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LOTR: Two Towers 18 Dec 2002 07:49 #21340

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Did anyone else that recieved Two Towers Thursday have to wait around forever for their print? Our prints usually come early afternoon Thursday, but last night the prints did not arrive untill after 9PM. Then having three prints it would only figure that the majority of the reels were tails out. Oh how much I love these big movies. We are expecting a huge turnout..one or two shows that are presale are sold out tonight, and we are getting close to selling shows out for the weekend.

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Re: LOTR: Two Towers 18 Dec 2002 07:57 #21341

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Oh, another thing that I didnt understand....if they codenamed the print "Changing Seasons" why on one side or the cans it was printed "Changing Seasons" and on the other it said "LOTR: Two Towers". But then the heads, tails and dics said "Changing Seasons". A great job on theft prevention there by the studios.



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Re: LOTR: Two Towers 18 Dec 2002 10:57 #21342

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There's been several threads on http://www.film-tech.com about the inconsistencies of "code names" on prints, and how poor administration makes them ineffective in preventing theft of "hot" titles.

Theatres do need to be diligent to prevent print theft or piracy.

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Re: LOTR: Two Towers 18 Dec 2002 11:45 #21343

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I waited around all day yesterday for my print. I knew the local courier had it at midnight and thought he would drop it off in the morning. Not the case. He carried it around with him all day and dropped it off at 4:30 with a large Charlie's Angels standee, a box of mini posters for LOR, and my weekly DTS trailer disks. Seems like he would have wanted to get rid of all that first thing. I only had one reel (#3) tails up. Did you get yours on brand new reels? I had one of them break on me.
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Re: LOTR: Two Towers 18 Dec 2002 13:07 #21344

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About 3 1/2 weeks ago, I got a print for a
press screening called "The Doctor". That
title was written on a piece of tape. It
covered the lab shipping label. The only
problem with that was you could see though
the tape and see the real title of the
film. Such High Tech equipment from
Technicolor. It was "Catch Me If You Can".
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Re: LOTR: Two Towers 19 Dec 2002 07:47 #21345

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BurneyFalls, some reels were new, but the majority of them were very worn. But none broke. Is anyone else having trouble with the digital sound? The movie starts in digital but after a few mins it drops out and has to be set back to digital manually.

Carl
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Re: LOTR: Two Towers 19 Dec 2002 19:25 #21346

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My dts played perfectly, the picture was beautiful and I had twice as many patrons on opening night this year than I did last year. I am happy.
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Re: LOTR: Two Towers 20 Dec 2002 07:19 #21347

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We did 60% more biz on opening night this year versus last. I'm happy. Long live the Fellowship!

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Re: LOTR: Two Towers 24 Dec 2002 00:37 #21348

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is the running time really 2 hrs 59 Mins?? thats what I was told...

We run a 42" Alpha platter that we are told only holds 2hr and 45 Mins...

I'm hoping I can Squeeze it on there cause I just booked LOTR and really would hate to have to break it and do a intermission...

tony.
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Re: LOTR: Two Towers 24 Dec 2002 01:36 #21349

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ttroidll,
The movie and the suggested three New Line trailers are exactly three hours long, excluding the credits.
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Re: LOTR: Two Towers 24 Dec 2002 22:15 #21350

In Europe where the use of Tower type transports are more common than platters there is a point in the print that an intermission can be placed there is notes on filmtech over that. But if you have a platter there is no intermission permitted (at least in Canada)
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Re: LOTR: Two Towers 26 Dec 2002 00:34 #21351

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I hope to hell I can fit it!

I may have to remove the trailers and not use Platter Pucks but I'm sure I will manage!


Thanks!

Tony.
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Re: LOTR: Two Towers 26 Dec 2002 05:55 #21352

AFAIK an alpha platter will hold closer too four hours of film, been a long time since I used one though.
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Re: LOTR: Two Towers 27 Dec 2002 00:39 #21353

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This is a 42" Alpha, brand new in May...

the paperwork says 2 hrs 45 Mins film Cap.

Makes me kinda nervous but I'll figure out something to make it fit!
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Re: LOTR: Two Towers 27 Dec 2002 17:14 #21354

Gord,

What do you mean itermissions are not permitted in Canada with a platter?

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