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Old 14-11-2012, 20:01
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ive just sent an email to Warners to ask about their plans for HFR 3D in the UK,i probably wont get a response but at least ive tried to get an answer
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Old 14-11-2012, 23:49
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Regardless of frame rate the trailers do have a fake plastic look about them.

The trailers have actually made me quite apprehensive about the film.
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Old 15-11-2012, 00:02
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Regardless of frame rate the trailers do have a fake plastic look about them.
Fake plastic look? It looks exactly the same as the Lord of the Rings films, albeit now with better CGI...
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Old 15-11-2012, 00:13
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Yup, it;s hard to put my finger on, the trailers all make it look a little "clean", especially the dwarfs.
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Old 15-11-2012, 00:14
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Yup, it;s hard to put my finger on, the trailers all make it look a little "clean", especially the dwarfs.
thats just being filmed by Digital 4K Cameras,it allows for greater clarity of image
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Old 15-11-2012, 00:44
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Part of the problem is down the years, people have taken the imperfections and artifacts of film (frame rate, grain, dirt, scratches) as part of the "cinematic art" and seem to think it's wrong when they aren't there. I'd like to know how something can be "too crisp" and "too clear", but it's an argument that seems to have been trotted out down the decades every time there's been a new format- people said it about CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray too. Surely a clean, bright image is better than a grainy, scratchy film print wobbling its way through the projector? If people wanted to keep things how they were for sentimental reasons, films today would still look like Keystone Kops shorts from 100 years ago.
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Old 15-11-2012, 00:59
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Blade Runner is 30 years old, yet looks better than 99% of films today.

A film's beauty comes from the care and love put into it as far as I'm concerned, not the frame rate it was shot at and certainly not the total gimmick that is 3D.
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Old 15-11-2012, 19:02
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I notice the list on the IMAX website has now been updated to include the Sheffield IMAX as well which wasn't on the list before, so I'm guessing even the list on that site wasn't final, and they're still getting info coming in. Still quite silly now though that we're only 4 weeks from release and don't have any real idea where it will be showing. I doubt we'd have been in this situation if certain bloggers weren't so vocal after cinemacon...
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Old 15-11-2012, 23:36
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I'm a huge lotr fan: ashamed to say I've never read the books, but love the films. I've got big expectations for the hobbit: and I wonder how Jackson is splitting the 1 book into 3 movies...
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Old 15-11-2012, 23:38
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I'm a huge lotr fan: ashamed to say I've never read the books, but love the films. I've got big expectations for the hobbit: and I wonder how Jackson is splitting the 1 book into 3 movies...
essentially hes taken the 1 book plus all the wealth of material in the Appendices of LOTR to flesh out 3 stories
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Old 16-11-2012, 00:29
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The Hobbit in 48fps HFR limited to select UK cinemas.

http://crave.cnet.co.uk/homecinema/t...emas-50009746/

Confirmation of what has already been gathered by Gareth and James, but some new info.
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Old 16-11-2012, 00:48
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25 of 76 Cineworld cinemas- that's nearly a third of them. A much higher proportion than any of the chains in the US anyway! Though I'm waiting to see what Odeon says, as that's what my local cinema is, though at least both Nottingham & Sheffield are nearby and already confirmed, so I can go there if ours isn't.
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Old 16-11-2012, 00:51
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link to showcase booking page

http://www.showcasecinemas.co.uk/fil...rney-in-hfr-3d
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Old 16-11-2012, 00:54
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Nottingham and the Derby Cinema De Lux- that's 2 more nearby cinemas! Looks like the other Derby Showcase isn't listed though!
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Old 16-11-2012, 00:55
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Nottingham and the Derby Cinema De Lux- that's 2 more nearby cinemas!
im just hoping one of those 25 cineworld cinemas is either Bolton or Leigh or at a push Didsbury
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Old 16-11-2012, 12:04
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im just hoping one of those 25 cineworld cinemas is either Bolton or Leigh or at a push Didsbury

Surely all the Cineworld IMAX will get it! Gutted if they dont - already have tickets booked!

The Cineworld twitter is useless - they know nothing about it
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Old 16-11-2012, 13:06
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Surely all the Cineworld IMAX will get it! Gutted if they dont - already have tickets booked!

