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70mm Blow Up

The 70mm Newsletter

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


Absolute Beginners
Super 35April 18 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoOrionOriginally released (in 35mm) in the UK on 4 April. 70mm trailer: “Pirates” & “Howard The Duck”
“Aliens”Spherical (1.85:1)July 18 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo20th Century FoxOriginal Aspect Ratio (OAR) blow-up. A great sequel ... even greater in 70mm. 151 70mm prints. 70mm trailer: “The Fly.”  Expanded to 154 minutes in 1991, and released exclusively on LaserDisc (and subsequently, on DVD & VHS).
“Big Trouble in Little China”
PanavisionJuly 2 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo20th Century FoxAKA: ‘John Carpenter’s Big Trouble In Little China.’ 70mm trailers: ‘Aliens’ & ‘The Fly.’
“The Clan of the Cave Bear”TechnovisionJan 17 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoWarner Bros.
CobraSpherical (1.85:1)May 23 (USA)6-Track Ultra StereoCannon/Warner Bros.The one and only six-track release in Ultra Stereo. Prints note “Eagle Stereo,” while newspaper ads and one-sheets noted “Ultra Stereo.”  Original Aspect Ratio (OAR) blow-up. 70mm trailers: “Under The Cherry Moon,” “The Karate Kid II” & “Club Paradise.”  Some theatres began screenings on the evening of May 22.
“The Color of Money”Spherical (1.85:1)Oct 17 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoTouchstoneOriginal Aspect Ratio (OAR) blow-up.
"Dayavan"35mm anamorphicIndia 19866-Track StereoNASee: 70mm Films in India
“Highlander”Spherical (1.85:1)Mar 26 (France)6-Track Dolby Stereo20th Century FoxTested & trade screened prior to release in 70mm. International cut released with 70mm prints. US release (shortened to 111 min): March 7.

US in 70mm premiere: 13.08.2011, Los Angeles, Egyptian Theatre
Howard The DuckSpherical (1.85:1)Aug 1 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoUniversalOriginal Aspect Ratio (OAR) blow-up. AKA: “Howard: A New Breed Of Hero.”
KarmaNANA 1986 (India)6-Track StereoNASee: 70mm Films in India
“Little Shop of Horrors”Spherical (1.85:1)Dec 19 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoGeffenOriginal Aspect Ratio (OAR) blow-up. 70mm trailer: “Innerspace.”
“Manhunter”Super 35Aug 15 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoDEGThe one and only 70mm release from DeLaurentiis Entertainment Group (DEG). AKA: “Red Dragon.”
“The Mission”J-D-CNov 14 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoWarner Bros.
“The Money Pit”Spherical (1.85:1)Mar 26 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoUniversalOriginal Aspect Ratio (OAR) blow-up. Would a movie like this have been released in 70mm had Steven Spielberg not been one of the producers? 70mm trailer: “Howard The Duck” and “Legal Eagles.”
Name Der Rose, DerSpherical (1.85:1)Oct 16 (West Germany)6-Track Dolby Stereo20th Century FoxOriginal Aspect Ratio (OAR) blow-up. US 35mm release: Sept 24. AKA: “The Name Of The Rose.”
Nutcracker: The Motion PictureSpherical (1.85:1)Nov 26 (USA)
6-Track Dolby StereoAtlantic
"Simhasanam"NAMar 1986 (India)6-Track StereoNASee: 70mm Films in India
“SpaceCamp”Spherical (1.85:1)June 6 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo20th Century FoxOriginal Aspect Ratio (OAR) blow-up. 70mm trailers: “Big Trouble In Little China” & “Aliens.”
“Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home”PanavisionNov 26 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo SRParamount135 70mm prints. Original Aspect Ratio (OAR) blow-up. A couple 70mm-Dolby SR prints tested during release. 70mm trailers: “The Golden Child” & “Little Shop Of Horrors.”  AKA: “The Voyage Home: Star Trek IV”
"Tandra Paparayudu"35mm anamorphicIndia 19866-Track StereoNASee: 70mm Films in India
“Top Gun”Super 35May 16 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo (SS)Paramount100+ 70mm prints. Some sources suggest this may have been released with a dual inventory of 70mm prints (some full-width, others matted to 1.85:1). Sneak previewed in 70mm prior to release.  70mm trailers: “The Golden Child” (teaser), “Under The Cherry Moon,” “The Karate Kid II,” “Ruthless People,” “Legal Eagles” & “Deadly Friend.”
“Tough Guys”PanavisionOct 3 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoTouchstone

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