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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Director on Filming for IMAX 3D

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Earlier we heard from the editor of Guardians of the Galaxy on why you must view the film in IMAX format, now IMAX has released a short featurette with director James Gunn talking about how this film was planned from the start to maximize the IMAX 3D format.

Yeah, it’s a bit of a marketing piece, but what movie preview isn’t?

If you’re interested in the Director’s motivations behind making Guardians of the Galaxy, this piece in Film Journal really goes into the details. The movie premiere was last night in Los Angeles. I’m sure world will be out of this galaxy, Slashfilm has collected a bunch of thoughts from those who’ve already seen the movie. There was a live stream from the red carpet, which may still be viewable on YouTube.

I’m seeing it on Thursday and will have a full review shortly before the August 1st.

Bonus clip from the movie below the jump:

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Update – Peter Quill Featurette, New Posters, and IMAX 3D

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Disney and Marvel have released three new character posters and a featurette for what could be the surprise hit of the summer “Guardians of the Galaxy. In the posters are Benicio del Toro as the Collector, Djimon Hounsou as Korath, and Lee Pace as Ronan. Previous character posters sets are here and here.

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On Facebook, Guardians of the Galaxy editor Fred Raskin recently argued for why you should go out of your way to see the film in IMAX 3D:

Yesterday I watched the IMAX 3D version of Guardians of the Galaxy, and I can say without question that this is the ideal format in which the movie should be experienced. This is not some hastily-done 3D pass in which they’ve simply added a little depth to the 2D version of the movie. Many of the shots and sequences in the film were designed for 3D (read: this will not be subtle), and I was absolutely floored by how well our 3D team pulled them off. Additionally, in IMAX, there are a number of sequences in which we’ve removed the black bars on the top and bottom of the screen so that the image fills the frame, creating a fully-immersive 3D experience.

Having seen the 17 minute preview in IMAX 3D, I have to agree. I’m seeing the full film in faux-IMAX 3D. I’ll let you know if it comes a close or distant second.

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A new clip and featurette featuring Peter Quill, aka Star Lord, (Chris Pratt) is below the jump:

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Iron Man 3 IMAX 3D Poster Released

Marvel and IMAX have released the official poster for the IMAX 3D version of Iron Man 3. The film is being digitally re-mastered into the larger image and higher sound quality of An IMAX 3D Experience via proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology. In theory,… Read More »Iron Man 3 IMAX 3D Poster Released

Disney joins IMAX to produce 3D Space Film

For their first every joint production, IMAX and The Walt Disney Studios have announced an agreement to produce and distribute the latest IMAX 3D cinematic space spectacle from acclaimed filmmaker Toni Myers, who has been crafting mind-blowing movie experiences for IMAX audiences for more than… Read More »Disney joins IMAX to produce 3D Space Film