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

01.06.2012

Title Format Opening Sound Studio Notes
“2010” Panavision Dec 7 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo MGM/UA 200+ 70mm prints. This wasn’t quite “2001,” was it?   AKA: “2010: The Year We Make Contact.”  70mm trailer: “A View To A Kill”
Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai, The Panavision Aug 15 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo 20th Century Fox US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in Dolby’s records and the book “Wide Screen Movies.”  AKA: “Buckaroo Banzai’ & ‘The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The Eighth Dimension.”
“Amadeus”
 
Panavision Sept 19 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Orion 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 and artwork section of newspaper ads.
“The Bear”
 
Spherical (1.85:1) Sept 28 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Embassy OAR blow-up. This was the film about coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, not to be confused with the Jean-Jacques Annaud animal film of the same title from 1988/89.
Carmen Panavision Mar 14 (France) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Triumph US 35mm release: Sept 20.  AKA: “Bizet’s Carmen.”
City Heat Spherical (1.85:1) Dec 7 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Warner Bros. World Premiere: Dec 5 (Los Angeles). OAR blow-up. 70mm trailer: “Ladyhawke.”
“The Cotton Club” Spherical (1.85:1) Dec 14 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Orion OAR blow-up. 70mm trailers: “The Falcon And The Snowman” & “The Mean Season”
Country Spherical (1.85:1) Sept 28 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Walt Disney US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in Dolby’s records and the book “Wide Screen Movies.”
“Dune” Todd-AO 35 Dec 14 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Universal Some theatres handed out a ‘Dune Facts’ booklet which explained some of the complex story elements. Re-edited for TV.
Fort Saganne Technovision May 11 (France) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Roissy
“Ghostbusters” Panavision June 8 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Columbia Nothing beats getting slimed in 70mm! 70mm trailer: “The Karate Kid.”
Give My Regards To Broad Street Spherical (1.85:1) Oct 26 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo 20th Century Fox US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in Dolby’s records.
“Gremlins” Spherical (1.85:1) June 8 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Warner Bros. OAR blow-up. This release debuted a new WB logo. 70mm trailer: “The Never Ending Story”.
         
"Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes"
 
Super 35 Mar 30 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Warner Bros. This was the first feature-length Super 35 production (aka ‘Super Techniscope’ & ‘System 35’) to be blown up to 70mm in a full-width ratio. Just over a dozen 70mm prints struck (reportedly off the original negative for exceptional image quality).  70mm trailers: “Once Upon A Time In America” & “Gremlins.”
“Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom”
 
Panavision May 23 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo (SS) Paramount 240+ 70mm prints (the most ever produced for a single release). 70mm trailer: “Rhinestone”
         
Killing Fields, The Spherical (1.85:1) Nov 2 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Warner Bros. US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in the book “Wide Screen Movies.”
“The Last Starfighter”
 
Panavision July 13 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Universal 70mm trailer: “Dune”
Metropolis (Re-Issue) Spherical (1.33:1) Aug 3 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Cinecom OAR release. This re-issue was reduced from 120 to 87 minutes, and included color-tinted scenes and a Georgio Moroder rock music score. US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in Dolby’s records and the book “Wide Screen Movies.”
Never Ending Story, The Technovision July 20 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Warner Bros. US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in the book “Wide Screen Movies.”  Originally released in West Germany (possibly in 70mm) as “Die Geschichte Unedliche”
“The Razor’s Edge”
 
J-D-C Oct 19 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Columbia 70mm trailer: “Starman”
“The River”

 
Spherical (1.85:1) Dec 19 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Universal OAR blow-up.
Romancing The Stone Panavision Mar 30 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo 20th Century Fox US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title was advertised in the LA Times for one day only (Mar 25).
Sohni Mahiwal NA June (India) 6-Track Stereo NA
Star Trek III: The Search For Spock Panavision June 1 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Paramount 100+ 70mm prints. 70mm trailers: “The Last Starfighter” & “2010” (teaser)
         
“Starman” Panavision Dec 14 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Columbia AKA: “John Carpenter’s Starman”
"Streets of Fire" Spherical (1.85:1) June 1 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Universal OAR blow-up. 70mm trailer: “The Last Starfighter”
Supergirl Panavision July 19 (UK) 6-Track Dolby Stereo (SS) TriStar US release: Nov 23. US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in the book “Wide Screen Movies.”
           

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