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Blu-Rays And White Hats: Improve The Home Theater Experience For Classic Italian Westerns

The days of the old west bring to mind mythic images of a wilder and wayward time. New wave westerns of the 1960s broke many sanitized images of 19th-century cowboys. The cinematic controversies drive their popularity to this day. The Italian westerns produced during the 1960s and 1970s, in particular, continue to reach new audiences and garner further acclaim. Many classic "Spaghetti Westerns" experienced brilliant 4k restorations on Blu-ray. If you are a fan of these films and want to build up an impressive Blu-ray collection, think about improving your home theater system, too.

Recreating the Brilliant Big-Screen Presentation of Euro Westerns

Classics from the movement, films such as The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West, were not rushed B-movies. The filmmakers took their time to create cinematic audio and visual splendor. Careful work went into framing each shot, and many features were 70mm presentations. Experiencing the films on the big screen was an event, and watching them via the DVD drive of a laptop is a huge step down. Playing a remastered Blu-ray through home theater projection recaptures the glory days of watching such masterful action films display as intended.

Immersing in the Sounds of Classic Westerns

Tremendous artistic talent went into producing soundtracks for classic Italian westerns. Classic soundtracks received many special edition CD rereleases, a testament to their excellence. However, the music loses a lot when not accompanied by the moving images they intend to highlight. Think of the sweeping and dramatic scores that accompany the final confrontations between the anti-hero and the villain. Leone's For a Few Dollars More features an incredible, lengthy musical arrangement before the last battle between antagonist and protagonist. The better the speaker and bass setup, the more sweeping and emotionally impacting scenes like these become. A home theater's audio system truly does bring these scenes alive.

Commentary: An Appreciated Blu-ray Feature

Blu-ray releases appeal to people who love cinema. While many films are available through streaming services, Blu-rays come packed with tons of extras, such as audio commentary. Don't think the commentary-listening experience can't be improved. The sharper the picture, the better the viewer can match the commentary track's musings to the film's action. Wide-screen projection helps, too.

And why not upgrade your home theater couch, too? The Old West might have been rough, but your home theater comforts can be luxurious. Let the heroes of those classic westerns inspire you to do some good in your entertainment room.

For more information on home theater systems, reach out to a local audiovisual company.