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70mm Blow Up

The 70mm Newsletter

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


Title Format Opening Sound Studio Notes
Alfred The Great Panavision July 14 (UK) 6-Track Stereo MGM US 35mm release: Oct 8.
Anne Of The Thousand Days Panavision Dec 18 (USA) 6-Track Stereo Universal Screened for a one-week Oscar consideration run in Dec ‘69. Re-opened in early 1970.
Battle Of Britain Panavision NA (France) 6-Track Stereo United Artists US 35mm release: Oct 22.
Bitka Na Neretvi Panavision NA (Yugoslavia) 6-Track Stereo AIP US 70mm release: April 28, 1971.  AKA: “The Battle Of Neretva” & “The Battle On The River Neretva.”
Butsch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid         23.09.1969

Spanish language 70mm release
Canción Del Olvido, La Techniscope NA (Spain) 6-Track Stereo Regia
Explosión Techniscope NA (Spain) 6-Track Stereo Mercurio
Golfo, El Techniscope NA (Spain) 6-Track Stereo Delta
Goodbye, Mr. Chips Panavision Nov 5 (USA) 6-Track Stereo MGM US reserved seat engagement.
“The Jolson Story” Spherical (1.37:1) Aug 14 (UK) 6-Track Stereo Columbia Originally released in 1946. Prints featured the original Academy image “tilt-and-scanned” to fill the 70mm frame. US 70mm re-issue in 1969 unconfirmed. Title is listed in the book “Wide Screen Movies.” US 70mm re-issue in 1975.
Julius Caesar (Re-Issue) Spherical (1.37:1) Nov 1 (UK) 6-Track Stereo MGM Prints featured the original Academy image “tilt-and-scanned” to fill the 70mm frame. Selected scenes were tinted. Originally released in 1953.
Lion In Winter, The Panavision Aug 21 (Australia) 6-Track Stereo Avco Embassy US 35mm release in 1968.
Longest Day, The (Re-Issue) CinemaScope June 5 (Australia) 6-Track Stereo 20th Century Fox Originally released in 35mm CinemaScope in 1962.
Marooned Panavision Dec 13 (USA) 6-Track Stereo Columbia World Premiere: December 12 (Los Angeles).  US reserved seat engagement.  AKA: “Space Travelers.”
Monstrous Del Terror, Los Techniscope NA (Spain) 6-Track Stereo Castilla AKA: “Assignment Terror” & “Dracula vs. Frankenstein.”
Paint Your Wagon Panavision Oct 15 (USA) 6-Track Stereo Paramount US reserved seat engagement.
Residencia, La Franscope NA (Spain) 6-Track Stereo Regia AKA: “The House That Screamed” & “Boarding School.”
Stewardesses, The StereoVision 3-D/Magnavision 35 (1.33:1) July 25 (USA) 6-Track Stereo Sherpix AKA: “Airline Stewardesses.”  Billed on-screen as: “3-Dimensional Stereo-Vision as developed by Magnavision.”
Sweet Charity Panavision Feb 11 (USA) 6-Track Stereo Universal US reserved seat engagement. Advertised in “70mm/Panavision with Full Dimensional Sound.”  Released with a dual inventory of prints: some had “happy” ending, others had “sad” ending.
Those Daring Young Men In Their Jaunty Jalopies Panavision Oct 3 (Australia) 6-Track Stereo Paramount US release: May 28. US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in the book Wide Screen Movies.’  AKA: ‘Monte Carlo Or Bust!’
Una Sull’Altra Panoramica NA (Spain) 6-Track Stereo Atlantida AKA: “Perversion Story” & “One On Top Of The Other.”
Undefeated, The Panavision Dec (Spain) 6-Track Stereo 20th Century Fox US 35mm release: Nov 19.
Where Eagles Dare

“Where Eagles Dare”: The 70mm Engagements
Panavision Jan 22 (UK) 6-Track Stereo MGM US 70mm release: March 12.  Advertised “In Spectacular 70mm.”
Wild Bunch, The Panavision Aug 21 (UK) 6-Track Stereo Warner Bros./Seven Arts US release: June 18. US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in the book “Wide Screen Movies.”  European prints ran 144 minutes.  US 35mm prints ran 134.  US re-issue in 1981 (in 35mm) at 142 minutes. Re-issued again (with 70mm prints, as well as 35mm-Dolby Digital prints) in 1995 at 146 minutes...which is the version currently available on DVD.
Winning Panavision Oct 9 (UK) 6-Track Stereo Universal US release: May 22. US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in the book “Wide Screen Movies.”

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