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Written by: Randy Gitsch, Producer of Cinerama RemasteredDate: 16.03.2013

THIS IS CINERAMA (1952)

 
THIS IS CINERAMA (1952)
David Strohmaier - Reconstructed and Remastered by
John Sittig - Producer for Cinerama Inc.
Greg Kimble - Image Restoration and Color Grading by
Randy Gitsch - Associate Producer
Carin-Anne Strohmaier - Associate Producer
Phillip Hodgetts - Post Production Consultant
Thom Piper Jr. & Gilbert Paul, Chace Audio by DeLuxe - Seven Channel Cinerama Sound transferred at
Gregory Faust - Cinerama Sound Remastered by
Crest Digital - 65mm Telecine by
Steve Kaufler - Colorist
Neat Video - Special digital clean up by
FurnaceCore - Special digital clean up by
Smilebox - Curved screen simulation

John H. Mitchell - Special Thanks
David Coles - Special Thanks
Gunther Jung - Special Thanks
Roger Pietschmann - Special Thanks
John Harvey - Special Thanks
Larry Smith - Special Thanks

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

THIS IS CINERAMA:
Remastered

SYNOPSIS

“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.
 
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See the trailer for THIS IS CINERAMA

 
 

CINERAMA HOLIDAY (1955)

 
CINERAMA HOLIDAY (1955)
David Strohmaier - Reconstructed and Remastered by
John Sittig - Producer for Cinerama Inc.
Randy Gitsch - Associate Producer
Carin-Anne Strohmaier - Associate Producer
Image Trends - Special 6 perf film scanning and image restoration by/featuring Image Trends special processing with Digital ICE
Dan Sullivan - Image Trends President & CEO
Al Edgar, PhD - Image Trends Chief Technical Officer, algorithm invention
Michael Wilder - Image Trends PE, Lead Engineer, alignment & restoration magician
Martin Potucek - Image Trends Senior Hardware Engineer, film preservation and transfer monitoring
Amanda Cook - Image Trends Quality Control, data management & processing
Wayne Galella - Image Trends VP of Engineering, digital enhancement and correction
Darryl Polk, PhD - Image Trends Senior Software Engineer, defect correction algorithm development and testing
Sheppard Parker - Image Trends Senior Engineer, algorithm software & data transfer
Dave Cavena - Image Trends VP Sales
George Halloran - Image Trends VP of operations
Phillip Hodgetts - Post Production Consultant
Thom Piper Jr. & Gilbert Paul, Chace Audio by DeLuxe - Seven channel Cinerama Sound transferred at
Gregory Faust & Wade Chamberlain - Cinerama Sound remastered by
Smilebox - Curved Screen Simulation

John H. Mitchell - Special Thanks
David Coles - Special Thanks
Keith Swadkins - Special Thanks
Willem Bouwmeester - Special Thanks
Larry Smith - Special Thanks
John Harvey - Special Thanks
Roalnd Lataille - Special Thanks
Martin Hart - Special Thanks
Peter Rondum - Special Thanks
Gunther Jung - Special Thanks

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

CINERAMA HOLIDAY: Remastered

SYNOPSIS

“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.
 
Historic Big Screen Films Get Major Digital Makeover

Scanning Cinerama Films

 

See the trailer for CINERAMA HOLIDAY

 
 

SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD (1956)

 
SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD (1956) (Stanley Warner Cinerama Corp.) SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD Remastered Copyright 2014 by Cinerama Inc. All Rights Reserved
David Strohmaier - Supervising Producer (“Reconstructed and Remastered by”)
John Sittig - Producer for Cinerama Inc.
Randy Gitsch - Associate Producer
Carin-Anne Strohmaier - Associate Producer
Image Trends - Special 6 perf film scanning and image restoration by/featuring Image Trends special processing with Digital ICE
Dan Sullivan - Image Trends President & CEO
Al Edgar, PhD - Image Trends Chief Technical Officer, algorithm invention
Michael Wilder - Image Trends PE, Lead Engineer, alignment & restoration magician
Martin Potucek - Image Trends Senior Hardware Engineer, film preservation and transfer monitoring
Amanda Cook - Image Trends Quality Control, data
management & processing
Wayne Galella - Image Trends VP of Engineering, digital enhancement and correction
Darryl Polk, PhD - Image Trends Senior Software Engineer, defect correction algorithm development and testing
Sheppard Parker - Image Trends Senior Engineer, algorithm software & data transfer
Dave Cavena - Image Trends VP Sales
George Halloran - Image Trends VP of operations
Philip Hodgetts - Post Production Consultant
Andrew Balis - Additional color grading
Boris TV Flicker Fixer, Neat Video, Furnacecore – Special Digital Clean-Up with
Greg Lukow & Larry Smith, The Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation- Special Thanks
Thom Piper Jr. & Gilbert Paul, Chace Audio by DeLuxe - Seven channel Cinerama Sound transferred at
Wade Chamberlain - Cinerama Sound remastered by
Smilebox - Curved screen simulation

