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Warner Bros plans limited release for 48 FPS Hobbit

August 7, 2012 at 11:33 pm by linuxelf  - 

Variety is reporting that a source familiar with Warner Bros release plans for Peter Jackson’s first “Hobbit,” the HFR version (high frame rate) will go out to only select locations, perhaps not even into all major cities. However, reports from people shown recent footage of the 48 frames-per-second 3D indicate the picture now looks vastly better than the test footage shown this April at CinemaCon.

The studio may be hoping to protect the format by going into a limited release for the HFR version and gauging audience reaction before expanding the release further for the second and third installments. An additional complication is that no theatres are yet ready for HFR projection, but some require only a software upgrade that will be ready in September. Variety says that Warners is satisfied with the pace of efforts to ready theatres for HFR.

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Posted in Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, Production, The Hobbit on August 7, 2012 by Source: Variety
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10 responses to “Warner Bros plans limited release for 48 FPS Hobbit”

  1. When will they make a list of all the cities that will be showing the movie in 48 fps?

  2. i gotta know where to get my tickets

  3. Kerry says:

    I’m with you on that train, buddy.

  4. I hope I can still see it at 48fps in my area. That is amazing news though, that the picture looks VASTLY better than the test footage. I am even more excited now!!!

  5. Tuor son of Huor says:

    Aargh! That’s slightly annoying.
    Looks like I’ll be travelling then.
    And no chance of 3D, 48fps and 4k all at once. . .
    Ah well.

  6. Rosie says:

    I am really annoyed about the limited release.

  7. Rosefolly says:

    Just let us know which theaters, so we can make out plans accordingly.

  8. Ben says:

    you know you will end up paying more to see it in 48fps. It will be a 3 tier system, 2D, 3D 24fps, 3D 48fps…

  9. Dmitry says:

    Then again, Bane’s voice in TDKR was supposed to be VASTLY better than the prologue footage. Just saying……

  10. timbutt2 says:

    People are always afraid of change. They fought tooth and nail against 3D, and now they’re doing it with higher frame rates. I intend to see it in 48 fps in IMAX 3D, and I better be able to. I will travel far in order to see it as it was meant to be seen.

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