Éclair and EuropaCorp have announced that Luc Besson’s latest film, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, will be available in ÉclairColor and in 2D in select cinemas in France July 26 and in Germany July 20, via Universum Films.
French cinema exhibitor Megarama has signed an agreement to install EclairColor HDR technology on 15 screens. “We will deploy the new EclairColor HDR technology at 10 of our cinema sites across France with the first two cinemas – Megarama Bordeaux and Megarama Villeneuve-La-Garenne – to be equipped in April,” said Jean-Pierre Lemoine, president and CEO of Megarama Group. “After laser technology, we are continuing to invest in the modernization of our own cinema equipment with EclairColor, a brand new, affordable HDR technology powered by Sony Digital Cinema 4K SRX-515 projection system technology. The benefits for moviegoers are real with a significantly enhanced image andan increased perception of details, the color range is much richer and the gradients much more refined, even in the darkest colors.”
CinemaNext has announced that it has equipped 25 screens in 13 cinemas across Germany with EclairColor technology. In conjunction with these installations, Ymagis Group’s content services arm, Eclair, has overseen the EclairColor mastering of the film The Lost City of Z, which opens in cinemas in Germany March 30. The film from critically acclaimed director James Gray is distributed by StudioCanal in both Germany and France.
Ymagis Group’s CinemaNext and Éclair will be showcasing EclairColor digital high dynamic range technology during CinemaCon at Caesars Palace March 27-30 in Las Vegas.
FireFly Cinema’s FirePost color grading application was used to produce the EclairColor mastered version of the Academy Award nominated film La La Land directed by Damien Chazelle.
Representatives from the European digital cinema technology and services company Ymagis Group returned to Hollywood last week to give private demos of their ÉclairColor process at the Harmony Gold theatre on Sunset Boulevard. Presenting side-by-side clips from last year’s release The Neon Demon, they showed high dynamic range images with high contrast, deep blacks, excellent highlight detail and vibrant colors.
Last week La La Land was released in EclairColor in the following German cinemas: Nuremberg’s Cinecitta’ Multiplexkino and Eiszeit-Kino in Berlin. Distributed in Germany by StudioCanal and directed by Damien Chazelle, the film stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.
Ymagis Group today announced the EclairColor release of Liongate’s La La Land, which opens in cinemas across France January 25. Distributed by SND - M6 Group and directed by Damien Chazelle, La La Land, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, will be available exclusively in EclairColor in the following cinemas: Gaumont Champs-Elysées (Paris, 8th arrondissement), Pathé Wepler (Paris, 18th arrondissement), Les Confluences (Varenne-sur-Seine) and Le Sirius (Le Havre).
CinemaNext has equipped Paris’ Pathé Wepler Cinema with EclairColor projection technology. In conjunction with the installation, Eclair’s post-production teams have remastered Lisa Azuelos’ Dalida, opening in cinemas across France January 11, using EclairColor digital color technology.
Ymagis Group today announced its upcoming line-up of feature films available in EclairColor and the equipping of 14 EclairColor auditoriums in 11 cinemas in France. Following Aquarius, Brice 3, Iris and Voyage au Groenland, the following films are scheduled to be released in EclairColor in the first half of 2017: Olivier Assayas’ Personal Shopper (Les Films du Losange/CG Cinéma/), Dalida by Liza Azuelos (Pathé Films/Pathé Distribution), Serge Hazavanicius’ Tout là-haut (Rouge International/UGC Distribution), Très intime conviction by Claude Lelouch (Les Films 13) and Message from the King by Fabrice Du Welz (Entertainment One/The Jokers).