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Written by: Randy Gitsch, Producer of Cinerama RemasteredDate: 16.03.2013. Updated 06.05.2017

THIS IS CINERAMA (1952)

 
THIS IS CINERAMA
Digital restoration credits

CARD-1
Reconstructed and Remastered by
DAVID STROHMAIER

CARD-2
Produced by
JOHN SITTIG
For CINERAMA INC.

CARD-3
Image Restoration and Color Grading by
GREG KIMBLE

CARD-4
Associate Producers
RANDY GITSCH
CARIN-ANNE STROHMAIER

CARD-5
Post Production Consultant
PHILIP HODGETTS

CARD-6
Seven Channel Cinerama Sound transferred at
Chace Audio by DeLuxe (Logo)
By THOM PIPER, JR. & GILBERT PAUL

CARD-7
Cinerama Sound Remastered by
GREGORY FAUST

CARD-8
65mm Telecine by
CREST DIGITAL (Logo)
Colorist
STEVE KAUFLER

CARD-9
Special Digital Clean-up by
NEAT VIDEO (Logo)
FURNACECORE (Logo)

CARD-10
Curved Screen SMILEBOX® Simulation (Logo)
CARD-11
Special Thanks
JOHN H. MITCHELL
DAVID COLES
GUNTHER JUNG
ROGER PIETSCHMANN
JOHN HARVEY
LARRY SMITH

CARD-12
This motion picture is protected pursuant to the
provisions of the laws of the United States of America
and other countries. Any unauthorized duplication
and/or distribution of this film may result in
civil liability and criminal prosecution.

CARD-13
THIS IS CINERAMA
Remastered
Copyright 2011 by Cinerama Inc.
All Rights Reserved

[The above credits match those appearing on the Flicker Alley Sept. 25, 2012 release Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. R. Gitsch]
 
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THIS IS CINERAMA (2015 Upgrade Version)
Digital restoration credits

 
CARD-1
Reconstructed and Remastered by
DAVID STROHMAIER

CARD-2
Produced by
JOHN SITTIG
For CINERAMA INC.

CARD-3
Executive Producer
TOM H. MARCH

CARD-4
Associate Producers
CARIN-ANNE STROHMAIER
RANDY GITSCH

CARD-5
Post Production Consultant
PHILIP HODGETTS

CARD-6
Seven Channel Cinerama Sound transferred at
Chace Audio by DeLuxe (Logo)
By THOM PIPER, JR. & GILBERT PAUL

CARD-7
Cinerama Sound Remastered by
GREGORY FAUST

CARD-8
6 perf original negative scanning by
Fotokem Film and Video (Logo)

Additional Color Grading
ANDREW BALIS

CARD-9
Special Digital Clean-up by
BORIS FX (Logo)
NEAT VIDEO (Logo)
FURNACECORE (Logo)
CARD-10
Curved Screen SMILEBOX® Simulation (Logo)

CARD-11
Special Thanks
JOHN H. MITCHELL
DAVID COLES
GUNTHER JUNG
ROGER PIETSCHMANN
JOHN HARVEY
LARRY SMITH
ANDREW ORAN
VINCE ROTH
MARY CHAMBERLAIN
HARRISON ENGLE
DAN SHERLOCK

CARD-12
This motion picture is protected pursuant to the
provisions of the laws of the United States of America
and other countries. Any unauthorized duplication
and/or distribution of this film may result in
civil liability and criminal prosecution.

CARD-13
THIS IS CINERAMA
Remastered
Copyright 2011 by Cinerama Inc.
All Rights Reserved

[The above credits match those appearing on the upgraded 2015 version for the Cinerama Inc. theatrically distributed DCP. R. Gitsch]
 
 

Synopsis

 
THIS IS CINERAMA:
Remastered

“This is Cinerama” plunges you into a startling new world of entertainment. That advertising herald is as accurate today as it was in 1952, when first night reviewers stood on the sidewalks outside it’s New York City Broadway premiere theater and talked about their experience for hours into the morning. “The astonishing illusion of reality created by Cinerama is demonstrated fully by the depiction of a Coney Island roller-coaster ride. The feeling of reality is so intense that the viewer feels as if he is in the roller-coaster and experiences all the sensations that one gets in the pit of the stomach caused by the steep dips and hairpin turns of such a ride. The same holds true in the depiction of a cross-country airplane ride; one experiences the dizzy sensations of banking steep turns, flying under bridges, barely missing mountain tops and landing, just as if he were a passenger in the plane.”

Truly Cinerama is an immersive cinematic process and “This is Cinerama”, its premiere namesake, proved Cinerama’s pulling power, selling tickets in theatrical runs for twelve straight years, and capturing the American box office title its first year, playing in only one theater. “This is Cinerama” effectively turned the formerly “boxy” tradition of 1:33 aspect ratio motion pictures with monaural audio tracks into the widescreen pictures with stereophonic sound tradition that’s still with us today, and is Cinerama’s lasting contribution to motion picture history. Cinerama’s difference was in its’ format and presentation. Captured in a triptych of 35mm images, with the image on each of the three panels 6 film perforations high, instead of the usual 4, and with 7 tracks of discrete sound, the picture was then projected on a gigantic, deeply curved screen, in a theater with surround sound speaker placement. The result was larger than life, three-dimensional and awe inspiring.

Taking us through a series of fascinating and or now quaint vignettes, with each subject aptly suited to the visual and audio discovery that Cinerama is about to offer us, “This is Cinerama” is all at once, a demonstration film, a travelogue, an opera, an Aquacade, with soaring majesty and thrilling spectacle. Now seen digitally for the first time, the picture hasn't looked and sounded as good since it's original theatrical engagements, nearly 60 years ago. And now presented in the Smilebox® Curved Screen Simulation, flat theater screen viewers and home-based flat television screen watchers can for the first time, relive the original immersive wonder of this widescreen classic.
 

See the trailer for THIS IS CINERAMA

 
 

CINERAMA HOLIDAY (1955)

 
CINERAMA HOLIDAY
Digital restoration credits

CARD-1
Reconstructed and Remastered by
DAVID STROHMAIER

CARD-2
Produced by
JOHN SITTIG
For CINERAMA INC.

CARD-3
Special 6 perf film scanning and image restoration by
Image Trends (Logo)
DAN SULLIVAN, President and CEO
Featuring Image Trends special processing with
Digital ICE (Logo)

CARD-4
The Image Trends Team
AL EDGAR, PhD – Chief Technical Officer, Algorithm Invention
MICHAEL WILDER – PE, Lead Engineer, Alignment and Restoration Magician
MARTIN POTUCEK – Senior Hardware Engineer, Film Preservationist and Transfer Monitoring
AMANDA COOK – Quality Control, Data Management and Processing

CARD-5
The Image Trends Team (“Team” line stays on screen between card 4 & 5)
WAYNE GALELLA – VP of Engineering, Digital Enhancement and Correction
DARRYL POLK, PhD – Senior Software Engineer, Defect Correction Algorithm Development and Testing
SHEPPARD PARKER – Senior Engineer, Algorithm Software & Data Transfer
DAVE CAVENA – VP Sales
GEORGE HALLORAN – VP of Operations

CARD-6
Associate Producers
RANDY GITSCH
CARIN-ANNE STROHMAIER

CARD-7
Post Production Consultant
PHILIP HODGETTS
CARD-8
Seven Channel Cinerama Sound transferred at
Chace Audio by DeLuxe (Logo)
By THOM PIPER, JR. & GILBERT PAUL

CARD-9
Cinerama Sound Remastered by
GREGORY FAUST and WADE CHAMBERLAIN

CARD-10
Curved Screen SMILEBOX® Simulation (Logo)

CARD-11
Special Thanks
JOHN H. MITCHELL
DAVID COLES
KEITH SWADKINS
WILLEM BOUWMEESTER
LARRY SMITH
JOHN HARVEY
ROLAND LATAILLE
MARTIN HART
PETER RONDUM
GUTHNER JUNG

CARD-12
This motion picture is protected pursuant to the
provisions of the laws of the United States of America
and other countries. Any unauthorized duplication
and/or distribution of this film may result in
civil liability and criminal prosecution.

