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70mm Blow Up
1979

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

01.06.2012

Title Format Opening Sound Studio Notes
1941 Panavision Dec 14 (USA) 6-Track Stereo Universal/Columbia World Premiere: Dec 13 (Los Angeles).  This was the second of numerous Spielberg films in 70mm (though the only one not to utilize a Dolby soundtrack).
Alien Panavision May 25 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo 20th Century Fox One of only a few films of the Dolby era to prominently promote “70mm Dolby Stereo,” rather than simply “Dolby Stereo,” on the one-sheet posters, trailers & artwork section of newspaper ads.
"Apocalypse Now" Technovision Aug 15 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo (SS) United Artists US reserved seat engagement.  LA newspaper ads contained the following note from director Francis Coppola: “Dear Filmgoer: After five years and after numerous difficulties, it is my pleasure to announce that ‘Apocalypse Now’ will open at The Cinerama Dome on the 15th of August, 1979. This showing will be the finished film in a special 70 millimeter version as I would like it to be seen. The sound is a unique Dolby 6-track Quintaphonic System coming from speakers specially installed in the theatre for this engagement.
          We would like to make tickets available to you on a guaranteed seat performance basis. Thank you, Francis Coppola.” 70mm prints were unique in that they did not include any studio logo or credits at either end of the film. (35mm prints included additional footage seen over the end credits.) Also test screened in 70mm prior to release. Re-issued in ‘87. Re-edited 202-minute “Apocalypse Now Redux” screened at Cannes in May, 2001 and released on Aug 15,  2001 (in 35mm dye transfer and digital sound).
Black Hole, The

“The Black Hole”: The 70mm Engagements
 
Technovision Dec 18 (UK) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Walt Disney US 70mm release: Dec 21. Double billed in selected cities (in 70mm) with ‘Sleeping Beauty’ in ‘80 & ‘81.
         
Black Stallion, The Spherical (1.85:1) NA (Canada) 6-Track Dolby Stereo United Artists US release: Dec 14. US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in the book ‘Wide Screen Movies.’
Blechtrommel, Die Spherical (1.85:1) May 3 (West Germany) 6-Track Stereo NA AKA: ‘The Tin Drum.’ US release in 35mm.
Champ, The Spherical (1.85:1) July 10 (UK) 6-Track Stereo MGM US release: April 4. US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in the book ‘Wide Screen Movies.’
Exorcist, The (Re-Issue) Spherical (1.85:1) April 11 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Warner Bros. OAR blow-up. The film’s Oscar-winning mono soundtrack was remixed for this re-issue (and subsequent video release).
          From a one-off midnight screening in the 1990s
 
Grease (Re-Issue) Panavision May 18 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Paramount  
Hair Spherical (1.85:1) July 17 (UK) 6-Track Dolby Stereo United Artists US 35mm release: March 15.  US 70mm re-issue in ‘82.
Hanover Street

“Hanover Street”: The 70mm Engagements
 
Panavision May 18 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Columbia As with Columbia’s ‘Close Encounters,’ this was misleadingly billed in many newspaper ads as ‘Super Panavision 70.’
Hurricane Todd-AO 35 April 12 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Paramount World Premiere: April 12 (Los Angeles).  AKA: “Forbidden Paradise”
Moonraker Panavision June 29 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo United Artists US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in the book ‘Wide Screen Movies.’
Muppet Movie, The

“The Muppet Movie”: The 70mm Engagements
 
Spherical (1.85:1) May 31 (UK) 6-Track Dolby Stereo AFD US 70mm release: June 22. The first and best muppet movie (and the only one to have 70mm prints).
Roller Boogie Spherical (1.85:1) NA (Canada) 6-Track Dolby Stereo United Artists Reportedly released in Canada with 70mm prints. Those lucky Canadians!  US 35mm release: Dec 21.
Rose, The Spherical (1.85:1) Nov 7 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo 20th Century Fox OAR blow-up.  One of only a few films of the Dolby era to prominently promote “70mm Dolby Stereo,” rather than simply “Dolby Stereo,” on the one-sheet posters, trailers & artwork section of newspaper ads.
Star Trek: The Motion Picture Panavision NA 6-Track Dolby Stereo Paramount Initially released in 35mm on Dec 7.  World Premiere in Washington, DC (35mm). A (few) 70mm print(s) appear to have been struck at a later date. Double billed (in 70mm) with “Star Trek II” in San Francisco (and perhaps elsewhere) in Sept 1982.
Star Wars (Re-Issue) Panavision Aug 15 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo 20th Century Fox Trailer for “The Empire Strikes Back” was introduced during this re-issue.  Re-issue advertised as: “It’s back! The Force will be with you for three weeks only. Extra: See the coming attractions for ‘The Empire Strikes Back,’ the continuing saga of ‘Star Wars.’
Winds Of Change Panavision NA (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Sanrio This was a re-titled re-issue of “Metamorphoses.” US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in the book “Wide Screen Movies.” Also see the 1978 entry for “Metamorphoses.”
           

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