South Korea’s Tabloid Truth from director Kim Kwang-sik is coming to North American theatres on March 7. A scandalous rumor about up-and-coming actress Mi Jin is included as a gossip item in a stock market tipsheet and propagated by the tabloids, causing her to take her own life. Woo Gon (Kim Kang-woo), the actress’s long-time devoted manager who dedicated everything to building her career, initiates a vengeful investigation to expose the sources of the malicious rumor. With unexpected assistance from a tabloid distributor Mr. Park (Jeong Jin-yeong) and a legendary wiretapper Baek Moon (Ko Chang-seok), Woo unravels the opaque and lucrative world of secret tips and salacious rumors.
Distribution & Exhibition
Broadway Circuit, one of the largest cinema circuits in Hong Kong with 62 screens in 12 theatres has reported a film delivery rate of 99.99 percent in 2013. The theatre credited GDC Technology for its success in presenting more than 150,000 performances that year.
Dolby Laboratories today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Doremi Labs, the leading provider of digital cinema video playback solutions. Together with Dolby’s award winning Dolby Atmos object-based sound platform, Dolby and Doremi will enable exhibitors and content creators to redefine the movie experience for audiences around the world. Dolby is acquiring Doremi for $92.5 million in cash plus an additional $20 million in contingent consideration that may be earned over a four-year period.
Gnarlynow Entertainment and Walking West Entertainment have announced that Why We Ride is now available digitally, giving worldwide audiences access to this award winning film. For the first time, wherever Amazon and iTunes is available, audiences around the globe will be able to view the film that has brought the motorcycle community together in celebration of what it means to ride. Bryan H. Carroll and James Walker produced the film. Carroll also directed the film.
Last December in Cork, Ireland cinema chain Omniplex officially opened the country’s first theater to be equipped with Auro 11.1 immersive sound by Barco. Along with a 19 by 90 meter OmniplexMAXX screen, it was part of a major refurbishment project. The new theater also includes a Barco digital cinema projector capable of showing 3D films at high frame rates.
Christie today announced that Kenji Hamashima, chairman, president and CEO of the Christie group of companies will step down from his current role effective April 1 and that Jack Kline, president and COO, Christie Digital Systems USA will assume the role of chairman, president and CEO of all of Christie’s operating companies, worldwide.
Located in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Mönchengladbach has a history that goes back to the 10th century—but the city’s newly completed movie theater features the latest digital cinema technology. This is particularly true where the sound is concerned. Haus Zoar is Germany’s first cinema to feature a Dolby Atmos Connect interface with Harman’s Crown DCi Series network amplifiers. The cinema has also deployed JBL ScreenArray loudspeakers in an installation that takes surround sound realism to new heights – literally.
Cinedigm has partnered with Wizard World to create a direct-to-consumer, branded digital network targeted to Comic Con fans and curated with a wide array of sci-fi, horror, fantasy, action, adventure, gamer, anime, animation and comedy content, as well as an e-commerce retail destination featuring collectible and exclusive merchandise.
Last September, International Datacasting announced that DSAT Cinema had committed to buy more than 1,000 of its SuperFlex Pro Video Receivers. Since its inception last year, DSAT Cinema, the Eutelsat and dcinex joint venture has used IDC’s technology to deliver more than 300 films and 50 live broadcasts, from iconic locations that include the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre and the Royal Opera House in London. The companies described their relationship as an alliance and a partnership. Digital Cinema Report recently spoke with Walter Capitani, International Datacasting’s vice president of marketing to get an update on the progress they’ve made to date.
The oldest drive-in movie theatre in the United States Shankweiler’s Drive-In Theatre in Pennsylvania, has selected GDC Technology’s SX-2000AR server with Barco’s DP2K-32B projector and Ballantyne Strong for its digital conversion.