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The Imax Experience
Not only are Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures making cinematic history with their simultaneous global release of The Matrix Revolutions, but the final explosive chapter in the phenomenal Matrix trilogy will break further ground when it becomes the first digitally re-mastered major live action event film to be released concurrently in 35mm and IMAX's revolutionary 15/70 format. Digitally re-mastered for the world's largest screens, The Matrix Revolutions: The IMAX Experience will debut at IMAX® Theatres worldwide on November 5, 2003, concurrently with the 35mm theatrical release of The Matrix Revolutions.

Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures previously collaborated with IMAX on the hugely successful release of The Matrix Reloaded: The IMAX Experience, which debuted on 39 IMAX screens on June 6, 2003, launching three weeks after the 35mm theatrical release of The Matrix Reloaded on May 15. The Matrix Reloaded: The IMAX Experience later expanded to 54 IMAX screens throughout North America and 14 screens internationally, grossing more than $13 million worldwide to date.

Like The Matrix Reloaded: The IMAX Experience, The Matrix Revolutions: The IMAX Experience has been digitally transformed into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® through revolutionary and proprietary IMAX® DMR™ (Digital Re-mastering) technology. IMAX Theatres offer unequalled clarity and intensity of image as audiences experience the action, adventure, drama and emotion of The Matrix Revolutions on screens up to eight stories tall and 120 feet wide, and surrounded by 12,000 watts of pure digital sound. (IMAX screens are three times larger than the average 35mm screen, 4500 times larger than the average TV screen, and are as wide as an NFL football field.)

"We're excited to give fans the opportunity to experience the world of the Matrix in this spectacular format," says producer Joel Silver, who, along with the Wachowski Brothers, had orginally intended to convert only Revolutions to IMAX DMR, but after seeing the amazing conversion test on footage from The Matrix, decided to release a digitally re-mastered Reloaded in IMAX theatres as well. "Throughout the IMAX DMR converstion process, the IMAX team took meticulous care of maintaining the technical integrity of the films. The IMAX Experiece of both Reloaded and Revolutions adds a new dimension to the films' groundbreaking action and advances the Wachowski Brothers' vision for telling the trilogy's story in multiple formats."

The sheer size of a 15/70 film frame, combined with the unique IMAX projection technology, is the key to the extraordinary sharpness and clarity of a 15/70 film. The 15/70 image is ten times larger than a conventional 35mm frame and three times bigger than a standard 70mm frame. IMAX projectors are the most advanced, highest-precision and most powerful projectors ever built The key to their superior performance and reliability is the unique "Rolling Loop" film movement. The Rolling Loop advances the film horizontally in a smooth, wave-like motion. During projection, each frame is positioned on fixed registration pins, and the film is held firmly against the rear element of the lens by a vacuum. As a result, the picture and focus steadiness are far above normal projection standards and provide outstanding image clarity.

To fully envelop IMAX Theatre-goers, the presentation is enhanced by a six-channel stereo surrou


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