CARD-13
CINERAMA HOLIDAY
Remastered
Copyright 2012 by Cinerama Inc.
All Rights Reserved

[The above credits match those appearing on the Flicker Alley Nov. 2, 2013 release Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. R. Gitsch]
 
Historic Big Screen Films Get Major Digital Makeover

Scanning Cinerama Films

 

Synopsis

 
CINERAMA HOLIDAY
Remastered

“Now the 2nd Cinerama presentation goes beyond anything you’ve ever imagined, as it takes you on a round-the-world adventure that will have your spirits soaring like a million Roman candles! It’s winter in Switzerland, it’s summer in New England, it’s daybreak on the desert, it’s dancing till dawn, it’s spring in Paris, it’s jazz in New Orleans…it’s every holiday you ever dreamed of…come true!”

“Cinerama Adventure” was the 2nd of the original, 3-panel Cinerama travelogues. Released in 1955, the motion picture crisscrosses two hybridized travelogues of the “Cinerama camera accompanied” vacations of two adventurous, real-life, married couples. We meet first, Fred and Beatrice Troller, from Zurich, Switzerland, who upon their arrival on the first transatlantic flight to ever land in Kansas City, unload their motor scooter and begin a panoramic tour of America, which begins with them driving up Fremont Street in Las Vegas and catching a casino floor show. Meanwhile, Betty and John Marsh, leave their Kansas City home to take off on the same plane the Troller’s arrived on, for a return flight to Switzerland where this couple take in an outdoor ice show in St. Moritz, and where John rides a bobsled, beginning their European vacation. The latter of which provides just one of the film’s obvious, immersive, “thrill” sequences accentuated by the three-camera/curved-view format. The Swiss couple are awed by sights of the American west viewed from the “Vista-Dome” of a speeding California Zephyr train, ride a cable car in San Francisco, observe a New Orleans “jazz funeral” and a performance of “Tiger Rag” by Oscar Celestin, and visit a New England county fair, where the Ferris wheel provides another immersive cinematic experience. Meanwhile, the American couple ski the Swiss Alps with hundreds of fellow skiers, and thereafter discover the joy of singing and “fondue” in a Swiss tavern, and then move on to Paris, where they take in the Paris Opera, the Louvre, High Mass at the Cathedral of Notre Dame, a Grand Guignol puppet show, see the spring line in a fashion show, and a floor show in the famous Lido. Both couples meet up in New York City to “finish” their movie, so to speak, and are treated to a finale of the U.S. Navy’s “Blue Angels” performing near-supersonic aerial maneuvers and landing on an aircraft carrier. And all of that’s a Cinerama Holiday!

Unseen theatrically since the early 1970’s, excepting one surviving, faded print, screened in Dayton, Ohio in the mid-‘90’s, and because of it’s extremely wide, 3-panel nature, never before broadcast or issued on home video, the picture now digitally remastered from it’s original camera negatives, shines bright emitting both a panorama that is at times breathtakingly colorful, and a sparklingly clear, seven-channel sound track, as well as a fascinating time capsule of the 1950’s, an age in which most people had yet to experience a flight in a plane.

“CINERAMA HOLIDAY Remastered” is the original road show version of the picture, complete with overture, intermission and exit music. And now newly presented in the Smilebox® Curved Screen Simulation, flat theater screen viewers and home-based flat television screen watchers can relive the original immersive wonder of this widescreen classic, just as if they were in a movie palace in the 1950’s. Newly added material includes theater curtains opening and closing on your Cinerama road show, whether you now see it in a modern theater or in your home.
 
 

See the trailer for CINERAMA HOLIDAY

 
 

SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD (1956)

 
SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD
Digital restoration credits

CARD-1
Reconstructed and Remastered by
DAVID STROHMAIER

CARD-2
Produced by
JOHN SITTIG
For CINERAMA INC.

CARD-3
Special 6 perf film scanning and image restoration by
Image Trends (Logo)
DAN SULLIVAN, President and CEO
Featuring Image Trends special processing with
Digital ICE (Logo)

CARD-4
The Image Trends Team
AL EDGAR, PhD – Chief Technical Officer, Algorithm Invention
MICHAEL WILDER – PE, Lead Engineer, Alignment and Restoration Magician
MARTIN POTUCEK – Senior Hardware Engineer, Film Preservationist and Transfer Monitoring
AMANDA COOK – Quality Control, Data Management and Processing

CARD-5
The Image Trends Team (“Team” line stays on screen between card 4 & 5)
WAYNE GALELLA – VP of Engineering, Digital Enhancement and Correction
DARRYL POLK, PhD – Senior Software Engineer, Defect Correction Algorithm Development and Testing
SHEPPARD PARKER – Senior Engineer, Algorithm Software & Data Transfer
DAVE CAVENA – VP Sales
GEORGE HALLORAN – VP of Operations

CARD-6
Additional Color grading
ANDREW BALIS

CARD-7
Special Digital Clean-up with
BORIS TV FLICKER FIXER (Logo)
NEAT VIDEO (Logo) and
FURNACECORE (Logo)
CARD-8
Special Thanks to the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation
(LOC logo)
GREGORY LUKOW & LARRY SMITH

CARD-9
Associate Producers
RANDY GITSCH
CARIN-ANNE STROHMAIER

CARD-10
Post Production Consultant
PHILIP HODGETTS

CARD-11
Seven Channel Cinerama Sound transferred at
Chace Audio by DeLuxe (Logo)
By THOM PIPER, JR. & GILBERT PAUL

CARD-12
Cinerama Sound Remastered by
WADE CHAMBERLAIN

CARD-13
Curved Screen SMILEBOX® Simulation (Logo)

CARD-14
Special Thanks
JOHN H. MITCHELL
DAVID COLES
KEITH SWADKINS
WILLEM BOUWMEESTER
JOHN HARVEY
JAMES MORRISON
ROLAND LATAILLE
MARTIN HART
PETER RONDUM
GUNTHER JUNG
ROBERT WEISGERBER
JOHN POLITO

CARD-15
This motion picture is protected pursuant to the
provisions of the laws of the United States of America
and other countries. Any unauthorized duplication
and/or distribution of this film may result in
civil liability and criminal prosecution.

