Technirama on DVD

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  1. Filip Plesha

    Filip Plesha Agent

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    There are not many films that were shot in this process, and even less are on DVD, so please post any technirama films that were released on DVD that you can think of

    Here are the ones I know about:

    1. The Vikings
    2.King of Kings
    3. Pink Panther
    4. The music man
    5. Leopard
    6. The Long Ships
    7. Spartacus
    8. Night passage
    9. Big country

    I can't think of any other

    Are there more?
     
  2. Filip Plesha

    Filip Plesha Agent

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    Forgot a couple more:

    10. Zulu
    11. El cid
     
  3. Robert Harris

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    54 productions were photographed in the Technirama process.

    RAH
     
  4. Filip Plesha

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    Yea, but this thread is about how many of them are on DVD
     
  5. Robert Harris

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  6. Filip Plesha

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    oh, can you tell me which ones I didn't list?

    There should be 8 more of them then, right?
     
  7. John Skoda

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    12. Auntie Mame
    13. Gypsy
    14. Sleeping Beauty (Disney)

    What else....
     
  8. Filip Plesha

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    thanks, 5 to go
     
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    15. The Grass is Greener
    16. Sayonara
    17. Barabbas
     
  10. Patrick McCart

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    Martin Hart's American Widescreen Museum has full filmographies for the classic widescreen formats, including Technirama: http://www.widescreenmuseum.com/widescreen/wingtr1.htm

    Let's see....

    Escapade In Japan - No R1 DVD
    Legend of the Lost - R1 MGM DVD - 16x9
    Les Miserables - No R1 DVD
    Night Passage - R1 Universal DVD - 16x9
    Sayonara - R1 MGM DVD - 16x9
    The Monte Carlo Story - No R1 DVD
    Anna of Brooklyn - No R1 DVD
    Auntie Mame - R1 Warner DVD - 16x9
    Davy - No R1 DVD
    Paris Holiday - R1 Brentwood is pan & scan
    The Big Country - R1 MGM DVD - 16x9
    The Seven Hills of Rome - No R1 DVD
    The Vikings - R1 MGM DVD - 16x9
    This Angry Age - No R1 DVD
    Sleeping Beauty - R1 Disney DVD (OOP), 16x9 and P&S editions
    Solomon and Sheba - No R1 DVD, but a 16x9 R2 from MGM exists
    For the First Time - No R1 DVD
    Honeymoon - No R1 DVD
    John Paul Jones - No R1 DVD
    Tempest - No R1 DVD
    The Miracle - No R1 DVD
    The Naked Maja - No R1 DVD
    Spartacus - R1 Criterion (16x9 + supplements) and R1 Universal (4x3 LBX)
    The Man with the Green Carnation - No R1 DVD
    Blood and Roses - No R1 DVD
    Fast and Sexy - No R1 DVD (note: Fast and Sexy = Anna of Brooklyn)
    The Grass Is Greener - R1 Artisan (no idea if it's OAR or 16x9)
    The Savage Innocents - No R1 DVD, but R2 Masters of Cinema DVD is 16x9
    Carthage in Flames - No R1 DVD
    El Cid - No R1, but Korean (Tohokushinsha) DVD is 16x9
    King of Kings - R1 Warner DVD is 16x9
    Barabbas - R1 Columbia DVD is 16x9
    Black Tights - R1 Kino is apparently pan & scan
    World by Night No. 2 - No R1 DVD
    Gypsy - R1 Warner DVD - 16x9
    My Geisha - No R1 DVD
    The Hellions - No R1 DVD
    The Music Man - R1 Warner DVD - 16x9
    55 Days at Peking - No R1 DVD, but R0 Korean (Tohokushinsha) DVD is 16x9
    Hercules and the Captive Women - No R1 DVD
    Imperial Venus - No R1 DVD
    Lafayette - No R1 DVD
    Madame - No R1 DVD
    The Leopard - R1 Criterion DVD is 16x9 with extras
    The Pink Panther - R1 MGM DVD (in 6-disc box set, with single-disc coming in a week or two)
    The Long Ships - R1 Columbia DVD is 16x9
    Zulu - R1 MGM DVD is stunning, though R2 Paramount has 5.1 and more extras.
    Circus World - No R1 DVD, but R2 Korean (Tohokushinsha) DVD is 16x9
    Buddha - No R1 DVD
    Le corsaire - actually a Totalscope film (per IMDB)
    Shellarama - unknown (can't find on IMDB)
    The Great Wall - No R1 DVD
    The Golden Head - No R1 DVD
    Custer of the West - R1 Anchor Bay is 4x3 LBX
    Journey Beneath the Desert - Actually a Totalscope film (per IMDB)
    Clint the Lonely Nevaden - No R1 DVD
    The Black Cauldron - R1 Disney DVD is 4x3 LBX and OOP
     
  11. john a hunter

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    And the best representation of this superb format on DVD is????
    I vote for
    King of Kings or The Leopard.
    Any other ides?
     
  12. Filip Plesha

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    King of Kings by all means

    I have no idea how this film hadn't faded like the rest of them. I think King of Kings is the best transfer of any older movie. The color is just amazing!!
     
  13. Robert Harris

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    King of Kings would have been shot on Eastman 5250. There should be no major fade problems.

    RAH
     
  14. Patrick McCart

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    MGM's 16x9 remasters of Zulu and The Pink Panther are simply amazing.

    Spartacus looks stunning, too, although, it's important to keep in mind that it was in much worse condition than the two others were probably in. I'm not by any means saying it looks sub-par. Other than contrast and grain being a little odd, it looks stunning. I feel the same way about the "eighth generation" flashback in Vertigo. In any other case, something in that poor condition would be unwatchable. It's a miracle that it looks as fantastic as it does now.
     
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    MY GEISHA directed by Jack Cardiff is available in R1 and it looks very good.
     
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    Zulu looks great but too bad the sound is mono.
     
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    re: "Black Tights: R1 Kino is apparently pan and scan."

    No, it's wide screen 2:1 but non-anamporphic. The print is poor and in dire need of a new remastered transfer but I don't know if the original elements are available or in decent condition as I assume this film has fallen into public domain.
     
  19. Matt Hough

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    My vote for the best looking DVD transfer would be either GYPSY or KING OF KINGS. Upconverted, both of these are as close to high definition looking as it's possible for standard definition to look.
     
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    "I saw it in Cinerama as support to the main feature (can't recall what the feature was)."
    If you saw it at the Casino in London, Shellarama played with Hallelujah Trail.Another great 70mm short was Sky Over Holland.
     

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