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Video: How Do the Discs Look?
Wow. All three movies here look astonishing - it's some of Criterion's best work in 2012. Presented in their original aspect ratios - Koyaanisqatsi and Powaqqatsi in 1.85:1, Naqoyqatsi in 1.78:1 - these 1080p presentations showcase the films with exceptional clarity and sumptuous color accuracy. Detail is sharp throughout - some of the time-lapse photography here is simply stunning - and black levels stay sturdy from start to finish. There are perhaps a few instances where the state of the transfer prints utilized aren't perfect, but without any edge enhancement, compression artifacting, or aliasing to mention, it's easy to be completely transfixed by these exceptional presentations.
Audio: How Do the Discs Sound?
These DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound mixes are also extraordinary. Without any dialogue to mention, it's all about Glass' music, and the results on these lossless tracks are sensational. Fidelity is wonderfully dynamic, and surrounds are constantly in use, really throwing viewers into the middle of the action here. Top-notch.