“Star Wars—Special Edition”: The 70mm Presentations
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|Compiled by: Michael Coate||Date: 21.08.2022|
|The following is a reference / historical listing of the 70-millimeter presentation of “Star Wars: Special Edition.” |
“Star Wars,” originally released in 1977, was directed by George Lucas (“THX 1138,” “American Graffiti”) and starred Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing and Alec Guinness.
The 70mm print of “Star Wars” featured DTS audio and full-frame imagery blown up from anamorphic 35mm and was the revised, 125-minute Special Edition cut. The print featured multiple Scandinavian-language subtitles.
Screening date YYYY-MM-DD … locale — venue (duration) [notes]
1997-03-22 … Oslo, Norway — Spektrum (2 days)
Except for the Spektrum event, “Star Wars: Special Edition” was released in 35mm with digital sound (Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS).
The information included in this article was referenced from film industry trade publications and regional newspaper promotion. Special thanks to Bill Kallay and Thomas Hauerslev.
International 70mm engagements of this title have not been accounted for in this article.
If you believe this article contains any errors or omissions, please consider emailing the author or editor.
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