CARD-16
SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD
Remastered
Copyright 2014 by Cinerama Inc.
All Rights Reserved

[The above credits match those appearing on the Flicker Alley Nov. 18, 2014 release Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. R. Gitsch]
 
Cinerama Color recovery examples
 

Synopsis

 
After a short 1:33:1 format prologue, in which he identifies the original seven wonders of the ancient world, host-narrator and producer, Lowell Thomas beckons you to join him in a far-flung high adventure. The screen then opens wide to reveal three panels of crystal clear picture and rich stereophonic sound as you, his guest, fly along beside him as his Cinerama crew travels to 5 continents in search of modern contenders for the title. Thanks to Hollywood stunt pilot Paul Mantz flying the “Cinerama Clipper”, a decommissioned B-25 bomber, and to Thomas having already spent “40 years of his life wonder-hunting”, as he calls it, the picture swells with a panoramic multitude of locales and peoples far away, fabulous, exotic and sometimes strange.

From the majesty of natural wonders like the Grand Canyon or Victoria Falls, to the awesomeness of those man-made, like Hoover Dam, or the Sphinx, or the Parthenon, or the Taj Mahal, these visuals, but especially in Cinerama, are breath-taking. Equally compelling is the score by Emil Newman, David Raksin and Jerome Moross, punctuated by location scores of African Watussi dancers, and the Japanese stage show of the Takarazuka Theatre.

Unseen theatrically since the early 1970’s, and because of it’s extremely wide, 3-panel capture, never before issued on home video, the picture now digitally remastered from it’s original camera negatives is again breathtakingly rich and colorful, and a sparklingly clear, seven-channel sound track is lush. The picture’s scenario is also a fascinating time capsule of 1950’s Cold War sensibilities.

“SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD: Remastered” is the original road show version of the picture, complete with overture, intermission and exit music. And now newly presented in the Smilebox® Curved Screen Simulation, flat theater screen viewers and home-based flat television screen watchers can for the first time, relive the original immersive wonder of this widescreen classic, just as if they were in a movie palace in the 1950’s. Newly added material includes theater curtains opening and closing on your Cinerama road show, whether you now see it in a modern theater or in your home.
 
 

See the trailer for SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD

 
 

SEARCH FOR PARADISE (1957)

 
SEARCH FOR PARADISE
Digital restoration credits

CARD-1
Reconstructed and Remastered by
DAVID STROHMAIER

CARD-2
Produced by
JOHN SITTIG
For CINERAMA INC.

CARD-3
Special 6 perf film scanning and image restoration by
Image Trends (Logo)
DAN SULLIVAN, President and CEO
Featuring Image Trends special processing with
Digital ICE (Logo)

CARD-4
The Image Trends Team
AL EDGAR, PhD – Chief Technical Officer, Algorithm Invention
MICHAEL WILDER – PE, Lead Engineer, Alignment and Restoration Magician
MARTIN POTUCEK – Senior Hardware Engineer, Film Preservationist and Transfer Monitoring
AMANDA COOK – Quality Control, Data Management and Processing

CARD-5
The Image Trends Team (“Team” line stays on screen between card 5 & 6)
WAYNE GALELLA – VP of Engineering, Digital Enhancement and Correction
DARRYL POLK, PhD – Senior Software Engineer, Defect Correction Algorithm Development and Testing
SHEPPARD PARKER – Senior Engineer, Algorithm Software & Data Transfer
DAVE CAVENA – VP Sales
GEORGE HALLORAN – VP of Operations

CARD-6
Additional color grading
ANDREW BALIS

CARD-7
Special Digital Clean-up with
BORIS TV FLICKER FIXER (Logo)
NEAT VIDEO (Logo) and
FURNACECORE (Logo)
CARD-8
Special Thanks to the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation
(LOC logo)
GREGORY LUKOW & LARRY SMITH

CARD-9
Associate Producers
RANDY GITSCH
CARIN-ANNE STROHMAIER

CARD-10
Post Production Consultant
PHILIP HODGETTS

CARD-11
Seven Channel Cinerama Sound transferred at
Chace Audio by DeLuxe (Logo)
By THOM PIPER, JR. & GILBERT PAUL

CARD-12
Cinerama Sound Remastered by
WADE CHAMBERLAIN

CARD-13
Curved Screen SMILEBOX® Simulation (Logo)

CARD-14
Special Thanks
JOHN H. MITCHELL
DAVID COLES
KEITH SWADKINS
WILLEM BOUWMEESTER
JOHN HARVEY
JAMES MORRISON
ROLAND LATAILLE
MARTIN HART
PETER RONDUM
GUNTHER JUNG

CARD-15
This motion picture is protected pursuant to the
provisions of the laws of the United States of America
and other countries. Any unauthorized duplication
and/or distribution of this film may result in
civil liability and criminal prosecution.

CARD-16
SEARCH FOR PARADISE
Remastered
Copyright 2014 by Cinerama Inc.
All Rights Reserved

[The above credits match those appearing on the Flicker Alley Nov. 18, 2014 release Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. R. Gitsch]
 
 

Synopsis

 
When “SEARCH FOR PARADISE” premiered, in New York City, on Sept. 24,1957, Cinerama ad copy confidentially reminded all comers that, “Imitations come and go, but only Cinerama puts you in the Picture”. After all, 3D, the Hollywood studios backed alternative to Cinerama, had all but died by then. This was the 3rd and last of producer, author, explorer, newsman and commentator Lowell Thomas’ Cinerama travelogues. Having seen the tremendous box office results from his first and second Cinerama pictures, “This is Cinerama” being the American box-office champ of it’s release year, and “Seven Wonders of the World” finishing fourth, Thomas felt assured of his command of the 3-camera medium and therein moved foreword now with a tighter journalistic narrative. After a stop in Ceylon, our on-camera host leads us to “The Roof of the World”, which he likens upfront to a Shangri-La. Thereafter traveling between Katmandu in Nepal, where we watch the coronation of a new king, and visit with locals in the then independent state of Hunza in the Karakorums, along the China/Kashmir border, and dangerously ride in a mere pontoon boat on the monstrous Indus River, we are swept up in a wonder-hunting adventure that, not surprisingly, our host has been to before. Dimitri Tiomkin composed the fine score, and Metropolitan Opera baritone star, Robert Merrill’s sings the theme, and other songs with lyrics co-written by Thomas.

Unseen theatrically since the early 1970’s, and because of it’s extremely wide, 3-panel nature, never before issued on home video, the picture now digitally remastered from it’s original camera negatives, features a breathtakingly colorful visual panorama, and a sparklingly clear, seven-channel sound track, as well as a fascinating time capsule of 1950’s time and place sensibilities.

“SEARCH FOR PARADISE: Remastered” is the original road show version of the picture, complete with overture, intermission and exit music. And now newly presented in the Smilebox® Curved Screen Simulation, flat theater screen viewers and home-based flat television screen watchers can for the first time, relive the original immersive wonder of this widescreen classic, just as if they were in a movie palace in the 1950’s. Newly added material includes theater curtains opening and closing on your Cinerama road show, whether you now see it in a modern theater or in your home.
 
 

See the trailer for Search for Paradise

 
 

CINERAMA SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE (1958)

 
CINERAMA SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE
Digital restoration credits

CARD-1
Reconstructed and Remastered by
DAVID STROHMAIER

CARD-2
Produced by
JOHN SITTIG
For CINERAMA INC.

