Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has revealed that it plans to bring to Blu-ray director Carol Reed's The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965), starring Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, Diane Cilento, Alberto Lupo, Venantino Venantini, and Tomas Milian. The preliminary release date set by the studio is March 4, 2014.
That's interesting, because among the big bag of CDs I bought at Amoeba Music on Monday night was Alex North's "The Agony And The Ecstasy" soundtrack from VS with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Jerry Goldsmith.
I very much expect that this Blu-ray is going to be a 4K scan of restored 65mm Todd-AO elements. I think the movie is flawed as entertainment, but just for the photography and production, it'll be a Blu-ray worthy of attention -- unless Fox Home video does something stupid. We'll see.