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Thriller IMAX 3D (Sept 21st — ONE WEEK ONLY!)

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Fucking finally 🙄😱:

'Michael Jackson's Thriller 3D' To Be Remastered for IMAX

Michael Jackson’s estate and IMAX are partnering to digitally remaster “Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D” into IMAX 3D. The partnership was announced Wednesday (Aug. 29), which would have been the singer’s 60th birthday. It will be released in IMAX theaters across the U.S. for one week, beginning Sept. 21.    

The estate’s co-executors say Jackson loved to give his fans the “latest and greatest in technology and entertainment experiences.” The 14-minute short film, directed by John Landis, premiered in Los Angeles in 1983. The 3D version was first shown at the 74th Venice Film Festival in 2017.

The remastered release precedes the launch of Amblin Entertainment’s fantasy film, The House with a Clock in Its Walls, starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett. Jackson was 50 years old when he died in June 2009.

www.billboard.com/amp/articles/columns/pop/8472930/michael-jackson-thriller-3d-remastered-imax-release

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OMG the quality!

 

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stop stop stop, how is any of that possible? When we can't get 1080p "If" filmed in 1993, how can we get this in HD filmed in 1983? Dal looking at you :/

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16 hours ago, John.... said:

stop stop stop, how is any of that possible? When we can't get 1080p "If" filmed in 1993, how can we get this in HD filmed in 1983? Dal looking at you 😕

Thriller was filmed on actual film reels.. the estate and John Landis went back and rescanned all the original film negatives of thriller into not just 1080p, but actual 4K resolution 😱! So we could very well be getting an Ultra-HD 4K Blu-ray release in the next few weeks (probably before Halloween) or at least a 1080p Blu-ray..

the problem with IF (and most other music videos filmed in the 90’s) is that they shot them on actual VHS tape, it was cheaper and faster and easier to edit those than it was to do so with film reels, and the VHS quality maxes out at standard definition 480p. So in theory they could go back and get the original VHS cassettes and rescan those but the quality upgrade will be minuscule, possibly not noticeable even. Plus, if the video had any special effects then those effects would need to be completed redone, frame-by-frame, to equal the resolution of the upgraded video footage quality..and that could be pricey as fuuuck (think Scream, etc)...

so yea, we probably won’t be getting full HD versions of many 90’s videos anytime soon unfortunately

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