FOOL COOL ROCK! – the first Japanese movie mixed in Auro 11.1 by Barco

Tokyo, Japan, 15 May 2014 – Global digital cinema leader Barco is pleased to announce that ‘FOOL COOL ROCK!’ (director: Hiroyuki Nakano / Cast: ONE OK ROCK) will be mixed and released in Auro 11.1 during May 2014. Moviegoers in a cinema equipped with Auro 11.1 will experience a soundtrack that has been specially prepared to envelop them and make them feel a part of the live performance.

“I’m so proud that Auro 11.1 by Barco was selected as the preferred sound format for this movie. ONE OK ROCK’s devoted fans will be delighted when they hear this band perform like never before,” comments Brian Claypool, Senior Director of Strategic Business Development at Barco.

“Auro 11.1’s unique approach to realistic immersive sound will recreate the environment of a live concert performance like no other system, and the screams of delight that their fans exhibit at every live performance will blend perfectly with the emotions of the audience in the theater. The Auro 11.1 experience brings an enhanced sense of unity between movie and audience. This film presents an opportunity for us to show to audiences the truly immersive capabilities of the Auro 11.1 format,” says Brian Claypool.

Masao Sasano from Barco Japan’s Entertainment division continues: “Auro 11.1 has been installed into 28 postproduction studios around the world and this movie is the first Japanese title mixed in Auro 11.1. I look forward to the feedback from audiences worldwide on their experience with this Japanese produced masterpiece.”

Highest effect for music
Shinichi Takahashi, the movie producer, comments: “According to the experience of a demo at Nikkatsu Studio Center, I decided to mix my film in Auro 11.1. As most of the film shows a live concert, I was particularly impressed with how well the three layers of sound - unique to Auro 11.1 - were able to make the environment of the concert hall reverberate throughout the auditorium, giving a sense of immersion between the live concert audience and the theater audience.”

Single inventory - DCP
“FOOL COOL ROCK!” was mixed at the Nikkatsu Studio Center in Tokyo, Releasing this May, audiences will be able to enjoy the movie in Auro 11.1 at multiple locations including the Anjo Korona Cinema World in Anjo city, Aichi Prefecture. Nikkatsu is not making a special DCP for the Auro version. There is no difference between the DCP for cinemas equipped with the Auro 11.1 system and for other cinemas. A single inventory DCP is created and distributed to cinemas worldwide without distinguishing between 5.1 and 11.1 version simplifying the production and distribution process.

About Hiroyuki Nakano
Born in 1958 in Japan, Nakano has been creating many award-winning music clips and movies, CM and documentary films. His famous works include Samurai Fiction (1998), Pop Group Killers (2000), Red Shadow (2001), Stereo Future (2001), Slow Is Beautiful (2003), Return (2003), Tajomaru (2009).

ONE OK ROCK is a Japanese band that was formed in 2005. Mixing emo, rock and heavy metal influences into their music, they are very popular among the young generations, not only for their music but also for their energetic live performances. In the summer of 2010 they performed in various places, and in November 2010, they held their first sold out live concert at Nippon Budokan (11,000 sold tickets).

About Nikkatsu Corporation
The Nikkatsu Corporation, Japan’s oldest film production company, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2012. Since its establishment, Nikkatsu has produced many blockbusters and has worked with numerous top actors and world-class directors. Over the past few years Nikkatsu has expanded its business model to include the production of movies, distribution, satellite broadcasting, and digital media.

About Auro Technologies
Auro Technologies (; is a spin-off of the Galaxy Studios Group and owner of the Auro-3D® Technology Suite. Auro-3D® Technology Suite Galaxy Studios is renowned worldwide for its state-of-the-art leadership in audio innovation for music and sound for film. The Auro-3D® suite offers groundbreaking, easy-to-use, and unprecedented sound reproduction capabilities to the professional, automotive, broadcast and consumer electronics markets (such as gaming, smartphones, multimedia PC, notebooks, tablets, audio players, digital TV, media libraries and packaged media).

About Barco
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with 4,000 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.158 billion euro in 2013.

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