'The Grandmaster' Mixed in Dolby Atmos

The technology "will use sound to transport audiences right into the film action," director Wong Kar-Wai says.
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The U.S. version of Wong Kar-Wai’s The Grandmaster was mixed in Dolby Atmos, which will be used for the August 13 premiere at the Regal E-Walk Cinemas in Manhattan. The Weinstein Company will release the film on August 23 in North America.

"The Grandmaster is a Chinese kung fu story that is not only about physical fighting," the director says, "but also about such intangibles as chi, the mind and the spirit, which are never easy concepts to express. I have been extremely impressed by the powerful enhancements to storytelling that Dolby Atmos makes possible. The Grandmaster in Dolby Atmos will use sound to transport audiences right into the film action."

The U.S. version of the film was mixed in Dolby Atmos by Kantana Sound Studio in Bangkok, Thailand, the first mixing studio equipped with Dolby Atmos in Southeast Asia.

The film stars Tony Leung and Ziyi Zhang and was first released in mainland China on January 8. The film will be distributed by The Weinstein Co. to 800 screens in the U.S., including select theaters equipped to support Atmos.