Dolby Cinema hits 13 as The Martian, Pan and Maze Runner embrace format

posted on Tuesday, 6th October 2015 by Steve May

4K  HDR  Dolby Atmos 

[#pageName]

Dolby Cinema, which combines Dolby Vision HDR authoring and playback technology with Dolby Atmos object based audio, has announced five new films in the premium cinema experience. The line-up brings all the major Hollywood studios - Disney, Paramount, Sony, Fox, Universal, Lionsgate and Warner Bros - into line with support for the Dolby ecosystem.

The total slate of films available in Dolby Cinema now stands at 13 since the launch of the format with Tomorrowland in May. The new titles are: The Perfect Guy (Sony Pictures; Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (Twentieth Century Fox; The Martian (Twentieth Century Fox); Pan (Warner Bros. Pictures); In the Heart of the Sea (Warner Bros. / Village Roadshow Pictures. They join previously announced Dolby Cinema releases Everest (Universal); The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (Lionsgate); The Jungle Book (Disney);  Inside Out (Disney Pixar);  Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (Paramount); Tomorrowland (Disney); Pixels (Sony) and San Andreas (Warner Bros.).

Ian Lowe, Senior Manager for imaging, told Inside CI that seeing a movie in HDR is a fundamental upgrade of the viewing experience. “The cameras the movie industry are using today already capture that higher dynamic range, it’s just you never see it because the colourist has to make a decision in the grade to either protect the low lights or the highlights, or it’s a blend of the two and it’s a compromise. HDR transmissions and programmes will remove that compromise. And of course we will have a wider colour gamut. These will actually give you the wide colours that actually exist that you don’t get in a REC709 transmission; when your eyes are stimulated with greater contrast, you see more colour.”

“We are delighted to see a dynamic slate of movies, with all the major Hollywood studios embracing today’s most advanced and powerful imaging and sound technologies,” says Dolby’s Doug Darrow, Senior VP Cinema. “Dolby Cinema has demonstrated that it can transport the audience into a new world of action-packed blockbusters with booming sounds, but can also pack animated films with heart and emotion.”

Currently there are no Dolby Cinema installations in the UK, although Lowe hints that could change soon. 

Dolby Cinema Signature Entrance

Steve May

Steve is a veteran of the UK consumer electronics industry, having covered it for
various media outlets for more than 20 years.

Share this!

Have your say...

Sorry guests can't post comments.

Please Login if your an existing member or Register a new account.

Authors

Tags

Error parsing XSLT file: \xslt\TagCloud.xslt

Latest Posts

McIntosh unveils nanocarbon driver loudspeaker

McIntosh unveils nanocarbon driver loudspeaker

15

Dec

2017

posted by Steve May

Brand says XRT2.1K is the next evolution in home speakers

More...
.
Artist Monika Bielskyte joins ISE 2018 TIDE conference

Artist Monika Bielskyte joins ISE 2018 TIDE conference

14

Dec

2017

posted by David Slater

Exploring the relationship between people, technology and space

More...
.