The Cineworld twitter is useless - they know nothing about it
I Suppose it depends on if they get the needed upgrades for the projectors

the facebook aint much better,saying that the local Cineworld Twitter feeds tend to be spot on
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Old 17-11-2012, 15:57
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I have just booked up for the Odeon Southampton IMAX so am very excited. Have they said what aspect ratio it will be in IMAX and will it be that for the whole film? I guess being IMAX it will be capable of showing it at the new higher frame rate? Will other 4K cinemas automatically be able to show it at that rate too! *excited* never seen a IMAX film, I haven't been that impressed with most 3D films (ironically that one of the few things that truly pop put are the Real 3D logo) so I am hoping IMAX is a better 3D format.


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Old 17-11-2012, 17:58
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IMAX 3D is far superior to "Real3D", the lgasses are bigger so do not infringe on your field of vision so much, plus there is A LOT less colour-loss, but I'd still rather watch in 2D without the glasses.
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Old 17-11-2012, 18:21
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I have just booked up for the Odeon Southampton IMAX so am very excited. Have they said what aspect ratio it will be in IMAX and will it be that for the whole film? I guess being IMAX it will be capable of showing it at the new higher frame rate? Will other 4K cinemas automatically be able to show it at that rate too! *excited* never seen a IMAX film, I haven't been that impressed with most 3D films (ironically that one of the few things that truly pop put are the Real 3D logo) so I am hoping IMAX is a better 3D format.


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the only IMAX screens confirmed as to be showing it in HFR are

Cineworld Dublin & IMAX - Dublin, IR
ODEON Manchester & IMAX – Manchester, UK
Cineworld Nottingham & IMAX – Nottingham, UK
Cineworld Sheffield & IMAX - Sheffield, UK
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Old 17-11-2012, 19:24
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IMAX 3D is far superior to "Real3D", the lgasses are bigger so do not infringe on your field of vision so much, plus there is A LOT less colour-loss, but I'd still rather watch in 2D without the glasses.
Thanks, that is interesting.

the only IMAX screens confirmed as to be showing it in HFR are

Cineworld Dublin & IMAX - Dublin, IR
ODEON Manchester & IMAX – Manchester, UK
Cineworld Nottingham & IMAX – Nottingham, UK
Cineworld Sheffield & IMAX - Sheffield, UK
Thanks for the info.I am surprised more IMAX aren't showing it at the higher frame rate, do you think more will be confirmed? Is it because the others are digital IMAX? I would have thought if anywhere, IMAX would have shown it with the higher FPS. What about normal screens, have many of them been confirmed?

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Old 17-11-2012, 19:33
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Thanks, that is interesting.



Thanks for the info.I am surprised more IMAX aren't showing it at the higher frame rate, do you think more will be confirmed? Is it because the others are digital IMAX? I would have thought if anywhere, IMAX would have shown it with the higher FPS. What about normal screens, have many of them been confirmed?

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it all depends on if the IMAX systems in the cinemas are ready for the 48fps,they have been upgraded and are ready at the cinemas above,if others are ready and upgraded they will announce them in due course

as for the other screens,apart from those at showcase cinemas that are above,25 out of 76 Cineworld Cinemas are rumoured to have 48fps capable screens ready,as for Odeon and Vue,they just say watch this space for more info on their facebook pages
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Old 17-11-2012, 20:11
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I just asked Odeon about Southampton IMAX and they say they are still awaiting confirmation. They should hurry up as they are taking people's money to see it.

According to Wiki they are making out like it will be non digital screens that can't show it at 48fps so you would think that means that any digital screen whether IMAX or not could show it but it doesn't sound the case. Is it that it will cost the cinema more money to get the higher frame rate version?


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Old 17-11-2012, 20:18
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Geek discussion on the subject:

http://www.film-tech.com/ubb/f16/t001085.html
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Old 17-11-2012, 20:18
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I just asked Odeon about Southampton IMAX and they say they are still awaiting confirmation. They should hurry up as they are taking people's money to see it.

According to Wiki they are making out like it will be non digital screens that can't show it at 48fps so you would think that means that any digital screen whether IMAX or not could show it but it doesn't sound the case. Is it that it will cost the cinema more money to get the higher frame rate version?


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it will involve the cinemas having an upgrade for their systems to allow the 48fps movie to play
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