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What's better than Avatar in 3D? Avatar in 4D!

02.06.2010

As you probably know, the majority of AVATAR's prodigious profitability has come from 3D screens. If three dimensions can generate that much income, imagine how lucrative adding another dimension could be!

"4D" showings of AVATAR are now taking place in Korea, and while they may not employ any abstract mathmatical concepts, they do feature the 3D version along with moving seats, sprinkling water, wind, laser lights and "smells of explosives".

The 4D "ride" costs more than twice that of a regular 3D showing, and there are currently only a handful of facilities in Seoul providing the "five-sense experience", at Korea's leading multiplex chain CJ-CGV.

But would it catch on in the rest of the world? Especially if the novelty of 3D becomes the standard, and studios and theater owners have to come up with yet more ways to entice audiences? Or would it just be the next Sensurround, Percepto!, Megasound or Smell-O-Vision?

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Extra Tidbit: Would you pay extra bucks for "theme park" versions of major theatrical releases?
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3:43PM on 02/08/2010
Jesus, I don't even shell out extra for 3D versions of major theatrical releases.
Jesus, I don't even shell out extra for 3D versions of major theatrical releases.
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11:26AM on 02/08/2010

Quick quick we need to distract from the story

and 3D isn't covering up the shoddy Ferngully vs Dune plot we've cobbled together. Let's completely blind the senses until people barf.
and 3D isn't covering up the shoddy Ferngully vs Dune plot we've cobbled together. Let's completely blind the senses until people barf.
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2:08AM on 02/08/2010
to answer the poll question HELL NO!!!
to answer the poll question HELL NO!!!
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7:19AM on 02/07/2010
iīm all for enhancing the movie goers experience on theatres, as long as this doesnīt become a rule for all pictures, i mean, can imagine if you have to pay like 20$ everytime you have to go see a movie??? iīd never set my foot on a theatre again, itīs hard enough as it is with current prices...

besides, i like to go to the theatre, just sit in the chair and enjoy a good plot on screen, and i donīt think iīd be able to do that with smoke all around and water being thrown at me all the time
iīm all for enhancing the movie goers experience on theatres, as long as this doesnīt become a rule for all pictures, i mean, can imagine if you have to pay like 20$ everytime you have to go see a movie??? iīd never set my foot on a theatre again, itīs hard enough as it is with current prices...

besides, i like to go to the theatre, just sit in the chair and enjoy a good plot on screen, and i donīt think iīd be able to do that with smoke all around and water being thrown at me all the time and whatnot ;)

so, as long as itīs just for the occasional movie, i say go for it
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8:08PM on 02/07/2010
Im in Australia, and Avatar in 3D cost $22. And that wasn't even IMAX
Im in Australia, and Avatar in 3D cost $22. And that wasn't even IMAX
7:43AM on 02/10/2010
22 bucks and not in 3d?? daaaammmmm. No wonder this movie is making billions
22 bucks and not in 3d?? daaaammmmm. No wonder this movie is making billions
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3:54AM on 02/07/2010

okay

Anyone care to explain why people take things like this so personally? I mean, seriously, it isn't like someone is putting a gun to your head, forcing you to watch the movie this way (or at all).

I, for once, found Avatar to be a refreshingly cinematic experience. I value story and character as much as any other film fan, but I'll be fucked if I deny myself the pleasure of... Nevermind.

Almost forgot - this is the internet.
Anyone care to explain why people take things like this so personally? I mean, seriously, it isn't like someone is putting a gun to your head, forcing you to watch the movie this way (or at all).

I, for once, found Avatar to be a refreshingly cinematic experience. I value story and character as much as any other film fan, but I'll be fucked if I deny myself the pleasure of... Nevermind.

