Format: Pre-Owned Blu-ray
Shot in 70mm and scanned in 8K UltraResolution (8,192 pixels across the frame, the highest resolution available), it looks incredibly gorgeous and detailed, and the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 @96k/24bits is equally impressive. One early scene is representative: a Japanese snow monkey sits in a hot spring, and you can see the tangles in its fur and the water droplets in those tangles. Skip ahead and you'll see a waterfall that's as visually impressive as the scenes in Planet Earth. New supplemental material shot in high definition for 2008 are a seven-minute restoration featurette, and a 76-minute documentary Baraka: A Look Back, in which director Ron Fricke, producer Mark Magidson, supervising producer Anton Walpole, and others discuss the film, including how Baraka was the filmmakers' next step after Chronos and Koyaanisqatsi, and the challenges of traveling to 24 countries with 68 pieces of equipment weighing a total of 2,200 pounds. --David Horiuchi
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