John H. Mitchell - Special Thanks
David Coles - Special Thanks
Keith Swadkins – Special Thanks
Willem Bouwmeester – Special Thanks
John Harvey – Special Thanks
James Morrison – Special Thanks
Roland Lataille – Special Thanks
Martin Hart – Special Thanks
Peter Rondum – Special Thanks
Norman Karlin - Special Thanks
Larry Smith - Special Thanks
Gunther Jung - Special Thanks
Robert Weisgerber – Special Thanks
John Polito – Special Thanks

CINERAMA HOLIDAY: Remastered

SYNOPSIS

“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.
 
Cinerama Color recovery examples
 

See the trailer for SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD

 
 

SEARCH FOR PARADISE (1957)

 
SEARCH FOR PARADISE (1957) (Stanley Warner Cinerama Corp.) SEARCH FOR PARADISE Remastered Copyright 2014 by Cinerama Inc. All Rights Reserved
David Strohmaier - Supervising Producer (“Reconstructed and Remastered by”)
John Sittig - Producer for Cinerama Inc.
Randy Gitsch - Associate Producer
Carin-Anne Strohmaier - Associate Producer
Image Trends - Special 6 perf film scanning and image restoration by/featuring Image Trends special processing with Digital ICE
Dan Sullivan - Image Trends President & CEO
Al Edgar, PhD - Image Trends Chief Technical Officer, algorithm invention
Michael Wilder - Image Trends PE, Lead Engineer, alignment & restoration magician
Martin Potucek - Image Trends Senior Hardware Engineer, film preservation and transfer monitoring
Amanda Cook - Image Trends Quality Control, data
management & processing
Wayne Galella - Image Trends VP of Engineering, digital enhancement and correction
Darryl Polk, PhD - Image Trends Senior Software Engineer, defect correction algorithm development and testing
Sheppard Parker - Image Trends Senior Engineer, algorithm software & data transfer
Dave Cavena - Image Trends VP Sales
George Halloran - Image Trends VP of operations
Philip Hodgetts - Post Production Consultant
Andrew Balis - Additional color grading
Boris TV Flicker Fixer, Neat Video, Furnacecore – Special Digital Clean-Up with
Greg Lukow & Larry Smith, The Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation- Special Thanks
Thom Piper Jr. & Gilbert Paul, Chace Audio by DeLuxe - Seven channel Cinerama Sound transferred at
Wade Chamberlain - Cinerama Sound remastered by
Smilebox - Curved screen simulation

John H. Mitchell - Special Thanks
David Coles - Special Thanks
Keith Swadkins – Special Thanks
Willem Bouwmeester – Special Thanks
John Harvey – Special Thanks
James Morrison – Special Thanks
Roland Lataille – Special Thanks
Martin Hart – Special Thanks
Peter Rondum – Special Thanks
Gunther Jung - Special Thanks

CINERAMA HOLIDAY: Remastered

SYNOPSIS

“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 Search for Paradise

 
 

CINERAMA SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE (1958)

