Thursday, April 13, 2006

Smell-o-vision comes to the big screen:

Japanese cinema audiences will soon be able to enjoy a completely different sensory experience.

A new service from a major telecommunications company, NTT Communications Corp, will synchronise seven different smells to parts of the movie The New World, starring Colin Farrell.


Cinemas will be able to download from the internet different scent sequences for other films, Suzaki said.

The company began a similar service for homes in Japan last year. Owners of the $US620 home version can download different programs to emit smells to accompany a horoscope reading or work as aromatherapy.

Owners must keep refilling the machine with fragrant liquids. NTT Communications would not disclose how many machines it has sold.

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