2:40 CTO of Kodak’s reaction to seeing The Dark Knight in IMAX, “best photographic experience he’s ever had in seeing a motion picture.”
8:53 Talks about the IMAX release of The Dark Knight and how he was able to use the OCN’s (original color negatives) for eleven of the prints that were screened in select theaters, and how those were the best projected versions of any film in history.
10:24 Says they will do the same OCN release for The Dark Knight Rises, talks about the financial burden of releasing The Dark Knight Rises in the very best quality possible, and the visible difference between the OCN prints and the others that were sent out.
Apparently Nolan ordered 11 prints struck from the OCN for TDN, which were projected in the Los Angeles area and plans to do the same for TDNR. According to the VP of IMAX, this is something that has not been done in many years for a commercial release feature and the image quality of these extremely expensive prints is simply unparalleled. People might want to keep that in mind, when looking for an IMAX theatre. This is probably the last time one may be able to see true Imax quality in all its glory, before the format goes fully into digital projection. I don't know whether the movie itself is worth the praise it gets, but respect is due to Nolan and Wally Pfister for their dedication to large format film and for pushing the envelope in their craft.Edited by humax - 7/19/12 at 12:28pm