If you have not seen or are unfamiliar with Terrence Malick's spellbinding masterwork DAYS OF HEAVEN, I strongly urge you to check out this new Criterion Collection dvd. While I have not yet purchased this new disc (I have the original issue from Paramount), I have read that Malick and crew supervised the new anamorphic transfer and that he fiddled around with the already stunning color pallete in this glorious film.
Considered one of the most beautiful films ever shot, DAYS OF HEAVEN is a dreamy, romantic, pseudo-Western starring Richard Gere in young-stud mode. A murder, a love triangle, and impossibly sumptuous vistas all factor into DAYS OF HEAVEN. Nestor Almendros's cinematography won the Oscar in 1978, and the film was also nominated for costumes, score, and sound. It was disgustingly overlooked in the picture and director categories. Shameful ommissions.
Anyways, check this film out; like all of Malick's films (BADLANDS, THE THIN RED LINE, THE NEW WORLD), it's so gorgeous to watch it hurts.