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Cinerama's South Seas Adventure to blu ray?


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#101 of 156 OFFLINE   alistairKerr

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Posted October 25 2013 - 04:54 AM

Yes, that was my first thought as well, Charles. Unless we are all getting a nice film strip of one of the Cinerama panels?

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But I hope it is the blu-rays that are shipping early!



#102 of 156 OFFLINE   Doug Bull

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Posted October 25 2013 - 03:11 PM

I just wanted to confuse everybody. :rolleyes: (including myself)

 

Seriously though, I guess you can put it down to a senior's moment.

Thanks guys.

 

There's no word yet from Amazon regarding my order for the two.



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Posted October 26 2013 - 03:42 PM

HOORAY! I just got Cinerama Holiday and South Seas Adventure in the mail. It's going to be a Cinerama weekend!



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Posted October 26 2013 - 04:41 PM

HOORAY! I just got Cinerama Holiday and South Seas Adventure in the mail. It's going to be a Cinerama weekend!

Did you get it through Flicker?
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#105 of 156 OFFLINE   Charles Smith

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Posted October 26 2013 - 04:54 PM

Mine's through Flicker, and I love them dearly, but the one thing that galls me is that their shipments, unlike any other I know, take a good three days to actually get on the road and out of Los Angeles.



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Posted October 26 2013 - 05:41 PM

I bought mine on the Flicker site. Having dinner now, then movie time!



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Posted October 26 2013 - 07:26 PM

I bought mine on the Flicker site. Having dinner now, then movie time!

Great. Mine is from Flicker also. Enjoy your CINERAMA trip.
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Posted October 26 2013 - 09:17 PM

The image quality is a little bit on the light side on South Seas, but it's adjustable. Great sharpness, really good joins and fantastic sound. I'm saving the second half for tomorrow night. Lots of extras to watch too!



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Posted October 26 2013 - 10:48 PM

I can't even find these two titles for order on Amazon.  LOL.  I guess I'll be ordering directly from Flicker as well.  LOL. 



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Posted October 26 2013 - 11:21 PM

John you are right, I can't seem to find them listed anywhere either.

Maybe Amazon have now decided not to stock them.

 

However they are both still showing in my Amazon outstanding orders account box.

Release date listed as November 5th.

 

Hmm, interesting.



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Posted October 27 2013 - 04:47 AM

Mine's finally on the east coast, and it looks like I could be seeing it on Monday.     :)



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Posted October 27 2013 - 10:34 PM

Watched the second half of South Seas and the restoration video. Dave Strohmeier did an incredible job on this. I can't imagine anyone working with the same deteriorated elements doing any better. Fabulous!

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Posted October 28 2013 - 09:43 AM

Won't get to look at these till late this evening, but

 

I got 'em!     :dancing-banana-04:



#114 of 156 OFFLINE   Doug Bull

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Posted October 28 2013 - 02:55 PM

Good News, Amazon has both titles listed again.

They now have the covers displayed as well as a new release day of November 2.

 

Hopefully mine will be shipped within the next week.

Nearly time to top up the popcorn supplies.

 

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Posted October 28 2013 - 06:55 PM

I gotta say these releases are a class act.  Rather than try watching an entire feature this evening, which wasn't possible, I spent a happy hour browsing through both sets, chapter skipping the films to whet the appetite and watching a couple of the extras.  The amount of care taken, and the attention to detail, are obvious from one end to the other.  

 

Thank you, David Strohmaier and everyone involved!



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Posted October 29 2013 - 09:34 AM

DVD World USA has not listed these yet, but they did have This isCinerama hope it changes by next week.

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Posted October 29 2013 - 02:56 PM

I'm waiting for the three-strip release, with each on a separate disc. I have one projector already so only need two more, and maybe a wider screen. Will the curvature be absolutely necessary?

But seriously, can't wait to get hold of these when Amazon finally makes them easily available, and take a trip back to my childhood when the special Cinerama cinema in the centre of Melbourne was the place to go .. followed by raisin toast and a chocolate frappe next door at Hillier!s. And mabye, on the way back to the Sandringham-line  train, I'd pop into Downyflake Donuts for half a dozen cinammon specials, where the huge mural on the wall read "As you go through life, Make this one thing your goal. Keep your eye upon the Donut, and not upon the hole!" ....



#118 of 156 OFFLINE   Doug Bull

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Posted October 29 2013 - 08:37 PM

Small World.

You were not alone Anthony.

After the Cinerama Show at the Plaza I had a double flavoured Caramel Malted at Hilliers (best Caramel ever and remember the old lady cashier perched up high, toward the back of the shop) and like you I purchased a couple of Cinnamon donuts at Downyflake on the way to the station and then onto the Sandringham line and exiting at North Brighton.

Those certainly were very uncomplicated and most pleasant times.

 

This has made me even more excited about these 2 new releases. 

 

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I apologise for the poor quality of the image.

This is a frame from a standard 8mm film I shot of my then girlfriend (now Wife- she's not the one in the grass skirt) standing beside the outside advertising for Cinerama South Seas Adventure in it's original night-time performance at the Plaza in Melbourne.

The 8mm film was shot with an Anamorphic Delrama lens, hence the slight squeeze.


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Posted October 30 2013 - 08:30 PM

Wow....I have mine and watched them both.  They look spectacular!!!!  The restoration documentary is fascinating as well.

 I hope the rest of the Cinerama are restored like this as well!      Any chance of BROTHER"S GRIMM?


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Posted October 30 2013 - 08:46 PM

Wow....I have mine and watched them both. They look spectacular!!!! The restoration documentary is fascinating as well. I hope the rest of the Cinerama are restored like this as well! Any chance of BROTHER"S GRIMM?

Not a chance. Warner has turned down any offered assistance so far. On another note, were all of y'all's ordered from Flicker?
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