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Bay says that ROTF's IMAX version has extended robot footage

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Sabrblade at 2009-06-08 10:14 am
Michael Bay has updated his website with a message letting us know that the IMAX version of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen will be an extended cut of the film with extra robot footage and fighting scenes:

Hey everyone,

In Japan today. After a month and half seven days a week most days going till midnight me and my crew have just about finished Transformers. I have never seen such a level of dedication from every crew member in a movie before.

Even today after the press in Japan and right before the premiere tonight, I have to sneak out to a digital house to approve the last few effect shots.

It has been a long hard road, but really fun one to travel. What you will notice that is strikingly different than Transformers 1, is the level of animation detail. The robot characters (42 in all), you really can feel empathy for them. What is also very different is the sheer scale of the movie. We have been very tight holding back much of the best imagery in commercials and trailers.

The way to see this movie is on IMAX. Never before has there been 4k rendered character animation shot on full IMAX 70 mm film. This is a first and the results are stunning. You will see Optimus Prime in a few shots where he is actually perfectly to scale on the IMAX 50 foot tall screens.

For IMAX, I created a slightly longer cut with more robot fighting. Four scenes were shot on IMAX cameras so the screen will fill the full IMAX screen for these scenes.

Haters beware.

Michael



REVENGE IS COMING
6.24.09



* Also, on a more personal note, today (Monday) is my 19th B-day.

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Mister Anthony said,  - 2009-06-08 11:18:25
Happy Birthday Sabrblade!

Thanks for the IMAX Info.
Perceptor said,  - 2009-06-08 12:28:58
Happy Birthday Sabr! Wowza Optimus Prime actually to scale on screen! IMAX, here I come!
Blasten Blaster said,  - 2009-06-08 13:48:05
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SABRBLADE!!!
megatron said,  - 2009-06-09 00:42:00
i saw it on imax the last tf movie awsome .wow.
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