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#1 of 24 OFFLINE   Filip Plesha

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Posted January 27 2006 - 02:45 AM

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 of 24 OFFLINE   Filip Plesha

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Posted January 27 2006 - 02:50 AM

Forgot a couple more:

10. Zulu
11. El cid

#3 of 24 OFFLINE   Robert Harris

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Posted January 27 2006 - 02:57 AM

54 productions were photographed in the Technirama process.

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#4 of 24 OFFLINE   Filip Plesha

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Posted January 27 2006 - 03:07 AM

Yea, but this thread is about how many of them are on DVD

#5 of 24 OFFLINE   Robert Harris

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Posted January 27 2006 - 03:39 AM

19

"All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. This I did." T.E. Lawrence


#6 of 24 OFFLINE   Filip Plesha

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Posted January 27 2006 - 03:51 AM

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

There should be 8 more of them then, right?

#7 of 24 OFFLINE   John Skoda

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Posted January 27 2006 - 05:01 AM

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

What else....

#8 of 24 OFFLINE   Filip Plesha

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Posted January 27 2006 - 05:51 AM

thanks, 5 to go

#9 of 24 OFFLINE   Ken_McAlinden

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Posted January 27 2006 - 06:34 AM

15. The Grass is Greener
16. Sayonara
17. Barabbas
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#10 of 24 OFFLINE   Patrick McCart

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Posted January 27 2006 - 06:41 AM

Martin Hart's American Widescreen Museum has full filmographies for the classic widescreen formats, including Technirama: http://www.widescree...een/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

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Posted January 27 2006 - 08:14 AM

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

#12 of 24 OFFLINE   Filip Plesha

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Posted January 27 2006 - 08:59 AM

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 of 24 OFFLINE   Robert Harris

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Posted January 27 2006 - 09:41 AM

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

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Posted January 27 2006 - 12:23 PM

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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Posted June 04 2007 - 03:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Patrick McCart
Shellarama - unknown (can't find on IMDB)

Shellarama was an excellent documentary short made by Shell. I saw it in Cinerama as support to the main feature (can't recall what the feature was). Details here:http://www.screenonl....068/index.html

#16 of 24 OFFLINE   Charles H

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Posted June 04 2007 - 03:39 AM

MY GEISHA directed by Jack Cardiff is available in R1 and it looks very good.
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Posted June 04 2007 - 05:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Patrick McCart
MGM's 16x9 remasters of Zulu and The Pink Panther are simply amazing.


Zulu looks great but too bad the sound is mono.

Roland Lataille
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#18 of 24 OFFLINE   Thomas T

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Posted June 04 2007 - 06:00 AM

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.

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Posted June 04 2007 - 08:50 AM

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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Posted June 04 2007 - 11:17 AM

"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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