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70mm Blow Up

The 70mm Newsletter

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


Title Format Opening Sound Studio Notes
“Backdraft” Super 35 May 24 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Universal 70mm trailers: “Pure Luck,” “Problem Child 2,” “Dutch,” “Dying Young” and “Mobsters”
“Beauty and the Beast” Spherical (Super 1.85:1) Nov 13 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Walt Disney OAR blow-up. Converted to 15/70 format and scheduled for release in January 2002.
Dances With Wolves Panavision NA 6-Track Dolby Stereo SR Orion US 35mm release: Nov 9, 1990. 70mm print reportedly used in LA during Oscar consideration screenings. 70mm print(s) later screened in Toronto, Canada & Brussels, Belgium (and perhaps elsewhere).
“The Doors” Panavision Mar 1 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo SR TriStar 70mm trailers: “Hudson Hawk” and “Terminator 2.” Also released in 35mm-CDS.
Final Approach Panavision Dec 6 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo SR Trimark US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in Dolby’s records. Some 35mm prints in Cinema Digital Sound (CDS).
For The Boys Spherical (1.85:1) Nov 22 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo SR 20th Century Fox OAR blow-up. Some sources suggest this may have had 70mm-CDS prints as well.
Hard Way, The Panavision Mar 8 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Universal US 70mm release unconfirmed. 70mm print availability was implied in the “letterbox format” disclaimer on the LD jacket.
“Hook” Panavision Dec 11 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo SR (SS) TriStar 70mm trailer: “Father Of The Bride”
“The Last Boy Scout” Panavision Dec 13 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Geffen 70mm trailers: “Freejack” and “JFK”
Maine Pyar Kiya NA Jan (India) 6-Track Stereo NA AKA: “When Love Calls”
“Point Break” Super 35 July 12 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo SR 20th Century Fox 70mm trailers: “Hot Shots” and “The Commitments”
“The Rocketeer”
Panavision June 21 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo SR Walt Disney 70mm print of the Disney short “Mickey’s Gala Premiere” were prepared for the El Capitan (LA) run (but it was not included). 70mm trailers: "101 Dalmatians" (re-issue), “The Doctor” and “V.I. Warshawski”
“Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country”
Super 35 Dec 6 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo SR (SS) Paramount 70mm trailers: “Wayne’s World,” “Cool World” and “The Last Boy Scout” This was also test screened in 35mm-Dolby Digital.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day Super 35 July 3 (USA) CDS/6-Track Dolby Stereo SR (SS) TriStar Some cities ran ‘sneak preview’ screenings on July 2. Dual 70mm print inventory (18 mag-stripe & 6 CDS). 70mm trailers: “Hook” (teaser), “Another You” and “Alien 3” (teaser). Expanded to 153 minutes in 1993, and released exclusively on LaserDisc (and subsequently, on DVD & VHS).

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