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70mm Blow Up

The 70mm Newsletter

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


“2010”PanavisionDec 7 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoMGM/UA217 70mm prints. AKA: “2010: The Year We Make Contact.” 70mm trailer: “A View To A Kill”
PanavisionSept 19 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoOrionOne 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 StereoEmbassyOriginal Aspect Ratio (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”PanavisionMar 14 (France)6-Track Dolby StereoTriumphUS 35mm release: Sept 20. AKA: “Bizet’s Carmen.”
“City Heat”Spherical (1.85:1)Dec 7 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoWarner Bros.World Premiere: Dec 5 (Los Angeles). Original Aspect Ratio (OAR) blow-up. 70mm trailer: “Ladyhawke.”
“The Cotton Club”Spherical (1.85:1)Dec 14 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoOrionOriginal Aspect Ratio (OAR) blow-up. 70mm trailers: “The Falcon And The Snowman” & “The Mean Season”
“Dune”Todd-AO 35Dec 14 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoUniversalSome theatres handed out a ‘Dune Facts’ booklet which explained some of the complex story elements. Re-edited for TV.
“Fort Saganne”TechnovisionMay 11 (France)6-Track Dolby StereoRoissy
“Ghostbusters”PanavisionJune 8 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoColumbiaNothing beats getting slimed in 70mm! 70mm trailer: “The Karate Kid.”
“Gremlins”Spherical (1.85:1)June 8 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoWarner Bros.Original Aspect Ratio (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 35Mar 30 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoWarner 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.”

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“Indiana Jones and The Temple Of Doom”
PanavisionMay 23 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo (SS)Paramount243 70mm prints (the most ever produced for a single release). 70mm trailer: “Rhinestone”
“The Last Starfighter”
PanavisionJuly 13 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoUniversal70mm trailer: “Dune”
“The Razor’s Edge”
J-D-COct 19 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoColumbia70mm trailer: “Starman”
“The River”

Spherical (1.85:1)Dec 19 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoUniversalOriginal Aspect Ratio (OAR) blow-up.
“Starman”PanavisionDec 14 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoColumbiaAKA: “John Carpenter’s Starman”
“Star Trek III: The Search for Spock”PanavisionJune 1 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoParamount100+ 70mm prints. 70mm trailers: “The Last Starfighter” & “2010” (teaser)
"Streets of Fire"Spherical (1.85:1)June 1 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoUniversalOriginal Aspect Ratio (OAR) blow-up. 70mm trailer: “The Last Starfighter”
SupergirlPanavisionJuly 19 (UK)6-Track Dolby Stereo (SS)TriStar1984_supergirlUS release: Nov 23.

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