Originally Posted by P Ross
Ben-Hur is being shown on October 1 at Alice Tully Hall in 8k 6.0 stereo as part of the NY Film Festival Masterworks series. It is also being advertised in the 2.76 ratio.
Surely a typo, this will most probably be a 4k screening.
If they could squeeze Ben Hur into the 1.85:1 shape of the 4k projector panel they could unsqueeze it in projection with a 1.5:1 anamorphic attachment produced by Isco/Schneider and use the complete panel and all its resolution and light output to arrive at that ultrawide aspect ratio.
Personally I am not completely against 4k digital screenings but I would hope that Warner will also be so nice to give us a 70mm print, too. It still would be the closest to its original roadshow presentation in that format and I am sure that less than perfect colors could be forgiven for the chance to once again be able to see Ben Hur as it originally was meant to be seen.