CARD-3
Co-Producer
TOM H. MARCH

CARD-4
Special 6 perf film scanning and image restoration by
Image Trends (Logo)
DAN SULLIVAN, President and CEO
Featuring Image Trends special processing with
Digital ICE (Logo)

CARD-5
The Image Trends Team
AL EDGAR, PhD – Chief Technical Officer, Algorithm Invention
MICHAEL WILDER – PE, Lead Engineer, Alignment and Restoration Magician
MARTIN POTUCEK – Senior Hardware Engineer, Film Preservationist and Transfer Monitoring
AMANDA COOK – Quality Control, Data Management and Processing

CARD-6
The Image Trends Team (“Team” line stays on screen between card 5 & 6)
WAYNE GALELLA – VP of Engineering, Digital Enhancement and Correction
DARRYL POLK, PhD – Senior Software Engineer, Defect Correction Algorithm Development and Testing
SHEPPARD PARKER – Senior Engineer, Algorithm Software & Data Transfer
DAVE CAVENA – VP Sales
GEORGE HALLORAN – VP of Operations

CARD-7
Associate Producers
RANDY GITSCH
CARIN-ANNE STROHMAIER
CARD-8
Post Production Consultant
PHILIP HODGETTS

CARD-9
Special Thanks to the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation
(LOC logo)
GREGORY LUKOW & LARRY SMITH

CARD-10
Seven Channel Cinerama Sound transferred at
Chace Audio by DeLuxe (Logo)
By THOM PIPER, JR. & GILBERT PAUL

CARD-11
Cinerama Sound Remastered by
GREGORY FAUST and JAMES YOUNG

CARD-12
Curved Screen SMILEBOX® Simulation (Logo)

CARD-13
Special Thanks
JOHN H. MITCHELL
DAVID COLES
CAROL DUDLEY KATZKA
and the CARL DUDLEY FAMILY

CARD-14
This digital restoration is dedicated to the memory of
CARL DUDLEY and RICHARD GOLDSTONE

CARD-15
This motion picture is protected pursuant to the
provisions of the laws of the United States of America
and other countries. Any unauthorized duplication
and/or distribution of this film may result in
civil liability and criminal prosecution.

CARD-16
CINERAMA SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE
Remastered
Copyright 2012 by Cinerama Inc.
All Rights Reserved

[The above credits match those appearing on the Flicker Alley Nov. 2, 2013 release Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. R. Gitsch]
 
Cinerama Goes to Venice - Sensational Festival Screening

Cinerama South Seas Adventure in Venice

Synopsis

 
In a new, digital reincarnation, “Cinerama transports you to lush tropic islands…adventure-splashed with a thousand excitements!”

“Cinerama South Seas Adventure” proved to be the 5th and last of the original, 3-panel Cinerama travelogues. Released in 1958, and 4 months after the 3-panel competitor, “Windjammer: The Voyage of the Christian Radich”, it is at moments similar, although overall an entirely different tale than previously seen in the format. Five separate stories are dramatized, woven out of a series of theoretical, island-hopping voyages that start en route to Hawaii, and after traversing the South Seas as far as Australia, end up flying back home from Honolulu.

Unseen theatrically since the early 1970’s, and because of it’s extremely wide, 3-panel nature, never before issued on home video, the picture now digitally remastered from it’s original camera negatives, shines bright emitting both a panorama that is breathtakingly colorful, and a sparklingly clear, seven-channel sound track, as well as a fascinating time capsule of 1950’s innocence and quaintness. With a partial narration by Orson Welles, the picture also, surprisingly may be the first to chronicle primitive bungee jumping.

“CINERAMA SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE Remastered” is the original road show version of the picture, complete with overture, intermission and exit music. And now newly presented in the Smilebox® Curved Screen Simulation, flat theater screen viewers and home-based flat television screen watchers can for the first time, relive the original immersive wonder of this widescreen classic, just as if they were in a movie palace in the 1950’s. Newly added material includes theater curtains opening and closing on your Cinerama road show, whether you now see it in a modern theater or in your home.
 
 

See the trailer for CINERAMA SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE

 
 

THE BEST OF CINERAMA (1962)

 
THE BEST OF CINERAMA
Digital restoration credits

CARD-1
Reconstructed and Remastered by
DAVID STROHMAIER

CARD-2
Executive Producer
TOM H. MARCH

Produced by
JOHN SITTIG
For CINERAMA INC.

CARD-3
Special 6 perf film scanning and image restoration by
Image Trends (Logo)
DAN SULLIVAN, President and CEO
Featuring Image Trends special processing with
Digital ICE (Logo)

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The Image Trends Team
AL EDGAR, PhD – Chief Technical Officer, Algorithm Invention
MICHAEL WILDER – PE, Lead Engineer, Alignment and Restoration Magician
MARTIN POTUCEK – Senior Hardware Engineer, Film Preservationist and Transfer Monitoring
AMANDA COOK – Quality Control, Data Management and Processing

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The Image Trends Team (“Team” line stays on screen between card 4 & 5)
WAYNE GALELLA – VP of Engineering, Digital Enhancement and Correction
DARRYL POLK, PhD – Senior Software Engineer, Defect Correction Algorithm Development and Testing
SHEPPARD PARKER – Senior Engineer, Algorithm Software & Data Transfer
DAVE CAVENA – VP Sales
GEORGE HALLORAN – VP of Operations

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6 perf original negative scanning of THIS IS CINERAMA by Fotokem Film and Video (Logo)

Additional Color grading
ANDREW BALIS
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Special Thanks to the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation
(LOC logo)
GREGORY LUKOW & LARRY SMITH

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Associate Producers
RANDY GITSCH
CARIN-ANNE STROHMAIER

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Post Production Consultant
PHILIP HODGETTS

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Seven Channel Cinerama Sound transferred at
Chace Audio by DeLuxe (Logo)
By THOM PIPER, JR. & GILBERT PAUL

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Cinerama Sound Remastered by
JAMES YOUNG

From an original 7 channel printmaster provided by
JOHN H. MITCHELL

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Curved Screen SMILEBOX® Simulation (Logo)

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Special Thanks
JOHN H. MITCHELL
DAVID COLES
JOHN HARVEY
GUNTHER JUNG
HARRISON ENGLE
NORMAN KARLIN
MARTIN HART, AMERICAN WIDESCREEN MUSEUM

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This motion picture is protected pursuant to the
provisions of the laws of the United States of America
and other countries. Any unauthorized duplication
and/or distribution of this film may result in
civil liability and criminal prosecution.

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THE BEST OF CINERAMA
Reconstructed
Copyright 2015 by Cinerama Inc.
All Rights Reserved

[The above credits match those appearing on the Flicker Alley Nov. 22, 2016 release Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. R. Gitsch]
 
 

Synopsis

 
“Celebrating a decade of the world’s greatest entertainment” was the byline used to promote this original 1962 release, a three-panel motion picture produced by Cinerama. Helmed by veteran Cinerama producers Merian C. Cooper and Thomas Conroy, “THE BEST OF CINERAMA” is an assembly of favorite sequences from the preceding 10 years of filmed output, culling sequences from five, 3-panel motion pictures; “THIS IS CINERAMA” , “CINERAMA HOLIDAY”, “SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD”, “SEARCH FOR PARADISE” and “SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE”.

