Star Wars:Clones to get IMAX release!?

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  1. John Haghighi

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    Hope this is a better conversion than the Matrix!
    Read about it
     
  2. JohnE

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    Ohh, this should be fun. This will be a good excuse for my first trip to an IMAX experience. Looking forward to it.
     
  3. Lou Sytsma

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    Hmmm considering how bad the 35mm looked in the theaters seeing this blown up to IMAX dimensions could potentially ruin one's eyesight permanently!
     
  4. Jeff Kleist

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    Not to mention the fact that they will most likely P&S it like they're doing with Apollo 13

    BOOOOOOO!
     
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    I went to go see Clones on the last night and last showing ever at our only Digital Theater in the Tampa area. I got to the theater and they said, oh we took the movie out the night before and never took the listings out of paper and off the phone. Wow, I was pissed. Anyways, I never got to see it that one last time in the theaters. This gives me another chance to catch the movie in the theaters. And, also my first trip to an IMAX. I'd even do it for a Pan and Scan, damn the people who dont beleive in OAR.
     
  8. Dave Poehlman

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    Doesn't sound like it'll be available on the "domed" IMAX screens.

    For those of you that mentioned you haven't been to an IMAX before, I highly recommend it. It is truly a unique movie experience. And I'm not just talking the cinematic films converted to IMAX, the original IMAX documentaries are great as well.

    Personally, I prefer the dome IMAX to the big screen.
     
  9. Scott L

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    Just resurrecting this thread rather than starting a new one. I'm not a HUGE Star Wars fan but plan on seeing it this Friday at the Smithsonian in DC. Anyone else going to watch it?
    www.imax.com
    www.si.edu/imax/
    No one's really certain if it will be letterboxed or not, but if it's P&S I'll be shrugging throughout the entire movie.
     
  10. Jason Seaver

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    I'm pretty psyched about it playing the Aquarium here in Boston - that's across the street from where I work (okay, across the road construction and street), as opposed to Natick or Providence. I'm sort of surprised the Aquarium got it; normally, they go for stuff with educational value. I guess they're having a harder time getting butts in seats after 6.
     
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    Just 4 more days until the Imax of Clones. Won't be able to see this until Monday, the 4th though! [​IMG]
     
  12. Sean Laughter

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    We're running this in the theater where I work. I'm sooooooo looking forward to seeing it over and over and over again [​IMG] At least it's shorter by 24 minutes though, woohoo!!
     
  13. Chauncey_G

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    I also work in an IMAX that is getting this film. I have no idea if the trailer for Ep. 2 will have any bearing on the aspect ratio of the actual film release, but the trailer is letterboxed. Just an update for those concerned about the OAR being preserved. I'll try to post back as soon as I've screened the actual film.
     
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    Well I just called the Smithsonian and the info desk employee told me it was an "IMAX fullscreen." [​IMG] I know he might be wrong but I'm losing hope and it makes more sense for it to be P&S on a huge screen like that. I'm sure the experience would still be cool but it just seems like a waste (to me anyways) to sit through an entire movie with 33% of it missing. I still may see it depending on how the trip goes this Friday (I plan on doing other things in DC as well).
     
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    I wonder if there is a separate print for dome theaters. The theater I work in is domed and letterbox prints don't work on domes because the bottom black bar becomes this black round spot in the bottom center because of the curvature and looks really awful. I PRAY they've made a special print just for domed theaters like Disney does with their films or else it will be painful to watch.
     
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    I saw the trailer for the EP II Imax last Thursday, and unless I just missed the letterboxing since the IMAGE IS GIGANTIC, it is in a converted fullscreen ration. I am a huge OAR advocate for home theater, but this looked and sounded INCREDIBLE either way. Let me stress INCREDIBLE!!
     
  18. Chauncey_G

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    John,
    The trailer is letterboxed, but in kind of a weird way. The past Disney IMAX releases (Fantasia 2000 and Beauty and the Beast) have all had the traditional black bars at the top and bottom of the screen.
    The Clones preview has one big black bar at the top, with the picture framed to fit against the bottom of the screen. Functionally speaking, it's doing the same thing as two smaller bars "sandwiching" the image. In all IMAX movies, the center of attention is usually a little below the actual center of the screen, so in a way it makes sense to do this with this release.
    Of course, this is just the preview. We should be getting our print of the actual film at my theater today, and assuming I can get it built up and ready to go in time, I should be able to confirm or deny the OAR issue from first-hand experience either this evening or tomorrow morning.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if this was letterboxed - the resolution of the source material is low enough without zooming in further.
     
  20. Steve Phillips

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    Are you guys really going pay inflated IMAX prices to watch an edited down, cropped version of this movie? I don't get it.
     

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