Paramount Home Entertainment has announced that Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark will debut an exclusive one-week engagement in select IMAX theatres beginning September 7, 2012. The film has undergone a complete restoration for the IMAX exclusive one-week release and subsequent debut on Blu-ray.
The IMAX release of Raiders of the Lost Ark will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
Under the supervision of Steven Spielberg and renowned sound designer Ben Burtt, Raiders of the Lost Ark has been meticulously restored with careful attention to preserving the original look, sound and feel of the iconic film for its highly-anticipated release on Blu-ray as part of Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures. In addition to all of the thrilling adventures, the set features seven hours of fascinating bonus material, including a brand new two-part documentary entitled "On Set with Raiders of the Lost Ark Ė From Jungle to Desert and From Adventure to Legend." Featuring nearly an hour of rarely seen footage from the set of the film and archival interviews with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Harrison Ford, this captivating piece transports fans back to where the legend began.
Warren's World Class IMAX in Moore, Oklahoma is the biggest digital IMAX in the world, if it doesn't play there, then you have your answer as to whether it is only on "fake" IMAX as you may find from AMC in malls.
EDIT: Okay, I just check their site, and they have indeed announced it. So, it is not just at "fake" IMAXs, but I can't speak for the quality of DMR... Just have to hope it looks as good as it can.
Nearly every AMC IMAX theater is not true IMAX. They simply use the IMAX remastering technology and therefore the screen is not the size or quality of true 70ft IMAX screen. It's no wonder that only AMC theaters seem to be showin it. The Rave 18 in Los angeles (formerly known as The bridge) is true IMAX.
I get back from a trip the Tuesday after it opens. Guess I'll have Wednesday orThursday to check it out. I already have seen Raiders twice in theaters. Revival screenings of original 35mm prints. That was fun. This will be great!
3D???? Seriously? Why not just toss the Indiana Jones films into the Atlantic Ocean and watch them sink to the bottom. That garbage fad needs to go. We all see in 3D anyway, so why the parlor trick, annoying glasses, and the higher price? It al amounts to one giant headache. Thank goodness someone at Paramount has enough respect for these films that they did not destroy them with 3D. To each his/her own, but retrofitting for 3D destroys the film, dulls the color, and never looks right. Leave Indiana Jones alone.
@BaneTheMercenary/@Calibraexis - Take a chill pill. ROTLA was not shot in 3D, and there is no mention in the article of Spielberg even attempting to reprocess it into 3D. Personally, I hope Spielberg has enough sense not to monkey with the original 2D source material into a pseudo-3D abomination.
I take plenty of Chill pills, but I am so tired of 3D, and I get carried away. Back in the days when films took a year or so to hit home VHS, I saw Raiders 271 times during the initial run. I had nothing else to do, and was a kid enthralled with the magic of movies. These days, it's all spelled out for us, like Rob Zombie's Halloween. We know how everything is done, but in the 80s it was pure magic, and Raiders captured me. So, for someone to suggest that it be violated by a 3D retrofit was an insult. I am thrilled to see it lovingly restored and untouched content wise. BanetheMercenary obviously likes 3D, and to each his own. It was a fad in the 40s, then the 80s, and they both died quiet deaths. This is the 3rd time it has showed up like a bad penny, and I see the signs of a slow death already. 3D is a cute gimmick that needs to be used as a fun extra from time to time, not marketed as the future gold standard for TV, movies and game playing. I have excellent depth perception, so #D is no big thing. If we didn't see in 3D already, our lives would look like Paper Mario! Now that's something I don't want to wake up to see, in3D or not!
a lanyard is those long velcro necklace things i think you wear tags on at events.
anyway, i just bought a ticket for ALL 4 MOVIES at the AMC closest to me, but it did NOT cost $25. it was less then 10 dollars, not sure what that was about. but cool! i'd rather take the day off and see all 4 of my favorite films instead of just one of them.
Raiders in IMAX looked pretty good (took my young son to watch it this weekend). It certainly wasn't 'Wow' quality PQ. I'm sure the majority of the issues were original or directorial issues (blurriness, etc). It looked better than my DVD but not a ton better ... I look forward to comparing the DVD to the Blu-ray in the next week or so. PS: The cobra reflections appear to be gone (like in the DVD) and Belloq eats the fly in this version as well ... unlike the DVD which edits out the fly.