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70mm Blow Up

The 70mm Newsletter

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


“Air America”Super 35Aug 10 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo SRTriStar70mm trailer: “Narrow Margin”
“Arachnophobia”Spherical (1.85:1)July 18 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo SRHollywoodOAR blow-up. The first release from Buena Vista under the Hollywood Pictures banner.
“Back to the Future Part III”
Spherical (1.85:1)May 25 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo SRUniversalOAR blow-up. A few US cities ran a 70mm triple feature on May 24. Triple feature advertised as: “Thursday Night -- One Time Only -- See All The Futures...Back To The Future I, II, III.”  (Some theatres ran 35mm prints of movies I and/or II).  New Universal Studios logo introduced with this release. 70mm trailers: “Darkman,” “Ghost Dad,” “Days Of Thunder” and “Die Hard 2”
“The Bonfire of the Vanities”Spherical (Super 1.85:1)Dec 21 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoWarner Bros.OAR blow-up. This should have remained a novel!
“Days of Thunder”
PanavisionJune 27 (USA)CDS/6-Track Dolby Stereo SR (SS)ParamountDual 70mm print inventory (mag-stripe & CDS). 70mm trailers: ‘Ghost,’ ‘The Two Jakes’ & ‘The Godfather Part III’
“Dick Tracy”Spherical (Super 1.85:1)June 15 (USA)CDS/6-Track Dolby Stereo (SS)Touchstone175 70mm prints. OAR blow-up. Dual 70mm print inventory (mag-stripe & CDS). Included (also in 70mm) the Roger Rabbit short ‘Rollercoaster Rabbit.’  70mm trailer: ‘Betsy’s Wedding.’
“Die Hard 2”PanavisionJuly 4 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo SR20th Century FoxLike the original “Die Hard,” prints (both 35 & 70) featured a “flat” Fox logo stretched-out to ‘scope’ proportions (the DVD does not reflect this). 70mm trailers: ‘The Adventures Of Ford Fairlane’ & ‘Predator 2’
Edward ScissorhandsSpherical (1.85:1)Dec 7 (USA)CDS/6-Track Dolby Stereo SR20th Century FoxOAR blow-up. Dual 70mm print inventory (mag-stripe & CDS). Also test screened in 35mm-CDS (LA -- Avco Westwood).
“Fantasia” (Re-Issue)Spherical (1.37:1)Oct 5 (USA)Fantasound 6 Channel Discrete Dolby Stereo SRWalt DisneyOAR blow-up. Dual 70mm print inventory (Fantasound & conventional six-track Dolby). 70mm trailer: “The Rescuers Down Under.”
“Flatliners”PanavisionAug 10 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoColumbiaSome sources suggest this may have had 70mm-CDS prints as well.
Godfather Part III, TheSpherical (Super 1.85:1)Dec 25 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo SRParamountOAR blow-up. 70mm trailers: “He Said, She Said” & “The Naked Gun 2 1/2”
“Gremlins 2: The New Batch”Spherical (1.85:1)June 15 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo SRWarner Bros.OAR blow-up. This had a great film-break gag (appropriately altered for video versions). 70mm trailers: “My Blue Heaven,” “Quick Change” & “Memphis Belle”
“Havana”Spherical (1.85:1)Dec 12 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoUniversalOAR blow-up.
“The Hunt for Red October”
PanavisionMar 2 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo SR (SS)Paramount70mm trailers: “Flight Of The Intruder” & “Crazy People”
“Memphis Belle”Spherical (1.85:1)Oct 12 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoWarner Bros.OAR blow-up. 70mm trailers: “The Sheltering Sky” & “Bonfire Of The Vanities”
“Mountains of the Moon”Spherical (1.85:1)Feb 23 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoTriStarOAR blow-up. 70mm trailer: “Total Recall” (teaser)
Narrow MarginPanavisionSept 21 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo SRTriStarUS 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in Dolby’s records.
“Predator 2”Spherical (1.85:1)Nov 23 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo SR20th Century FoxOAR blow-up. 70mm trailer: “Sleeping With The Enemy”
RoboCop 2Spherical (1.85:1)June 22 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo SROrionUS 70mm release unconfirmed. Title is listed in Dolby’s records.
“The Rookie”PanavisionDec 7 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo SRWarner Bros.
“The Sheltering Sky”Spherical (Super 1.85:1)Dec 12 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoWarner Bros.OAR blow-up. Initially released in France (possibly in 70mm) on Nov 21.
“Total Recall”Spherical (1.85:1)June 1 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo SRTriStarOAR blow-up. 70mm trailers: “Air America” and “The Doors” (teaser)
“The Two Jakes”:Spherical (Super 1.85:1)Aug 10 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoParamountOAR blow-up. 70mm trailer: “The Godfather Part III”

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