 
CINERAMA SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE  (1958)
David Strohmaier - Reconstructed and Remastered by
John Sittig - Producer for Cinerama Inc.
Tom H. March - Co-Producer
Randy Gitsch - Associate Producer
Carin-Anne Strohmaier - Associate Producer
Image Trends - Special 6 perf film scanning and image restoration by/featuring Image Trends special processing with Digital ICE
Dan Sullivan - Image Trends President & CEO
Al Edgar, PhD - Image Trends Chief Technical Officer, algorithm invention
Michael Wilder - Image Trends PE, Lead Engineer, alignment & restoration magician
Martin Potucek - Image Trends Senior Hardware Engineer, film preservationist and transfer monitoring
Amanda Cook - Image Trends Quality Control, data management & processing
Wayne Galella - Image Trends VP of Engineering, digital enhancement and correction
Darryl Polk, PhD - Image Trends Senior Software Engineer, defect correction algorithm development and testing
Sheppard Parker - Image Trends Senior Engineer, algorithm software & data transfer
Dave Cavena - Image Trends VP Sales
George Halloran - Image Trends VP of operations
Philip Hodgetts - Post Production Consultant
Greg Lukow & Larry Smith, The Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation- Special Thanks
Thom Piper Jr. & Gilbert Paul, Chace Audio by DeLuxe - Seven channel Cinerama Sound transferred by
Gregory Faust & James Young - Cinerama Sound remastered by
Smilebox - Curved screen simulation

John H. Mitchell - Special Thanks
David Coles - Special Thanks
Carol Dudley Katza - Special Thanks
The Family of Carl Dudley - Special Thanks
This digital restoration is dedicated to the memory of Carl Dudley and Richard Goldstone

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

CINERAMA HOLIDAY: Remastered

SYNOPSIS

“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.
 
Cinerama Goes to Venice - Sensational Festival Screening

Cinerama South Seas Adventure in Venice

See the trailer for CINERAMA SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE

 
 

THE BEST OF CINERAMA (1962)

 
THE BEST OF CINERAMA
Original credits followed by
Digital restoration credits

You Have Just Seen…
THE BEST OF CINERAMA
…a Decade of the World’s Greatest Entertainment

Supervising Editor
LOVEL S. ELLIS

Film Editors
NORMAN KARLIN
WILLIAM E. WILD

The Narrator
LOWELL THOMAS
…who personally produced so many of these Cinerama Classics

New Narrative Contributions
VINCENT BURANELLI

Executive Producer
MAX E. YOUNGSTEIN

We Gratefully Acknowledge the Splendid Work of all Those Associated with the Following Productions
[Copyright © 1962 Cinerama Films, Inc.]
“THIS IS CINERAMA” A Lowell Thomas and Merian C. Cooper Production
Louis DeRochemont’s “CINERAMA HOLIDAY”
The Lowell Thomas Production “SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD”
The Lowell Thomas Production “SEARCH FOR PARADISE”
The Carl Dudley Production “SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE”

CINERAMA (logo)

Anthology Produced by
MERIAN C. COOPER and THOMAS CONROY

“The End”



Reconstructed and Remastered by
DAVID STROHMAIER

Executive Producer
TOM H. MARCH

Produced by
JOHN SITTIG
For CINERAMA INC.

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 technology (Logo)

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
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

6 Perf original negative scanning of “This is Cinerama” by
FotoKem Film and Video (logo)

Additional Color Grading
ANDREW BALIS

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

Associate Producers
RANDY GITSCH
CARIN-ANNE STROHMAIER

Post Production Consultant
PHILIP HODGETTS

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

Cinerama Sound Remastered by
JAMES YOUNG

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

Curved Screen SMILEBOX® Simulation (Logo)

Special Thanks
JOHN H. MITCHELL
DAVID COLES
JOHN HARVEY
GUNTHER JUNG
HARRISON ENGLE
NORMAN KARLIN

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.

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

See the trailer for THE BEST OF CINERAMA

 
 

“IN THE PICTURE”

 
Director/Grip: Dave Strohmaier. Executive producer: John Sittig. Producer/Production Manager: Anthony Saenz, Stanley Livingston. Associate Producer: Randy Gitsch. Assistant director: Randy Gitsch. Assistant Director of Photography/Camera Operator: Doug Knapp. Director of Photography: John Hora, A.S.C. Camera Operator/Assistant: Lance Fisher. Camera Operator: David Tondeur. Wrangler: Stan Taffel. Cinerama camera restored by: Ken Stone.

