IMAX makes giant movie screens and projectors to stand away from aggressive competition. It has earned $115 million in this quarter, which is 37% more than the previous year. Avatar gave the company a boost last quarter. However, the revenues are increasing especially because of the 3D movies like Toy Story 3 and Iron Man 2. These movies bring a lot of audiences.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Batman and the Hobbit are some other blockbuster films. Disney approved to give three more 3D films to IMAX in 2011. Chuck Viane, president of distribution, Walt Disney Studios Motion pictures said that the IMAX experience provides a great range of thrill and amusement to the movie. Cars and Pirates of the Caribbean are some of the planned projects of Disney.
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Just about anything we can think of will be delivered in 3D soon, as we’re consistently reporting new 3D content on a daily basis. 3net will be teaming up with Discovery, IMAX, and Sony to re-create Civil War scenes and deliver them to the masses in 3D.
The special will be airing this fall, and according to a press release will have 3D photos from the tumultuous period combined with the 3D re-enactments. Billed as The Civil War 3D, viewers will get opposing viewpoints from a narrative perspective, and with scenes shot on location, including Gettysburg, expect quite an experience.
Tom Cosgrove, CEO of 3net, explains that this is only the beginning. Plenty of 3D content is on the way including dramas and plenty of scripted series’ so if you’re in the market for such viewing, you’re in luck. As the 3D giants have been releasing better technology, the biggest knock has included the omission of great 3D content. Well, not anymore…
The good news is that 3net plans on shooting in 3D instead of shooting in 2D and then converting it, which should help push the expectations of the quality of such productions. What’s your verdict? Are you interested in watching some Civil War re-enactments in 3D? This fall we’ll be able to check this concept out…
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Tom Cosgrove, Discovery executive is now going to be CEO of the new joint venture created by Discovery Channel, Sony Entertainment and IMAX.
He will be looking after the business and creative decisions for the cabler. In January the three companies decided about their joint venture.
Earlier he has held senior posts at ABC family, TV Guide Channel and Fox. He was an executive Vice President and Chief operating officer at Discovery channel before this joint venture.
The new 3D channel will be displaying programs from the discovery channel, pictures from Sony and many other outside programs as well. The channel will be on air by early 2011.
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The new upcoming 3D zombie movie, Paul W.S. Anderson’s ‘Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D’ is going to release worldwide in IMAX on September 10, 2010. The news has been announced by Sony Pictures and IMAX Corporation jointly.
‘The Resident Evil: Afterlife ‘ is based on the last decade’s most successful and popular video games series.
Alice(Milla Jovovich), the protagonist of the movie is on her journey to find survivors of the virus infection which has turned its victim into undead. Her fight with the Umbrella Corporation is at its peak and Alice is getting help from her old friend. A flase promise of a safe heaven takes brings them to Los Angeles. After they reach Los Angeles, they realize that the city is full of thousands of undead. This is another trap for Alice and her friends.
Everybody at 3DGUY is very excited as the release of Resident Evil : Afterlife in 3D is coming near. 3DGUY has converted the trailer of the movie from 2D to 3D to check how the movie will look like in 3D. The 3D conversion can be seen on youTube Channel with different 3D formats which includes side by side and anaglyph.
Mr. Rory Bruer, The President of Worldwide Distribution fir Sony pictures said that For the sake of fans of Resident Evil can enjoy this new chapter 3D movie which is new way of enjoyment. Imax will definitely give them experience of 3D where people will feel they are part of the movie.
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Warner brothers and IMAX corporation has recently signed an agreement which will bring 25 movies of Warner Brothers into IMAX in the next 3 years starting from 2010 to 2013. This means that many of the Warner brother’s movies will be released in stereoscopic 3D in the worldwide IMAX theatres.
The list below will tell you name of the movies which will be releasing in IMAX for 2011.
The first movie is going to be Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch which will be releasing on 25th March. The movie is going to be available in IMAX 3D. Before this movie, Snyder’s 300 and watchmen was huge success in IMAX all over the world.
The next movie will be Martin Campbell’s the ‘Green Lantern’ which is going to release on June 17. This is another 3D movie which will star Peter Sarsgaard , Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds.
On July 15, 2011, the final movie of the Harry Potter series will be released. Name of the movie is ‘Harry Potter and deathly Hallows: part II’. The movie is going to directed by David Yates and will have the regular star cast like Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, John Hurt, Gary Oldman, Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman and Helena Bonham Carter.
23rd September will see the release of the ‘Journey to the center of the earth 2’. Due to some complications, Brad Peyton will be directing the movie which is 3D sequel and will have Josh Hutcherson. The latest report says that Brendan Fraser is not returning to the 3D franchise.
The biggest 3D release of the 2011 is going to be Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Contagion’. Movie is scheduled to release on 21st October and has the most famous cast which includes Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Matt Damon and Marion Cotillard.
18th November is the date fixed for the movie ‘Happy Feet -2’. The movie is directed by George Miller. This 3D movie will have voices of Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Elijah Wood, Hank Azaria and Robin Williams.
There are some other movies which are going to release in 2011 and all these movies are going to be 3D. Name of those movies are Sherlock Holmes 2- December 2011 and Hangover 2 on May 26th.
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On 24th May 2010, Arabia 3D was premiered at the BFI IMAX in London’s South Bank. All the famous people who were present at the premier were His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and royalty for the Middle East region. Along with these famous guests Heads of state and VIP guests from the world of Art, Music and Film industry were also present to see the first IMAX film about the history and culture of the Arabian Peninsula.
