Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List is an amazing film. Its black and white imagery (colored in at times for incredible moments of reflection), its passionate performances, its no holds barred look the atrocities of the Holocaust. It was a statement and an inspiration that opened the doors to a broader look at the Holocaust and WWI, guided by Spielberg through projects like Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Universal has teamed with Spielberg to bring you, what I believe to be, the definitive version of the film. Newly restored in HD, Schindler’s List has never looked so amazingly beautiful.
I figured that when Schindler’s List came to Blu-Ray it would look amazing. When a studio takes a black and white film and truly gives it the royal treatment, your going to find yourself with a fantastic picture (see The Maltese Falcon on BD). The Schindler’s List transfer, overseen by Spielberg himself, is pristine in all aspects of its BD restoration. If I had any reservations they were quickly diminished by this well polished gem. Sound is perfect, image is grand. Absolutely nothing to complain about. Don’t over think this purchase, just go get it.
The only new bonus features to be found are an Ultraviolet copy of the film and a digital copy on iTunes. The rest of the bonus features are the same as the previous DVD release.
~Voices From The List: Feature Length Documentary With Testimonies And Archival Footage
~USC Shoah Foundation Story With Steven Spielberg: A Behind The ~Scenes Look
~Digital Copy Included