The 70mm blow-up treatment was popular in the 1980s, and Gandhi (1982) fittingly receives almost as big a treatment in Blu-ray. The advantage to 70mm: The large prints provided a brighter, steadier image.
With its epic style and massive crowd scenes, Gandhi made as much use of the format as any film of the period. You can watch the individual extras, feel the sweep of history, and become entirely immersed in the surround sound--all while watching an entertaining, if simplistic, biopic about an important 20th-century figure.
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