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Old 10-17-10, 11:10 AM
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Back To The Future - Back on the Big Screen

Did a search and didn't see anything posted on this so I apologize if it's been covered already. I know I'm going to take my kids who've only been able to see BTTF on DVD. Should be fun!

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I'd love to go see this -- I hope they won't just be projecting the DVD onto a big screen though.
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I saw it back in August at a local theater and unfortunately they used a dvd
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Old 10-17-10, 12:02 PM
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Just checked to get tickets and it says Digital Presentation
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Just checked to get tickets and it says Digital Presentation
Yes it's digital -- that doesn't mean it's a DVD projection.
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Wouldn't they at least project the Blu ray instead of a DVD if they're going that route? It does come out that day & all. I'd think that wouldn't look too bad.
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No 3D, no sale.
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Just checked to get tickets and it says Digital Presentation
My local AMC is all digital anyway so what really matters is what transfer they use. The manager told me it would NOT be DVD.
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No 3D, no sale.
Why, and watch a great movie get shat down like Superman 3D? Might as well keep it the way it is because it'll be incredibly difficult for them to project the movie into a 3D when it was shot only with the cameras available back in the mid 80s. It just won't look right.
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Having worked at an AMC, they do not have the equipment to project a Blu-Ray, and even if they carted one in, it would really look shitty.

It sounds like a safe bet that this will be digital projection of a DLP print, which is good.
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AMC stands for All Movies Compromised.
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Old 10-17-10, 04:10 PM
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Why, and watch a great movie get shat down like Superman 3D? Might as well keep it the way it is because it'll be incredibly difficult for them to project the movie into a 3D when it was shot only with the cameras available back in the mid 80s. It just won't look right.
Since you seem to not post much I'll clue you in...Groucho is known for his playful sarcasm.
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Having worked at an AMC, they do not have the equipment to project a Blu-Ray, and even if they carted one in, it would really look shitty.

It sounds like a safe bet that this will be digital projection of a DLP print, which is good.
Working at an AMC, I assure you I can project a Blu-ray, and it looks reeeeeally nice on a big screen.

No fear, though - Back To The Future will be projected digitally using the feature digital projectors, and most of those are very pretty Sony 4Ks.
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Working at an AMC, I assure you I can project a Blu-ray, and it looks reeeeeally nice on a big screen.

No fear, though - Back To The Future will be projected digitally using the feature digital projectors, and most of those are very pretty Sony 4Ks.
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I hope I can make one of these showings. I'm a huge BTTF fan.
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Working at an AMC, I assure you I can project a Blu-ray, and it looks reeeeeally nice on a big screen.
I've heard the opposite from most projectionists. The general opinion seems to be that Blu ray doesn't hold up well when projected onto an industrial size big screen.
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Old 10-19-10, 03:08 PM
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This video brought a tear of joy to my eye.

http://www.spike.com/video/set-your-flux/3483118




Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd join on stage at Scream 2010 to talk the iconic trilogy Back to the Future. Tonight at 9:00PM/8C on Spike TV.


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I've heard the opposite from most projectionists. The general opinion seems to be that Blu ray doesn't hold up well when projected onto an industrial size big screen.
I call bullshit.

It all depends on the projector and the source quality. There's almost no difference in terms of resolution size between 1080p and 2K. If the Blu-ray looks outstanding, which there are many to choose from, and the projector is not consumer-based (i.e. one that I might put up in my living room); I'm sure most would not be able to tell the difference.

I would also like to go back to my comments in the BTTF HD Talk thread where I said this was not going to be a standard definition/DVD/satellite projection. For all the doubters, I told you so.
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Old 10-23-10, 02:47 PM
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From today's showing in Hamilton NJ.

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Old 10-23-10, 02:52 PM
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Just got back from the 12:30 screening and it was a lot of fun! A very enthusiastic crowd and almost a full theater. Before the movie started some of the AMC staff asked trivia questions and gave out door prizes. After it was over we all got a full-size 25th Anniversary Back To The Future, AMC Presentation movie poster. There's one more show on Monday at 7:30pm if you're interested. Check the link in the 1st post to see if your local AMC Theatre is participating.
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This is the first time I have ever said this, and frankly it hurts me.

I wish I was in New Jersey.
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Just got back from the 12:30 screening and it was a lot of fun! A very enthusiastic crowd and almost a full theater. Before the movie started some of the AMC staff asked trivia questions and gave out door prizes. After it was over we all got a full-size 25th Anniversary Back To The Future, AMC Presentation movie poster. There's one more show on Monday at 7:30pm if you're interested. Check the link in the 1st post to see if your local AMC Theatre is participating.
What the hell?? Went to the AMC in Times Square and got squat!!

It was a blast though, theater was full and everyone enjoyed.
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Old 10-23-10, 06:00 PM
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For anyone who was on the fence about seeing this on Monday night, it is worth it. I wasted my money once on a fantom event (Poltergeist in 07), and was more than a little nervous that the BTTF showing would be of the same quality. It wasn't- the picture and sound were perfect.
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What the hell?? Went to the AMC in Times Square and got squat!!
Yeah, the swag is even promoted on AMC's site so you got screwed, lol. Sounds like the employees kept it for Ebay fodder.
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