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Ready Player One in Dolby Vision HDR and Atmos Sound

I've never been a gamer, and I find virtual reality quite unsatisfying in its current state of development. So, you might think I would have little interest in Ready Player One, Steven Spielberg's new movie based on those activities. However, when I saw the trailer, I was intrigued, at least by the visuals. Even better, it was graded in Dolby Vision and mixed in Atmos for Dolby Cinemas, so I bought a ticket.

Things are pretty bleak by the year 2045. Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) lives in Columbus, Ohio—the poor part of town called The Stacks, where people live in mobile homes and shipping containers that have been stacked on top of each other in rickety scaffolds. The only escape from this dismal existence is The OASIS (Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation), a VR/gaming environment developed by James Halliday (Mark Rylance) and Ogden Morrow (Simon Pegg) where you can go anywhere, do anything, and be anyone you wish.

Wade, who goes by Parzival in The OASIS, has several friends in the virtual world, including Aech (Lena Waithe), Sho (Philip Zhao), and Daito (Win Morisaki). He soon meets Art3mis (Olivia Cooke), who joins them in an epic quest. Halliday has died, leaving behind a challenge: Whoever finds the Easter egg he has hidden within The OASIS will inherit his entire fortune and gain complete control over the virtual world he created.

Of course, Parzival and his pals—known collectively as the High Five—aren't the only ones seeking the Easter egg. Nolan Sorrento (Ben Mendelsohn), head of Innovative Online Industries, will stop at nothing to secure the egg—and control of The OASIS—for his company's greedy ends. I-R0k (T.J. Miller) is his evil yet hilarious henchman leading an indentured army of IOI debtors bent on stopping the High Five and finding the egg.

Ready Player One is a visual feast with state-of-the-art CGI and tons of pop-culture references. And it's spectacular in Dolby Vision HDR and Atmos immersive sound.

For more, read my review here.

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This movie is playing in 3D and there is a North American 3D Blu-ray pre-order available.

Steven Spielberg used VR gear to assist both his directing and the actors while shooting the OASIS motion capture and considers 3D to be an important part of the storytelling of Ready Player One.

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The more I read about this movie, the more I want to see it. Thanks for the quick summary!
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This movie is playing in 3D and there is a North American 3D Blu-ray pre-order available.

Steven Spielberg used VR gear to assist both his directing and the actors while shooting the OASIS motion capture and considers 3D to be an important part of the storytelling of Ready Player One.

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No thanks. Dolby Vision/Atmos version for the win!
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No thanks. Dolby Vision/Atmos version for the win!
You'd think 3D Audio (Atmos) and 3D Video would be a perfect winning pair. But not for everyone. Enjoy the movie.
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Im seeing it tonight at the AMC 16 Dolby Cinema Room around 10ish. CANT WAIT!!! ^_^

Then over the weekend, I am spring cleaning and going from a 5.1.4 setup to a 7.1.4.
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Gunna wait and get this in UltraHD or 3D, can't decide.
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Goin To see it In DV tomorrow

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Given the speed with which the US (and world) are becoming more chaotic, the thesis of this movie is perfectly timed. While I may be too old to see it occur, I can most certainly imagine a time when the only way to escape this craziness will be through VR.

As I do for 99.999% of every movie release, I will wait until the BR/HDR version is available and watch at home. We live in a very small community and the local theaters have less than spectacular audio and I have no interest in driving 90 minutes to a theater that might do the film justice.

This should be a savory audio and video feast!!
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Where to watch

Sorry for the noob questions Is there a good reliable site where I can identify where to watch RP1(and other titles) in Dolby Vision HDR and Atmos Sound? I do not enjoy 3D movies and would not watch it in 3D even for free, is Dolby Vision HDR available in 3D and regular?
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Sorry for the noob questions Is there a good reliable site where I can identify where to watch RP1(and other titles) in Dolby Vision HDR and Atmos Sound? I do not enjoy 3D movies and would not watch it in 3D even for free, is Dolby Vision HDR available in 3D and regular?
The only place to see any movie in Dolby Vision and Atmos is at a Dolby Cinema; for a list of locations, click here. Keep in mind that not all movies shown in a Dolby Cinema are graded in Dolby Vision; for a list of titles that are, click here. Dolby Cinemas generally show movies in 2D, which is good for you (and me!). The only exception I know of is that some Dolby Cinemas showed Star Wars: Rogue One in 3D.
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I saw the trailer for this and thought it looked incredibly stupid. Maybe I’ll rent it later on.
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Do yourselves a favor. Read the book. This is just another poor adaptation from a book. It’s all CG and feels overly cartoonie.

If I hadn’t read the book this movie would probably rate a C+ maybe a B-.

Very fast paced and still feels that story is a side show to the cartoons.
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I just read the book last month and cant wait to see it (hopefully tomorrow). My only concern is that the previews doesn't seem to resemble much of what I just read.

