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See Bond bigger and better than ever before - Skyfall to release in IMAX

Feb. 23, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg
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The IMAX Corporation announced today in conjunction with MGM, Sony Picture Entertainment, and Albert R. Broccoli's EON Productions that James Bond's 23rd film will be shown in IMAX theaters when it releases this fall.  To be clear, this does not mean that SKYFALL is being filmed with IMAX cameras.  Instead, the movie will be digitally remastered so as to match IMAX-level sound and picture quality.

"SKYFALL will be the cool, must-see event release of the fall, and releasing the film in IMAX only reinforces that," said Rory Bruer, President, Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures Worldwide Marketing and Distribution.

"It is fitting that with SKYFALL marking the 50th Anniversary of the James Bond franchise, we celebrate in epic style and what could be more larger-than-life than IMAX joining the festivities," said Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum, Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officers of MGM.

I know I'll try to see SKYFALL in IMAX now, but will you? Do you always watch the IMAX version of a movie if it's available, or do you not really care?

Plot recap (as if you needed one): In SKYFALL, Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

Craig's co-star in SKYFALL, French actress and model Bérénice Marlohe:

Berenice Marlohe GQ shoot

Extra Tidbit: I just learned today that there is an Autobot named Skyfall, and that a Decepticon called Skyjack was then later also given the name Skyfall. I think.

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10:32PM on 02/23/2012
Totally saw this coming! You can't have a movie with a cast of this caliber on a puny screen! This makes me even happier for it's release!
Totally saw this coming! You can't have a movie with a cast of this caliber on a puny screen! This makes me even happier for it's release!
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1:07PM on 02/23/2012
After seeing the the amazingly high quality of true 70mm film in the TDKR prologue and then to go straight to a converted opening scene of MI4 left me a little underwhelmed. I'll definitely be seeing Skyfall opening weekend, just not on imax. Although to be fair the big ass screen and booming sound is always a fun experience nonetheless. I'm just on a slightly tighter budget these days.
After seeing the the amazingly high quality of true 70mm film in the TDKR prologue and then to go straight to a converted opening scene of MI4 left me a little underwhelmed. I'll definitely be seeing Skyfall opening weekend, just not on imax. Although to be fair the big ass screen and booming sound is always a fun experience nonetheless. I'm just on a slightly tighter budget these days.
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12:54PM on 02/23/2012
140+ minutes (any good Bond movie is looong) in an IMAX theater watching a movie without any IMAX camera scenes is asking a bit much from my senses.

And if there's any of the shaky cam close-up action we saw in Quantum of Solace...make sure to bring a puke bag. I don't mind shaky cam in general...but it would be nauseating in IMAX.
140+ minutes (any good Bond movie is looong) in an IMAX theater watching a movie without any IMAX camera scenes is asking a bit much from my senses.

And if there's any of the shaky cam close-up action we saw in Quantum of Solace...make sure to bring a puke bag. I don't mind shaky cam in general...but it would be nauseating in IMAX.
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2:55PM on 02/23/2012
Don't worry, they brought back the original editor from Casino Royale, and I don't see Dan Bradley's name anywhere (he was the second unit director - responsible for the God-awful shaky cam bullshit that some people have embraced as artful action sequences as of late). Alexander Witt has been hired (from Casino Royale - interestingly enough) so rest assured, this is going to be one helluva Bond film. And c'mon, it's Sam Mendes at the helm! They've got rid of David Arnold as composer, all they
Don't worry, they brought back the original editor from Casino Royale, and I don't see Dan Bradley's name anywhere (he was the second unit director - responsible for the God-awful shaky cam bullshit that some people have embraced as artful action sequences as of late). Alexander Witt has been hired (from Casino Royale - interestingly enough) so rest assured, this is going to be one helluva Bond film. And c'mon, it's Sam Mendes at the helm! They've got rid of David Arnold as composer, all they have to do now is get rid of those two hack-writers, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (who get credit when they don't even deserve it), and the franchise will finally get its real class back together again.
12:45PM on 02/23/2012

HELL YEAH!

Wow, first Bond movie on IMAX. I'm so pumped! This film means business.
Wow, first Bond movie on IMAX. I'm so pumped! This film means business.
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10:21AM on 02/23/2012

Only if it's true IMAX....

I usually tend to stay away from IMAX screenings unless there are scenes that were filmed using IMAX cameras. This will be no exception. I like Bond, but i always feel like these up-conversions, whether they are 3D or IMAX, are only just for cash grabs, not to show the movie the way the director intended
I usually tend to stay away from IMAX screenings unless there are scenes that were filmed using IMAX cameras. This will be no exception. I like Bond, but i always feel like these up-conversions, whether they are 3D or IMAX, are only just for cash grabs, not to show the movie the way the director intended
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