I had seen The Last Samurai – a much hyped movie starring Tom Cruise – at home, by renting a VCD , which was a bad print ! Actually I knew about the quality , and still I took it ,just to save some money by not going to theatre. Well, i didnt find anything good in that movie, and when it recieved 4 nominations for Oscars and Golden Globe Awards, I was surprised.
Well, today I saw the same movie on HBO, actually , just a part of it – the finale war scene – and I realized that the movie had some something which I missed just because of that dirty print. Now I understood why this movie got nominations in Best Cinematography, Costume etc. Even the war scene was awesome , with those Japanese Warriors fighting with swords against the Army who had guns. I think if I had seen the movie in theatre that time, I would have given it a rating of atleast 4/5 for its cinematography , costumes and war scene. The whole movie experience can be enjoyed only in a theatre , unless you have a proper Home Theatre at your place with a plasma TV . The cinema hall , with its sound effects and huge screen and somewhat comfortable seats does add that extra flavor which makes you enjoy the whole movie, even if the plot of the movie sucks. I know many people who go to the theatre and watch a movie if they are in a bad mood, or just to do some timepass.
Anyways, its decided , that I will never get cheap VCDs , I will make it a point to watch any good,decent, flick either in theatre ( morning show ) or else on DVD .Now no compromise on Quality !
BTW, i think, i will write small blog like these , just so as to take a break from the boring subjects which i have to endure …
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