"The Hateful Eight" goes to Russia
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The 70mm Newsletter
|Written by: Alex
Yuriy Mamaev. Picture by Alexander Zenin
HATEFUL EIGHT will be released on one 70mm screen in Moscow on January 1st,
2016 - In the biggest auditorium of OCTOBER cinema.
They have located fully preserved an fully functional KINOTON FP75E. The
Russian dubbed soundtrack will be played using the only surviving DTS set of
Short video of the
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Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight" in Ultra Panavision 70
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The OCTOBER cinema was opened in 1967.
A new purposely built 70mm cinema was at the time one of the biggest cinemas
in Europe with main auditorium and balcony housing 3150 seats.
The second auditorium of about 200 seats was where
process was premiered and shown till 2005
The projectors were all KINAP-Odessa Soviet-era made 35/70 mm KP30-V and
KP30-S for STEREO-70. 220 Amp fully-automated, water-cooled carbon arc lamp
houses provided 30.000 lumen of light without film in a 70mm gate. This is
about 14 foot lamberts on a screen sized 30 by 14 meters (in 1967!). The
lamp houses used 60 cm spherical reflectors with interferential coating
which led the infrared part of the carbon arc spectrum into a combined
air/water-cooled back part of the lamp house. In the 1990 the lamp houses
were upgraded to 10 Kw Xenon water-cooled Xenon lamps.
up of the FP 75E machine by Alexander Zenin
The sound system was 2 x ZVUK-100 6-discreet channels system . At the time
they still used change-over system but the show was fully automated
including the screen curtains and horizontal screen cashes. The 70 mm
presentations used full screen real estate 30 by 14 meters. The Scope was
projected on 15 by 6.5 meters, Academy format films were projected to on 9
by 6.5 meters. Both Scope and Flat formats used same height The screen parts
not used for 35 mm formats were masked by moving black velvet caches. This
was done due to 35 mm projection limitations. This arrangement made the 70
mm screening even more impressive.
In 2005 after a major reconstruction the Soviet-made projectors were
replaced by Strong-Ballantine 35/70mm projectors and digital projectors were
installed a couple of years later.
The sound system was replaced with new solid-state amplifiers, JBL speakers
and Dolby Digital processors.
After reconstruction the cinema became a multiplex and now houses 11
auditoriums including one IMAX theater with 300 seats.
The main auditorium now houses 1518 seats only.
OCTOBER today is a one of the main venues for Moscow International Film
Eight" in 70mm Ultra Panavision is slated to have 30 screenings in a
first month (One screening a day). The projector/sound system is leased for
FP 75E machine and Kinoton non-rewind by Alexander Zenin
KINOTON SP75E projector with DTS 70mm reader Projection Lens ISCO, focal
length 115 mm. Anamorphic attachment supplied by Panavision/Weinstein
company in Los Angeles.
Special sound equipment
DATASAt Mediaplayer XD20
DATASAT processor AP24 AURO 3D
Soundtrack: Russian Dubbed version 5.1, Pythagorus Studio DTS discs
mastering Jordan O'Neil, Los Angeles.
October auditorium. Picture by
October lobby. Picture by
October exterior. Picture by
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