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#1 John Holland

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 12:49 PM

I watched the film on Monday at the BFI Imax in London . It was 15/70mm film projection , but it was shown in 3D this film was not shot 3D . Produced on film Panavision Anamorphic and certain scenes shot 15perf Imax . The conversion i thought was awful and not needed ! . I had Anamorphic flares right in my face [so off putting ] I loved the movie but all i wanted  to see was a 2D Imax presentation but not possible as i say really enjoyed the film but the 3D was shit .


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 04:07 PM

I saw a 3D trailer and had the same reaction -- because an anamorphic flare happens in the lens (obviously) it gets dimensionalized so that it is in the extreme foreground, so are twice as distracting in 3D (personally I love those flares in 2D). In 3D, each passing flare was like having someone wave their hands in front of your face while you are trying watch the movie.
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Posted 15 May 2013 - 05:17 PM

I saw this in 2D earlier today and can happily say that it looked amazing!


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:37 AM

So no 2D IMAX, huh? Seems kinda pointless to go through all that trouble and then only exhibit it in 3D. What gives?

 

Any 2D IMAX (not Lie-Max, mind you) in LA, to speak of?


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 01:30 PM

35mm:  I watched the first screening of the day. For some reason, the house lights were left on until halfway through the screening.  It did not ruin my viewing experience. Ahh.... the textures.  Man, I really enjoy watching a good 35mm print. The REAL IMAX theater in my area is showing 15/70 prints as 3D. I plan to check that out in a few weeks after the crowds diminish.

 

  Dan Mindel, ASC gets better and better with time. There was some very nice camera movement. The 'A' camera operator was a bit slow on the tilt during close-ups. It still has me thinking about the way I follow the rhythm of an actors performance and body language during a close-up.

 

 I really enjoyed the way they flipped the death of one the main characters, when contrast with the original rendition of the scene done by Shatner and Nimoy(fans of the original movies know what I'm talking about).


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 01:37 PM

Speaking to the effect of the flares. It works in 2D to great emotional effect when Carol, the Admiral's daughter makes a plea for mercy.


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 08:08 AM

Ooooh! 35mm prints! Thought it might be all DCP by now! Wish I had the means to go and see this in the cinema. I love film prints.

 

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#8 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 09:36 AM

I'd go and see it, but it'll be rubbish.


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 10:05 AM

I'd go and see it, but it'll be rubbish.

 

That's a great way of looking at it! Thanks Phil! I'll try and remember that! :)


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#10 John Holland

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 12:52 PM

Phil just go and see it but not 3D!


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#11 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 01:45 PM

I'm not even sure I have the choice, at our local sitting-room-sized odeon.


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 05:22 PM

Saw it yesterday in 2D and loved it. Perhaps not as many flares as the last one. Daniel Mindell is one of my faves.


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Posted 19 May 2013 - 09:48 PM

So no 2D IMAX, huh? Seems kinda pointless to go through all that trouble and then only exhibit it in 3D. What gives?


The only theater I know off the top of my head that's definitely playing this in 15/70 2D is the Airbus at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA. There are probably a couple more.
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#14 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 01:04 AM

I saw that the Rave Cinema at the Howard Hughes Parkway near Culver City is showing alternating screenings of 3D IMAX digital and 2D 15/70, if they were correctly labeling things on the board in the box office (the alternate screenings were labeled "70mm IMAX" and the other IMAX screenings were labeled "3D" but I'm not 100% sure if that means the 70mm IMAX was 2D). 


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Posted 20 May 2013 - 03:16 AM

I'm not even sure I have the choice, at our local sitting-room-sized odeon.

All the Odeons are digital now, apparently.


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#16 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 07:31 AM

Sure, but that doesn't stop them showing 2D.


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Posted 20 May 2013 - 01:54 PM

Looks like the Hackworth IMAX Dome at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose is playing this in 15/70 2D as well.


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Posted 20 May 2013 - 10:30 PM

I unfortunately saw a 4K digital projection instead of a film print, but I made a point to see the 2D version.  It was visually very impressive.


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Posted 21 May 2013 - 07:08 AM

Does anyone know which scens were shot in Imax? Does anyone know of a 2d Imax screening in South Beach, FL?


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#20 John Holland

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 07:25 AM

I think the Imax scenes were at the begining of the film the Volcanic planet ,but it was hard to tell in the 3D conversion!


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