Critics' Voices: Nov. 20, 1989

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LAWRENCE OF ARABIA. Can David Lean's 1962 epic possibly be adapted for the tube? Yes! The videotape (RCA/Columbia) looks smashing, and the laser disc (Criterion), with its superior sound and visual resolution, even better. Both offer the fully restored film that was successfully rereleased in February, and both preserve its wide-screen format.

BATMAN. The summer's blockbuster comes to video stores this week. Finally, the handful of people who still haven't seen Batman will be able to explain its appeal to the even tinier (but discerning) group who find the film slow, murky, uninvolving and -- except for its visual...

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