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.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity, in conjunction with the EclairColor release of the highly-acclaimed LA LA LAND, to announce our first two EclairColor cinemas in Germany equipped by CinemaNext,” said Jean Mizrahi, co-founder and chief executive officer of Ymagis Group. “Germany is key to our European EclairColor roll-out strategy and receiving such a note of confidence in our innovative technology from several of our German customers is fantastic. EclairColor offers cinemas the opportunity to significantly improve projection quality at an affordable cost and also benefit from flexible planning since EclairColor projectors can be used to play content in both standard format (DCI) and in EclairColor.”
“We like the fact that EclairColor is bringing, brighter and more dynamic imaging to cinemas. The image quality absolutely matches that of other HDR solutions,” said Wolfram Weber, managing director of Cinecitta’ Multiplexkino. “We especially favor the more open approach of EclairColor, bringing HDR content to all kinds of cinema screens using hardware that cinema operators can buy ‘off the shelf’ vs. other revenue share-based models. We believe that HDR technology will be an important part of the cinema industry going forward. Thanks to the powerful high-contrast Sony Digital Cinema 4K SRX-515DS dual projection system we are able to show EclairColor on six of our screens.”
"With La La Land in EclairColor, audiences will discover unprecedented image quality with richer colours and heightened details," said Karl-Joachim Lohkamp, general manager of CinemaNext Germany. "We are thrilled with our ongoing partnership with Cinecitta’ and Eiszeit-Kino. EclairColor is a revolutionary new technology combining color science with the optimization of Sony Digital Cinema 4K projection systems to achieve image projection of unparalleled quality. In France, 16 screens to date have been equipped with EclairColor.”