Originally Posted by CAVX
This is a classic example of "fluff". It was supposed to make Prime look HUGE and yet 99% of the public didn't see the "IMAX" version at the cinema and unless you had access to a WalMart special, didn't get it on BD either.
Just to be clear I was talking about when I went to an IMAX (a real 70mm one) to watch it. Most of the IMAX scenes passed by entirely, or almost entirely unnoticed by me. So while it may have been intended to make Prime look huge, it really ended up having no impact on me, other than a handful of "Oh, that shot was IMAX, wonder when it started" moments.
Originally Posted by bud16415
What if Game of Thrones happens to have a special cinematic release as some sort of a promotional thing and shows it on Imax Screens again.
It's pointless arguing preferences, which is what you're doing. You're using preference to try and prove the whole CIH idea is wrong. Just as little as RLBURNSIDE and you care about maintaining the relative theatrical impact of scope films relative to flat films and TV, is how I feel about using every inch of wall space I have available. CIH is a system that's been in use for almost 70 years, it's presentation is the way film makers expect their content to be shown, whether that is their primary intent or not. And in my CIH setup, I don't find any 16:9 content feels cheated or cramped, and I don't have any desire for my TV to be larger, not even GoT.
That should be good enough for you guys, rather than crashing every thread in the CIH forum, threads that aren't even discussing which way to go.
HBO condoned the Imax release and the fans loved it. Seems in that case the only true cinematic presentation at home should be with a CIH+Imax setup and showing it in its proper level of immersion as HBO would like you to see it in. Imax at home.
And those fans are free to enjoy that, free to do CIH+IMAX at home. No one here has ever, ever said anyone shouldn't
do that if they want to. If you want to watch GoT bigger than everything else because it's the best show ever made, more power to ya, do it, and be glad that we have the ability to do it.