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View Poll Results: Do you want Skyfall in both IMAX and regular versions on Blu-ray?
Yes, IMAX (1.90:1) and regular (2.39:1) versions on two separate discs. 420 68.85%
No, regular (2.39:1) version only. 190 31.15%
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:29 AM   #1
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Early sources indicate that Skyfall (Sam Mendes, 2012) will be released on home video on March 12, 2013.

I've seen the movie in both IMAX and a regular theater. The IMAX ratio is approximately 1.90:1 (constant, not variable like The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol, etc.). The regular version is 2.39:1. I think the movie looks gorgeous either way, but the IMAX version was really breathtaking. I saw it in a real IMAX theater as well, not one of those Digital Liemaxes.

Do you want to see both versions on Blu-ray? The director and cinematographer have said that they framed shots with both aspect ratios in mind.

If you're interested in seeing the IMAX version on Blu-ray, we should probably e-mail EON, Sony, MGM, and Fox to let them know that we want to have the two viewing options.

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Old 11-20-2012, 03:51 AM   #2
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I only saw the film in IMAX, and it was beautiful to look at to be sure, but I'd like to have both available for comparison
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:54 AM   #3
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I'm in Austin this week, which has a huge IMAX screen at the Bob Bullock Museum. The largest IMAX screen in Dallas is only about half the size of the Bob Bullock screen. I'll go see Skyfall at the Bob Bullock again before I leave town.

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Old 11-20-2012, 04:04 AM   #4
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I think 2.39:1 should definitely make it to BD. I'll welcome the 1.78:1 version as a nice bonus, but it's not a necessity.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:08 AM   #5
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I'd rather see the scope version. Just feels more right for a Bond movie.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:19 AM   #6
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I'd rather see the scope version. Just feels more right for a Bond movie.
The first couple of movies were 1.66:1 or 1.85:1. Plus, have you seen the IMAX version? I was quite stunned.

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Old 11-20-2012, 05:09 AM   #7
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The main release will propably be 2.39:1, but I'd love an 1.78:1 version.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:13 AM   #8
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It was perfectly composed in 2,4:1. I can't imagine watching open matte version of all these stunning shots.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:18 AM   #9
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It was perfectly composed in 2,4:1. I can't imagine watching open matte version of all these stunning shots.
Yeah, but it was shot in 1.78:1, with the 2.40:1 composition cropped from the 1.78:1 source. That means that the framing was really done in post and not "live".
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:34 AM   #10
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I don't mind having both, but if I had to choose only one, then 2.40:1. I've seen both the regular and IMAX versions and there's a lot of extra headroom in the latter. Not quite as distracting as those open matte transfers of Kubrick films(before Blu-ray came along), but clearly the 2.40:1 framing is the way this movie was meant to be seen.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:45 AM   #11
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The first couple of movies were 1.66:1 or 1.85:1. Plus, have you seen the IMAX version? I was quite stunned.
Yeah but Bond movies evolved, as did the scope standard.

To have a bond movie (heavy action movies now) not be in scope when it was theatrically this way would be really poor decision making. The IMAX framing has to be secondary in the equation. It wont be a matter of which framing, it will be whether the IMAX ratio will be supplied as an alternative. Which means two discs.

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Yeah, but it was shot in 1.78:1, with the 2.40:1 composition cropped from the 1.78:1 source. That means that the framing was really done in post and not "live".
MOst of the movies shot digital are in 16:9, but it doesn't mean we have to see entire image

From Roger Deakins forum, quote from Deakins himself:

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As we were shooting our primary image as 2:35 spherical we were able to use the extra image are to the top and bottom of the sensor area to accommodate the IMAX format. I had though it would compromise the framing but the IMAX image is so 'in your face' that it seems to me the audience is only really looking at the central portion, the 2:35 are we really framed for.
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Yeah but Bond movies evolved, as did the scope standard.

To have a bond movie (heavy action movies now) not be in scope when it was theatrically this way would be really poor decision making. The IMAX framing has to be secondary in the equation. It wont be a matter of which framing, it will be whether the IMAX ratio will be supplied as an alternative. Which means two discs.
Yeah, I wouldn't want the IMAX ratio to supplant the scope ratio. It should be offered on a separate disc so that compression rates won't be affected. Ideally, this would be a four-disc set:

1) IMAX 1.90:1 ratio
2) regular 2.39:1 ratio
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From Roger Deakins forum, quote from Deakins himself:
Well, there you have it.
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The film was definitely composed for 2.40, so while I'd love an IMAX version, I won't be disappointed if there isn't one. I was with Prometheus, but that film's open matte shots were much less noticeable, and I was more concerned about the 3D(though the film looks excellent even when it's not open-matte).

With this film, it was a bit more noticeable that there was a LOT of extra headroom in every shot. I won't feel like I'm missing much in 2.40 since everything that needs to be seen is in the frame.

I was much more disappointed in how MI: Ghost Protocol didn't have an IMAX version. Even though they were composed for 2.40, those IMAX shots still looked cropped on the Blu-ray and I actually do feel like I'm missing something.
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I don't mind having both, but if I had to choose only one, then 2.40:1. I've seen both the regular and IMAX versions and there's a lot of extra headroom in the latter. Not quite as distracting as those open matte transfers of Kubrick films(before Blu-ray came along), but clearly the 2.40:1 framing is the way this movie was meant to be seen.
I kinda had the opposite reaction from you. In a lot of shots, I noticed that the top of the frame was the same. Most of the extra space was at the bottom, so for close-up shots of the actors' faces, we saw more of their necks/shoulders.
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Me prefer 2.39:1
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I'd love a 1.78:1 version!
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:20 AM   #19
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Bond 50 has a space for 1 disc not 2.
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It was framed for 2.40, I saw it in 2.40, I want the Blu-ray in 2.40. Anything else is pandering to the 'I want my big screen filled' brigade - and yes, this includes the proprietors of IMAX...
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