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Old 01-08-2014, 08:24
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Has anyone tried watching movies in a D-Box equipped cinema? Does it add anything to the experience or is it just an unnecessary gimmick?

Looking to give it a try with Guardians of the Galaxy, so would love peoples view (of D-Box, not the film).
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Old 01-08-2014, 18:22
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This is a huge draw in the Wembley cinema I work at, you can try a free demonstration in the foyer with two sample seats and a trailer (right now the Planet of the Apes one although Guardians is our current D-Box movie). Last night D-Box was completely sold out.

I love it and turn the seat up to maximum every time I use it, it tends to depend on how well the film utilises it though - the best D-Box experience I had was with Gravity, especially if you raised your feet from the floor as with the 3D you genuinely felt like you were floating. Amazing Spiderman 2 was a good one too, but apparently the recent Transformers used it poorly.

If they have the demo seats, give them a try first and see what you think. Haven't tried it with Guardians yet though it only came out yesterday.
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Old 02-08-2014, 17:26
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I saw The Dark Knight Rises with D-Box seats. Was pretty good, bit surreal at points with the seat moving about in time with punches etc. Good for plane take off etc. I would give it another go, although I don't see many action films at the cinema.

It was fun and at points felt like a back massage!
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Old 03-08-2014, 11:17
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Only tried it once. Turned it off half-way through as it was just annoying.

Just another gimmick that does little to enhance the movie. Like 3D, it will not make a bad movie good.

OK for kids I guess.

If you want to pay more money for an effect akin to someone kicking the back of your chair throughout the movie, be my guest.
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Old 03-08-2014, 12:57
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Not up to speed of this d-box thing, I do a google.

Christ. Looks like something off Tomorrow's World from the 70s, which is probably where it belongs.
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Old 03-08-2014, 14:26
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I tried the demonstration one at Crawley Cineworld. It was a five minute novelty. It was fun for a few minutes but I dont think I could put up with it for two hours! Think of it like a simulator ride. Great fun for five minutes but you wouldnt want to sit there for two hours!
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