Almost forgot - this is the internet.
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1:48AM on 02/07/2010
Why stop at 4D? Har har har...
Why stop at 4D? Har har har...
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3:32PM on 02/06/2010

good stuff

still not as great as the 4D terminator short film at universal studios lol. It has 3 screens live actors, sprinklers, moving seats. But i think virtual reality goggles is the real way of the future, which will do away with the cinema for good.
still not as great as the 4D terminator short film at universal studios lol. It has 3 screens live actors, sprinklers, moving seats. But i think virtual reality goggles is the real way of the future, which will do away with the cinema for good.
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2:07PM on 02/06/2010
Oh man, Kentucky Fried Movie was so prophetic, weren't they?

It's time for Feel-O-Vision!
Oh man, Kentucky Fried Movie was so prophetic, weren't they?

It's time for Feel-O-Vision!
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2:00PM on 02/06/2010
When will they start doing porn like this?
When will they start doing porn like this?
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9:45PM on 02/06/2010
Tinto Brass mentioned redoing Caligula in 3D, hopefully he'll consider the 4D format. Haha
Tinto Brass mentioned redoing Caligula in 3D, hopefully he'll consider the 4D format. Haha
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1:43PM on 02/06/2010
Two words: Dumb
Two words: Dumb
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12:38PM on 02/06/2010
If I learnt anything from 'Back to the future', isn't the fourth dimension something to do with time? I'm pretty sure when Doc says 'Marty you're not thinking 4th dimensionally' he didn't mean the smell of gun powder.
If I learnt anything from 'Back to the future', isn't the fourth dimension something to do with time? I'm pretty sure when Doc says 'Marty you're not thinking 4th dimensionally' he didn't mean the smell of gun powder.
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11:26PM on 02/06/2010
modern physicists no longer think of time as the 4th dimension. Minkowski space or spacetime is used for that now. they think of 4D very simply now, you have 1 dimension, then 2, then 3, then 4, etc...
modern physicists no longer think of time as the 4th dimension. Minkowski space or spacetime is used for that now. they think of 4D very simply now, you have 1 dimension, then 2, then 3, then 4, etc...
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11:50AM on 02/06/2010
Poor Cameron's probably kicking himself for not initiating this himself, because then Avatar would have definitely made a billion domestically....
Poor Cameron's probably kicking himself for not initiating this himself, because then Avatar would have definitely made a billion domestically....
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11:28AM on 02/06/2010

Finally...

The Koreans are seeing Avatar for what it really is...a theme park attraction. Not a movie.
The Koreans are seeing Avatar for what it really is...a theme park attraction. Not a movie.
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10:56AM on 02/06/2010
This would be an amazing attraction in a place like Universal studios since basically all of their 3D rides do this.
This would be an amazing attraction in a place like Universal studios since basically all of their 3D rides do this.
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10:49AM on 02/06/2010
Tell it to the Koreans who named it 4D.

(And modern theory no longer considers time to be the fourth dimension.)
Tell it to the Koreans who named it 4D.

(And modern theory no longer considers time to be the fourth dimension.)
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10:10AM on 02/06/2010
You are aware that the fourth dimension is time and that what you are describing is still just 3D ??? Just sayin' ...
You are aware that the fourth dimension is time and that what you are describing is still just 3D ??? Just sayin' ...
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12:57PM on 02/06/2010
hahaha bro you are officially "that guy" . awesome
hahaha bro you are officially "that guy" . awesome
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9:18AM on 02/06/2010
It depends on the film.
It depends on the film.
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8:33AM on 02/06/2010
I may not be able to handle 3 hours of being sprayed at, whipped around, etc. all while trying to watch the movie in 3D.
I may not be able to handle 3 hours of being sprayed at, whipped around, etc. all while trying to watch the movie in 3D.
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6:11AM on 02/06/2010

LMAO

The Smell of Explosives. LOL!

I can't believe more people aren't jumping on this like they did 3D. I guess because James Cameron hasn't sponsored it yet they're playing it cool.
The Smell of Explosives. LOL!

