Long-limbed drama is surprisingly moving without being a simple tearjerker.
A B-grade monster movie wrapped up in an A-grade budget.
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CJ E&M expands into Thailand
Korean company partners with Transformation Films
Miss Granny remake tops China box office
3-D Grandmaster opens fourth-placed
FTC rejects Korean exhibitors' consent decree
Conglomerates accused of abusing market power
Kini Kim on CJ's Vietnam strategy
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Kim sidelined in latest putsch at Korean giant
Yeoh stirred by CJ's Recipe
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Asian buyers busy at EFM
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Early Berlin sales news
Local revenues boom for South Korean films
KOFIC data: BO climbs, NEW is No 3 distributor
Flowers of War wins opening battle
Updated: Sector 7 takes record as China's highest grossing South Korean release
CJ strikes Netflix deal
Korean films to screen online in US
CJ launches direct distribution in Vietnam
Korean giant has theatrical capacity in five territories
Local heroes heed the call
An interesting final quarter awaits the South Korean industry
Online smiles for Sunny
Revenue growth points to improving ancillaries outlook
Four Asian films to compete in Tokyo
Ratanaruang, Pang and Du join Okita
Seoul keeps DMZ project on course
Thriller set up with Transformers producer
CJ backs Cohen for war epic
Picture to be most expensive in Korean movie history
Sunny rises against the machines
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First half gain for local films, but Hollywood takes cash prize
Executive shuffles at CJ and Clover
Kim and Mak take new responsibilities
CJ expands Cannes slate by eight
Korean giant readies massive line-up, Cannes event
CJ Entertainment in group reorganisation
New E&M structure sets ambitious growth targets
CJ Japan unveils distribution dozen
Extensive slate underlines ambitions outside Korea
Sector 7 to launch in digital IMAX
By Patrick Frater
Thu, 07 July 2011, 20:24 PM (HKT)
Sector 7 ７광구 (2011), the upcoming action thriller from South Korea's CJ E&M Corp 씨제이이앤엠 주식회사, is to be delivered as a 3-D IMAX film following digital remastering. It will be released day-and-date with conventional versions on 4 Aug.
Directed by KIM Ji-hoon 김지훈 | 金志勳, the film will be only the third ever non-English-language feature to be released in the IMAX giant screen format, and the first in 3-D.
CJ-CGV, CJ's sister exhibition company, operates all ten screens in Korea currently capable of playing digital IMAX DMR films. IMAX Corporation says the country is its fifth biggest territory in the world and includes some of its highest grossing theatres.
The film, which stars HA Ji-won 하지원 | 河智苑 and AN Seong-gi 안성기 | 安聖基, sees workers on an exploratory oil platform fight for their lives after they discover a sea monster that feeds on their colleagues.
"Audiences in Korea embrace the IMAX brand and presenting Sector 7 in IMAX 3D will offer our patrons the full impact and intensity of the film," said Katherine KIM 김정아, CEO of CJ E&M in a statement.
"The success of other local-language titles — including the Chinese blockbuster Aftershock 唐山大地震 (2010) — has shown that the demand from fans around the world for the IMAX Experience is growing," said Greg FOSTER, IMAX chairman and president of filmed entertainment.