in70mm.com Mission: • To record the history of the large format movies and the 70mm cinemas as remembered by the people who worked with the films. Both during making and during running the films in projection rooms and as the audience, looking at the curved screen. • in70mm.com, a unique internet based magazine, with articles about 70mm cinemas, 70mm people, 70mm films, 70mm sound, 70mm film credits, 70mm history and 70mm technology. Readers and fans of 70mm are always welcome to contribute.
"Savage Pampas" released 19. December 2016 on German BluRay and 4K UltraHD By Thomas Hauerslev For the fans of "Savage Pampas" here's finally the news you have been waiting for. On 19. December 2016, the new BluRay and 4K UltraHD disc of the classic MCS 70 Superpanorama western is finally available in stores. The new transfer was made directly from an original and very sharp vintage 70mm print, which was faded to the familiar red tones. Thanks to the talent of scan master Mr. Vincent Koch in Karlsruhe, Germany, the full color spectrum has been brought back in its full glory to be enjoyed by the fans.
I understand why everyone says it is "a must" in 70mm By Ronan Nissenbaum We went back up to the projection booth where the projectionist recognised us from the last time, and said we had been the last people up there. He was extremely nice and told us to pop back in the next time we were over, and we'll definitely be back over for Dunkirk and whatever other new 70mm prints are shown. I love film prints of all formats, but there's something so special about 70mm prints that really makes going to the cinema an event.
Thoughts about 120 fps / 4K / 3D It does lend itself to certain genres of films, but I’m not sure which ones. It would be great for documentaries and concert films. Judging by the way the cheerleaders looked in the film, it might be great for erotica although it will reveal every pore and every flaw in an actor’s face. IMO, it would be terrible for fantasy films because it would reveal every flaw in makeup, masks, prothesises, set design, etc. I would like to see a film using the same process, but in 2D.
Film Revival Gets Boost with New Large Format 65mm Processing Facilities in the UK By Kodak The revival of real film has received an additional boost with the news that large format Kodak 65mm film processing facilities have opened in the UK. Twentieth Century Fox’s "Murder On The Orient Express", directed by Kenneth Branagh, and shot by cinematographer Haris Zambarloukos BSC, will be one of the first productions to use the new installation.
What 7OMM is to Johan Wolthuis By Thomas Hauerslev Johann Wolthuis has been crucially instrumental in reviving world wide interest in 70mm. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to say that there might not have been the same level of awareness and appreciation of the 70mm format without his tireless dedication, advocacy and enthusiasm, which goes back for over three decades. We who love 70mm and see it as the greatest and grandest medium for the moving image of them all, owe him a great deal. He speaks most eloquently for us all.
Ladies and Gentlemen, This is MAGI Cinema By Thomas Hauerslev MAGI is very high frame rate, five times faster than usual, 4K image resolution and 3D. Films presented in MAGI is referred to, by people whop have seen demonstrations, as being hyper-realistic, far brighter (up to 28 foot lamberts), sharper than anything seen previously, and in particular far better that any current 3D techniques. The screen simply disappears between the viewer and the action on the curved screen.
“Cheyenne Autumn”: The Roadshow Engagements By Mike Coate A historical listing of the roadshow engagements of “Cheyenne Autumn” held in North America. These presentations utilized 70mm prints derived from 65mm Super Panavision photography projected onto large screens and featured discrete six-track stereophonic sound. The film’s formal public world premiere was held at the Warner in London on October 15th, 1964.
Memories from Bradford By Hannemann, Lyndon, Olsson & Rostek By unanimous decision, or else, of the Awards Committee of the Praesidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Academy of Seriously Large Format Kinematographic Systems, of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, it gives me great pleasure to award the highest accolade that the Academy can bestow, the Vladimir Ilyich Leninerama Gold Medal for Heroic Socialist Labou
"Vox Lux" to be photographed in 65mm, and presented in 7OMM By Thomas Hauerslev Hollywood media announced the news about director Brady Corbet's next film titled "Vox Lux". The production will be photographed on 65mm film, and it's planned to be released with 7OMM prints. The 28 year old actor-turned-director hope the film will reach cinema screens in 2017. Production is planned to begin shooting in February 2017.
I continue to be impressed by the dedication you have to the continuing wellbeing of 70mm. I would like you to have met my colleague and friend, the late Robert Gottschalk, founder and driving force of Panavision. He was of the unshakeable opinion that picture quality, real picture QUALITY, depended on a big piece of negative, the bigger the better.
All good wishes, Sir Sydney Samuelson, December 2009
• The Prince Charles Cinema, London, UK By Paul Vickery • Windjammer at the Empire, Paris By Gerhard Witte • Betty York's "Cinerama Holiday" Diary By Betty York • Sales Manual For Louis De Rochemont's Windjammer By The Cinemiracle Process • Visit to La Geode, Paris By Thomas Hauerslev • Visit to Futuroscope, Poitiers By Thomas Hauerslev • Visit to Kinepolis, Bruxelles By Thomas Hauerslev • Georges Loisel's list of 7OMM in Paris By Olivier Rousseau • Brian O'Brien, Jr.'s Todd-AO Scrapbook Coming soon • Rare black/white images from American Optical Company Coming soon • "Oklahoma!" on opening night at the Rivoli Coming soon • Vintage articles about Todd-AO, Showscan, Panavision & Dolby