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Tarzan to Screen Digitally
And Now the Lastest News in the Digital Projection of Motion Pictures:
(From Daily Variety of Today, July 16, 1999.) I don't usually post full articles
and I know that it might be frowned on but here it is anyway.
With "Star Wars: Episode I — The
Phantom Menace" and "An Ideal
Husband" winding down their runs as the
only major digitally projected pics in
theaters, Disney is ready to swing
"Tarzan" into the mix.
Beginning July 30, pic will screen at three
venues — AMC’s Pleasure Island
multiplex at Walt Disney World in Florida,
AMC’s Media Center North 6 in Burbank
and the Edwards Irvine Spectrum
complex — using Texas Instruments’ DLP
Cinema projection technology.
Animated pic becomes the first major
release to have been produced,
mastered and projected digitally.
"Menace" and "Ideal Husband" were both
shot on film and were only projected
digitally. "Menace" ends its run Sunday.
With "Tarzan," Disney becomes a major
supporter of digital projection. "Ideal
Husband" was released by Miramax.
"We look forward to more filmmakers and
exhibitors embracing these techniques,"
Phil Barlow, executive veep of Walt
Disney Motion Pictures Group, said in a
statement. "Disney’s technology experts
have done a tremendous job in preparing
for and embracing this exciting new form
of exhibition. These engagements
represent the starting point for an exciting
new era in moviegoing."
"Tarzan" has grossed more than $130
million since its release.
So the experiment continues.
Regards, Bill Hogan
Thanks to Rich Torpey for support in 1999
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