A scene comparison of footage from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” shows watching the movie in an IMAX theater may prove to be a better experience than widescreen. Meanwhile, retail giant Walmart is said to be preparing for events related to the franchise, and the DVD and Bly-ray release date may have leaked online.
Pictures from an IMAX presentation of the movie posted on MakingStarWars show how different some of the scenes look when compared to the standard widescreen format. The images show the widescreen format tends to cut some of the parts at the bottom.
The report notes some of the action sequences in the movie, especially the one on planet Jakku, were shot using a 70MM IMAX camera, and these scenes may be best experienced in an IMAX theater. Tickets reportedly go on sale in late September to mid-October.
There are several toys and other merchandise planned for the movie launch, and retail outlets are planning events around the launch dates. MakingStarWars reported Walmart is planning events around the launch of the upcoming game as well, the “Star Wars: Battlefront.”
The report said the DVD and Blu-ray editions of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will be released April 26, according to JediNews, and the retail giant is said to be planning another event around that time. The movie is set to hit U.S. theaters Dec. 18, with the DVD and Blu-ray release to go worldwide in spring.
The production crew is said to be returning to Skelling Michael for more filming. IrishTimes reported boatmen previously hired for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” are said to have been rehired for Sept. 13-16 with the possibility of an extension. It is unclear, however, if the filming is for the J.J. Abrams movie or for another project in the franchise.