Wednesday, November 13, 2019

DIGITAL PROJECTION MAY FINALLY DO IN DRIVE-INS

January 21, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

A report in Saturday’s Los Angeles Times about the impact of the transition to digital projection on drive-in theaters included the surprising statistic that 368 of them still survive in the U.S. According to the Times report, the switch to digital distribution of movies, which is expected to be completed before the end of the […]

CAMERON IN LONDON FOR TITANIC PREMIERE ONE DAY AFTER DIVE

March 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

James Cameron turned up in London Tuesday night for the premiere of his 3D-enhanced re-release of Titanic — just one day after completing his voyage to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, seven miles below the surface of the Pacific. “I felt like I literally, in the space of one day, had gone to another […]

NEW SAMSUNG DVD PLAYER MAKES DIGITAL COPIES

January 4, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

In the latest effort to marry the computer and the PC, Samsung plans to unveil several new home entertainment systems that will transfer DVDs and Blu-ray Discs to hard drives or other digital media. In a news release the company said that in order to use the conversion software, users will have to register ownership […]

MORE 3D RE-RELEASES COMING FROM DISNEY (Updated)

October 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Following the striking success of the re-release of The Lion King in 3D — it has sold more than $80 million worth of tickets since its release less than three weeks ago — Disney is planning similar 3D reboots for additional past hits, including 1991’s Beauty and the Beast, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc. and The […]

3D VERSION OF NEXT HARRY POTTER PIC ABANDONED

October 8, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Although Warner Bros. announced as long ago as last January that it was working on a 3D version of its two-part Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, it said today that it had abandoned plans to release the first part in 3D because there wasn’t enough time for it to “meet the highest standards of […]

CONFIRMED: STAR WARS BEING CONVERTED TO 3D

September 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

George Lucas’s Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) special-effects unit has begun work on converting Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace to 3D but does not expect to release it for two more years, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Wednesday). The newspaper said that it had obtained a press release that corporate parent LucasFilm […]