Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB), Paramount Pictures, a unit of Viacom, Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) announced today that Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol will premiere on December 14th in Singapore with Dolby® Surround 7.1 at Shaw Theatres Lido Cineplex.
Directed by Academy Award®-winner Brad Bird and featuring an all-star cast the fourth installment of the mega-successful Mission: Impossible franchise has been described as the most inventive, action-filled and visually arresting yet. Through Dolby Surround 7.1 movie goers watching Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol will experience more immersive depth and realism through the cinema audio experience. Dolby Surround 7.1 improves the spatial dimension of soundtracks and enhances audio definition, resulting in full-featured audio that better matches the visual impact of the movie.
"Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol delivers incredible stunt sequences with rich visual effects ideally complemented by Dolby Surround 7.1 to draw audiences into the action," said Mr. Nicholas Yong, Managing Director of the film’s local distributing arm, United International Pictures (Singapore & Malaysia).
"Movie-going is a multi-sensory experience and it is important for us to present great sound with quality projection in a comfortable environment for our customers. That is why Shaw Theatres is proud to feature Dolby Surround 7.1 in our theatres across Singapore. With an action-packed blockbuster like Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Dolby Surround 7.1 will definitely enhance and complete the overall movie experience," commented Mark Shaw, Executive Vice President of Shaw Theatres.
"We are very excited about Paramount Pictures Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and the Dolby Surround 7.1 experience it delivers," said Mahesh Sundaram, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Dolby Laboratories. "When you combine great content like Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, great presentations by Shaw Theaters, and great technologies from Dolby you are sure to get an amazing audio experience."
Blamed for the terrorist bombing of the Kremlin, IMF operative Ethan Hunt is disavowed along with the rest of the agency when the President initiates “Ghost Protocol”. Left without any resources or backup, Ethan must find a way to clear his agency’s name and prevent another attack. To complicate matters further, Ethan is forced to embark on this mission with a team of fellow IMF fugitives whose personal motives he does not fully know.
Tom Cruise returns in the starring role as Ethan Hunt and is joined by an international cast that includes Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist, Vladimir Mashkov, Josh Holloway, Anil Kapoor and Léa Seydoux.
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol opens in Singapore cinemas and IMAX December 15.
For more information, go to MissionImpossible.com About Dolby Surround 7.1
The latest innovation from a pioneer in cinema sound, Dolby Surround 7.1 improves the spatial dimension of soundtracks and enhances audio definition. The result: full-featured audio that better matches the visual impact of movies.
With the ability for content creators to mix in a discrete 7.1 format, Dolby Surround 7.1 provides four surround zones to better orchestrate audio channels in a movie theatre environment. The four surround zones incorporate the traditional Left Surround and Right Surround with new Back Surround Left and Back Surround Right zones. The addition of the two Back Surround zones enhances directionality in panning 360 degrees around the theatre.