All shot in Cinerama’s popular travelogue format, Lowell Thomas, the original host of a trio of these titles now provides a new commentary for them all. Globe hopping “wonder-hunting” commences, complete with Cinerama’s immersive, wide-angle, image capture and realistic 7-channel soundtrack, providing huge visceral appeal, while taking apprehensive viewers on thrill rides like the classic Rockaways’ Playland “Atom Smasher roller coaster and a Swiss bob sled run. Aerial views abound as Cinerama’s cameras travel from European locales to blue coral South Seas islands, as well as American sights, all captured in their panoramic splendor. Grounded thrills include ferocious African animals, and native cultures like the bungie-jumping Nambus of Pentecost Island. Topping it all off is a rich Cinerama score of both original themed compositions and regional musical fare, the latter high-lighted by the La Scala Opera House in Milan’s performance of the triumphal scene from “Aida”.

Now presented in the Smilebox® Curved Screen Simulation, flat theater screen viewers and home-based flat television screen watchers can for the first time, relive the original immersive wonder of this widescreen. Cinerama release.
 
 

See the trailer for THE BEST OF CINERAMA

 
 

“IN THE PICTURE”

 
IN THE PICTURE
Production credits

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You have just been IN THE PICTURE
Produced by Cinerama, Inc.

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Starring
STANLEY LIVINGSTON
PAULA DRAKE
ELIZABETH DOMINGUEZ
MATT BREWBAKER

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Special Appearance by
DEBBIE REYNOLDS
as “Aunt Lilith”

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With Captain Mike, ED STEINER and
the Cinerama Players

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Produced and Directed by
DAVID STROHMAIER

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Executive Producers
MICHAEL R. FORMAN
JOHN H. SITTIG

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Producers
ANTHONY SAENZ
STANLEY LIVINGSTON

Co-Producer
TOM H. MARCH

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Written and edited by
DAVID STROHMAIER

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Music by
BRYAN D. ARATA

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Directors of Photography
DOUGLAS H. KNAPP
JOHN HORA A.S.C.

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Cinerama Camera Operators
LANCE FISHER S.O.C.
DAVID TONDEUR
KEN STONE

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Assistant Cameramen
KURT WAHLNER
PAUL MORALES
TONY PAULSON
BEN BRUNKARDT

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Cinerama Camera Restoration by
STONE CINEMA ENGINEERING

Camera Electronics
BILL FEMSTER

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Associate Producers
CARIN-ANNE STROHMAIER
RANDY GITSCH

Script Consultant
MATTHEW BREWBAKER

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Production Sound and ADR
LINCOLN MORRISON

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Gaffer
JOE DiGENNARO

Additional Lighting
DOUGLAS H. KNAPP
LINCOLN MORRISON

Grips
THE ENTIRE CREW

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Post Production Sound and 7 Channel Cinerama mix accomplished at Chace Audio by DeLuxe (Logo)

Mixer
WADE CHAMBERLAIN

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Additional Sound Transfers
JOHN H. MITCHELL

Action Dolly provided by
RANDY BURGESS
BEN BETTS

PRG TrueColor HS Unit Courtesy of Productions Resource Group and TRICIA MAAS

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Additional lighting equipment provided by
THE LEONETTI COMPANY
DAVE AZZOTTO
KEVIN HAMMOND
and JENNY WHINE ENTERTAINMENT LLC

Wireless provided by
HILARY STEWART

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Camera car provided by The Shotmaker
LEO LANDA
SAM JIMENEZ

1x1 lighting fixtures provided by Litepanels®

Titles by
KURT WAHLNER
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Shot entirely on Fuji Film (Logo) with special thanks to
MICHAEL BULBENKO

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Lab services and color
FOTOKEM INDUSTRIES INC. (Logo)

Thanks to
WALT ROSE
ALI KRAVITZ
VINCE ROTH

Color Timer
KIRSTEN ZIMMERMAN

Negative Cutter
CHRIS WEBER

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Catering
CARIN-ANNE’S SANDWICH SHOPPE

Behind the Scenes crew
ROBERT GARREN
MIKE CELESTINO
MICHAEL J. CAHILL

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Brigantines Exy Johnson, Irving Johnson provided by Top Sail Youth Program of the Los Angeles Maritime Institute

Production Sailing Consultant
ED STEINER

Camera Boat
DAVE RICHARDS

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“Angels Flight” and images of Angels Flight® railway, cars and buildings are trademarks of the Angels Flight® Railway Company and are used with permission

Thanks to
JOHN H. WELBORNE

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Lasky-DeMille Barn location provided by Hollywood Heritage Museum

Griffith Observatory thanks to
SEAN HINTON

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Some Very Special People who helped make this film happen
DAN J. SHERLOCK
TODD FISHER
CHARLIE ZIARKO
STAN TAFFEL
KEN KRAMER
GENEVIEVE McGILLICUDDY
MARK A. MARTIN
HARRISON ENGLE
JOHN STONE
FILM LA
TOM LaBONGE, Los Angeles City Council

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The End
IN THE PICTURE
Made in Hollywood, U.S.A.

Copyright © 2012 by Cinerama Inc. and C.A. Productions
All Rights Reserved

[The above credits match those appearing on this as an “extra” on the Flicker Alley Nov. 18, 2014 release Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack of the Cinerama feature,“Search for Paradise”. R. Gitsch]

Full “In the Picture” Cast & Credits
 
 

Synopsis

 
A young visiting couple from out-of-town, is led on a guided tour of Los Angeles and it’s environs, by a familiar resident (Stanley Livingston) and his wife (Paula Drake), all captured by the panoramic, triple-lensed Cinerama camera. Some popular and some not so well known sights of the city shine in this urban travelogue lark, including the Griffith Observatory, Angel’s Flight funicular railway, and a sailboat cruise from San Pedro, culminating in the evenings highlight, a visit to the Cinerama Dome theater in Hollywood. This was the first film shot in 3-panel Cinerama system in 50 years.

Cast:
Stanley Livingston and his wife Paula Drake (older Couple). Stanley plays himself and mentions to the younger couple that he was in a Cinerama movie called
"How The West Was Won" as George Peppards older son.
 
 

WINDJAMMER: THE VOYAGE OF THE CHRISTIAN RADICH (1958)

 
WINDJAMMER: THE VOYAGE OF THE CHRISTIAN RADICH
Digital restoration credits

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Reconstructed and Remastered by
DAVID STROHMAIER

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Produced by
JOHN SITTIG
For CINERAMA INC.

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European Producer
THOMAS HAUERSLEV

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Image Restoration and Color Grading by
GREG KIMBLE

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Associate Producers
RANDY GITSCH
CARIN-ANNE STROHMAIER

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WINDJAMMER was reconstructed with elements from the Swedish Film Institute
JOHAN ERICSSON
Archival Film Collections

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Original Roadshow Prologue courtesy of
PETER ANDREN

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Post Production Consultant
PHILIP HODGETTS

CARD-9
Seven Channel Cinerama Sound transferred at
Chace Audio by DeLuxe (Logo)
By THOM PIPER, JR. & GILBERT PAUL
Additional Mixing and clean- up by
GREGORY FAUST
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Cinerama Sound Remastered by
KENT GIBSON
Soundesign Studio

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Telecine by
MODERN VIDEOFILM (Logo)
SCOTT MALONEY

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Prologue Telecine by
FILM & VIDEO TRASFERS (Logo)
DOUG HORST

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Special 6-perf Scanning by
NT PICTURE & SOUND (Logo)
SHAWN JONES
GARY GALVIN

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Special Graphics Reconstruction by
MARTIN HART
THE AMERICAN WIDESCREEN MUSEUM (Logo)

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Special Digital Clean-up by
DIGITALVISION (Logo)
GARY JACKEMUK

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Curved Screen SMILEBOX® Simulation (Logo)

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Special Thanks
JOHN H. MITCHELL
DAVID COLES
DUNCAN McGREGOR
BILL LAWRENCE
MIKE TAYLOR
GUNTHER JUNG
POGER PIETSCHMANN
THE NATIONAL MEDIA MUSEUM BRADFORD, ENGLAND
FURNACECORE SOFTWARE BY THE FOUNDRY

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This motion picture is protected pursuant to the
provisions of the laws of the United States of America
and other countries. Any unauthorized duplication
and/or distribution of this film may result in
civil liability and criminal prosecution.

