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01.06.2012

TitleFormatOpeningSoundStudioNotes
Adventures Of Baron Munchausen, TheSpherical (1.85:1)Dec 8 (West Germany)6-Track Dolby Stereo SRColumbiaOAR blow-up. US 35mm release: March 10, 1989.
AkiraSpherical (1.85:1)July 16 (Japan)6-Track Dolby StereoNAUS 35mm release in 1991. Many sources (including the Criterion Collection LD liner notes & IMDb) indicate this film was originated in 65mm.
“Alien Nation”Super 35Oct 7 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo20th Century FoxAKA: “Outer Heat.”  70mm trailer: “Cocoon: The Return”
“Beaches”Spherical (1.85:1)Dec 21 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoTouchstoneOAR blow-up. 70mm trailer: “Three Fugitives”
     
"Le Grand Bleu" / “The Big Blue”
 
CinemaScopeAug 19 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoWeintraub/ColumbiaOriginally released in France (possibly in 70mm) on May 11 as ‘Le Grand Bleu.’ US version features shorter running time and different music score.
Cobra VerdeSpherical (1.85:1)(Germany)6-Track Dolby StereoOnly 2 or 3 70mm prints. One of which played in Stuttgart
“Cocoon: The Return”Spherical (1.85:1)Nov 23 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo20th Century FoxOAR blow-up. 70mm trailers: “Working Girl,” “Twins” & “The Fly II”
DayavanNAOct (India)6-Track StereoNA
"Die Hard"PanavisionJuly 15 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo20th Century FoxOpened in a limited 70mm-exclusive run on July 15.  Advertised in advance of release as, “Exclusive Engagement -- 70mm Six-Track Dolby Stereo -- On July 15...An adventure that will blow you through the back wall of the theatre.”  Nationwide 35mm release followed one week later.  Trivia: Prints (both 35 & 70) featured a “flat” Fox logo stretched-out to “scope” proportions (the DVD does not reflect this). 70mm trailers: “Alien Nation,” “Young Guns,” “Moon Over Parador” & “Twins”
“Gorillas in the Mist”Spherical (1.85:1)Sept 23 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoUniversalOAR blow-up.   AKA: “Gorillas In The Mist: The Adventure Of Dian Fossey.”
KansasSuper 35Sept 23 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo SRTrans WorldUS 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in Dolby’s records.
“The Last Temptation of Christ”Spherical (1.85:1)Aug 12 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoUniversalOAR blow-up. 70mm trailer: “Gorillas In The Mist”
PathfinderPanavisionSept 23 (UK)6-Track Dolby StereoNorsk/IFEXReportedly screened in 70mm at the 1988 Seattle Film Festival. Originally released in Norway (as “Ofelas”) in 1987. Advertised as “The first Scandinavian film made in 70mm Panavision and Dolby Six-Track Stereo.”
“The Presidio”PanavisionJune 10 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo SRParamount70mm trailers: “Tucker” & “Coming To America”
“Shoot to Kill”Super 35Feb 12 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoTouchstoneAKA: “Deadly Pursuit”
Tucker: The Man And His DreamTechnovisionAug 12 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo SRParamount70mm trailers: “U2: Rattle And Hum” & “Scrooged”
“Who Framed Roger Rabbit”Spherical (1.85:1)June 22 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoTouchstoneOAR blow-up. 70mm trailer: “Cocktail”
“Willow”PanavisionMay 20 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo SRMGM“Star Wars” it wasn’t...though still a fun and enjoyable movie.
      

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