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Harold Hallikainen
Jedi Master Film Handler

Posts: 763
From: Denver, CO, USA
Registered: Aug 2009

 - posted 10-08-2016 07:36 PM      Profile for Harold Hallikainen   Author's Homepage   Email Harold Hallikainen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
My wife and I liked this movie. It follows several workers from home to the oil platform on the final day. It's impossible to make anything perfectly safe, but they show safety tests not being run, ignoring questionable results, etc. in an effort to save money. The crew did their best to make the operation safe, but they were overruled with disastrous results. It could have been another Towering Inferno, but I think they pulled this off pretty well. We saw it in a DTS:X auditorium, and it sounded good. It's interesting that the credits listed Atmos and not DTS:X. When I first looked at IMDB ( ) a few weeks ago, only DTS_X was listed for sound. Now they list DTS:X, Atmos, and 12-track digital sound. I had not heard of a standard 12 track format, but I see it in Wikipedia as starting in 2002 ( ). From other reading, it appears this is an IMAX format. Is there any general (non-IMAX) distribution in this format? Is there a standard channel order in a DCP?

Anyway, this is the best DTS:X movie I've seen so far.


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Joseph L. Kleiman
Master Film Handler

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From: Sacramento, CA
Registered: Apr 2005

 - posted 10-09-2016 02:46 PM      Profile for Joseph L. Kleiman   Email Joseph L. Kleiman   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The 12.1 audio track is used in IMAX digital theaters.

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Jonathan Goeldner
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: Washington, District of Columbia
Registered: Jun 2008

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the Atmos mix is also a beast. While the build up and the establishing of the characters is an important part of the story I thought it plodded during the beginning (and first 30 minutes) of the movie.

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Mark Gulbrandsen
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From: Bountiful, Utah
Registered: Jun 99

 - posted 11-25-2016 10:58 AM      Profile for Mark Gulbrandsen   Email Mark Gulbrandsen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Some of this was shot with the Alexa 65... but who knows which parts after everything gets 2K'd up...


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