“Last year, The New York Times published an article about a subculture of genre movie fans who, for the sake of nostalgia, prefer watching their favorite films on VHS. Personally, I'm happy that the days of pan and scanned analog murkiness are gone. I bought a blu-ray player a couple of years ago, and the first movie I watched on it was THE OMEGA MAN. The clarity of the picture was startling. Watching Charlton Heston cruise the deserted streets of downtown L.A., the sun gleaming off the windshield of his car, I felt that the enhanced quality of the film gave rise to a correlating sense of immediacy. The movie became more impactful, more urgent, and less an artifact of early seventies cinema.
My question is: to what extent, if any, should format play in one's appreciation of a movie?”