I can't believe more people aren't jumping on this like they did 3D. I guess because James Cameron hasn't sponsored it yet they're playing it cool.
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4:29AM on 02/06/2010
If you want to go on a ride, go to a fucking theme park.
If you want to go on a ride, go to a fucking theme park.
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4:07AM on 02/06/2010
4d Porn. There I've said it!
4d Porn. There I've said it!
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8:29AM on 02/06/2010
Just find two ladies with Double Ds.
Just find two ladies with Double Ds.
3:19AM on 02/06/2010
I wonder if the people who came up with the title of "4D" realize what big idiots they are. Smell is not a dimension, suckers. Nor is water or movement.
I wonder if the people who came up with the title of "4D" realize what big idiots they are. Smell is not a dimension, suckers. Nor is water or movement.
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2:53AM on 02/06/2010
I think that would kick ass over here. It would be like Universal Studios coming to your backyard.
I think that would kick ass over here. It would be like Universal Studios coming to your backyard.
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2:29AM on 02/06/2010
The movie still sucks.....probably
The movie still sucks.....probably
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2:20AM on 02/06/2010
Kentucky Fried Movie had that idea back in the 1970's. So...for the sex scene do you get a lapdance or something more?
Kentucky Fried Movie had that idea back in the 1970's. So...for the sex scene do you get a lapdance or something more?
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2:15AM on 02/06/2010
4D at amusement parks IS pretty cool.

With Hollywood however, I'm halfway = both down, yet skeptical.

First off, did James Cameron approve of any of the 4D stuff that the Koreans are doing? If the answer is no, I find that a problem.

Also notice how 4D or D-Box is slowly catching on. Some people say D-Box will hit it big like IMAX, but I wouldn't go that far quite yet.

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4D at amusement parks IS pretty cool.

With Hollywood however, I'm halfway = both down, yet skeptical.

First off, did James Cameron approve of any of the 4D stuff that the Koreans are doing? If the answer is no, I find that a problem.

Also notice how 4D or D-Box is slowly catching on. Some people say D-Box will hit it big like IMAX, but I wouldn't go that far quite yet.

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2:15AM on 02/06/2010

WHY NOT ...

... 5D or 6D?
... 5D or 6D?
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2:09AM on 02/06/2010
This has officially gone too far. Are people that ignorant and unintelligent they need all this gimmicky crap to appreciate a good film? The 3D wasn't enough so you need fucking moving chairs and water sprays to the face? For the love of God, where does it end.
This has officially gone too far. Are people that ignorant and unintelligent they need all this gimmicky crap to appreciate a good film? The 3D wasn't enough so you need fucking moving chairs and water sprays to the face? For the love of God, where does it end.
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2:04AM on 02/06/2010
Down for 4D
Down for 4D
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1:37AM on 02/06/2010

Cool

Ya I'd be down to see 4-D movies...
Ya I'd be down to see 4-D movies...
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1:10AM on 02/06/2010
Being that I only get out to see a few major releases a year, I would certainly be interested in something more entertaining, even if it did cost a bit more. My only fear is that it might almost be too distracting from the film but I would have to try it once before I knew for sure.
Being that I only get out to see a few major releases a year, I would certainly be interested in something more entertaining, even if it did cost a bit more. My only fear is that it might almost be too distracting from the film but I would have to try it once before I knew for sure.
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1:08AM on 02/06/2010

i remember

shrek in 4D at universal studios. that was an amazing experience. idk how many people would see this and idk how many 4D theaters there are but i'd definitely pay to see Avatar 2 in 4D
shrek in 4D at universal studios. that was an amazing experience. idk how many people would see this and idk how many 4D theaters there are but i'd definitely pay to see Avatar 2 in 4D
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12:59AM on 02/06/2010

Oh shit

I would pay to see that! Sounds like a good fucking time if you ask me!!
I would pay to see that! Sounds like a good fucking time if you ask me!!
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