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WINDJAMMER: THE VOYAGE OF THE CHRISTIAN RADICH
Remastered
Copyright 2011 by Cinerama Inc.
All Rights Reserved

[The above credits match those appearing on the Flicker Alley Sept. 25, 2012 release Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. R. Gitsch]
 
"Windjammer" and "This is Cinerama" released Blu-ray and DVD

"Windjammer" Press Release

"Windjammer" Returns to Hamburg

The movie miracle in Aalborg

WINDJAMMER sails again!

Oslo's Red Carpet Widescreen Event

Telecine

Sweden saves the day

WINDJAMMER: THE VOYAGE OF THE CHRISTIAN RADICH (2017 Upgrade Version)
Digital restoration credits

 
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Reconstructed and Remastered by
DAVID STROHMAIER

CARD-2
Produced by
JOHN SITTIG
For CINERAMA INC.

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Executive Producers
ROBERT C. WEISGERBER
MICHAEL V. EDGECUMBE

CARD-4
Co-Producer and additional remastering
TOM H. MARCH

European Producer
THOMAS HAUERSLEV

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Associate Producers
RANDY GITSCH
CARIN-ANNE STROHMAIER

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Post Production Consultant
PHILIP HODGETTS

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Original Roadshow Prologue courtesy of
PETER ANDREN

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Seven Channel Cinemiracle Sound transferred at
Chace Audio by DeLuxe (Logo)
By THOM PIPER, JR. & GILBERT PAUL
Additional Mixing and clean- up by
GREGORY FAUST

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Cinemiracle Sound Remastered by
KENT GIBSON
Soundesign Studio

Additional Sound Editing by
BOBBY MILLER


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Additional Sound Enhancements by
JOHN POLITO
at Audio Mechanics (Logo)


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6 perf original negative scanning at
FotoKem (Logo)
by STEVE PEER

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Special Thanks to the Library of Congress
Packard Campus for Audio Visual
Conservation (Logo)
GREGORY LUKOW & LARRY SMITH

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Special Graphics Reconstruction by
MARTIN HART
THE AMERICAN WIDESCREEN MUSEUM (Logo)

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Special Digital Clean-up by
Digital Anarchy FLICKER FREE (Logo)
Boris FX (Logo)
Neat Video (Logo)
Furnacecore (Logo)

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Curved Screen SMILEBOX® Simulation (Logo)

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Special Thanks
JOHN H. MITCHELL
DAVID COLES
GUNTHER JUNG
POGER PIETSCHMANN
JOHN HARVEY
LARRY SMITH
ANANDREW ORAN
VINCE ROTH
MARY CHAMBERLAIN
HARRISON ENGLE
BILL LAWRENCE
DUNCAN McGREGOR
MIKE TAYLOR
JOHN McELWEE
JOHN ERICSSON
JAMES COZART

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This motion picture is protected pursuant to the
provisions of the laws of the United States of America
and other countries. Any unauthorized duplication
and/or distribution of this film may result in
civil liability and criminal prosecution.

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WINDJAMMER: THE VOYAGE OF THE CHRISTIAN RADICH
Remastered
Copyright 2011 by Cinerama Inc.
All Rights Reserved

[The above credits match those appearing on the upgraded 2017 version for the Cinerama Inc. theatrically distributed DCP. R. Gitsch]
 
 

Synopsis

 
Come onboard the magnificent Norwegian square-rigger as it sails its spectacular 17,500 mile journey, manned by a crew of young sailors-in-training, with all photographed in the widescreen splendor of three-panel Cinemiracle, Cinerama's only true panoramic competitor to thrill 1950's audience by sheer size and clarity. Now digitally restored, the color, the music, the true artistry of this classic is reborn. Embarking from Oslo, Norway, the ship sets sail across the Atlantic with storm-tossed stops in Madeira, where New Year's festivities entice the young crewman to enjoy Portuguese musical celebrations and heart-racing rides in basket sleds down steep cobblestone streets. On to Willemstad, Curacao, the boys take part in Dutch festivities, with plenty of food and pretty girls. They catch a performance of Pablo Casals in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and in Port-of-Spain Trinidad, they're greeted by native steel bands and Calypso singers. By the time they arrive in New York, the Cinemiracle cameras offer a kaleidoscopic treat of color and sound. An encounter with the U.S. Navy Task Force makes for a grand promenade of ships, including a gigantic aircraft carrier. And underwater shots of frogmen and a submerged U.S. submarine are exciting, but when the sub emerges from the depths to reveal the Windjammer, Cinemiracle becomes the star of this breathtaking story. In the young crew's honor, just prior to returning home to Oslo, Arthur Fiedler conducts the Boston Pops Symphony Orchestra, with one of the crewman, Cadet Sven Erik Libaek, a budding pianist, playing a solo in the program. Morton Gould's top-notch score, and fine variety of music throughout the picture, sounds perfect in Cinemiracle's 7-channel sound recording. Seen digitally for the first time, the picture hasn't looked and sounded as good since it's original theatrical engagements, over 50 years ago. And now presented in the Smilebox® Curved Screen Simulation, flat theater screen viewers and home-based flat television screen watchers can for the first time, relive the original immersive wonder of this widescreen classic.
 
 

See the trailer for WINDJAMMER: THE VOYAGE OF THE CHRISTIAN RADICH

 
 

HOLIDAY IN SPAIN (1960)

 
HOLIDAY IN SPAIN
Newly-made Original Production tail credits* and Digital restoration credits

CRAWL, SWIPE AND CARDED RE-CREATED END CREDITS-

Our Players Were…
DENHOLM ELLIOTT
PETER LORRE
BEVERLY BENTLEY
PAUL LUKAS
LIAM REDMOND
LEO McKERN
PETER ARNE
MARY LAURA WOOD
DIANA DORS
LIZ ROYLAT as the real Miss Kennedy

with
JUDITH FURSE
MICHAEL TRUBSHAWE
MAURICE MARSAC
JUAN OLAGUIVEL
BILLY MILLER
In
MICHALE TODD, JR.’S
HOLIDAY IN SPAIN
Presented in Cinerama® (Logo) Technicolor®

Adapted from
SCENT OF MYSTERY
in glorious
Smell-O-Vision! (Logo)

Directed by
JACK CARDIFF

Produced by
MICHAEL TODD, JR.

