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Paramount to Unleash ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ in IMAX
Steven Spielberg and George Lucas’ timeless adventure classic Raiders of the Lost Ark will get a special one-week release in select IMAX theaters beginning September 7. The film has undergone a complete restoration for the IMAX exclusive one-week release and subsequent debut on Blu-ray.
“When I saw the stunning quality of the picture and heard the enhanced sound in an IMAX theatre, I was quite literally blown away and hope that audiences will enjoy the experience as much as I did,” said Spielberg.
The IMAX release of Raiders of the Lost Ark will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology.
Under the supervision of Spielberg and renowned sound designer Ben Burtt, Raiders of the Lost Ark has been meticulously restored with careful attention to preserving the original look, sound and feel of the iconic film for its highly-anticipated release on Blu-ray as part of Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures. All the exploits of globetrotting hero Indiana Jones come home in high definition on September 18, 2012 from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Paramount Home Media Distribution. The set features seven hours of bonus material, including a new two-part documentary titled “On Set with Raiders of the Lost Ark – From Jungle to Desert and From Adventure to Legend ,” which features rarely seen footage from the set of the film and archival interviews with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Harrison Ford.
Tickets and a list of participating theatres are available starting today at www.imax.com.