San Francisco, September 11, 2015—Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) today announced five new Hollywood features, including the first two titles from Twentieth Century Fox, will be joining the Dolby Cinema™ experience. Dolby Cinema, featuring Dolby Vision™ and Dolby Atmos®, is a premium cinema offering for exhibitors and moviegoers that combines spectacular image and sound technologies with inspired design to make every visit a completely captivating cinematic event.
The Sony Pictures title The Perfect Guy, in theatres September 11; Twentieth Century Fox’s Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, in theatres September 18; and The Martian, in theatres October 2; followed by the Warner Bros. Pictures title Pan, in theatres October 9, and In the Heart of the Sea (Village Roadshow Pictures), in theatres December 11, will deliver a sense of fear, adrenaline, and fun when experienced at a Dolby Cinema location.
“We are delighted to see a dynamic slate of movies, with all the major Hollywood studios embracing today’s most advanced and powerful imaging and sound technologies,” said Doug Darrow, Senior Vice President, Cinema, Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby Cinema has demonstrated that it can transport the audience into a new world of action-packed blockbusters with booming sounds, but can also pack animated films with heart and emotion.”
Twentieth Century Fox will release Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and The Martian at Dolby Cinema locations. In the action sci-fi thriller directed by Wes Ball, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, the Gladers, having escaped the Maze, now face a new set of challenges on the open roads of a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. In the highly anticipated film directed by Ridley Scott, The Martian, astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm, during a manned mission to Mars, and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit, and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
Dolby Cinema begins with the filmmaker’s vision—using the full storytelling capabilities that Dolby offers in image and sound production to transform the way movies are made. Combined with state-of-the-art image, sound, and acoustic capabilities, the movie comes alive to deliver cinema in its purest form.
Following its first Dolby Cinema feature, Pixels, the Sony Pictures thriller The Perfect Guy ignites frightening intensity on the big screen. After a painful breakup, successful lobbyist Leah Vaughn (Sanaa Lathan) jumps into a passionate relationship with a charming stranger (Michael Ealy). When her ex-boyfriend (Morris Chestnut) resurfaces in her life, she has to figure out whom she should trust and whom she should fear.
Pan and In the Heart of the Sea are Warner Bros. Pictures’ second and third films to be released at Dolby Cinema locations, following San Andreas. From director Joe Wright, Pan is a live-action feature presenting a wholly original adventure about a young orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland, where he must defeat the ruthless pirate Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman), and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan. In the Heart of the Sea, directed by Ron Howard, is based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling book about the real-life maritime disaster that would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. When their ship, the Essex, is assaulted by a whale of mammoth size and will, Captain Owen Chase (Chris Hemsworth) and the rest of his surviving crew are pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive.
Dolby Cinema enables richer and more detailed storytelling through Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. The Dolby Vision projection system, which uses state-of-the-art optics and image processing, delivers high dynamic range with enhanced color technology and a contrast ratio that far exceeds that of any other image technology on the market today. The result is a dramatically different viewing experience that delivers strikingly vivid and realistic images that make viewers feel like they are in the movie’s world. Dolby Cinema also includes the award-winning Dolby® sound technology Dolby Atmos, which moves audio around the theatre, even overhead, with amazing richness and depth.
About Dolby Cinema
Dolby Cinema delivers the total cinema experience. It combines powerful image and sound technologies with inspired cinema design to make every visit a completely captivating cinematic event.
Dolby Cinema includes Dolby Vision—a state-of-the-art authoring and playback imaging technology that enables the cinema to bring the story alive onscreen. Outfitted with Dolby Atmos, a Dolby Cinema transports audiences into the movie with breathtakingly real sound that fills the cinema and flows all around them.
When these technologies are combined with the sophisticated Dolby Cinema design, everything comes together to pull moviegoers more deeply into the story and transform their visit into an event. For more information, including locations for Dolby Cinema at AMC Prime™ and at JT Bioscopen, please visit the Dolby Cinema web page.
About Dolby Laboratories
Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) creates audio, video, and voice technologies that transform entertainment and communications in mobile devices, at the cinema, at home, and at work. For 50 years, sight and sound experiences have become more vibrant, clear, and powerful in Dolby. For more information, please visit www.dolby.com.
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