The Star Wars saga has been nipped and tucked at for years by its maker, but to fans, the words “Special Editions” are uttered like venom—a perversion of iconic films. But with recent rumors of plans to finally release the theatrical cuts, we thought we’d take a look back at what Lucas changed, and how some of these…
Van Gogh's is undoubtedly one of the most immediately recognizable self-portraits in the world. And it's this familiarity with the impressionist painting that makes Lithuanian architect and photographer Tadao Cern's digital recreation so haunting.
The Criterion Collection! Nothing quite distinguishes a film like induction into its elite ranks. It's typically an occasion marked by meticulous remastering and gorgeously designed packaging. Here's what the Criterion cover art might look like for some decidedly unworthy movies.
Here's a textbook example of how not to restore a movie. On the left, a frame from the original Predator, released in 1987. On the right, the same from Fox's forthcoming Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition, starring bizarro, wax-figure Arnold Schwarzenegger.