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System Notices
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'Titanic' Fans Get to Go Down with the Ship in '4DX'

Source: hollywoodreporter.com

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James Cameron’s Titanic was re-released in 3D this week, inviting critics to trot out familiar arguments about the pointlessness of the technology except as a means to jack up ticket prices and wring a few extra dollars out of devoted fans. But a South Korean company is already anticipating the next cinematic accoutrement for moviegoers to complain about: 4DX, an interactive experience which simulates the conditions of a film’s environment.

Not unlike D-Box Technologies’ motion-simulation seats, 4DX features chairs that pitch and roll according to the motion of the action within the film. But it also includes such features as “short bursts of sharp air” and “face water” to put the viewer in the middle of the on screen environment. Presumably the volume of these atmospheric flourishes is modulated – or else Titanic fans may find themselves struggling to see the film during the ship’s climactic descent into the ocean.

CJ 4DPlex Co. launched 4DX in 2009, and is using the technology to enhance the viewing experience of The Hunger Games, John Carter and The Avengers in addition to Titanic. The company hopes to reach more than 800 auditoriums by 2016.


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Manny Knowles
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A little late for April Fool's shenanigan's, don't you think? [Roll Eyes]

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Mike Blakesley
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Disney's been doing that for years on their theme-park filmed attractions.

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Manny Knowles
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Yeah, I know -- this just seems like a long way to go to sell a "normal" movie.

In Disney's case, they typically keep the attraction going for years.

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Mike Blakesley
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Right. I guess it's kind of cool for a ten-minute movie but two hours of occasional wind and water in the face? Seems like it would be more distraction than enhancement.

Of course they used to say that about sound too...

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What does it do when Kate Winslet gets naked? [Big Grin]

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3D is enough of a distraction. Being shaken around is dumb. Having water thrown in my face during a movie would seriously piss me off. These are all distractions. In no way do they actually bring people INTO the movie.

If people want to relive the experience so bad, then figure out a way to flood the auditorium with water just above freezing and make sure the air conditioning is painfully cold. Let's see how many people sit there and continue to watch the movie. Of those that do, over half of them need to drown before the end credits for that realistic effect. Similarly, I expect people to take arrows into their chest during Hunger Games.

This shit is just stupid. Directors really should take a stand.

And Jesse...when Kate gets naked, Leo gets turned on. You probably don't want to watch that scene in 4DX.

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I'd rather watch the movie in Feel-a-Round than 4DX.

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Feel-a-round would be an interesting concept, but not done the way shown there with an usher doing stuff to each patron. It would all have to be done electronically with nothing actually touching anyone.

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Where's the fun in that? [Wink]

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quote: Mike Blakesley
Disney's been doing that for years on their theme-park filmed attractions.
Yet, an attraction, based on movie technology is (in most cases) still something very different than a movie.

An attraction tries to create an artificial reality, a movie is, in most cases, nothing more than a story told in pictures and sound.

My best movie experiences were those, were the movie was great and the theater was good enough not to distract me from that great movie.

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We're not far off from the "feelies" as described in Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World"

From Chapter 11:

The house lights went down; fiery letters stood out solid and as though self-supported in the darkness. THREE WEEKS IN A HELICOPTER . AN ALL-SUPER-SINGING, SYNTHETIC-TALKING, COLOURED, STEREOSCOPIC FEELY. WITH SYNCHRONIZED SCENT-ORGAN ACCOMPANIMENT.

"Take hold of those metal knobs on the arms of your chair," whispered Lenina. "Otherwise you won't get any of the feely effects."

The Savage did as he was told.

Those fiery letters, meanwhile, had disappeared; there were ten seconds of complete darkness; then suddenly, dazzling and incomparably more solid-looking than they would have seemed in actual flesh and blood, far more real than reality, there stood the stereoscopic images, locked in one another's arms, of a gigantic negro and a golden-haired young brachycephalic Beta-Plus female.

The Savage started. That sensation on his lips! He lifted a hand to his mouth; the titillation ceased; let his hand fall back on the metal knob; it began again. The scent organ, meanwhile, breathed pure musk. Expiringly, a sound-track super-dove cooed "Oo-ooh"; and vibrating only thirty-two times a second, a deeper than African bass made answer: "Aa-aah." "Ooh-ah! Ooh-ah!" the stereoscopic lips came together again, and once more the facial erogenous zones of the six thousand spectators in the Alhambra tingled with almost intolerable galvanic pleasure. "Ooh …"

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Hate to bump this, but 4DX has come to the States. Starting Friday, you can see "Transformers: Age of Extiction" in 4DX only at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live Stadium 14!

The death of moviegoing as we know it!

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At least they paired stupid technology with a stupid movie.

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