"Holiday In Spain" released on Blu-Ray
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Productions Inc., in association with Cinerama Inc
Productions Inc., in association with Cinerama Inc, is proud to present for
the very first time – the lost and now re-mastered 70mm treat, filmed
entirely in Spain…Originally titled “Scent of Mystery” and presented
in “Smell-O-Vision”, this unique and magical adventure, follows a mystery
novelist, played by Denholm Elliott, who discovers a plan to murder an
American heiress, played by Beverly Bentley, while on vacation in Spain. He
enlists the help of a local taxi driver, played by Peter Lorre, to travel
across the Spanish countryside in order to thwart the crime. Directed by
noted cinematographer-turned director Jack Cardiff. Paired with Mario
Nascimbene’s fine score, and a cast that includes, Paul Lukas, Liam Redmond,
Leo Mckern and Diana Dors, it made for solid entertainment. It also featured
a big major star cameo, in a role critical to the film’s scenario. That
cameo was unbilled, although the film itself had no credits on screen. They
were originally given to the audience in their road show program. The film’s
restoration has now added, for the first time, a credit roll at the
picture’s end. The screenplay was adapted from the 1947 novel Ghost of a
Chance by Kelley Roos, the pen name of husband and wife mystery writers
Audrey Kelley and William Roos.
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Mike Todd Jr.'s "Scent
of Mystery" in Smell-O-Vision
Oliver Michael Todd in Conversation with
Mike Todd, Jr. Interview
The Lingering Reek of “Smell-O-Vision”
Inc. Scans "Holiday In Spain"
Dave Strohmaier's remastered "Holiday In
Spain" Blu-ray is mentioned in
NEW YORK TIMES
Michael Todd in Copenhagen, 9. December 2014 with his copy of "Holiday in
A Sense of Murder…….
He was a young Englishman on a holiday in Spain and she was the kind of
scenery he didn’t want to miss. Even from the back, the long graceful legs,
the slim waist, and the large hat were quite a sight. He didn’t know her,
but wanted to. Then he discovered they wanted to kill her. And if he didn’t
stop them within the next 36 hours, the only place he would see her again
would be in the morgue.
Holiday In Spain (Scent Of Mystery) Plus Bonus Score Cd (Blu-Ray)
Starring: Peter Lorre, Paul Lukas, Denholm Elliot
Directed By: Jack Cardiff
Composed By: Mario Nascimbene
FEATURE FILM: A new 1080P re-mastering from 65 & 70mm elements
SOUND: Dolby Digital 2.1 and 5.1 audio restoration from 6-channel original
ASPECT RATIO: SMILEBOX
RUNNING TIME: 109 MINUTES
Digital 2.0 and 5.1 STS-HD Master Audio restoration created from the 6 track
* Holiday In Spain Locations short. A look at the film’s location then and
now -15 min.
* Missing Scenes from Scent of Mystery version A selection of rare film
elements including “rushes” found in the Cinerama vaults -10 min.
* 36 page booklet: Reproduction of the original 1960 Scent of Mystery
* Feature Length Audio Commentary. With historian Bruce Kimmel, Sandra
Shahan, and remastering director David Strohmaier.
* Exclusive Interviews With actress Beverly Bentley who plays Sally and with
Susan Todd daughter of the producer. -35 min.
* Remastering of Holiday In Spain short. An exclusive look at the
remastering of the film from deteriorating 65 and 70mm elements -8 min.
* Slideshow. A montage of behind the scenes production stills, publicity
stills, and original ads and posters. -10 min.
* Cinerama Trailers Gallery.
Trailers for This Is Cinerama, Cinerama Holiday, Seven Wonders of the World,
Search For Paradise, Cinerama South Seas Adventure, Windjammer, Holiday In
Spain and the Golden Head. -34 min.
* Plus bonus stereo music audio CD of Mario Nascimbene's score.
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