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

01.06.2012

Title Format Opening Sound Studio Notes
Air America Super 35 Aug 10 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo SR TriStar 70mm trailer: “Narrow Margin”
Arachnophobia Spherical (1.85:1) July 18 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo SR Hollywood OAR blow-up. The first release from Buena Vista under the Hollywood Pictures banner.
Back To The Future Part III Spherical (1.85:1) May 25 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo SR Universal OAR blow-up. A few US cities ran a 70mm triple feature on May 24. Triple feature advertised as: “Thursday Night -- One Time Only -- See All The Futures...Back To The Future I, II, III.”  (Some theatres ran 35mm prints of movies I and/or II).  New Universal Studios logo introduced with this release. 70mm trailers: “Darkman,” “Ghost Dad,” “Days Of Thunder” and “Die Hard 2”
Bird On A Wire Super 35 May 18 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo SR Universal US 70mm release unconfirmed. 70mm print availability was implied in the “letterbox format” disclaimer on the LD jacket.
Bonfire Of The Vanities, The Spherical (Super 1.85:1) Dec 21 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Warner Bros. OAR blow-up. This should have remained a novel!
Days Of Thunder Panavision June 27 (USA) CDS/6-Track Dolby Stereo SR (SS) Paramount Dual 70mm print inventory (mag-stripe & CDS). 70mm trailers: ‘Ghost,’ ‘The Two Jakes’ & ‘The Godfather Part III’
Dick Tracy Spherical (Super 1.85:1) June 15 (USA) CDS/6-Track Dolby Stereo (SS) Touchstone 150+ 70mm prints. OAR blow-up. Dual 70mm print inventory (mag-stripe & CDS). Included (also in 70mm) the Roger Rabbit short ‘Rollercoaster Rabbit.’  70mm trailer: ‘Betsy’s Wedding.’
Die Hard 2 Panavision July 4 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo SR 20th Century Fox Like the original “Die Hard,” prints (both 35 & 70) featured a “flat” Fox logo stretched-out to ‘scope’ proportions (the DVD does not reflect this). 70mm trailers: ‘The Adventures Of Ford Fairlane’ & ‘Predator 2’
Edward Scissorhands Spherical (1.85:1) Dec 7 (USA) CDS/6-Track Dolby Stereo SR 20th Century Fox OAR blow-up. Dual 70mm print inventory (mag-stripe & CDS). Also test screened in 35mm-CDS (LA -- Avco Westwood).
Fantasia (Re-Issue) Spherical (1.37:1) Oct 5 (USA) Fantasound 6 Channel Discrete Dolby Stereo SR Walt Disney OAR blow-up. Dual 70mm print inventory (Fantasound & conventional six-track Dolby). 70mm trailer: “The Rescuers Down Under.”
Fire Birds Spherical (1.85:1)
 
May 25 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Touchstone 70mm release unconfirmed. San Diego engagement advertised in 70mm first week only.
 
Flatliners Panavision Aug 10 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Columbia Some sources suggest this may have had 70mm-CDS prints as well.
Godfather Part III, The Spherical (Super 1.85:1) Dec 25 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo SR Paramount OAR blow-up. 70mm trailers: “He Said, She Said” & “The Naked Gun 2 1/2”
Gremlins 2: The New Batch Spherical (1.85:1) June 15 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo SR Warner Bros. OAR blow-up. This had a great film-break gag (appropriately altered for video versions). 70mm trailers: “My Blue Heaven,” “Quick Change” & “Memphis Belle”
Hamlet Spherical (1.66:1) Dec 21 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Warner Bros. US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title was advertised in the LA Times for one day only (Dec 16).
Havana Spherical (1.85:1) Dec 12 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Universal OAR blow-up.
Hunt For Red October, The Panavision Mar 2 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo SR (SS) Paramount 70mm trailers: “Flight Of The Intruder” & “Crazy People”
Memphis Belle Spherical (1.85:1) Oct 12 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Warner Bros. OAR blow-up. 70mm trailers: “The Sheltering Sky” & “Bonfire Of The Vanities”
Mountains Of The Moon Spherical (1.85:1) Feb 23 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo TriStar OAR blow-up. 70mm trailer: “Total Recall” (teaser)
Narrow Margin Panavision Sept 21 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo SR TriStar US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in Dolby’s records.
Predator 2 Spherical (1.85:1) Nov 23 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo SR 20th Century Fox OAR blow-up. 70mm trailer: “Sleeping With The Enemy”
RoboCop 2 Spherical (1.85:1) June 22 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo SR Orion US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in Dolby’s records.
Rookie, The Panavision Dec 7 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo SR Warner Bros.
Sheltering Sky, The Spherical (Super 1.85:1) Dec 12 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Warner Bros. OAR blow-up. Initially released in France (possibly in 70mm) on Nov 21.
Total Recall Spherical (1.85:1) June 1 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo SR TriStar OAR blow-up. 70mm trailers: “Air America” and “The Doors” (teaser)
Two Jakes, The Spherical (Super 1.85:1) Aug 10 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Paramount OAR blow-up. 70mm trailer: “The Godfather Part III”
           

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