The film is about ancient monuments, deserts and ruins of towering lost cities. It shows the ride on a camel caravan goes through Bedouin tent and then goes to show on violet hues of the Red Sea, Coral reefs. The movie shows all this with an amazing experience of IMAX 3D.
This is the first major film which has been shot entirely in Saudi Arabia. The filmmaker of Arabia 3 had been given access to 20 sites which includes Madain Saleh inside the Grand Mosque and in Mecca where he could shoot the biggest gathering of the planet. Here at the annual Hajj totally 3 million Muslims gather to show the respect and faith.
This film shows the world about the public life of the private Kingdom. It shows the inside Arabia to the people outside. The famous author, journalist and historian Robert Lacey who has been consultant on the film has given summary about his journey. According to him, the film shows all the extra ordinary colors and textures of Arabia in the midst of the history. 3D has given justice to the film as the canvas of the film is very vast and its spiritual and practical dimensions can be easily captured.
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In the presence of Prince of Wales, Arabia 3D will be launched at the BFI IMAX in South Bank London, 24 May. The royal families from UAE, heads of state and other VIP guests would be joining the Prince as will the famous from the art and film world. They will get to see the IMAX film on the rich history and culture of Arabia.
The film will take the audience through a fantasy ride covering the ancient monuments, vast desert lands, ruins, lost cities, camel rides, Bedouins, caravans and even the Red Sea, the coral reef and fishes within etc all in 3D.
This is the very first production at such a large scale that is completely made in Saudi Arabia. With access to 20 sites, which included Madain Saleh, the Mecca, the filmmakers were able to film the largest gathering of Muslims in prayer.
The film is a good medium through which people will get to know what it is to live in Saudi Arabia. Robert Lacey, a consultant to the film, is a historian and journalist who lived and worked in Arabia for long. The film will evoke the ethos and the pathos of Arabia, amidst the history and modern Arabia of today. It was shot in 3D so that they could give the audience the sense of largeness to the film and let the people feel the culture and the history as they watched it.
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Next week this movie will be released on CD as a four disk combo pack. December 7 is the day which will see release of the 4-Disc Combo Pack of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ for blu-ray.
The opening weekend of the movie was the highest grossing non sequel opening weekend history. It was the biggest opening of all time in March. It has also created history in 3D movies as it was biggest 3D opening of all time along with the biggest IMAX opening of all time. Earlier the movie was released only as Blu-ray 3D disc but now it will be release as a combo pack with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack and 1080p video. The combo pack will include Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy.
The earlier DVD release included Finding Alice - It’s all things Alice which had Tim Burton’s version for the characters. It also had some differences from the books as well as Disney’s version of Alice. It shows the evolvement of Alice as an actor and character with her adventure in the wonderland.
In the movie audience can have a deeper look in Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter. There is a huge difference in his early sketches, costumes and make up. His digitally enhanced eyes can give you different experience.
Blu- ray film combo will include following things
- The famous dance called Futterwacken
- Music of the movie discussed by Music composer Danny Elfman and Tim Burton.
- Some outstanding stunts are also highlighted again.
- Start to finish creation of the Red Queen including the early sketches by Tim Burton that can explain make up of the Queen , costume designs and digital effects.
- The makeup of Helena Bonham Carter aka the Red Queen which is actually a three hour process. Of course It has shown in few minutes.
- Then there is an interview with the White Queen Anne Hathaway, who is a good queen of Wonderland. She has spoken about her journey in the process of the film.
- The process which has made the wonderland into the bigger size has been shown to the viewers. Shrinking Alice can tell you the secrets of the filmmakers who are using new techniques to keep the storyline alive.
- The details of the tea party like cups, saucers and even cake.
- A trip to ‘Cake Divas’ will give you the details on how they made largest cake and the smallest crumb.
Are you ready for this?
The ‘IMAX: Hubble’ experience is being delivered to your living room! Those that caught this mastery of natural perfection can get the Blu-ray edition through Warner Brothers exclusively through Best Buy next month. Leonardo DiCaprio narrates the high-definition release, also available in 3D, slated for purchase on March 29th.
With the Hubble telescope in dire need of repairs and upgrades in the summer of 2009, the Space Shuttle Atlantis and crew made a journey to make the modifications. Using an IMAX camera, NASA captured the riveting ordeal complete with breathtaking shots, and an in-depth look at a scenario that jeopardized the entire mission as well as the safety of the crew.
Two decades of photographs are included, giving the viewer a tour of our celestial neighbors, and a glimpse into the deepest reaches of space, peering as far as human technology is capable.
Though all the details regarding special features are not yet available, we can only assume that this will be quite the visual spectacle, perfect for showing off your entertainment system. The Blu-ray sells for a suggested retail of $35.99 and the 3D edition is priced at $44.98. This disc-set is a must own for any science enthusiast.
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IMAX: Legends of Light – 3D slated for a June release on Blu-ray
No matter how old I get, trucks, tanks, and planes simply never get old. Essentially, I AM the target market for the June 7th release of “IMAX: Legends of Flight” on Blu-ray. IMAX has been releasing several titles to reasonable fanfare, and this one definitely excites me. Following airplane design, operation, risk, and success of the Boeing 787 and the A380, this disc will surely give parents and children a bit of bonding time in front of the tube. I mean, who doesn’t love massive mechanical beasts?!
Details are still a bit hazy, but with an expected price point of $24.98, flight enthusiasts will get an in-depth look at the history of flight, the technology advancements, and the ins and outs of the industry. Watching planes at the airport still amazes me, and many are likely to be excited to truly understand how the technology is created, implemented, and eventually mass produced. Look for this release June 7th, grab the kids, and ready some popcorn: movie night at 30,000 feet is commencing.
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