From: Morecambe Lancashire England
Registered: Jun 2004
posted February 08, 2012 12:09 PM
Finally got to see "War Horse " at our local Apollo Cinema yesterday -the movie is set against a sweeping landscape of rural England and Europe during the First World War- the Sony digital cinema 4k presentation complimented the gorgeously shot Cinematography of this drama, action and adventure epic( 2hrs 26 mins!) Synopsis - the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young lad Albert,the extrodinary journey of the horse through the War , changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets. Spielberg directs this in an episodic style (6 stories)which in my opinion lags in the middle, it tugs at our heart strings and is a true family film from the Disney stable - (but just a tag too long ...)
From: Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire
Registered: Aug 2005
posted February 09, 2012 02:54 PM
What hapened to the intermissions. Most films had a break on this length of film. I for one find this too long to watch in one long go. Producers shoulld schedule a break scene and then it would be much more workable. They have lost the art of showmanship, and think of the sales at the kiosk rhis would bring.
posted February 10, 2012 04:44 AM
First Colin how did you know it was a 4K projector and a 4K presentation and not the usual 2K? My local cinema recently upgraded to a 4K projector from the 2K one, but they have not said if any 4k presentations being made. * Second Colin I doubt if the younger cinema goers with thier mobile phones and popcorn would appreciate intermissions in movie. I loved the Roadshow presentations back in the 50's/60's of the epic type films and musicals with special prints with overature before the film, intermission and then more music and second half of the movie and then the walk out music. You booked in advance like a theatre and changed clothes before going really was a night out.
From: Dunfermline, Fife, UK
Registered: Jun 2008
posted February 10, 2012 04:52 PM
The last time I remember an intermission was during Mel Gibson's Braveheart watched at the Robins cinema in Dunfermline. Unfortunately after the intermission the projector failed to start and everyone was given refunds or tickets for the following night. From a Scotsman's point of view it would have been a good idea to take the refund because up to the intermission Scotland was winning!
I saw Warhorse at our, now all digital, Odeon. I thought digital would avoid focus, scratches, loss of loop and other real film hazards.
We had to ask the cinema to switch the image on rather than just the audio! Modern multiplexes do not seem to have a clue.