South Korea to See ‘Dawn Treader’ in 4D!?
NarniaKr wrote us to let us know that The Voyage of the Dawn Treader will be shown in South Korea in 4D. I had never, ever heard of a 4D movie before so I looked it up. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about it.
4-D film (sometimes written 4D film) is a marketing term that describes an entertainment presentation system combining a 3-D film with physical effects in the theatre, which occur in synchronization with the film. Because the physical effects are expensive to set up, 4-D films are usually presented only at special venues such as theme parks and amusement parks. However, in South Korea, some movie theatres also have the ability to present a 4-D film and the film Avatar was one of 10 films that have received the treatment, starting with Journey to the Center of the Earth. Some of the effects simulated in 4-D films include rain, wind, strobe lights, and vibration. The use of water sprays and air jets is also common. A 4-D film is not shown in a motion simulator, although some seats in 4-D venues vibrate or may move a few inches during the presentation.
So basically it’s like being in an amusement park ride while watching the movie in 3D. Cool!
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader opens in South Korea on 8 Dec 2010.
Thanks NarniaKr for the heads up!