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#1 Dan Hasson

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 12:41 PM

 

New trailer is out and it looks great! I'm sure there will be a 70mm print in London. But I'm not sure what would possibly be a 'better' way to see the film. The choice being IMAX 70mm or 70mm.

 

What do you guys think?


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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 12:58 PM

I'm excited!


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#3 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 01:34 PM

It's gonna be awesome!

 

So far only a hand-full of theaters have signed up for 70mm releases, but I feel that number will grow very soon. Rumors are saying that Dunkirk will be a WIDE 70mm release like Hateful Eight. This is the reason for the delay on it's release, they're working out deals with theaters right now and making dozens of 5 perf prints. Unfortunately, the film release will be day and date with the digital release. We may see special engagements prior to the national release however, so everyone needs to keep their eyes open for those. 

 

I'm also not sure about IMAX's involvement, but I don't doubt, Nolan's pull will push 15/70 projectors back into theaters that went digital, like the Chinese and NY Loews. We're more then two months away from release, so the list will change as time goes on. 


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#4 Gregory Irwin

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 04:39 PM

I can't wait!!!!!


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#5 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 08:10 PM

wow ! where I used to go sailing as a kid in England on the East coast. .. there were quite a few boats which had Dunkirk plaques on them..   mid to small wooden cruisers .. and of course we all learnt about the victorious defeat in school !.. but this film looks great and I cant see Nolan making some jingoistic crap.. 


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#6 Justin Hayward

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 10:06 PM

I remember Michael Caine calling Christopher Nolan the next David Lean...

 

After watching this trailer, I'm not sure he's wrong.  


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#7 Jeremy Cavanagh

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 05:08 AM

Hopefully the Imax theatre next to Waterloo station will show it in 70mm, 20 min cycle from home, bliss!
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Posted 06 May 2017 - 06:58 AM

I'm really looking forward to see this one! Hopefully I'll watch it on 70mm. Recently watched Kubrick 2001 on 70mm and was blown away, also watched Interstellar on 70mm IMAX and loved the experience (but not so much the cuts to 35mm). 


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#9 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 08:37 PM

Update today... supposedly, they are going to be pushing 35mm on this heavier then on Interstellar.
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Posted 12 May 2017 - 01:47 PM

I just hope I get to see it in actual 70mm IMAX.  My understanding is that this is possible at the IMAX theater in Providence, RI but otherwise no where else close to Boston,MA.... and no confirmation hat it will actually happen there.


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#11 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 01:17 PM

The Providence theater I believe, isn't a real IMAX theater. It's one of those older cineplex theaters IMAX put in for the sake of expanding the brand in the digital world. I've been to it at least once, as I use to spend a lot of time in Providence and I don't recall it being a "real" IMAX theater. Same with the IMAX in Boston, it's "faux" IMAX. Just a normal theater with the IMAX badge on the door.

There have only been 4 confirmations and out of those, only 2 in the US. :(
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Posted 16 May 2017 - 03:01 PM

The Providence theater I believe, isn't a real IMAX theater. It's one of those older cineplex theaters IMAX put in for the sake of expanding the brand in the digital world. I've been to it at least once, as I use to spend a lot of time in Providence and I don't recall it being a "real" IMAX theater. Same with the IMAX in Boston, it's "faux" IMAX. Just a normal theater with the IMAX badge on the door.

There have only been 4 confirmations and out of those, only 2 in the US. :(

 

There was a time when the providence location had 70mm... that time may have passed.  Definitely isn't one in Boston, sadly.... definitely all FAUX.


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#13 Chris Burke

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 05:05 PM

LieMAX I think is the term. According to this website which was updated in January of this year, Providence does have a 15/70 screen. http://www.lfexamine.../theaUSA.htm#RI

 

In Boston, the same website says that both the NE Aquarium and Museum Of Science have 1570. That is what I know first hand, they both do. Whether or not they will screen Dunkirk is unknown. I wouldn't  be surprised if another cinemas around town  rents a 70mm projector for the run. It is screening in regular 70 or cinerama not just IMAX, right? 


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:25 PM

Unfortunately the aquarium and museum of science are domes... not going to be screening Dunkirk... and shouldn't. Wrong format.

Providence is really our only hope.
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 09:29 AM

Are they offering a 5 perf 70mm presentation? Like the Master or Hateful 8?
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 11:56 PM

Thanks for posting the info about Providence, when I was there last, it was all digital with no film projector in the window. However, it maybe an older installation, where the projectors slide back quite a ways, thus can't be seen if not used.


Are they offering a 5 perf 70mm presentation? Like the Master or Hateful 8?


Yes, they have spent the last month striking prints. I assume there will be a pretty major roll out, but nothing like Hateful Eight. We're still a tiny bit too far away for that info to be released, theater companies are still probably negotiating. If we don't have hard data in a few weeks, I'll make a call into Kodak and see what's happening.
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