To commemorate the long-awaited Blu-ray release of Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures, Paramount is reportedly planning to re-release Steven SpielbergĎs all-time action classic Raiders of the Lost Ark in IMAX theaters from September 7 to 13. Spielberg himself worked on the filmís transition to 70mm while simultaneously remastering the 1981 hit for the high-definition home format.
ScreenCrush broke the news with a hat tip to Latino Reviewís El Mayimbe.
The report states this hasnít been officially announced yet but, it should be soon, and the press release will have a full list of theaters where you can purchase tickets. It also says the film will play in both full 70mm IMAX as well as digital ďLieMAXĒ formats, though either will be sufficient as Spielberg obviously didnít shoot the film in IMAX thirty plus years ago.
Spielberg spoke to the New York Times about the conversion, confirming the release:
For me, itís always been the bigger the screen, the better. Itís the only marked contrast we have to the generations that are seeing our movies on phones and hand-held platforms. Itís a complete relief to be able to see a film that many people have just experienced on a palm-sized platform technology, suddenly hurled at that them on an Imax-sized screen.
The Blu-ray set hits shelves September 18 and some ticketing websites are already selling tickets so check your local IMAX