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WATCH: This Is How Criterion Restores a Film

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood February 19, 2014 at 12:35PM

Ever wonder how your Criterion Blu-rays get to look so damn good? Well, Gizmodo has created a 6-minute video taking you through the renowned company's restoration process. Hitchcock's "Foreign Correspondent," which arrived in a dual Blu-ray/DVD package on February 18, is used as the example. Watch below as we're guided through how Criterion corrects the color, contrast, audio and picture on the classic film.
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Alfred Hitchcock and Joel McCrea in 'Foreign Correspondent'
Alfred Hitchcock and Joel McCrea in 'Foreign Correspondent'

Ever wonder how your Criterion Blu-rays get to look so damn good? Well, Gizmodo has created a 6-minute video taking you through the renowned company's restoration process. Hitchcock's "Foreign Correspondent," which arrived in a dual Blu-ray/DVD package on February 18, is used as the example. Watch below as we're guided through how Criterion corrects the color, contrast, audio and picture on the classic film.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.