I remember my dad being excited about this getting a tv premiere one Christmas, and spending NYE with the folks I picked this up on Blu Ray for a nostalgia trip.
Firstly the transfer is stunning, absolutely immaculate picture and great sound.
A great deal of the pleasure of watching the film now is that it's such a time capsule of that period of time. Set design, clothing, proper movie stars with charisma and magnetism.
Effects for the film stand up really well, due in no small part to the majority of them having been achieved physically, there's a few shaky miniature shots and a slightly ropy matt/back projection moment but they are more than made up for by the…