Wth Dunkirk approaching theaters in less than two weeks, Nolan sat down for an interview with BadTaste.It (h/t Batman-News), where he spoke about restoring his back catalogue of films to 4K. His love for crisp and dynamic images should come with no surprise since he’s one of the last directors who still insists on shooting with film.
“The wonderful thing about 4K technology is it gets closer to the resolution that we shot in film,” he tells the outlet. “Photochemically finished films of 35mm have at least 6K resolution, IMAX films, upwards of 18K. So as home video formats keep evolving, 4K — particularly 4K with HDR, it allows us to give somebody at home an experience that’s much much closer to what it was like to see the original film prints as projected on film.”
Nolan also confirmed that he is very involved with the restoration process, however, don’t expect to see the 4K versions right away “It’s a long, complicated process that we’re doing right now, but I think the results I’m seeing are very pleasing and very spectacular.” Check out the video with Christopher Nolan below.