Written September 10, 2012
Was not remastered which was largely disappointing. The "IMAX" screen just seems like a larger movie screen and does not really get the peripheral vision angle to make it seem like triue IMAX. I will not be seeing any more movies in that format unless it's a true IMAX screen. Waste of money but was still cool to see the movie in a theater and got a cool poster!
Written September 08, 2012
I've seen this movie from Beta max, Vhs, Dvd but never on a big screen until today! If you saw this movie as a kid, then you know you wanted to be Dr. Jones, an archeologist, use a whip (he made this tool cool), this movie is one of the best!!! It's a classic!
Written September 09, 2012
I saw half of this movie in IMAX years back in new IMAX theater. The sound cut in and out, and they ended up sending patrons home with a refund. I'm glad to say, this viewing went off without a hitch. The film looks excellent, maybe a lot of cleanup and restoration has taken place. The beginning sequence with mountains and foliage in the distance was the only grainy part of the conversion. Sometimes opening credits are not paid much attention to. It had a bluish grainy almost VHS like look. After that, 99% of the movie was as sharp as any current blockbuster. There was a scene or two where characters not front and center to the camera were a touch out of focus, but barely noticeable. The famous reflection of the cobra in the glass seems to have been cleaned up as well. I could have swore Spielberg said it would be left in, especially for the Blu-Ray release, because die hard fans and purists would call it out, but either I blinked, or both my wife and I missed it. GO SEE IT!
Written September 11, 2012
To think that I haven't seen this movie in the theater in over 30 years is a bit shocking, and after watching it on TV for all these years, I realized immediately what I'd been missing. From the moment it began, I felt like I was an 11 kid again, seeing it for the first time in the summer of '81. I literally had a smile on my face through the entire movie.
The visuals were quite good in 95% of the film. A few outdoor scenes were washed out and not so crisp, but all the rest was solid and looked great on such a big screen. There was one scene in the cave at the beginning that had a weird digital aliasing artifact when the vertical vines kept jumping left and right rapidly.
And finally - the music was AWESOME! I'm not sure if they remastered the soundtrack or something, but it sounded great. I almost felt like I was at a John Williams Raiders concert that just happened to have a movie going on too.
Written September 11, 2012
Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of the greatest action adventure films of all time, and being able to go see it in IMAX brought back memories from when I was very young and my father took me to see it in the theater. It was one of my fist movie theater experiences, and to be able to take my kids to see it was very cool. The IMAX made the film seem new, and the picture quality was outstanding. This film never gets old, and I cant wait to buy it on blu ray.