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Avatar Going 4D in Korea With Smells, Lasers

Avatar may be opening the door to mainstream 3D movies, but a Korean cinema is adding an extra dimension, making to 4D.

The 4D screening adds to the experience moving seats, smells of explosives, sprinkling water, laser lights and wind, according to Variety. The added cost to attend such a show more than doubles to the U.S. equivalent of $15.80. (An average ticket in Korea costs $6.90.)

While the added sensual experience wasn't a part of James Cameron's vision, the Korean division of Fox have been working it since last summer. "We (started to) prepared the 'Avatar' 4D ride last summer," says Tom Oh of 20th Century Fox Korea.

Avatar in 4D is being shown in Korea's leading multiplex chain, CJ-CGV, and has shown more than 10 different 4D-enhanced films over the last year.

"There is no 4D theater like ours around the world. CGV's 4D plex is the first in the world that fully offers five-sense experiences with a movie title," says Kim Daehee, publicity manager of CJ-CGV.

  • thepetey
    I guess now those nerds on that forum can "live" in Pandora or whatever...
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  • ColMirage
    I thought the 4th dimension was time? Does that mean..? Oh crap.
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  • I smell radiation.
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  • col musstard
    5 sense? so what are they making you taste?
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  • NST
    ColMirage scientifically you are right.But in entertainment industry 4D features are the features that enable them make 4 times more money.
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  • yang
    wtf 15.80 is double the price of US tickets?! how low are your theater tickets!!? here in canada just normal IMAX 3D cost 15 dollars
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  • porksmuggler
    ColMirageI thought the 4th dimension was time? Does that mean..? Oh crap.
    lol, pretty sure Avatar already has time covered, it's almost 3 hrs long.

    Maybe they were going for 4 Senses, now if they could just find a way to add taste without having to lick the theatre floor...
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  • daggs
    movies with smell? no thanks, I want to live after watching Nutty Professor III. these klumps will kill me with the smell!
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  • p00dl3_h3r0
    "There is no 4D theater like ours around the world. CGV's 4D plex is the first in the world that fully offers five-sense experiences with a movie title,"

    Please tell me they didn't include a sense of taste as well...
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  • homerhellboy223
    Daggsmovies with smell? no thanks, I want to live after watching Nutty Professor III. these klumps will kill me with the smell!Lol dude, I totally get the joke. I saw that the nutty professor and understand why you wouldn't want to smell through that :D
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