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Old 04-23-03, 08:33 AM
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Matrix Sequels coming to IMAX!

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Well, they don't mention it here, but isn't Reloaded going to be clocking in about 2 hours and 15 minutes. IMAX can only handle 2 hours of film, so they will have to cut some stuff a la Star Wars: Attack of the Clones. I refuse to see the flick there if it's cut.
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I don't want to watch a butchered cut too. But anyway, why IMAX can't handle a film with a duration more than 2 hours?
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Because of the way IMAX film is spooled, most IMAX theaters only have a spooler and/or projector to handle 2 hours of film. Actually, I thought the IMAX cut of AOTC was the better film - it eliminated all the crap stiff weird "love" dialgoue in the middle of the film that brought it to a stand-still.
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Also, wouldn't it be pan and scan??? Also this would go in "matrix talk" wouldn't it.
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I saw the first Matrix on an IMAX screen awhile ago and it was awesome. Nothing was cut from the film if memory serves - doesn't the first one clock in at a little over two hours? Missed AOTC on the IMAX screen though which sucks especially if they edited out the slow parts.
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First one is like, 2 Hours 16 Minutes if memory servers correct.
Old 04-23-03, 09:59 PM
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Anyone have a list of which theaters will participate?
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Doesn't IMAX theaters have projectors that run the normal films but show it on the big screen? My local theater tends to put one copy of big movies on the IMAX screen for a few showings. Spiderman, LOTR, Harry Potter, etc.
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I remember hearing that when LOTR:ROTK gets released in IMAX, they'll include an intermission for reel changing, so as not to cut anything out. They will probably do the same for the Matrix.
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Because of the way IMAX film is spooled, most IMAX theaters only have a spooler and/or projector to handle 2 hours of film.
Not anymore, apparently:

Unlike last year's digitally remastered Imax releases of Apollo 13 and Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, The Matrix films will not need to be shortened.

This is because Imax equipment can now support films up to 150 minutes long.
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Originally posted by chase3001
I remember hearing that when LOTR:ROTK gets released in IMAX, they'll include an intermission for reel changing, so as not to cut anything out. They will probably do the same for the Matrix.


Now the problem is there's no IMAX theatre in this wasteland. Ugh.
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resinrats-

Your IMAX is just showing a regular verion of the film blown up on the IMAX screen. You lose quality and it doesn't fill the whole screen.

These specially produced movies - Matrix, Star Wars, whatever - are top-quality and fill the whole IMAX screen.
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the min thing... learn if it's been processed on 70mm film as that would make it worth being on IMAX.
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I would pay $20 to see it 1st time in an IMAX theater.
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Originally posted by Iron_Giant
I would pay $20 to see it 1st time in an IMAX theater.
It depends on the theater. I wouldn't recommand dome shaped IMAX theaters as they are more for a total surround feel films such as nature pieces and can totally destroy a regular film. also note the distance from the seats to the screen or you will get blur-a-vision.
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Originally posted by Dan Average
Not anymore, apparently:

Unlike last year's digitally remastered Imax releases of Apollo 13 and Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, The Matrix films will not need to be shortened.

This is because Imax equipment can now support films up to 150 minutes long.
Sweet! Thanks for the link! Looks like this may be worth seeing there afterall.
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itll suffer from being chopped from 2.35:1 like Star Wars but I'm there!
Hopefully it doesn't look as cartoony as Star Wars did blown up on the IMAX screen.
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I wouldn't recommand dome shaped IMAX theaters
I believe those are called Omnimax theaters, not IMAX. At least they are where I live.
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Originally posted by Indy Jones Fan
I believe those are called Omnimax theaters, not IMAX. At least they are where I live.
In tampa, theres two IMAX theaters. both are Imax:

Channelside Cinemas and the Museum of Science and Industry's IMAX Dome Theater, both in Tampa.

Not really labeled "Omnimax" but still. both showed Ep II and I'll tell you, not to impressed with the dome image from the older Imax theaters (that were originally made for the Museum related films really.
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Originally posted by Deftones
Well, they don't mention it here, but isn't Reloaded going to be clocking in about 2 hours and 15 minutes. IMAX can only handle 2 hours of film, so they will have to cut some stuff a la Star Wars: Attack of the Clones. I refuse to see the flick there if it's cut.

But it's the director's themselves that would recut the movie, not some studio execs or editors unassociated w/ the film (as is often the case on television when a movie is aired).

Besides, I thought Episode 2 was exponentially better in it's shorter running time; less love story, shorter greetings, much leaner. I'd love to own that shorter cut of the film on DVD.

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