Cinerama 3-strip travelogues to be released on Blu-ray in 2012?

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  1. RolandL

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    Click on the link below:
    http://www.in70mm.com/news/2011/cinerama/index.htm
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    Cinerama web site:
    http://cineramahistory.com/
     
  2. Brian Kidd

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    Ooh! I hope so! I got to see HTWWW in Dayton, OH in the late-Nineties in Cinerama. My father had talked about Cinerama to me for years, so I was thrilled to be able to see it in all its glory. It was amazing!
    By sheer coincidence, I was just watching CINERAMA ADVENTURE yesterday. Yay!
     
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    Yeah... I made the pilgramage to Dayton myself to see THIS IS CINERAMA and HOW THE WEST WAS WON. Glad we will get to see these in a restored form.
     
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    I saw HTWWW twice, but wasn't ever able to make it up to see THIS IS CINERAMA. I wish I had.
     
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    This is wonderful hopeful news
    I think that Cinerama holiday sort got lost in the shuffle since Cinemascope had taken over for about a year.
    I'd particularly like to see that one.
    I cant think of a better window to the 1950's compared to a fiction film with major stars.
    Just regular folks.Wow.
    That guy on the far left seems to be quite smitten with the lovely lady on the far right.:)
     
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    One of the few times in my life that I can remember there being any advantage to actually living in Dayton OH was during the Cinerama revival. Got to see everything they showed...often. :)
     
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    I flew from Connecticut to Dayton to see THIS IS CINERAMA and HOW THE WEST WAS WON. First and only time seeing them in Cinerama.
     
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    I'm excited reading about these developments, but I wish Warners was working on restoring The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm. In chats and other places, they've always claimed it was in dire shape. Is it too far gone to fix, do they have access to true Cinerama elements, etc.? It would be a shame to see this relegated to the Archive in that old brown reduction print.
     
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    It was asked in the Warner Archive Facebook, and this was the response:
    So the WAC does not want the film to be in the WAC because it would be such a large restoration project. Furthermore, it looks encouraging that there is hope it can be restored in the way HTWWW was earlier for a future retail release.
     
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    That's actually the response I wanted to read. Thank you!

    The film deserves the same care and consideration as How the West Was Won, and we know if it got dumped in the Archives, it would never get it. Even the chance that it might get it one day is fine. I can live with the DVD-R I burned off a Turner broadcast (which looked slightly better than my laserdisc).
     
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    Comparison of TCM broadcast of TWWOTBG to the laser disc - http://cineramahistory.com/wwotbgld.htm
     
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    I don't know who the guy is on the far left, but the woman on the far right is Betty Marsh and to the left of her is her husband John Marsh. I have the scrap book for Betty and John for the places they visited during filming of the movie Cinerama Holiday.
     
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    Whoa,
    so youre the person who bought this off Ebay in 2008 ?
    http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/cinerama-holiday-movie-scrapbook-made-by-betty
    One hell of a conversation piece for film fans,i take it.
    I have to start collecting unique Cinerama stuff too.
     
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    It would be great if the scrapbook could be used as an extra on the Blu-ray, but I guess that would lessen the value of it. Bad idea-sorry.

    However it would be great if they added the program books to the Blu-ray as an extra, either reprint included or on the disc its self.
     
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    There is a new extensive article on This is Cinerama at:
    http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=9433
    It mentions the upcoming bluray release.
     
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    Dave Strohmaier might be using parts of the Cinerama Holiday scrapbook for the Blu-ray. Also maybe parts of my press kit for The Golden Head Blu-ray (only promoted in the UK as Cinerama and shown at only one theatre). I guess we will have to wait and see the sales of This is Cinerama and Windjammer Blu-ray's before more titles are released.
     

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