With theater subscription services from MoviePass coming along to get people in theaters, large entities like AMC have been pressured to step up to the plate with competing options. While competition is likely to get the theater on people’s minds, the heat dished by the latest home theater gear works to negate that by giving customers a plethora of ways to have top-notch experiences without the need to leave their house. To make home theater hardware even better, Denon and Marantz have both announced updates for some A/V receivers to provide support for IMAX Enhanced, a technology that was unveiled earlier today. expand full story
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Immersit has a plan to bring an IMAX-like experience to your home theater for a fraction of the cost. The company just launched a new Kickstarter project in an attempt to sell its new 4D motion motion sim for couches. While the idea seems a little crazy, the execution appears to be on point.
By adding four motorized lifts to each corner of your couch, a brain can augment your seat in accordance with the movie or game on the screen. You have to see it action to really appreciate what’s happening here. Head below for a full demo video.
IMAX Stories May 6, 2015
Comcast has announced that it will be launching a new 4K UHDTV set-top box, which will bring content that has 4x the resolution of standard 1080p. With more and more manufacturers releasing UHDTVs, this is a great time to get in on 4K. The entertainment conglomerate has plans for increasing its 4K content as well… expand full story
IMAX Stories August 5, 2014
Update (8/9 8:45am): Bond 50: 23 Film Collection w/ Skyfall [Blu-ray]: $99 shipped (orig. $300)
Update (8/7 11:15am):
- Cowboys & Aliens – Extended Edition (BR + DVD + Digital Copy + UV): $5.25 (orig. $15)
- Saw: The Complete Movie Collection [Blu-ray]: $17.49 (orig. $25)
Groupon offers the IMAX Ultimate Collection on DVD for $34.99 with free shipping. This collection is several years old now, so the list price of $109 certainly isn’t a fair comparison, but it is worth noting that this is within a couple dollars of the best deal we have ever seen. It includes 20 discs, which boils down to less than $2 per film.
From the maiden voyage of the world’s first space shuttle to extraordinary Antarctic animal populations, these films bring the big-screen adventures to home theaters, expanding viewers’ knowledge of the world.
Major Hollywood actors such as Morgan Freeman, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, and Kiefer Sutherland have lent their voices to some of the included films.
- The Gaslight Anthem – Get Hurt free First Play stream
- ’80s hits $7.99 albums: Guns N’ Roses, Run DMC, Bruce Springsteen, more
- The Spectacular Now $0.99 HD movie rental
Blu-ray deals via Amazon:
- Bad Boys (1983): $4.75 (orig. $15)
- Kill Bill: Vol 1 $4.99, Vol 2 $4.99 (orig. $15 each)
- Source Code: $4.99 (orig. $15)
- Training Day: $5.25 (orig. $15)
- Gangs of New York: $4.99 (orig. $15)
- Highlander $5.00 (orig. $15)
- The Last Unicorn: $5.00 (orig. $15)
- Last Action Hero $5.19 (orig. $10)