If you follow Warming Glow on a regular basis, you know that I’ve been excited about the arrival of History’s “WWII in HD” for months. Well, the ten-hour, five-night event finally begins on Sunday night, and here, again, is the goosebump-inducing trailer, which gives you glimpses of the crystal-clear footage of a war only ever seen in grainy black-and-white. If that’s not enough to convince you to watch, check out the LA Times’s review:
I know film purists are supposed to eschew such tinkerings [with the original footage], but for the most part the various refurbs are almost disturbingly effective. Hitler never looked so human, Allied and Axis soldiers alike appear woefully young and grubby, and you’ve never seen a battleship blown up until you’ve seen it in HD.
F-CK AND YES. But wait! There’s more! After the jump I’ve got preview clips of the documentary miniseries’ coverage of Iwo Jima and Okinawa that are so good your brain will turn off the blinking function in your eyes. God I can’t wait for this.