Nowadays, you know there isn’t just one way to see a movie — and Peter Jackson will change that even greater when it comes to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Not only will his blockbuster adventure see a digital 2D debut, but we’ll be getting IMAX 3D, RealD 3D, likely 35mm 2D, as well as the newfangled technology of 48 frames-per-second, certainly in 3D and possibly in 2D. Let us know when you write that all down and then we’ll regroup.
All good? Today, Warner Bros. have unveiled what exactly they’ll be calling the 48 FPS in a second TV spot for the film. And from this day forward it shall be known as HFR 3D. Unless you are full immersed in the technology world, this is likely your first time being acquainted with the term, but it’s certainly my number one reason for wanting to check it out. As we know, WB will be releasing the film in this format in limited theaters, but it will not have a surcharge like the 3D format. Check out the spot below, which features some new footage of Bilbo Baggins amongst some trolls, as well as a screencap of the HFR 3D (remember it), with a hat tip to our friend Germain Lussier from /Film for spotting it.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey arrives on December 14th.
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, Danny King, Amanda Waltz, and I discuss Don Hertzfeldt’s new short film World of Tomorrow, which will be released on March 31st on VOD. Then we dive into a feature review of David Robert Mitchell‘s horror film It Follows, which is now […]
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not […]
Latest posts from The Film Stage