Screenplay by
WILLIAM ROOS

from an original story by
KELLEY ROOS

Music Composed by
MARIO NASCIMBENE

Vocals sung by
EDDIE FISHER

Lyrics by
HAROLD ADAMSON

Art Director
VINCENT KORDA

Director of Photography
JOHN VON KOTZE

Film Editors
JAMES NEWCOM A.C.E.
FRANK BALDRIDGE

(CRAWL BEGINS)

associate producer……………………….NED MANN
production manager……………………….LEE KATZ
spanish production manager….EDUARDO MAROTO
unit manager…………………..AUGUSTIN PASTOR
assistant director……………….….PIERO MUSETTA
first assistant director…………………..JOSE OCHOA
assistant art director..……..WILLIAM HUTCHINSON
sound engineer…………………..ARTHUR KIRBACH
sound engineer……………………….…….JOE KANE
special effects………………….CLIFF RICHARDSON
construction……………………...…..HARRY ARBOR
wardrobe……………………CHARLES SIMMINGER
make up……………..…..…NEVILLE SMALLWOOD
prop man……………….….WILLIAM HONEYWOOD
script supervisor………………...PHYLLIS CROCKER
set dressing…………………...………DARIO SIMONI
sketch artist……………………FERDINAND BELAM
executive secretary……………..……..MIDORI TSUJI
music supervisor……………….….JACK SAUNDERS
music editor………………………PEGGY JAMIESON
music editor…………………………DICK CARRUTH
second unit camera…………….……….JOHN DRAKE
end credit design………………DAVE STROHMAIER

Filmed in
TODD-70
and entirely on location throughout Spain

(REMASTER CREDITS BEGIN)

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Reconstructed from surviving
65mm & 70mm elements by
DAVID STROHMAIER

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Produced by
JOHN SITTIG
For CINERAMA INC.

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65 & 70mm Telecine by
Crest Digital (Logo)

Colorist
STEVE KAUFLER

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Special Digital Clean-up software utilized
BORIS TV FLICKER FIXER (Logo)
NEAT VIDEO (Logo) and
FURNACECORE (Logo)

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Original 6 track Magnetic Sound transferred at
TODD-AO (Logo)
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Curved Screen SMILEBOX® Simulation (Logo)

CARD-7
This motion picture is protected pursuant to the
provisions of the laws of the United States of America
and other countries. Any unauthorized duplication
and/or distribution of this film may result in
civil liability and criminal prosecution.

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HOLIDAY IN SPAIN
Remastered
Copyright 2014 by Cinerama Inc.
All Rights Reserved

* The original feature had no on-screen credits as they all appeared in the written program for “SCENT OF MYSTERY”, when released theatrically in 1959.

[The above credits match those appearing on the Screen Archive Entertainment Nov. 11, 2014 release Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. R. Gitsch]
 
 

Synopsis

 
In February 1960, producer Mike Todd, Jr. released the 70mm motion picture, Scent Of Mystery, with each theater showing it equipped with a smell-generating device originally created by inventor Hans Laube for the 1939 New York World’s Fair called, “Smell-O-Vision.” This system released odors into the theater timed to match the action on screen and further impart a “you-are-there” feeling to the movie viewing experience. Thirty some odors were presented during the film, including flowers, wine, train smoke, perfume, coffee, licorice, banana, cooking onions, the ocean, strawberries, sugar cane, pipe tobacco, fresh bread and oranges. As well as matching the visual images, some of the smells ingeniously served as telltale clues to sights otherwise unseen.

Smell-O-Vision pumped perfume through nozzles attached to the back of each seat in front of a patron. Initial reports of some odors being too strong, or not dissipating quickly led to the costly, installation of fans by some theater owners to help expel the lingering scents. And some viewers/smellers, perhaps suffering the effects of colds, never picked up on their scents, and spent their time in the theater sniffing frantically.
After a year in release, and with the Smell-O-Vision installations being costly and problematic, Cinerama Inc. acquired the picture, which it then de-scented, and re-titled, appropriately, HOLIDAY IN SPAIN. It then screened in Cinerama theaters with the “Cinerama showmanship” in effect, of curtains being opened and closed during the show, multi-channel surround sound and on a deeply curved screen to impart an immersive feel to the presentation.

Even without the smells, HOLIDAY IN SPAIN was a suspenseful chase mystery. Shot in 70mm, cinematographer John Von Kotze captured 149 Spanish locations including cities, villages and panoramic vistas in and around Madrid, Toledo, Navarra, Pamplona, Sevilla and throughout Malaga, in Ronda, Granada, Segovia, Torremolinos and Marbella. The picture no doubt benefitted from the assistance of cinematographer-turned director Jack Cardiff at the helm, paired with Mario Nascimbene’s fine score.
A fine cast included Denholm Elliot as a gallant umbrella-carrying English tourist, Peter Lorre as his taxi-driving guide, and Beverly Bentley Bentley, seemingly a damsel in distress whom Elliot risks life and limb to protect when he believes someone wants her killed. Paul Lukas, Liam Redmond and Diana Dors, all provide excellent acting support. Also featured is a big star cameo by Elizabeth Taylor, in a role critical to the film’s scenario. That cameo was originally 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.
Today’s HOLIDAY IN SPAIN Remastered has been digitally restored, re-mastered and Smileboxed, so as to replicate its’ authentic Cinerama theater curved-screen view, by David Strohmaier. He worked from the original 65mm negative and an original 70m print.
 
 

See the trailer for Holiday in Spain

 
 

THE GOLDEN HEAD (1964)

 
THE GOLDEN HEAD
Digital restoration credits

CARD-1
Reconstructed from surviving 65mm and Technirama® elements by
DAVID STROHMAIER

CARD-2
Produced by
JOHN SITTIG
For CINERAMA INC.

CARD-3
65mm & Technirama® Telecine by
CREST DIGITAL (Logo)
Colorist
STEVE KAUFLER

CARD-4
Special Digital Clean-up by
NEAT VIDEO (Logo)
FURNACECORE (Logo)

CARD-5
Original 6 Track Magnetic Sound
Transferred at
TODD-AO

CARD-6
Cinerama Sound remastered by
GREGORY FAUST
at Chase Audio by DeLuxe (Logo)

CARD-7
SMILEBOX (Logo)

CARD-8
This motion picture is protected pursuant to the
provisions of the laws of the United States of America
and other countries. Any unauthorized duplication
and/or distribution of this film may result in
civil liability and criminal prosecution.

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THE GOLDEN HEAD
Remastered
Copyright 2015 by Cinerama Inc.
All Rights Reserved

[The above credits match those appearing on the Cinerama Inc. theatrically distributed DCP. R. Gitsch]
 
 

Synopsis

 
  

See the trailer for The Golden Head

 
 

CINERAMA'S RUSSIAN ADVENTURE (1966)

 
CINERAMA’S RUSSIAN ADVENTURE
Digital restoration credits

CARD-1
Reconstructed and Remastered by
DAVID STROHMAIER

CARD-2
Produced by
JOHN SITTIG
For CINERAMA INC.

