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Old August 15 2012, 12:48 AM   #1
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Raiders of the Lost Ark returning to theaters... in IMAX!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the first and best Indiana Jones movie will have an IMAX release to coincide with the release of the Blu-Ray box set.

Cool. I would love to see Raiders on the big screen one more time!
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Old August 15 2012, 12:50 AM   #2
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Re: Raiders of the Lost Ark returning to theaters... in IMAX!

I just hope Lucas didn't get the sudden urge to change the films for the blu ray release. "Let's replace that effect! Let's add a bit here, let's remove a bit there."
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Old August 15 2012, 01:05 AM   #3
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Re: Raiders of the Lost Ark returning to theaters... in IMAX!

In the new version they open the ark and Hayden Christensen comes out.

( Which understandably has the same effect as in the original version. )
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Old August 15 2012, 01:10 AM   #4
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Re: Raiders of the Lost Ark returning to theaters... in IMAX!

JarodRussell wrote: View Post
I just hope Lucas didn't get the sudden urge to change the films for the blu ray release. "Let's replace that effect! Let's add a bit here, let's remove a bit there."
The only "Special Edition"-like changes to Raiders that I know of is digitally adding to the part when the Nazi staff car goes flying off the cliff, and in the Well of Souls, when Indy falls and a cobra ends up hissing in his face, the reflection from the glass that separated Harrison Ford from the very poisonous snake is removed.
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Old August 15 2012, 05:25 AM   #5
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Re: Raiders of the Lost Ark returning to theaters... in IMAX!

I'd be more excited if it wasn't just an IMAX release. I'm not crazy about the local IMAX experience and would rather just hit one of my favorite theatres.
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Old August 15 2012, 05:36 PM   #6
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Re: Raiders of the Lost Ark returning to theaters... in IMAX!

I saw it in 35mm a few years ago. It's still a great film to see on the big screen.

I can't see the benefit of blowing it up to IMAX, though -- except, of course, the financial benefit of surcharges.
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Old August 15 2012, 06:23 PM   #7
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Re: Raiders of the Lost Ark returning to theaters... in IMAX!

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In the new version they open the ark and Hayden Christensen comes out.

( Which understandably has the same effect as in the original version. )

Complete with ghostly version of "I HATE CHUUU!!!!!!"
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Old August 15 2012, 06:25 PM   #8
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Re: Raiders of the Lost Ark returning to theaters... in IMAX!

Somewhere in the movie there's googly-eyed, awed, chipmunks being added, isn't there?
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Old August 15 2012, 10:02 PM   #9
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Re: Raiders of the Lost Ark returning to theaters... in IMAX!

At least the Ark shot first, so we won't have to worry about that...
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Old August 18 2012, 11:02 PM   #10
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Re: Raiders of the Lost Ark returning to theaters... in IMAX!

In addition to this wonderful IMAX presentation, all four films will be screened at AMC theaters on September 15th!

http://www.amctheatres.com/events/in...jones-marathon


And here is a cool interview with Steven Spielberg on the subject.

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/20...ax-re-release/
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Old August 19 2012, 12:14 AM   #11
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Re: Raiders of the Lost Ark returning to theaters... in IMAX!

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I just hope Lucas didn't get the sudden urge to change the films for the blu ray release. "Let's replace that effect! Let's add a bit here, let's remove a bit there."
The sword wielding guy in the market now has a gun that he tries to shoot Indy with.
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Old August 19 2012, 12:56 AM   #12
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But he aims off to the side like a total assclown.
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Old August 19 2012, 01:25 AM   #13
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Nah, they'll replace it with a flashlight.
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Old August 19 2012, 05:06 AM   #14
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I will watch the shit out of this.

(Also in classic Spielberg film news, JAWS should be playing Thursday at your local Cinemark theater.)
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Old August 19 2012, 01:31 PM   #15
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Re: Raiders of the Lost Ark returning to theaters... in IMAX!

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I just hope Lucas didn't get the sudden urge to change the films for the blu ray release. "Let's replace that effect! Let's add a bit here, let's remove a bit there."
The only "Special Edition"-like changes to Raiders that I know of is digitally adding to the part when the Nazi staff car goes flying off the cliff, and in the Well of Souls, when Indy falls and a cobra ends up hissing in his face, the reflection from the glass that separated Harrison Ford from the very poisonous snake is removed.
Hm meh... that means there is probably more.
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