1. Sign-up to become a member, and most of the ads you see will disappear. It only takes 30 seconds to sign up, so join the discussion today!
    Dismiss Notice

Pre-Order 2001: A Space Odyssey (4k UHD) Available for Preorder

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. Josh Steinberg

    Josh Steinberg Executive Producer
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    Messages:
    15,501
    Likes Received:
    18,035
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Real Name:
    Josh Steinberg
    Please see my post 435:
    https://www.hometheaterforum.com/community/threads/2001-a-space-odyssey-4k-uhd-available-for-preorder.356390/page-22#post-4643328

    As best as can be determined by primary source interviews, work was underway at Warner for a new 4K restoration with Kubrick's longtime assistant Leon Vitali consulting on the project. The aim had been to produce both a UHD release and a new theatrical DCP which could be used as part of a 50th anniversary celebration.

    Nolan was in the same building at the same time working on remastering his back catalogue for UHD. Knowing of Nolan's fondness for "2001," when the 2001 team was looking at different elements for reference, they invited Nolan to join them for a screening. When he saw the 1999 interpositive, he felt that it looked so good that audiences should have a chance to see a 70mm version based on that specific element. Warner then decided to go ahead with a 70mm reissue in the spring, under the supervision of Nolan, while simultaneously continuing with their 4K restoration.

    The UHD was always going to happen, and the theatrical re-release in IMAX was probably always going to happen (it had been rumored for well over a year). The 70mm reissue of the "unrestored" version was the unexpected part of the equation.
     
    Tony Bensley, PMF, CarlosMeat and 2 others like this.
  2. Robert Crawford

    Robert Crawford Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 1998
    Messages:
    41,496
    Likes Received:
    17,288
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Michigan
    Real Name:
    Robert
    Wow, I just found out this is playing at the nearest IMAX theater to me starting on Friday. The first showing starts at 10:25 a.m., I'm thinking of going to that showing.
     
    PMF, Osato and dpippel like this.
  3. dpippel

    dpippel HTF Premium Member
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2000
    Messages:
    7,877
    Likes Received:
    4,536
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Yoyodyne Propulsion Systems
    Real Name:
    Doug
    I've got a reserved seat for 7:00PM on the 23rd at my IMAX. REALLY looking forward to it!
     
    Osato and Robert Crawford like this.
  4. Robert Crawford

    Robert Crawford Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 1998
    Messages:
    41,496
    Likes Received:
    17,288
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Michigan
    Real Name:
    Robert
    If I go to the matinee on Friday it's only $10.00
     
    Osato and dpippel like this.
  5. CarlosMeat

    CarlosMeat Second Unit
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2018
    Messages:
    367
    Likes Received:
    215
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Real Name:
    Carlos
    I think the 7:00 PM Thursday are the first showings.
     
    Osato and dpippel like this.
  6. Robert Crawford

    Robert Crawford Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 1998
    Messages:
    41,496
    Likes Received:
    17,288
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Michigan
    Real Name:
    Robert
    The same at my IMAX theater. I was never a big fan of "2001" so it's best I see it early in the day instead of at night.:)
     
    Osato likes this.
  7. Charles Smith

    Charles Smith Extremely Talented Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    Messages:
    5,686
    Likes Received:
    1,827
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Nor'east
    Real Name:
    Charles Smith
    Sounds like I'd better be planning to get down to the Lincoln Square...
     
    PMF and Osato like this.
  8. Josh Steinberg

    Josh Steinberg Executive Producer
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    Messages:
    15,501
    Likes Received:
    18,035
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Real Name:
    Josh Steinberg
    Depends on what you want to see. If you'd like to see "2001" on the largest screen in North America, and don't mind watching the Nolan "unrestored" version, Lincoln Square is the place to go. They have a 100 foot wide screen.

    If you'd prefer to see the new 4K restoration, you might be better off visiting either your local IMAX, or the Empire 25 location in Times Square. They have a 58 foot wide screen, which is still pretty large.
     
    PMF and Osato like this.
  9. Charles Smith

    Charles Smith Extremely Talented Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    Messages:
    5,686
    Likes Received:
    1,827
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Nor'east
    Real Name:
    Charles Smith
    Right, thanks for the refresher.

    I might just get with the program and do both.

    I was momentarily thinking/hoping my “local” 70mm IMAX (in Norwalk) might be getting it, but that doesn’t seem to be in the cards.
     
