The Lord of the Rings‘ 4K remaster is set to drop in the IMAX screens for the first time.
IMAX posted the news on Twitter and shared that selected screens worldwide will be hosting this inaugural engagement. ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ will release on February 5, while both The Two Towers and Return of the King will drop on February 12.
The screenings share the dates with The Fellowship of the Ring’s 20th anniversary and happen to be shortly after the 4K remaster was made available for home entertainment. In an interview, director Peter Jackson detailed that he and his specialist team fixed the three films’ individual colors to normalize the tones. “It was interesting going back and revisiting these films because I realized how inconsistent they were, and that’s really due to how The Lord of the Rings trilogy was shot first about 20 years ago,” he said.
Jackson further added, “TheLord of the Rings was shot on 35mm. The color timing was done in an old-fashioned, photo mechanical way for the first Lord of the Rings movies. Then we switched to digital color timing for the 35mm for the next two. Being able to tweak individual colors is the sort of thing we couldn’t do 20 years ago, so it’s fun to have all of the toys now.”
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