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#1 Vincent Sweeney

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:57 PM

Trailer is now out.

http://www.barakasamsara.com/
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#2 Chris Millar

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:24 PM

Will 70mm prints be projected anywhere ?
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#3 Ravi Kiran

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:22 AM

http://www.in70mm.co...eview/index.htm

It would have been wonderful to have seen a pristine 70mm print of this masterpiece. However, "Samsara" merits the widest possible distribution. "Samsara" is a triumph of the moving image, I strongly urge you to see it.

On a more technical note and in case they cannot be caught, the credit sequence at the end will reveal that: All "Samsara" images were photographed entirely on 65mm film, digitally oversampled at 8k Ultra High Resolution, and mastered for 4k Digital Cinema release. The rolling stock was 65mm Kodak Vision. The soundtrack is in Dolby 7.1 Surround in selected theatres. 65mm services were by the excellent Fotokem laboratories, a name familiar to regular readers of in70mm.com.

Edited by Ravi Kiran, 25 April 2012 - 02:23 AM.

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#4 Chris Millar

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:00 AM

ah bums ... would have been nice threading up the projectors at the Civic Theatre in Auckland
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:27 AM

A massive missed opportunity. There will be a lot of publicity and interest in Imax because of the batman movie, whereas realistically, nobody is going to be able to see this film projected in 4k. :(

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#6 John Holland

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:41 AM

Forget Imax i think there will be a good chance of seeing this in 70mm or 4K here in the uk .
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 06:31 PM

I'm a projectionist for a cinema that owns and regularly shows a 70mm print of BARAKA through a special arrangement with Mark Magidson. Regrettably we've been informed though that the odds of there being 70mm prints of SAMSARA are exceptionally low due to the 8K DI process. To date all screenings have been from 4K DCP.

I'm pretty disappointed by that, to be honest. Part of BARAKA's fantastic look is in the stunning colour and contrast of the contact prints on EASTMAN EXR 5386.

Not that SAMSARA won't be amazing, but 4K and 7.1 doesn't excite me quite as "IN PANAVISION SUPER 70 and DOLBY STEREO 70MM SIX-TRACK".

And this leaves Branagh's HAMLET with the unfortunate title of "last 65mm acquisition to get 70mm release"... sixteen years ago.
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#8 Chris Millar

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 07:00 PM

Hey whereabouts are you in Melbourne ?

I've moved here recently - would be nice to see Baraka in 70mm.
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#9 Jock Blakley

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:12 PM

That would be the venerable Astor Theatre, which is really the only place in Australia you'll see 5/70 any more.
http://www.astorthea...au/films/baraka
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#10 Chris Millar

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:17 PM

Cheers Mate,

August 6th booked in ;)


I've only seen it 35mm so far
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:49 PM

I'm a projectionist for a cinema that owns and regularly shows a 70mm print of BARAKA through a special arrangement with Mark Magidson. Regrettably we've been informed though that the odds of there being 70mm prints of SAMSARA are exceptionally low due to the 8K DI process. To date all screenings have been from 4K DCP.

I'm pretty disappointed by that, to be honest. Part of BARAKA's fantastic look is in the stunning colour and contrast of the contact prints on EASTMAN EXR 5386.

Not that SAMSARA won't be amazing, but 4K and 7.1 doesn't excite me quite as "IN PANAVISION SUPER 70 and DOLBY STEREO 70MM SIX-TRACK".

And this leaves Branagh's HAMLET with the unfortunate title of "last 65mm acquisition to get 70mm release"... sixteen years ago.



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