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

01.06.2012

Title Format Opening Sound Studio Notes
“American Flyers” Panavision Aug 16 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Warner Bros.
Baby: Secret Of The Lost Legend Super 35 Mar 22 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Walt Disney US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in Dolby’s records, American Cinematographer magazine and the book “Wide Screen Movies.”   AKA: “Dinosaur: Secret Of The Lost Legend.”
“Back to the Future”
 
Spherical (1.85:1) July 3 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Universal OAR blow-up. A “To Be Continued” credit was added to the film for the video release. 70mm trailer: ‘E.T’ (re-issue).
“Bring on the Night”
 
Spherical (1.85:1) Nov 8 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Samuel Goldwyn OAR blow-up.
         
Chorus Line, A Super 35 Dec 11 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Columbia
“Cocoon” Spherical (1.85:1) June 21 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo 20th Century Fox OAR blow-up. 100+ 70mm prints.
         
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (Re-Issue)

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"E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial”

 
Spherical (1.85:1) July 19 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Universal OAR blow-up. 70mm trailers: “Weird Science,” “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” & “American Flyers”
“The Emerald Forest” Panavision July 3 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Embassy
         
Enemy Mine Super 35 Dec 20 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo 20th Century Fox US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in the book “Wide Screen Movies.”
“Explorers” Spherical (1.85:1) July 12 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo (SS) Paramount OAR blow-up.
         
Goonies, The Panavision June 7 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Warner Bros. 70mm trailer: “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.”  Sneak previewed in 70mm prior to release.
         
King David Panavision Mar 29 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Paramount US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in the book “Wide Screen Movies.”
“Ladyhawke” Technovision April 12 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Warner Bros./Fox What’s up with that rock music score? 70mm trailers: ‘The Goonies’ (teaser) & ‘Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome’
         
Last Dragon, The Spherical (1.85:1) Mar 22 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo TriStar US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in Dolby’s records and the book “Wide Screen Movies.”   AKA: “Berry Gordy’s The Last Dragon.”
Legend Panavision NA 6-Track Dolby Stereo Universal/Fox 70mm prints reportedly issued in Europe. US release: April 18, 1986 (in a shortened 89-minute version). US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in the book “Wide Screen Movies.”
“Lifeforce”

 
J-D-C June 21 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo TriStar
         
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Panavision July 10 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Warner Bros. 70mm trailer: “American Flyers” & “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure.”  Sneak previewed in 70mm prior to release.
“Out of Africa” Spherical (1.85:1) Dec 18 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Universal OAR blow-up. 70mm trailer: “Howard The Duck” (teaser)
         
Pale Rider Panavision June 28 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Warner Bros. US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in the book “Wide Screen Movies.”
Rambo: First Blood Part II Panavision May 22 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo TriStar 70mm trailer: “Lifeforce”
Ran Spherical (1.85:1) May 22 (Japan) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Orion Classics Premiered at the Tokyo Film Festival. US 35mm release: Dec 20.  AKA: “Chaos.”
Return Of The Jedi (Re-Issue) J-D-C Mar 29 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo 20th Century Fox 70mm print inventory of 75.  70mm trailer: “Cocoon” (teaser). Advertised as: “Return to a galaxy far, far away.” Nine theatres in North America ran a one-time only 70mm “Star Wars” triple feature one day prior to re-issue on 28 March.
Return To Oz Spherical (1.85:1) June 21 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo (SS) Walt Disney OAR blow-up. The directorial debut of acclaimed sound designer/editor Walter Murch. 70mm trailers: “The Black Cauldron” & “Back To The Future”
Revolution Super 35 Dec 25 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Warner Bros.
Rocky IV Spherical (1.85:1) Nov 27 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo MGM/UA OAR blow-up. 70mm trailers: “Poltergeist II” (teaser), “Youngblood,” “Top Gun” & “Down And Out In Beverly Hills”
Saagar NA Aug (India) 6-Track Stereo NA
“Santa Claus” J-D-C Nov 25 (UK) 6-Track Dolby Stereo TriStar US 70mm release: Nov 27.   AKA: “Santa Claus: The Movie”
“Silverado” Super 35 July 10 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Columbia 100+ 70mm prints. Excellent example of how good the controversial Super 35 process can look if printed in 70mm. 70mm trailer: ‘White Nights’
Spies Like Us Spherical (1.85:1) Dec 6 (USA) 6-Track Stereo Warner Bros. World Premiere: Dec 3 (Los Angeles).  OAR blow-up.  Ads made no mention of sound format.  Advertised simply as “70mm.”  70mm trailer: “Wildcats.”
Star Wars Trilogy, The (Special Screening) Panavision/J-D-C Mar 28 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo 20th Century Fox One time, one day-only 70mm screening of all three “Star Wars” movies in nine North American cities. Screenings held in Chicago (Carnegie Center), Dallas (North Park West), Denver (Cooper), Los Angeles (Avco Westwood & Egyptian Hollywood), New York (Warner #1), San Francisco (Coronet), Seattle (UA 150) & Toronto (Uptown).  Some theatres gave away the ‘85 “Jedi” re-issue one-sheet posters to attendees.
Starchaser: The Legend Of Orin Stereoscope 3-D Nov 22 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Atlantic US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in Dolby’s records and the books “Wide Screen Movies” and “3-D Movies.”
View To A Kill, A Panavision May 22 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo MGM/UA US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in the book “Wide Screen Movies.” San Francisco world premiere possibly in 70mm.
“White Nights”
 
Spherical (1.85:1) Nov 22 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Columbia OAR blow-up. 70mm trailer: ‘A Chorus Line’
“Year of the Dragon”
 
J-D-C Aug 16 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo MGM/UA OAR blow-up. 70mm trailer: ‘Rocky IV’
“Young Sherlock Holmes” Spherical (1.85:1) Dec 4 (USA) 6-Track Dolby Stereo Paramount OAR blow-up.  AKA: ‘Pyramid Of Fear.’  70mm trailers: ‘Top Gun,’ ‘Pretty In Pink,’ ‘Youngblood’ & ‘Down And Out In Beverly Hills.’
           

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