Ground-Breaking VR film, 'The Great C' by Philip K. Dick

Ground-Breaking VR film, 'The Great C' by Philip K. Dick

Update: Now Showing at The VR Club!

'The Great C' is being adapted for VR by Secret Location in a ground-breaking and uniquely immersive film experience.

The story is based on a short story first published in 1953 by Philip K. Dick, a renowned science fiction author known for titles such as The Man in the High Castle and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? — the latter of which inspired the classic movie Blade Runner.

The VR adaptation makes incredible use of the new medium. Clever use of the sense of scale combined with traditional film techniques such as camera cuts and trucking, panning and crane shots brings heightened immersion like never seen before. In virtual reality anything the filmmakers can imagine is possible.

For example viewers can see the action as if they were another person standing in the fictional scene, or from an 'eye in the sky' point of view with objects appearing as miniature dollhouse models. All the while viewers can freely look in any direction, even lean in to the action to make their own close-up, a feature impossible with the even most advanced 3D IMAX film. 

Following its premiere at the 75th Venice International Film Festival, “The Great C” will debut as a timed exclusive at select location-based VR venues in September. After that, it will be released on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Playstation VR.

At The VR Club, we plan to have special event pricing for this experience similar to a traditional movie. Wednesdays and Thursdays will be $10 per seat, and Friday to Sunday will be $15 per seat, for the approximately 30 minute long film. Drinks and popcorn will also be available for purchase during your session. (Parental guidance recommended, for ages 10+)

We hope to see you soon, come and experience the future of storytelling for yourself!

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