Although the new trailer for the 50th anniversary 4K restoration of Lawrence of Arabia doesn’t do it justice, you still get a sense of the look: the desert is hotter and more other worldly and flesh tones are warmer — in fact reds leap off the screen.
It’s the best of both worlds: 70mm resolution and Technicolor dye-transfer printing. Freddie Young’s cinematography was never more seductive. Grover Crisp, Sony’s EVP of film restoration and digital management, said the digital restoration (overseen by Sony Colorworks) was more of an enhancement of Robert Harris’ acclaimed reconstruction/restoration in the late ’80s. Lawrence will get a theatrical release on Oct. 4 with a Blu-ray due on Nov. 13.