Race 2 to Release With Dolby Atmos
MUMBAI, January 23, 2013
MUMBAI, January 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
First Bollywood Movie to be Released With Dolby Atmos
Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) today announced that the highly
anticipated action thriller Race2 will release with Dolby ^® Atmos™ in select
theatres on January 25, 2013. Dolby Atmos will deliver a more natural and
realistic soundfield to Race2 , moving sound around and above cinema
audiences, transporting them into the onscreen adventure.
"It is a pleasure to be mixing my movie Race2 in Dolby Atmos. I think viewers
will be delighted with the enhanced immersive sound experience of this
phenomenal technology," said Ramesh S. Taurani, Producer, Race2 . "I strive
to make movies that allow the audience to feel part of the action on the
screen. And now with Dolby Atmos, Race2 will have more depth and realism,
taking the excitement of movie to the next level."
Directed by Abbas-Mustan , the film stars Saif Ali Khan, Anil Kapoor, John
Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Ameesha Patel. The sound
designer for the movie is Rakesh Ranjan, and the movie has been mixed by
Leslie Fernandes. Race2 will introduce audiences to one of the most magical
and immersive sound formats ever conceived.
"It's an inspiring time in cinema, with movie making being taken to new
frontiers with Dolby's next-generation audio solutions. When Race2 hits
theatres equipped with Dolby Atmos, audiences will be transported into the
journey with the lifelike realism that the creative team envisioned," said
Pankaj Kedia, Country Manager, Dolby Laboratories, India.
About Dolby Atmos:
Dolby Atmos brings a powerful new listening experience to the cinema with more
natural and realistic sound that truly envelops the audience. It is an
end-to-end solution that helps mixers, studios, and distributors dramatically
improve the audio experience. The Dolby Atmos platform makes it easy for
content creators to create immersive soundscapes, and it ensures the best
possible audience experience, regardless of theatre configuration or the
number of speakers.
In 2012, Hollywood studios including Disney•Pixar ( Brave ), Paramount
Pictures/DreamWorks Animation ( Rise of the Guardians ), Twentieth Century Fox
( Taken 2, Chasing Mavericks, Life of Pi ), and Warner Bros. ( The Hobbit:
An Unexpected Journey ) released features using the Dolby Atmos format. In
addition, 2012 international titles released in Dolby Atmos include Back to
1942, The Guillotines, CZ12, and The Last Tycoon in China; Ah Boys to Men
in Singapore; and Sivaji 3D in India.
In 2013, four Hollywood titles, including Gravity and Pacific Rim (Warner
Bros.), Star Trek into Darkness (Paramount Pictures), and A Good Day to Die
Hard (Twentieth Century Fox) are scheduled to receive the Dolby Atmos
treatment, with additional studio titles to follow. European productions Lost
Place, Mama , and Trance have been released or are scheduled to be mixed in
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