Scorsese Extols Blu-ray
From a historian's standpoint, Scorsese pointed out that while his generation was studying film in the early 1960s, they had only around 30 years of film history to consider, counting back from the start of the post-silent era in 1929. "Now, young people have a hundred years of cinema to catch up with," he said, adding that Blu-ray restorations have a chance to play a huge role in that education. "I'm very excited and optimistic, both a filmmaker and film lover," he said.
Scorsese's list of classic films includes "Mean Streets," "Taxi Driver," "Raging Bull," "After Hours," "Goodfellas," "Casino," and "The Departed," for which he won his first Academy Award in 2007. Most of his work is available on Blu-ray; Scorsese's next film, "Shutter Island," will be released early next year. Scorsese is also noted for his work as a film historian and preservationist.