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.

Full “In the Picture” Cast & Credits

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.
 
 

WINDJAMMER: THE VOYAGE OF THE CHRISTIAN RADICH (1958)

 
WINDJAMMER: THE VOYAGE OF THE CHRISTIAN RADICH (1958)
David Strohmaier - Reconstructed and Remastered by
John Sittig - Producer for Cinerama Inc.
Thomas Hauerslev - European Producer
Greg Kimble - Image Restoration and Color Grading by
Randy Gitsch - Associate Producer
Carin-Anne Strohmaier - Associate Producer
Johan Ericsson Archival Film Collections - Windjammer was reconstructed with elements from the Swedish Film Institute
Peter Andren - Original Roadshow Prologue courtesy of
Phillip Hodgetts - Post Production Consultant
Thom Piper Jr. & Gilbert Paul, Chace Audio by DeLuxe - Seven Channel Cinemiracle Sound transferred at
Gregory Faust - Additional Mixing and clean up by
Kent Gibson, Soundesign Studio - Cinerama Sound remastered by
Scott Maloney, Modern Film & Video - Telecine by
Doug Horst, Film & Video Transfers - Prologue Telecine by
Shawn Jones, Gary Galvin, NT Picture & Sound - Special 6 perf Scanning by
Martin Hart, The American Widescreen Museum - Special Graphics Reconstruction by
Gary Jackemuk, Digital Vision - Special Digital Clean-up by
Smilebox - Curved screen simulation

John H. Mitchell - Special Thanks
David Coles - Special Thanks
Duncan McGregor - Special Thanks
Bill Lawrence - Special Thanks
Mike Taylor - Special Thanks
Gunther Jung - Special Thanks
Roger Pietschmann - Special Thanks
The National Media Museum, Bradford, England - Special Thanks
FurnaceCore Software by The Foundry - Special Thanks

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

WINDJAMMER:
THE VOYAGE OF THE CHRISTIAN RADICH
Remastered

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.
 
"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

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

 
 

HOLIDAY IN SPAIN (1960)

 
HOLIDAY IN SPAIN (1960)
David Strohmaier - Reconstructed from surviving elements by
John Sittig - Producer for Cinerama Inc.
Crest Digital - 65 & 70mm Telecine by
Steve Kaufler - Colorist
Neat Video - Special digital clean up by
FurnaceCore - Special digital clean up by
Todd-AO - Original 6 Track Magnetic Sound Transferred at
Smilebox - Curved screen simulation

HOLIDAY IN SPAIN Remastered
Copyright 2012 by Cinerama Inc.
All Rights Reserved
 
 

See the trailer for Holiday in Spain

 
 

THE GOLDEN HEAD (1964)

 
THE GOLDEN HEAD (Cinerama Inc. 2012)
David Strohmaier - Reconstructed from surviving 65mm and Technirama elements by
John Sittig - Producer for Cinerama Inc.
Crest Digital - 65mm Telecine by
Steve Kaufler - Colorist
Neat Video - Special digital clean up by
FurnaceCore - Special digital clean up by
Todd-AO - Original 6 Track Magnetic Sound Transferred at
Smilebox - Curved screen simulation

THE GOLDEN HEAD Remastered
Copyright 2012 by Cinerama Inc.
All Rights Reserved

 
 

See the trailer for The Golden Head

 
 

CINERAMA'S RUSSIAN ADVENTURE (1966)

 
CINERAMA'S RUSSIAN ADVENTURE (1966)
David Strohmaier - Reconstructed from surviving 65 and 70mm elements by
Tom H. March - Reconstruction Produced by
Crest Digital - 65 & 70mm Telecine by
Steve Kaufler - Colorist
Todd-AO - Original 6 Track Magnetic Sound Transferred at
Smilebox - Curved screen simulation
Fritz Herzog - Special Thanks
Dan Sherlock - Special Thanks
John Sittig - Special Thanks
Andrew Bradburn - Special Thanks
Duncan McGregor - Special Thanks
In Memory of Harold J. Dennis and Bing Crosby

CINERAMA'S RUSSIAN ADVENTURE Remastered
Copyright 2012
All Rights Reserved
 
 

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
 
 
  
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