited some nice detail in some of the shots. I have to break out the DVD to do some comparisons.

BTW, the "European" annoyed the hell out of me. I really wanted to like Russian Ark, and I like the concept, but he just bugged me.

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