    Osato and Josh Steinberg like this.
  10. Josh Steinberg

    Josh Steinberg Executive Producer
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    Messages:
    15,501
    Likes Received:
    18,035
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Real Name:
    Josh Steinberg
    I’ve been to that IMAX in Norwalk!

    I think it’s possibke they could get it later on. It looks like they only made four 15/70 prints, but one of those four will be going to a fifth city after the first week. So I think it’s posdible that after they finish playing in one place, they could move on to another.
     
    Osato likes this.
  11. Craig S

    Craig S Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2000
    Messages:
    5,832
    Likes Received:
    290
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    League City, Texas
    Real Name:
    Craig Seanor
    I'm making the drive from Houston to Austin to see 2001 on Sunday at the Bob Bullock State Museum IMAX, which is the largest screen in the state as well as the only one with laser projection. Saw GotG 2 there last year and it was spectacular.

    I would have bought a ticket for Saturday, but the Paramount (restored movie palace in downtown Austin) is showing Lawrence of Arabia in 70mm on Saturday, So I figured as long as I was gonna make the drive anyway....

    Greatest movie road trip ever!! :rock:
     
    Osato, Mark_TB and Josh Steinberg like this.
  12. Josh Steinberg

    Josh Steinberg Executive Producer
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    Messages:
    15,501
    Likes Received:
    18,035
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Real Name:
    Josh Steinberg
    Sweet! I saw Lawrence Of Arabia in 70mm last summer. It was a brand new print created from the recent 4K restoration and it looked stunning. I had only ever seen the movie at home prior to that, and seeing it on a big screen really enhanced my appreciation of it in a way I didn't expect. (I thought I already appreciated it as much as a person could.)
     
    PMF likes this.
  13. Robert Harris

    Robert Harris Archivist
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 1999
    Messages:
    12,020
    Likes Received:
    13,736
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Real Name:
    Robert Harris
    You need to see it on a huge screen, in 4k.
     
    PMF, Brian Husar and Josh Steinberg like this.
  14. Charles Smith

    Charles Smith Extremely Talented Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    Messages:
    5,686
    Likes Received:
    1,827
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Nor'east
    Real Name:
    Charles Smith
    Oh man, if there’s ANY movie that must be seen on a big screen...

    (Well, okay, there are a few of them. But still...)
     
    PMF, Osato and Josh Steinberg like this.
  15. Josh Steinberg

    Josh Steinberg Executive Producer
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    Messages:
    15,501
    Likes Received:
    18,035
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Real Name:
    Josh Steinberg
    I would gladly do so if the opportunity ever arose.

    It played on a 50 foot screen at the United Palace Theater in Washington Heights on Sunday. I had to work, so I was unable to attend, but I hope they did decent business with it, which might encourage them to continue to do similar screenings.

    For me, one of the most exciting parts of this "2001" IMAX release, even if some of the venue choices are a little baffling to me, is the chance to see the movie on the largest screens available in the country. I've seen it on good screens before, but never anything as large as the 100 foot wide screen at Lincoln Center. I'm not sure that I've even seen it on something as big as the Empire's 58 foot wide screen. For a movie that's meant to be larger than life, the chance to see it on those screens is something I can't pass up. Even more heartening - it looks like the Lincoln Center location is selling a ton of tickets for their shows.
     
    Osato likes this.
  16. B-ROLL

    B-ROLL Cinematographer

    Joined:
    May 26, 2016
    Messages:
    2,305
    Likes Received:
    2,004
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Real Name:
    Bryan
    I know like ...
    7ihFu41[1]. ;)
     
    PMF likes this.
  17. Colin Jacobson

    Colin Jacobson Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2000
    Messages:
    8,472
    Likes Received:
    2,530
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    ...it's "Mac and Me"!
     
    B-ROLL and Brian Kidd like this.
  18. CarlosMeat

    CarlosMeat Second Unit
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2018
    Messages:
    367
    Likes Received:
    215
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Real Name:
    Carlos
    Well Navy Pier is 86' wide that's good, Laser 4K that's good, waiting till Saturday :(
     
  19. Josh Steinberg

    Josh Steinberg Executive Producer
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    Messages:
    15,501
    Likes Received:
    18,035
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Real Name:
    Josh Steinberg
    Big night tonight!
     
    TravisR, PMF and dpippel like this.
  20. dpippel

    dpippel HTF Premium Member
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2000
    Messages:
    7,877
    Likes Received:
    4,536
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Yoyodyne Propulsion Systems
    Real Name:
    Doug
    Indeed! I'm really stoked to be seeing this on the big screen for the first time tonight!
     
    TravisR and PMF like this.

Share This Page