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

01.06.2012

Title Format Opening Sound Studio Notes
Absolute Beginners
 
Super 35 April 18 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Orion Originally released (in 35mm) in the UK on 4 April. 70mm trailer: “Pirates” & “Howard The Duck”
         
Aliens Spherical (1.85:1) July 18 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo 20th Century Fox OAR blow-up. A great sequel...even greater in 70mm. 150+ 70mm prints. 70mm trailer: “The Fly.”  Expanded to 154 minutes in 1991, and released exclusively on LaserDisc (and subsequently, on DVD & VHS).
“Big Trouble in Little China”
 
Panavision July 2 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo 20th Century Fox AKA: ‘John Carpenter’s Big Trouble In Little China.’ 70mm trailers: ‘Aliens’ & ‘The Fly.’
Clan Of The Cave Bear, The Technovision Jan 17 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Warner Bros.
Cobra Spherical (1.85:1) May 23 (USA) 6-Track Ultra Stereo Cannon/Warner Bros. The one and only six-track release in Ultra Stereo.  Prints note “Eagle Stereo,” while newspaper ads and one-sheets noted “Ultra Stereo.”  OAR blow-up. 70mm trailers: “Under The Cherry Moon,” “The Karate Kid II” & “Club Paradise.”  Some theatres began screenings on the evening of May 22.
         
Color Of Money, The Spherical (1.85:1) Oct 17 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Touchstone OAR blow-up.
Down And Out In Beverly Hills Spherical (1.85:1) Jan 31 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Touchstone US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in Dolby’s records and the book “Wide Screen Movies.”
Fly, The Spherical (1.85:1) Aug 15 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo 20th Century Fox US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in the book “Wide Screen Movies.”
Highlander Spherical (1.85:1) Mar 26 (France) 6-Track Dolby Stereo 20th Century Fox Tested & trade screened prior to release in 70mm. International cut released with 70mm prints. US release (shortened to 111 min): March 7. US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in the book “Wide Screen Movies.”
Howard The Duck Spherical (1.85:1) Aug 1 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Universal OAR blow-up.  AKA: “Howard: A New Breed Of Hero.”  AKA: a terrible movie.
Iron Eagle Spherical (1.85:1) Jan 17 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo TriStar US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in the book “Wide Screen Movies.”
Karma NA NA (India) 6-Track Stereo NA
Labyrinth J-D-C June 27 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo TriStar US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in the book “Wide Screen Movies.”  According to Lucasfilm, no 70mm prints were struck.  70mm presentation advertised in Dallas (at a theatre believed to be equipped for 35mm-only!).
Legal Eagles Panavision June 18 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Universal US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in the book “Wide Screen Movies.”
Little Shop Of Horrors Spherical (1.85:1) Dec 19 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Geffen OAR blow-up. 70mm trailer: “Innerspace.”
         
“Manhunter” Super 35 Aug 15 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo DEG The one and only 70mm release from DeLaurentiis Entertainment Group (DEG). AKA: “Red Dragon.”
Mission, The J-D-C Nov 14 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Warner Bros.
Money Pit, The Spherical (1.85:1) Mar 26 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Universal OAR blow-up. Would a movie like this have been released in 70mm had Steven Spielberg not been one of the producers?  70mm trailer: “Howard The Duck” and “Legal Eagles.”
Name Der Rose, Der Spherical (1.85:1) Oct 16 (West Germany) 6-Track Dolby Stereo 20th Century Fox OAR blow-up. US 35mm release: Sept 24.  AKA: “The Name Of The Rose.”
Nutcracker: The Motion Picture Spherical (1.85:1) Nov 26 (USA)
 
6-Track Dolby Stereo Atlantic
Pirates Panavision May 8 (France) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Cannon US 35mm release: July 18.
Poltergeist II: The Other Side Panavision May 23 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo MGM/UA US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in the book “Wide Screen Movies.”
Singhasan NA Mar (India) 6-Track Stereo NA
SpaceCamp Spherical (1.85:1) June 6 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo 20th Century Fox OAR blow-up. 70mm trailers: “Big Trouble In Little China” & “Aliens.”
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Panavision Nov 26 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo SR Paramount 100+ 70mm prints. OAR blow-up. A couple 70mm-Dolby SR prints tested during release. 70mm trailers: “The Golden Child” & “Little Shop Of Horrors.”  AKA: “The Voyage Home: Star Trek IV”
Top Gun Super 35 May 16 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo (SS) Paramount 100+ 70mm prints. Some sources suggest this may have been released with a dual inventory of 70mm prints (some full-width, others matted to 1.85:1).  Sneak previewed in 70mm prior to release.  70mm trailers: “The Golden Child” (teaser), “Under The Cherry Moon,” “The Karate Kid II,” “Ruthless People,” “Legal Eagles” & “Deadly Friend.”
Tough Guys Panavision Oct 3 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Touchstone
           

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