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Executive Producer
JOHN McELWEE

CARD-4
Co-Producer and additional remastering by
TOM H. MARCH

CARD-5
Associate Producers
RANDY GITSCH
CARIN-ANNE STROHMAIER

CARD-6
Post Production Consultant
PHILIP HODGETTS

CARD-7
Seven Channel Cinerama Sound transferred at
TODD-AO (Logo)

CARD-8
Cinerama Sound Remastered at
Chace Audio by DeLuxe (Logo)
By GREGORY FAUST

CARD-9
6 Perf original negative scanning at
Fotokem Film and Video (Logo) by
STEVE PEER
CARD-10
Special Digital Clean-up by
DIGITAL ANARCY FLICKER FREE (Logo)
BORIS FX (Logo)
NEAT VIDEO (Logo)
FURNACECORE (Logo)

CARD-11
Curved Screen SMILEBOX® Simulation (Logo)

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Special Thanks to
JOHN H. MITCHELL
DAVID COLES
GUNTHER JUNG
ROGER PIETSCHMAN
JOHN HARVEY
LARRY SMITH
ANDREW ORAN
VINCE ROTH
MARY CHAMBERLAIN
HARRISON ENGLE
DAN SHERLOCK
DUNCAN McGREGOR
CRAIG & HAL DENNIS JR.
FRITZ HERZOG
and the ACADEMY FILM ARCHIVE

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In Memory of
HAROLD J. DENNIS
and BING CROSBY

CARD-14
This motion picture is protected pursuant to the
provisions of the laws of the United States of America
and other countries. Any unauthorized duplication
and/or distribution of this film may result in
civil liability and criminal prosecution.

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CINERAMA’S RUSSIAN ADVENTURE
Remastered
Copyright 1966 and 2016 by Hal Dennis Productions
All Rights Reserved


[The above credits match those appearing on the Flicker Alley Nov. 22, 2016 release Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. R. Gitsch]
 
 

Synopsis

 
You're here...there...everywhere! This is the ultimate in Cinerama. This is the last word in truly incredible adventure.

Heralded by those advertising bylines, Harold J. Dennis Productions created “CINERAMA’S RUSSIAN ADVENTURE”, a select documentary film anthology of travel marvels from across the Soviet Union. Caught by the panoramic scope of 3-panel Soviet Kinopanorama cameras in popular triptych films released between 1958 and 1963, Dennis crafted this “Best of…” release in the Cinerama format, of which Kinopanorama was entirely compatible.

Anchored by Dennis with a 1966 introduction by musician and actor Bing Crosby, and featuring Crosby’s narration throughout, this picture became this travelogue tour de force in the United States, which saw this film as a thaw in Cold War relations.

Featuring images of the beautiful and varied landscapes and peoples, the flora and fauna, the culture and customs of the then Soviet Union’s 10 time zones, the picture documents a nation that stretched from the Urals to the Pacific and from the Arctic to the Middle East. From the cold rigors of whale hunting to the serene beauty of a performance of the Bolshoi Theater’s Corps de Ballet, and from motoring through busy Moscow to rafting logs down the Tisza River, the sights are unique and unforgettable.

Almost entirely forgotten, just as the 3-panel Cinerama system became increasingly expensive and was mothballed, this unique motion picture has now been remastered and reworked in the Smilebox® Curved Screen Simulation.

Now flat theater screen viewers and home-based flat television screen watchers can for the first time, relive the original immersive wonder of this widescreen Cinerama release.

And because of the addition of Cinerama curtains at crucial junctures at the open and close of each picture part, these same audiences can now relive the theatrical road show experience that was a part of the Cinerama showmanship model. This is “CINERAMA’S RUSSIAN ADVENTURE Remastered”.
 
 

See the trailer for CINERAMA'S RUSSIAN ADVENTURE

 
 

A CINEMIRACLE ADVENTURE: THE WINDJAMMER VOYAGE (Cinerama Inc. & C.A. Productions 2012)

 
A CINEMIRACLE ADVENTURE: THE WINDJAMMER VOYAGE (Cinerama Inc. & C.A. Productions 2012)
David Strohmaier - Produced and Edited by
Thomas Hauerslev, Espen J. Jorgensen, John Steven Lasher - Interviews Conducted by
Espen J. Jorgensen - Norwegian Producer
Thomas Hauerslev - Associate Producer in Norway
John Steven Lasher, Fifth Continent Movie Classics Pty Ltd. - Associate Producer in Australia
Randy Gitsch - Contributing Producer
Morton Skallerud - Cinematography, Norway
Richard Monk - Cinematography, Australia
Jan E. Olsen, Norwegian Film Institute - Special Thanks
Karre Terland - Special Thanks
There is more information on Windjammer and Cinemiracle at www.in70mm.com, www.widescreenmuseum.com
In Loving Memory of our Friends Lasse Kolstad and Alf Bjerke

A CINEMIRACLE ADVENTURE: THE WINDJAMMER VOYAGE
Copyright 2012 by Cinerama Inc. and C.A. Productions
All Rights Reserved
 
 

A TALE OF OLD WHIFF

 
A TALE OF OLD WHIFF
Newly-made Original Production tail credits* and Digital restoration credits

CARD-1
Directed by
ALAN ZASLOVE & JOHN HUBLEY

Produced by
NATHAN ZUCKER

Written by
LEO SALKIN

Executive Producer
MICHAEL TODD JR.

Animation by
JOHN HUBLEY

Music by
LLYN MURRAY

CARD-2
Detective Drivel…BERT LAHR
Hotel Manager/Dog Catcher…SHEPARD MENKEN

Animators
GIL TURNER
BOBE CANNON
VOLUS JONES
KEN HULTGREN
KEN O’BRIEN
C.L. HARTMAN

Layout
LOU KELLER

Produced in 1959 at Format Films

CARD-3
Originally show in
Smell-O-Vision! (Logo)
and 70mm 6-track stereo

CARD-4
Remastered from the only surviving element-
A 70mm faded and damaged original show print

CARD-5
Reconstructed and Remastered by
DAVID STROHMAIER

Executive Producer
JOHN McELWEE

Historical Consultant
JERRY BECK


CARD-6
Associate Producers
CARIN-ANNE STROHMAIER
RANDY GITSCH
HARRISON ENGLE

70mm 2K scanning by WILLIE LAWTON at Fotokem (Logo)

70mm sound transfer by NICHOLAS BERGH at EndPoint Audio Labs (Logo)

5.1 sound restoration by JOHN POLITO at Audio Mechanics (Logo)

CARD-7
Special Thanks to
ANDREW BRADBURN
ASIFA Hollywood (International Animated Film Society ASIFA HOLLYWOOD) (Logo)

CARD-8
Copyright 1959 by Michael Todd Jr. and 2016 Cinerama Inc.

* The original animated cartoon had no on-screen credits as they all appeared in the written program for “SCENT OF MYSTERY”, when released together theatrically in 1959.

[The above credits are work-in-progress credits only, as of 5/1/2017. R. Gitsch]
 
 

Synopsis

 
“A TALE OF OLD WHIFF” is an animated, widescreen cartoon about a bloodhound with anosmia…he’s lost his sense of smell. When a seemingly intrepid detective, voiced by our favorite cowardly lion, Bert Lahr, is hired by to help find a museum’s valuable but-stolen dinosaur bone, he goes to the dog pound where he purchases a bloodhound to help. But old Whiff must be taught to sniff instead of snort in order to assist in solving the mystery.

Originally released in 1960, in 70mm, making it the first cartoon to be in 70, it accompanied the Cinemiracle release, Michael Todd Jr. feature production, “Scent of Mystery”. And like the feature, it was presented in Smell-O-Vision, and had fifteen (15) unique scents corresponding to on-screen visuals accompanying it, pumped to each theater patrons seats.

John Hubley animated the cartoon, which Alan Zaslove directed. Leo Salkin wrote the original story for producer Nathan Zucker.

Originally a Format Films production presented by Michael Todd Jr. Productions, “A TALE OF OLD WHIFF” has now been restored, digitally remastered, aurally and visually modified and “descented”.
 
 
  
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