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Great movie I enjoyed it a lot. The sound in Dolby Atmos was INCREDIBLE. unfortunately the cinema I viewed at was not Dolby Vision enabled, just a regular Sony 4K projector (3000:1 ish)
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Just finished watching Ready Player One at the dolby cinema eastridge in San Jose, ca . These are just observations and I'm glad Dolby is trying something to get people in the seats unlike Hollywood and the Terrible rendition of a great book. Anyway , during the movie saw red flashing in upper right corner and filled about a 1/4 of the screen , this happened about 4 times. I was easily able to see pixels or dots or whatever they are on the screen. I'm sorry but these bass shakers in the seats are just annoying, distracting and cheap. People want to feel bass deep down, not just their butt vibrating . I think since this theater is a retrofit they decided not to soundproof and instead get the bass shakers ? Light bleed big time on both lower corners of the screen. When I pay this kind of money, I want a black screen. I don't think I'm going back to this Dolby Cinema. Also, as a admirer of this book, this movie was probably the worst rendition of a book I've ever seen . This movie has almost nothing to do with the book. Read the book instead
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Sometimes, when a movie is very far off from the book, particularly a good book, I think it's best to see the movie first. Otherwise major disappointment is inevitable.

I saw it and thought it was pretty good, but I've never read the book. Thanks to the suggestions, though, I think I will. Somehow I doubt the movie will spoil the book.

Which kinda proves my point .
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I wasn’t thrilled.

It wasn’t bad and was actually quite entertaining, but it didn’t feel like a Spielberg film. It was missing the heart and soul that usually goes into one but maybe that’s just because I saw so many screenings of Close Encounters of the Third Kind during its recent rerelease and just watched Saving Private Ryan again not too long ago.

It was fun but lacked the emotional import even Jurassic Park had.
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I read the book and the movie does not do it justice, but that is to be expected. Having said that this 4k disc will definitely be demo worthy.

The gunshots in the scene when Parzival and Artemis are dancing are truly incredible (At least they were in the AMC Dolby theater I watched in the Houston area). Bass is thunderous and has incredible impact.

It was really a fun movie but I agree that it could of had a lot more heart and it missed some of the themes in the book. Worth seeing though. I will buy the 4k UHD disc.

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Best movie of 2018 so far!!! and it looked amazing in the Dolby Cinema.

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it would be nice if the theatre would actually say Dolby Vision on their website, all I see is Dolby Completely Captivating, IMAX 3D, REALD 3D and Digital. Is it safe to assume Dolby Completely Captivating is the Dolby Vision graded one?
Fandango has a dolby cinema at AMC logo next to the listings on their website.
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Watched Player One at the AMC 25 Dolby Cinema in NY. Thought it was a very fun Spielberg blockbuster especially since Ive been a gamer since the Atari 2600 days. As a Dolby Cinema showcase Player One is simply incredible. It appeared to me that the visual effects had some of the highest peak brightness out of any Dolby Cinema yet and colors just popped off the screen. Also the Atmos audio during the the race scene was just incredibly immersive. Cant wait for this to come out on UHD.
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Methinks you're preaching in the wrong forum for this type of advice, mate.
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I saw this today. Absolutely loved it. Follows the book relatively well (about as well as any movie does). And Wichita KS has a AMC Dolby cinema now!!! Wooohooo!!
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Way different than the book in how things happen. Shared the same premise but so much was changed. Enjoyed it but was let down, just got back from seeing it Dolby Cinema. I wanna see it again in 3d and compare. Looked like a prime candidate for a good 3d movie

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Saw it at the new Dolby Cinema in Grapevine, Texas Friday night and LOVED it! The quality of the video and audio completely blew me away and the tactile transducers are certainly present but not over-done. I also really enjoyed the movie as well - tons of fun!
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And Wichita KS has a AMC Dolby cinema now!!! Wooohooo!!

Thanks for the heads up! I live about 3 blocks from the Warren West and have been unhappy with the change in ownership. Looking forward to my first taste of a Dolby theater and Atmos sound.
Surprised how reasonable the ticket prices are.
For some reason the only dates I can reserve seats are Monday - Wednesday this week and Tuesday and Wednesday next week ????????

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Thanks for the heads up! I live about 3 blocks from the Warren West and have been unhappy with the change in ownership. Looking forward to my first taste of a Dolby theater and Atmos sound.
Surprised how reasonable the ticket prices are.
Only issue is the outer seats are way too far to the side of the screen. Definitely want to be near the center. RPO looked amazing on it though and I have a dedicated theater at home with a JVC Rs540. Even the JVC can't match that laser projection system.
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I thought the book was mediocre teen novel stuff. It got some props with the video game references that made it a good enough read if not predictable and cliche ridden. The movie got none of what made the book readable. I was expecting that, but not to this level of pointless. Waste of time/money/air/petroleum.
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The family and I saw this one yesterday at our AMC Dolby Vision/Atmos and Dine-in Cinema...

We all absolutely loved it..!!
Can't wait for this one to come out in 4k.. hope they do a good job with it because I'm going to be the 1st in line for this one.

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