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Watched the umpteenth showing of Ben Hur last night. It looked quite HD. Decent print that would benefit from a 4K presentation some day. I suspect that it has already been transferred/archived in 4K.
Considering the size of the screens when this debuted, short of a few IMAXs, I doubt if we see anything that looks as good at our present-day cinemas.
(1) The special effects (landscapes, crowds, etc.) were impressive, especially without CGI.
(2) The stereo soundtrack seemed reversed (L<>R) on TCM.
(3) I couldn't help but wonder if that shaking chariot race could benefit from FI, which is not available on my display.