#7: Schindler’s List
One of the most important films in history… One of Steven Spielberg’s crowning achievements… One of the most beautifully shot films ever, Schindler’s List deserves a Blu-ray in every way imaginable. It is one of the few films every living person should see, movie fan or not. Ironically enough, it is not the highest ranked Spielberg movie on this list, let alone of the films on this list made by Spielberg in 1993.
The Best Picture winner sports some shots that anybody would love to see on high-quality Blu-ray. [SPOILER AHEAD] For instance, the scene where Amon Goeth (Ralph Fiennes) wakes up, goes to the balcony, and begins shooting random prisoners from a distance is chilling, yet beautifully filmed. The little girl in red who becomes one of the film’s most memorable moments would be a sight to behold on the home video platform. Accompanying the visuals is a perfectly fitting score by the legendary John Williams.
What I’d really like to see is an extensive collection of interviews and documentaries featuring Holocaust survivors, even if it means a second disc. Over the years we’ve seen Spielberg’s affinity for their stories and if he’s got any say in the matter, they will be prominently featured.