There are some movies that require a big screen viewing at least once. The first Indiana Jones movie, “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” certainly falls within that category, but next month, you’ll be able to catch it on a very big screen.
ScreenCrush confirmed yesterday that you’ll be able to see an IMAX-sized boulder chasing Harrison Ford starting September 7. “Raiders of the Lost Ark” will get a weeklong re-release in the large format, timed for the debut of the series on Blu-ray.
Steven Spielberg personally oversaw the conversion to 70mm and assured the New York Times that he hasn’t borrowed any tricks him his friend George Lucas. Nothing from the original film will be changed (i.e. no visual effects updates) besides from increasing the image size.
“It’s the only marked contrast we have to the generations that are seeing our movies on phones and hand-held platforms,” Spielberg told the Times. It’s a complete relief to be able to see a film that many people have just experienced on a palm-sized platform technology, suddenly hurled at that them on an Imax-sized screen.”
You’ll be able to catch “Raiders of the Lost Ark” in 70mm IMAX starting September 7 through September 13. “Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures” on Blu-ray hits shelves on September 18.
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