The Bombardment Released in Barco Auro 11.1

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Tue, 01/15/2013 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

The Dutch production company Fu Works released its latest film The Bombardment in Barco Auro 11.1. The movie opened December at CineMec in Ede the first cinema in the Netherlands to equip a theater with Barco’s new sound technology. Directed by Ate de Jong The Bombardment tells the story of a young boxer and a wealthy female socialite whose quest for love is overshadowed by the German invasion and subsequent bombing of Rotterdam in 1940. “We are excited and grateful to be able to mix this film in the revolutionary Barco Auro 11.1 format. As the movie is filled with dramatic flyovers and enveloping war scenery the sound format is the perfect fit for our movie ” said de Jong. 

 Gerben Kuipers owner of CineMec considers Barco Auro 11.1 a fantastic tool to create natural enhanced sound. He said “I was astounded when I first saw the demo and delighted to pioneer the Barco Auro 11.1 technology into our theater. The sound format really adds value to the cinema experience. The Bombardment the largest Dutch production to be launched this holiday season will be a great showcase for the technology: cinemagoers will have the feeling they’re right in the middle of the 1940 bombardment in Rotterdam. We’ve really crossed a new border in the cinema experience.” 

 Barco Auro 11.1 is currently deployed in over 50 installations worldwide and an increasing number of directors are embracing the new audio format. “We are delighted about the interest in our revolutionary 3D cinema sound format both from today’s filmmakers like Fu Works and from cinemas like CineMec ” said Brian Claypool senior director strategic business development of Barco’s Entertainment Division. “In fact Auro 11.1 is the next logical step in our quest to create value for what we call the ‘cinema of the future’. It is a great way to add value to the moviegoing experience and motivate people to keep going to the cinema for an entertainment experience that can’t be obtained anywhere else.”