Originally Posted by fookoo_2010
Obviously, the one in the know was not in Los Angeles when it was run for one week as a 70mm print at The Landmark in West Los Angeles and advertised as such.
Before you claim to be "in the know" you should bring some proof that it really was a 70mm print.
It is possible you think you where "in the know" and thought it was a 70mm print, but was not aware that the projection was really a 4K digital projection.
There are nowhere on the net with any information about a 70mm print of Samsara. There are however full of information from people that are disappointed that there will not be any 70mm screening for the movie.
If somebody struck a 70mm print for Samsara it would be worse than a 4K digital copy or a real 70mm print because it had to be laser printed from the digital source.
There is no edit of Samsara negatives so it is not possible to strike a 70mm positive print of the movie without do a edit of the negatives first.Note from Mark Magidson on 70mm film, Digital Projection, and Samsara
Here he confirm there will be no 70mm print of the movie.
I got a chance this morning to talk briefly with Samsara director Ron Fricke and his primary collaborator, producer/co-author Mark Magidson.They made the controversial decision to skip the expected 70mm prints "after seeing it projected in 4K. All the fidelity of the 65mm negative was there. It’s rock steady, and never gets scratched. There’s a dimension to it that’s unique."
Personally, I wish they had made one or two 70mm prints.
I think this is enough to prove that there never was and never will be a 70mm print of Samsara. Edited by coolscan - 3/27/13 at 5:10am