Avatar in 4D…only in Korea!!!

posted by moviebuff82 on February 18, 2010 at 7:43 am

According to Engadget the James Cameron sci-fi megahit Avatar, which has become the highest grossing film of all time worldwide, is being shown in 4D but only in Korean theaters. What that means is that the audience will hear, feel, taste, and smell the movie.

Comments (10)

Eric Friedmann
Eric Friedmann on February 18, 2010 at 8:37 am

Just when I thought the entire modern moviegoing experience couldn’t get more ridiculous!!!

terrywade on February 18, 2010 at 11:30 am

Smell-O-Vision is back with motion seats!

KingBiscuits on February 18, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Nothing says ultimate experience like the smell of trees.

markp on February 18, 2010 at 7:42 pm

Just as I have said in numerous other posts here on Cinema Treasures…don’t care about about digital, don’t care about 3D, and I especially don’t care about “Avatar” which I have absolutely NO desire what-so-ever to see. And everyone out there can say what you want, but I have to agree with Love movies – hate going, its getting a little ridiculous.

karlyjm on February 19, 2010 at 12:15 am

Well movie534, it is getting ridiculous because theatres are doing their best to try to pry people away from their home theatre systems and out to the actual theatres themselves. I hate that is has come to this :(

scorpio1949 on February 19, 2010 at 2:56 am

Personally I think the way to get people out to the movie theatres is with quality scripts. I find myself going less (and I am an avid movie buff)because most of the films are so poorly scripted. I guess I should realize that years ago all the great script writers (from the golden age) passed away and the mega conglomerates took over programming to teens. I still see some great films but not that many. Gimmicks are great for awhile but gimmicks without quality story lines wear thin quick. I hope that at some point things will change but I sincerely doubt it. So I find myself going back to the oldies but goodies from years past that I can view over and over and enjoy.

markp on February 19, 2010 at 7:14 am

Thats why I enjoy running classics every year at Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank N.J. on a pair of simplex xl projectors and changeovers every 20 mins. THAT’S what movies are to me, not these sheetrock multiplexes and movies that I wont even waste my time seeing for free, which I can do at the multiplex I work at.

Eric Friedmann
Eric Friedmann on February 19, 2010 at 1:21 pm

Movie534, you and I are definitely speaking the same language –

To hell with digital 3D!
To hell with digital 3D $16.50 ticket prices!
To hell with 3D glasses that pinch the space between your eyes and make the picture on the left and right side of the screen look like it’s bleeding!
To hell with disgustingly-overpriced concession food!
To hell with inconsiderate cell phone and text message users!
To hell with multiplexes!
To hell with bad, bad, bad movies!

Now, as far as AVATAR goes, I saw it, and thankfully, I had a $12.00 “Movie Money” voucher and only had to pay the balance. The movie itself did not have one original element in it, but I’d be lying if I told you that I did not find myself getting caught up in it and enjoying it. If I had the time and opportunity, I’d go see it again in traditional 2D this time. I think I’d enjoy the movie a lot more.

budyboy100 on February 19, 2010 at 8:21 pm

“What that means is that the audience will hear, feel, taste, and smell the movie. ”

Do they have to pay extra to actually see it?

markp on February 20, 2010 at 6:11 am

Well Love movies, I must say, I couldn’t have said it better myself. Now if someday I could come up with $3.5 million ( I know, dream on) then I would buy the beautiful Ritz Theatre in Elizabeth N.J. (2760 seats) and have classic films showing on the old Brenkart projectors and Peerless carbon arc lamps that sit there. And in between, I would love any and all live performances on the huge stage. Really bring back that old theatre expierience.

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