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Poster For IMAX Indiana Jones Arrives
UPDATE: Now screening in the UK!

24 August 2012  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: The New York Times

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UPDATE: It's not just the US that will get to see extra-large snakes - select cinemas in the UK will screen the IMAX-ed version of Raiders Of The Lost Ark for the week beginning September 21.

The cinemas who are getting in on the HD Indy action include...

BFI Waterloo
Odeon Braehead
Odeon Cardiff
Odeon Gateshead Metro Centre
Odeon Greenwich
Odeon Kingston
Odeon Liverpool One
Odeon Norwich
Odeon Southampton
Odeon Swiss Cottage
Odeon Uxbridge
Odeon Wimbledon
Cineworld Crawley
Cineworld Edinburgh
Cineworld Sheffield

Paramount have announced that you can buy tickets from Friday, August 24, via www.odeon.co.uk and www.cineworld.co.uk, but at the time of writing, there's nary a hint of Indy on either websites. 

If you can't make it during that week, don't worry, because the UK Blu-ray release of the four Indiana Jones movies is set for October 8.

 


 

To coincide with the arrival of all four Indiana Jones films on Blu-ray on September 18, US cinemagoers are being spoiled with an IMAX rerelease for just one week in the very same month.

Explaining just how you convert a 31 year-old movie to something capable of being called IMAX quality, Steven Spielberg told The New York Times, that "the first tier is where you take the DI [digital intermediate] and you enhance the resolution to IMAX resolution. The second tier is that the sound is significantly different.

"They take the [audio] stems that we gave them, and they put them through their 12,000 watts of digital surround sound, and it’s a totally uncompressed experience."

Sound, as it turns out, is key to Spielberg's IMAX vision: 

"You kind of feel the sound in your chest, like when the boulder is rolling, chasing Indy through the cave. You really feel the boulder in your stomach, the way you do when a marching band passes by and you’re standing right next to it."

Accompanying the release is a new poster by Mark Raats below. Keen-eyed readers will of course note that it's called Indiana Jones And The Raiders Of The Lost Ark rather than its original title, A Boulder, Some Snakes And A Box, Raiders Of The Lost Ark

It might not quite match the original Drew Struzan/Richard Amsel one-sheets below, but it still certainly packs a nostaglic punch.

Then there's the trailer for the IMAX-ified action adventure, which you can take a good look at below. Warning: not actually in IMAX quality - not even if you've got a seriously big computer monitor.

Raiders Of The Lost Ark will be out in selected IMAX cinemas between September 7 and 13 across the US, with no UK release confirmed as yet. 


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RE: RE:
(sings) "Anything goes..." More

Posted by drews at 09:32 on 27 August 2012 | Report This Post

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L: marcus_fuller This is all well and good providing Lucas doesn't get his hands on it and decide it's time to re-release the film with 'enhanced' CGI. If he does I think I will actually ditch my Star Wars box sets - all of them, VHS singles, VHS trilogy and DVDs (didn't bother with the blu rays). But I doubt he will. He's not actually evil, just not too good at keeping his hands off classic movies that he helped to bring to the screen. These are really Spielberg movies anyhow More

Posted by leroythemasochist at 15:16 on 25 August 2012 | Report This Post

swiss cottage and wimbledon???
what?! why nowhere else in London? and is it gonna be IMAX or HD?? this is all very confusing - to me anyway! might just have to wait for the bluray release More

Posted by leroythemasochist at 15:06 on 25 August 2012 | Report This Post

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They closed the only IMAX theatre in Norway the same year they began to make IMAX movies...... :( More

Posted by Overmind at 07:56 on 25 August 2012 | Report This Post

This is all well and good providing Lucas doesn't get his hands on it and decide it's time to re-release the film with 'enhanced' CGI. More

Posted by marcus_fuller at 17:19 on 24 August 2012 | Report This Post

These aren't all Drew Struzan posters
The Raiders posters are by Richard Amsel (they even have his signature). He passed away back in the 80's so there is even less chance of him working up one for the IMAX release. More

Posted by lightfoot81 at 09:57 on 20 August 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Nice poster...
L: artilleryman But why not get Drew Struzan to do one? ecause he retired four years ago. More

Posted by Darth Marenghi at 21:03 on 19 August 2012 | Report This Post

Nice poster...
and great work by Mark Raats. But why not get Drew Struzan to do one? More

Posted by artilleryman at 13:38 on 19 August 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Poster For IMAX Indiana Jones Arrives
L: Shifty Bench Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark...... *sigh* his More

Posted by rich at 00:53 on 19 August 2012 | Report This Post

IMAX Dubai!!
Will it be released in Dubai 's IMAX cinema???? More

Posted by robbyers at 22:20 on 18 August 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Poster For IMAX Indiana Jones Arrives
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark...... *sigh* More

Posted by Shifty Bench at 22:08 on 18 August 2012 | Report This Post

LOVE THIS MOVIE FOREVER!
Cinema is just plain crap these days. I'll take the 70s and early 80s movies any day. More

Posted by El-Branden Brazil at 17:17 on 18 August 2012 | Report This Post

Once again, Empire ...
... those two Raiders posters from '81 are by Richard Amsell, NOT Drew Struzan! More

Posted by Mad Dog Tannen at 14:01 on 18 August 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Release
Will it be released throughout Europe?? I live in Austria, I guess it's not coming to us :( Would have loved to see Indy on the BIG screen More

Posted by drhenryjonesjr at 07:55 on 18 August 2012 | Report This Post

Release
Will it be released throughout Europe?? I live in Austria, I guess it's not coming to us :( Would have loved to see Indy on the BIG screen More

Posted by drhenryjonesjr at 07:53 on 18 August 2012 | Report This Post

RE: still the best!
What's with the Drew clone? Should be thankful it's not a Photoshop I suppose. More

Posted by mutronics at 23:47 on 17 August 2012 | Report This Post

RE: still the best!
The swines won't be releasing this in the UK :( More

Posted by dolfinack at 18:39 on 17 August 2012 | Report This Post

still the best!
sorry but just watched the trailer. it's a well worn phrase but it's just the truth: They DON'T make the like that anymore. More

Posted by leroythemasochist at 15:50 on 17 August 2012 | Report This Post

what? what?
why no uk date? most of the bloody thing was made here! ok, so not really a reason to let us see it but even so... hope this gets a release this side of the pond. jaws was the best movie of the summer for me and to have raiders at the imax just might eclipse brucie! More

Posted by leroythemasochist at 15:48 on 17 August 2012 | Report This Post

Mark Raats
In case anyone is wondering, the artist of that poster is Mark Raats ... http://www.markraats.com More

Posted by indytim at 15:47 on 17 August 2012 | Report This Post

UK?
Date's please? Then it's news to us! More

Posted by pete_traynor at 15:24 on 17 August 2012 | Report This Post

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