Thursday, January 24, 2013

'Top Gun' ready for 3-D IMAX release Feb 8th, 2013

by Brian Truitt, USA Today, Jan 24, 2013.

Jerry Bruckheimer still feels the need for speed.

Top Gun, which helped make a star out of Tom Cruise and Hollywood heavyweights out of Bruckheimer and producing partner Don Simpson, is back in cinemas and flying high in 3-D for a special six-day engagement in IMAX theaters beginning Feb. 8. A limited-edition mini-reprint of the original 1986 poster will also be given out to ticket holders.
In addition, a new Top Gun 3-D Blu-ray will be released Feb. 19 with the new conversion, plus a six-part documentary, interviews with Cruise, music videos (including Kenny Loggins' anthemic Danger Zone) and a commentary by Bruckheimer and the late director Tony Scott.
One of Scott's last projects before his suicide in August was working with Bruckheimer's production company to add a new dimension to the in-air action sequences with Cruise's hotshot Maverick, Val Kilmer's cocky Iceman and other pilots that thrilled movie audiences in 1986.
"Some of the action scenes were of course a little more difficult but they (Legend3D) did a brilliant job," Bruckheimer says of the 3-D conversion. "It really is exciting when they land on those carriers, and the dogfights. You really think Tony shot it in 3-D. Tony was thrilled, and he was a perfectionist."

Read more of this article by clicking here.
See the Top Gun 3D Trailer by clicking here.

Entertainment Tonight aired a great promotion of Top Gun 3D on Wednesday, 1_23_13.  The entire ET episode can be found by clicking here!  The Top Gun 3D segment starts at 10:59 min and ends at 13:35 min.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Top Gun” was the biggest box-office hit of 1986 and remains one of the most-loved movies of that decade. Its success catapulted Tom Cruise to superstardom, and he is still one of the most famous faces on the planet. But would either have happened if Cruise hadn’t changed his mind after initially turning down the lead role?
27 years after the movie first took audiences to the danger zone, “Top Gun” is coming back to theaters in IMAX 3D for a special six-day event starting February 8. To celebrate its return, you can get your first look at the exclusive trailer for the 3D version by clicking here.  Read Matt McDaniel's discussion with producer Jerry Bruckheimer about Legend3D's conversion of the movie and his memories of filming “Top Gun.” He revealed just how he convinced Cruise to take on the career-defining role of Maverick after his early resistance.

Entertainment Tonight aired a great promotion of Top Gun 3D on Wednesday, 1_23_13.  The entire ET episode can be found by clicking here!  The Top Gun 3D segment starts at 10:59 min and ends at 13:35 min.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

RealD vs IMAX - How They Compare.

January 6, 2013 From CNET Asia by Timothy Fernandez

3D movies are quite common these days, with many of the latest animated films, action-packed blockbusters and horror flicks being presented with a third-dimension. The passive polarizing technology used to display 3D in most movie theaters is also similar to those found in passive 3D TVs. However, the fact that some movies are presented in several 3D formats in the theaters can be somewhat confusing.
Most of us who’ve caught a 3D movie at the cinemas recently probably experienced the more common RealD 3D technology, while Imax Digital 3D (as well as its analog counterpart) is a format presented at Imax auditoriums. But is there any difference between RealD 3D and Imax Digital 3D? This is worth a read, click here to learn about:

1.   Similarities between RealD and IMAX

2.    How they compare

3.    Why do Imax Digital 3D movies cost more?

4.    Just the facts

5.    The 3D effect

6.    Is there a superior format?