Posts Tagged ‘imax’

THE WIZARD OF OZ in IMAX 3D September 20; 75th Anniversary Blu-ray October 1

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
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The original grumpy cat.

The Wizard of Oz premiered almost 75 years ago (August 25, 1939). Warner Bros. has big plans obviously, it will partner with IMAX to release a converted 3D Wizard of Oz in 400 IMAX theaters. WB has remastered the Oz print for the last four months before presenting the test run to IMAX. IMAX president Greg Foster said, “The sound was exceptional, the sharpness was exceptional. But it’s the color that stands out. What they could do is truly amazing, maybe what people felt when they first saw it.”

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The theatrical re-release will be followed by a five-disc Blu-ray set—featuring a new documentary on the making of the movie on October 1.  Read about the specs and features (and pre-order) at Blu-ray.com.

List of Theaters Playing the 9-Minute IMAX Preview of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

Friday, December 7th, 2012

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Did you check out the great teaser for J.J. Abrams’ upcoming sequel Star Trek Into Darkness?  Then you should know a new longer trailer will be attached to screenings of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey next weekend, but ALSO a 9-minute 3D IMAX preview of Into Darkness will play in front of IMAX screenings of The Hobbit.

IMAX has released a full list of the theaters that will be playing the preview next weekend, hit the link below to check out the full list.  Star Trek Into Darkness opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX on May 17, 2013.

List via IMAX

First 9 Minutes of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS on IMAX Screens December 14, Trailer Attached to THE HOBBIT

Friday, November 16th, 2012

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So here is some random Star Trek news for you all, director J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi sequel Star Trek Into Darkness will be unveiling the first nine minutes of the movie on 500 IMAX 3D screens on December 14th. The clip will play in front of showings of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.  The first trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness will be attached to non-IMAX showings of The Hobbit says TrekMovie.

There are few details about the upcoming movie, we do know that Benedict Cumberbatch is the film’s villain (most likely Khan), returning cast members include Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, and Simon Pegg.

Star Trek Into Darkness opens in 3D on May 17, 2013.

SKYFALL IMAX Poster and New Trailer

Friday, October 19th, 2012
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Click for poster.

Daniel Craig is back as James Bond 007 in Skyfall, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time.  To say the people around here in the City of Films are excited for this would be an understatement; early reviews are even calling it the best Bond movie ever!

IMAX has an exclusive poster for Skyfall as the film will open one day earlier on IMAX screens than regular theaters. Movie goers will even be given this poster, lucky people.  A new trailer has also been released for Skyfall with little new footage but who cares?  It’s awesome to look at, and you can do so below.

The film also stars Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, Helen McCrory, and Ralph Fiennes.

Skyfall opens internationally on October 26th, in North American IMAX theaters on November 8th, and in regular theaters on November 9th.

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Advance Movie Tickets Now On Sale

Monday, June 11th, 2012

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Advance tickets for the event of the year, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises are now on sale. It’s selling out all over the place including IMAX showings.  Speaking of, there is over an hour of IMAX footage in this movie with a rumored running time of 2 hours and 45 minutes… it’s going to be awesome

The conclusion of the trilogy is going to be epic you don’t want to miss it.  Click on the logo to head to Fandango where you can get your tickets to the opening night of The Dark Knight Rises.

Dark Knight Rises advance tickets

Get A Blanket And Watch This TO THE ARCTIC Trailer

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

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I’m a sucker for these nature docs, especially when IMAX is involved.  To The Arctic involves a journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her two seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home.  More liberal environment is dieing propaganda!

Meryl Streep will narrate and the film will be released exclusively to select IMAX theaters starting April 20, 2012.

FYI: Male polar bears may grow 10 feet tall and weigh over 1400 pounds.  Females reach seven feet and weigh 650 pounds.  In the wild polar bears live up to age 25.

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Christmas Is Here In The Form Of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Theatrical Trailer

Monday, December 19th, 2011

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It is time.  Here is the theatrical trailer for Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated finale to his Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises. We get all new footage so even if you saw the prologue in IMAX (how awesome was that?) then you still have something to watch.  Gotham looks to have changed since we last left it some 8 years ago (in the story), “this is peace time” we’re told…so maybe that’s why Bane is striking now, and holy hell does he strike.  “When Gotham is Ashes, You Have My Permission To Die” = CHILLS.

The trailer gives nothing away, as great trailers do.  This is one for the books. Check out the trailer below:

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Where You Can See THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Prologue In IMAX

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

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The forthcoming IMAX prologue for The Dark Knight Rises [details here] will be show the six-minute opening sequence of the film.  The Dark Knight Rises is the epic conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy—is one of the most anticipated films of 2012 [10 Reasons Why The Dark Knight Rises Will Be The Best Movie Ever Made].

The film’s prologue will be shown exclusively in select 70mm IMAX theatres worldwide. The Prologue will be released in North America on December 16, and in the UK on December 21, 2011.

Following is a list of the theatres in North America and the UK in which the Prologue of The Dark Knight Rises will be revealed:

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Greed Is A Re-Release: Remastered IMAX 3D Transformers Dark of the Moon Is Coming Back

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

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If you missed a chance to see Transformers: Dark of the Moon on an IMAX screen, Michael Bay has a solution for you!  Paramount has decided to re-release Transformers 3 in 246 North American IMAX theaters from August 26-September 8.  The film has been “digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology for presentation in IMAX 3D.”

If anyone out there can tell me just what the bloody hell that means, I’ll own you a Coke.   To be fair, I’m told the movie is worth seeing in IMAX, I can’t tell you who told me this, it might have been a comic strip.

The Dark Knight Rises Trailer, Every Hero Has A Journey

Monday, July 18th, 2011

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The Dark Knight Rises is the third and final installment in the Christopher Nolan’s Batman film series – Batman Begins (2005) The Dark Knight (2008) The Dark Knight Rises (2012).  Catch up on all our The Dark Knight Rises news here.  We showed you the poster [see].  The film is scheduled for release on July 20, 2012 in glorious 2D and IMAX.

Watch the trailer below [2 copies in case we lose one], the movie is a year away so people shouldn’t expect too many reveals right now, but the final few seconds of this trailer actually frightened me [why].

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