Earlier, we reported that in celebration of the upcoming Blu-ray release of the Indiana Jones series, Raiders of the Lost Ark would be making its way to IMAX theaters next month. Steven Spielberg told the New York Times:
“For me, it’s always been the bigger the screen, the better. It’s the only marked contrast we have to the generations that are seeing our movies on phones and hand-held platforms. It’s a complete relief to be able to see a film that many people have just experienced on a palm-sized platform technology, suddenly hurled at that them on an Imax-sized screen.”
A great platform for tentpole actioners and other epics, IMAX’s 72-foot screen and immersive environment makes it a stunning and exciting way to transform older film favorites, allowing audiences to appreciate their craft and consideration once more. The horizontal IMAX 70mm standard is about nine times larger than 35mm and three times bigger than normal 70mm. Keep in mind, we’re not talking about the retrofitted multiplexes where the digital projection is pretty pathetic by comparison. We’re only interested in a true IMAX experience. Since seeing a remastered movie on IMAX’s large-scale canvas conveys a tremendous sense of scope, enhances details and sound, and can be a hell of a lot of fun, we made a list of other movies we want to see. Click through to check out a few of our picks, then head to the comments to share yours.
It could be because of Shark Week and the buzz of Universal’s 100th anniversary Blu-ray rollout, but we’d pay big money to see Jaws in IMAX. The recent Raiders news and next year’s exciting IMAX 3D Jurassic Park event also inspire Spielbergian thoughts of chilling seascapes and gripping oceanic terror. Just imagining how the overwhelming horror of a thrashing Chrissie during her last swim would look large-scale is enough to send us reeling.