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Originally Posted by metalsonata View Post

I have not heard of D-Box until just now.

Cineplex has also rolled out SuperTicket.
$35.00 includes both a movie ticket and a voucher for a pre-order of the digital download that can be redeemed on Cineplex's online store.
It's $41.00 for D-BOX 3D and you get bonus content with your download plus 500 scene points.
The online version will become available to you around the time it's headed to DVD.
Digital copies will be in Ultraviolet, which allows sharing of the digital downloads on multiple devices like desktop, laptop and tablet computers or smartphones.

There was a similar mainstream ride in 1994 at Canada's Wonderland amusement park, called Action Theater.
You watched a movie based on of Days of Thunder and the seats lurched side to side and front to back, later on a 3D film was added.

I rather enjoyed D-BOX, it kept me from squirming around, trying to tame the dreaded numb bum in a theater seat.
D-BOX is not at all like a midway ride, you can shut it off or set it to low/normal/high.
Each seat has a weight sensor, so unoccupied seats do not move.
There were two whole rows G and H dedicated to new D-BOX seating in a standard theater.
MFX stands for motion effects, programmed to each seat via a unique waveform developed for each movie.
The signal sent to the actuators under the seat didn't really make me feel any more immersed, I will say again I liked the massage!


Edited by 5aces - 7/16/13 at 9:24pm
post #13547 of 16282

Ah...now I see, there's a sub under the seat for all the vibrations.

 

Pacific Rim wasn't shot in 3D. Del Toro didn't want to shoot it in 3D because he was going for the traditional movie look, but the studio insisted.

The 3D after conversion is never really good. The last movie I watched in 3D was Star Trek and yeah, except a few scenes, you don't really feel it much.

 

I watched Pacific Rim in the film version (i.e. not digital projection). The effect was nostalgic.

post #13548 of 16282
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Originally Posted by proton007 View Post

Ah...now I see, there's a sub under the seat for all the vibrations.
It works like this:


I realize this film was not shot in 3D, I went to check in on the post-conversion result.
Shot on Red: http://www.red.com/

Here is why it was likely available in 3D:
There may be larger issues at play in Warner Bros. decision to release Pacific Rim in 3D.
China is a huge market for American films, and currently the country will only allow American films to screen if they are in 3D or IMAX.
Pacific Rim boasts an international cast and a great deal of the action takes place in Japan, so Warner Bros. understandably would like to take full advantage of the film’s appeal to the Asian market.


source: collider.com
Edited by 5aces - 7/16/13 at 8:34pm
post #13549 of 16282

The Thick Walled Room - 7/10

 

Movie about Japanese prisoners after WWII being held for war crimes.

There's a lot of interesting stuff in here you rarely hear about inside the USA.

The acting from the americans was rather bad and it was probably dubbed I think.

 

Got this in the boxed set from Criterion called "Masaki Kobayashi Against the System".

I don't know if the sale is still on, but you can get it for 50% off at Barnes and Noble.

post #13550 of 16282

Life of Pi

9.5/10

Great story, amazing visuals and very emotional ending. Its one of the best movies i've seen this year. 

post #13551 of 16282
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Originally Posted by 5aces View Post


It works like this:

I realize this film was not shot in 3D, I went to check in on the post-conversion result.
Shot on Red: http://www.red.com/

Here is why it was likely available in 3D:
There may be larger issues at play in Warner Bros. decision to release Pacific Rim in 3D.
China is a huge market for American films, and currently the country will only allow American films to screen if they are in 3D or IMAX.
Pacific Rim boasts an international cast and a great deal of the action takes place in Japan, so Warner Bros. understandably would like to take full advantage of the film’s appeal to the Asian market.


source: collider.com

 

Ok, thanks for the info.

post #13552 of 16282

Akira (1988): 8/10

 

It's not terribly deep or written particularly well--even at two hours in length, the film suffers from feeling rushed, especially with regards to the characterization. Still, as a wondrously bloody and kinetic slice of anime film-making, it holds up ridiculously well. For better or for worse, I feel like we have Akira to thank for the direction that much of modern action anime has taken. It also boasts its fair share of memorable images and iconography--few animated films contain as many iconic scenes as this one does, and fewer films period host such a strange and lovely soundtrack. Certainly a strong recommendation for anime fans if you've somehow gone your entire life without seeing it yet. Others will probably need to be eased into it.

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The Lone Ranger: uninspired, directionless, tacky, ham-handed and entirely forgettable. The visuals, while impressive, did not make up for the utter dearth of talent in both the writing and directing . The acting was second rate at best and flat out pathetic at its worst. Without Johny Depp this movie wouldn't have even been a blip on the radar. 3/10 -1 for the cg rabbit at the end.

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Originally Posted by zephyrre View Post

The Lone Ranger: uninspired, directionless, tacky, ham-handed and entirely forgettable. The visuals, while impressive, did not make up for the utter dearth of talent in both the writing and directing . The acting was second rate at best and flat out pathetic at its worst. Without Johny Depp this movie wouldn't have even been a blip on the radar. 3/10 -1 for the cg rabbit at the end.

1 out of 4 in the People magazine review, they called it "Horse Poop."  Can't say I've ever seen a review by People like that.

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The lone ranger came and went rather quickly. Only a week I think.
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Castle in the Sky (1986): 9/10

 

Even Disney's poor treatment of this classic adventure animation (who on Earth timed these subtitles?!?) can't diminish this film's beauty and imagination. Maybe Disney will eventually get around to putting out a largely corrected version, like they eventually did with Kiki's Delivery Service. If they haven't already--I might have an old copy.

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1 out of 4 in the People magazine review, they called it "Horse Poop."  Can't say I've ever seen a review by People like that.

 

LOL

post #13558 of 16282

I'll just say this up front - I'm very biased in terms of Stallone films. This guy is truly an icon of film to me, and even the roles he's played that everyone else hated, I've found it hard to not be a fan. I've seen one of his worst films, "Over the Top", so many times that it's embarrassing. Stallone films collectively are one of my favorite guilty pleasures in life, and it's really difficult for me to evaluate his work objectively. As for this one, I really enjoyed how this character lived in more of a gray area than the ones he typically plays. He doesn't go nearly as far as the role Tom Cruise played in "Collateral", but it was further in that direction than he's ever gone, I think. I liked the cold, edgy aspects of his personality and I really wouldn't mind seeing a sequel. I don't think many would consider this a great film by any means, but for Stallone fans I think they'll find it a very worthy rental. And wow, that girl who plays his daughter is smokin'! 

 

"Bullet to the Head" - 8.0/10

 

 

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One of my favorite Stallone movies is probably Oscar. The bright dark horse of the Stallone filmography.
post #13560 of 16282
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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post

One of my favorite Stallone movies is probably Oscar. The bright dark horse of the Stallone filmography.

 

I need to see that one again, actually...haven't seen it in forever and only saw it once. 

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