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01.06.2012

TitleFormatOpeningSoundStudioNotes
“2010”PanavisionDec 7 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoMGM/UA217 70mm prints. This wasn’t quite “2001,” was it? AKA: “2010: The Year We Make Contact.”  70mm trailer: “A View To A Kill”
Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai, ThePanavisionAug 15 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo20th Century FoxUS 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in Dolby’s records and the book “Wide Screen Movies.”  AKA: “Buckaroo Banzai’ & ‘The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The Eighth Dimension.”
“Amadeus”
 
PanavisionSept 19 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoOrionOne of only a few films of the Dolby era to prominently promote “70mm Dolby Stereo,” rather than simply “Dolby Stereo,” on the one-sheet posters, trailers and artwork section of newspaper ads.
“The Bear”
 
Spherical (1.85:1)Sept 28 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoEmbassyOAR blow-up. This was the film about coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, not to be confused with the Jean-Jacques Annaud animal film of the same title from 1988/89.
CarmenPanavisionMar 14 (France)6-Track Dolby StereoTriumphUS 35mm release: Sept 20.  AKA: “Bizet’s Carmen.”
City HeatSpherical (1.85:1)Dec 7 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoWarner Bros.World Premiere: Dec 5 (Los Angeles). OAR blow-up. 70mm trailer: “Ladyhawke.”
“The Cotton Club”Spherical (1.85:1)Dec 14 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoOrionOAR blow-up. 70mm trailers: “The Falcon And The Snowman” & “The Mean Season”
CountrySpherical (1.85:1)Sept 28 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoWalt DisneyUS 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in Dolby’s records and the book “Wide Screen Movies.”
“Dune”Todd-AO 35Dec 14 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoUniversalSome theatres handed out a ‘Dune Facts’ booklet which explained some of the complex story elements. Re-edited for TV.
Fort SaganneTechnovisionMay 11 (France)6-Track Dolby StereoRoissy
“Ghostbusters”PanavisionJune 8 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoColumbiaNothing beats getting slimed in 70mm! 70mm trailer: “The Karate Kid.”
Give My Regards To Broad StreetSpherical (1.85:1)Oct 26 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo20th Century FoxUS 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in Dolby’s records.
“Gremlins”Spherical (1.85:1)June 8 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoWarner Bros.OAR blow-up. This release debuted a new WB logo. 70mm trailer: “The Never Ending Story”.
     
"Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes"
 
Super 35Mar 30 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoWarner Bros.This was the first feature-length Super 35 production (aka ‘Super Techniscope’ & ‘System 35’) to be blown up to 70mm in a full-width ratio. Just over a dozen 70mm prints struck (reportedly off the original negative for exceptional image quality).  70mm trailers: “Once Upon A Time In America” & “Gremlins.”
“Indiana Jones and The Temple Of Doom”
 
PanavisionMay 23 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo (SS)Paramount243 70mm prints (the most ever produced for a single release). 70mm trailer: “Rhinestone”
     
Killing Fields, TheSpherical (1.85:1)Nov 2 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoWarner Bros.US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in the book “Wide Screen Movies.”
“The Last Starfighter”
 
PanavisionJuly 13 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoUniversal70mm trailer: “Dune”
Metropolis (Re-Issue)Spherical (1.33:1)Aug 3 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoCinecomOAR release. This re-issue was reduced from 120 to 87 minutes, and included color-tinted scenes and a Georgio Moroder rock music score. US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in Dolby’s records and the book “Wide Screen Movies.”
Never Ending Story, TheTechnovisionJuly 20 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoWarner Bros.US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in the book “Wide Screen Movies.”  Originally released in West Germany (possibly in 70mm) as “Die Geschichte Unedliche”
“The Razor’s Edge”
 
J-D-COct 19 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoColumbia70mm trailer: “Starman”
“The River”

 
Spherical (1.85:1)Dec 19 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoUniversalOAR blow-up.
Romancing The StonePanavisionMar 30 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo20th Century FoxUS 70mm release unconfirmed. Title was advertised in the LA Times for one day only (Mar 25).
Sohni MahiwalNAJune (India)6-Track StereoNA
“Starman”PanavisionDec 14 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoColumbiaAKA: “John Carpenter’s Starman”
“Star Trek III: The Search for Spock”PanavisionJune 1 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoParamount100+ 70mm prints. 70mm trailers: “The Last Starfighter” & “2010” (teaser)
     
"Streets of Fire"Spherical (1.85:1)June 1 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoUniversalOAR blow-up. 70mm trailer: “The Last Starfighter”
SupergirlPanavisionJuly 19 (UK)6-Track Dolby Stereo (SS)TriStarUS release: Nov 23. US 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in the book “Wide Screen Movies.”
      

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