Due to the success of The Hunger Games in IMAX, the sequel, Catching Fire will not only be released in IMAX but some scenes will also be shot using IMAX high resolution cameras. Catching Fire IMAX will be released on Nov. 22, 2013
The Hunger Games had a limited IMAX run in the US and hopefully, Catching Fire IMAX would now be available in the Philippines too. We’ll update as soon as we get a confirmation about this.
Quotes from the Press Release:
Helping to further eventize this cultural phenomenon and transport moviegoers into the world of Panem, director Francis Lawrence will utilize IMAX® cameras in filming portions of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Exclusively in IMAX® theatres, sequences shot with the extremely high-resolution cameras will expand to fill the entire screen with unprecedented crispness and clarity, putting moviegoers right into the action alongside Katniss and her fellow Tributes.
“We are thrilled to continue the productive partnership we enjoyed with IMAX on the first installment ofThe Hunger Games,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger. “Our partnership on the first Hunger Games film was a resounding success, and we look forward to building on that experience with an expanded IMAX relationship on Catching Fire. IMAX delivers a unique and memorable experience that is the perfect way to celebrate this special moviegoing event.”
“Beyond the global phenomenon that wasThe Hunger Games, the film resonated exceptionally with IMAX fans, resulting in sell outs across the network during the limited IMAX run,” said Greg Foster , Chairman and President, IMAX Filmed Entertainment. “We are excited to expand our partnership with director Francis Lawrence , producers Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik and the Lionsgate team asCatching Fire joins a select group of blockbuster titles that have filmed with IMAX cameras, elevating the property to the next level.”
The IMAX release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
It was previously announced that The Hunger Games IMAX will be available in our country but SM Cinema has confirmed that The Hunger Games IMAX will no longer be available in Asian countries, including the Philippines. The IMAX format will only be available in the US.
Good news is, The Hunger Games will be available in 2D Format.
THE HUNGER GAMES IMAX TO BE SHOWN IN THE PHILIPPINES! =)
LATEST UPDATE: THE HUNGER GAMES IMAX WON’T BE AVAILABLE IN THE PHILIPPINES.
SM Cinema IMAX just tweeted that The Hunger Games will be available in our country!
Are you going to watch it on IMAX?