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Cinerama's Golden Head and Tale of Old Whiff

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Strohmaier, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. Message #1 of 103 Feb 17, 2018
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    Strohmaier

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    Thanks for posting the reconstruction shorts. I looking forward to seeing both in the fall.
     
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    Really looking forward to the cartoon - by the time Scent of Mystery got to LA the cartoon wasn't being shown at all - and the page in the souvenir program that listed its scents had been pasted over.
     
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    That's just fantastic! Huge kudos and thanks Mr Strohmaier!
     
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    Wow, great work - as usual - Dave.

    Very much looking forward to the Blu-ray release!
     
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    Another great piece of news. Thank you!
     
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    Another Heads up- For those near LA on April 28th -the new restoration of Windjammer will screen at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood on the full curved screen as part of the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival.

    If you happen to be in Amsterdam it will screen at the Eye Filmmuseum on Sunday March 4th. Then If your in Paris the Cinematheque Francaise will show it March 10th. And those in Oslo, Norway on May 27 can see it at the Coliseum theater where it had its premeire in 1958. Then enjoy a 4 hour cruse on the film's ship, Christian Radich right after the show.
     
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    GOLDEN HEAD was never a LOST Cinerama film. Maybe a lost film but definitely not a Cinerama film. Maybe it was not even a lost film but merely an unseen film after it bombed at the box-office and only was screened in 2 countries and then only very briefly. It is merely a curiosity film to see to-day.It was originally titled MILLIE GOES TO BUDAPEST
     
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    Yes - but many have called it the Lost Cinerama film, that was what I was referring to. It only played on a Cinerama curved screen in London for 8 weeks and then was pulled. For a "Cinerama show" it was not a popular film.
     
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    Not 3-panel Cinerama but a title presented in 70mm Cinerama like Circus World and Custer of the West.
     
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    Thank you, David, for this wonderful news and for your incredible work! The more I see stories such as these about Cinerama releases, the more it makes me pine for a home video release of The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm.
     
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    Yes, The Golden Head played at the Royalty Cinerama theatre from April 8th to July 29th 1965. It came off to make way for The Greatest Story Ever Told, transferring from the Casino Cinerama. The Royalty was one of three theatres operated by Cinerama in London at that time, the Casino (1954-1974), the Coliseum (1963-1968) and the Royalty (1963-1966). The Golden Head, of course, was filmed in Technirama.
     
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    Buddy Hackett ... King of Cinerama! Brothers Grimm, Mad World and The Golden Head.
     
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    And MCS 70 Superpanorama for the chase scenes.
     
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    I applaud your commitment and dedication and have been impressed with previous Cinerama restorations, however looking at these examples, I wonder if you might've gone a step too far. I hate to criticise this effort, but feel that redrawing animation inklines and backgrounds is going beyond restoration. The focus issue doesn't seem sufficiently detrimental to the film to justify that. I can understand cleaning dirt and colour fade, but feel analog artefacts of animation photography should be left intact. If the image quality was originally less than perfect, then so be it.

    It's really something special to have located this long lost cartoon, I look forward to seeing the rest.
     
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    We thought about that -only 6 shots were "fixed" that way and animation historians we talked to all thought it was the right thing to do given the circumstances. Also too many people complained to us when they saw the original before these fixes on the big screen. Trust me, you would have done the same given these problems. Now the cartoon's story is much less distracting with the "fixes". Also the original scans, before the repairs, are preserved as well.
     
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    I agree!
     
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    The Astoria in Charing Cross Road was the 4th Cinerama theatre in London which had really good sound.
     
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    Thanks for posting, will def order this once available
     
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    Rank's Astoria was not really a "Cinerama" theatre. Its 1968 refurbishment resulted in a new curved screen similar to the Odeon Marble Arch and the Gaumont 1s at Sheffield and Bournemouth ( a similar screen was installed at around the same time at the Odeon Merrion Centre in Leeds). The Astoria reopened with its new screen on December 17th 1968 with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. This played until July 30th 1969 and the following day Krakatoa, East of Java opened on exactly the same screen but was indeed advertised as being in "Cinerama". After a 24 week run Krakatoa made way for Paint Your Wagon which played for 79 weeks. A curious feature of the Astoria's new screen was that the top corners were cut off by the curvature of the balcony front (the projection box was beneath the balcony). The screen was actually masked to allow for this.
     
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