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70mm Blow Up

The 70mm Newsletter

Compiled by William Kallay and Michael Coate - ©1999-2002


Title Format Opening Sound Studio Notes
Bridge On The River Kwai, The (Re-Issue) CinemaScope May 15 (UK) 6-Track Stereo Columbia/WB One of many 70mm releases believed to have had a mono soundtrack.
Camelot (Re-Issue) Panavision April 11 (USA) 6-Track Stereo Warner Bros.
Electra Glide In Blue Panavision Aug 29 (USA) 6-Track Stereo United Artists US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in the book “Wide Screen Movies.”  AKA: “The Legend Of Big John” and “Big John.”
Jesus Christ Superstar Todd-AO 35 Aug 23 (UK) 6-Track Stereo Universal Initial US release (in 35mm) began July 18. 70mm prints available in the US beginning with ‘74 re-issue.  Listed as a US 70mm release during original 1973 release in the book “Wide Screen Movies.”
Let The Good Times Roll 16mm Aug 1 (UK) 6-Track Stereo Columbia/WB US release in 35mm. Like ‘Woodstock,’ this was a multiscreen concert film.
Lion In Winter (Re-Issue) Panavision Nov 8 (UK) 6-Track Stereo Avco Embassy Originally released in 1968.
Lost Horizon Panavision Mar 26 (UK) 6-Track Stereo Columbia US release: March 17. US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in the book “Wide Screen Movies.”
Neptune Factor, The Panavision May (USA) 6-Track Stereo 20th Century Fox AKA: “An Underwater Odyssey” and “The Neptune Disaster.” US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in the book “Wide Screen Movies.” Possibly released in 70mm in Canada.
Never Give An Inch Panavision Feb 9 (Australia) 6-Track Stereo Universal AKA: ‘Sometimes A Great Notion.’  US 35mm US release: July 19, 1972.
Taming Of The Shrew, The Panavision Feb 15 (UK) 6-Track Stereo Columbia/WB Originally released (in 35mm) in 1967.
Tom Sawyer Panavision Mar 15 (USA) 6-Track Stereo United Artists

Further in 70mm reading:'s list of films blown up to 70mm

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