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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. Strohmaier

    Strohmaier Stunt Coordinator

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    See you guys in Bradford, we are also showing Grand Prix (in digital Cinerama) just like we did at the TCM festival at the Cinerama Dome last April.

    My wife, Carin Anne, who worked long and hard on the editing crew of "Contact", which had shot 65mm on many efx. shots, will make her second appearance in Bradford introducing the film via 35mm scope.

    Another rare short I will present is the original 1956 Ultra Panavision test reel (MGM Camera 65 at he time) which I digitally restored for Panavision.
     
  2. john a hunter

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    I was lucky enough to see Mutiny at the Casino at a Saturday Midnight screening.
    I expect it was to original UP print.
    I guess they were thinking about a rerelease which never happened.
    It was its only screening and I can still recall how magnificent it looked and sounded.
     
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    Are you sure that you saw MUTINY ON TH BOUNTY at the Casino in London? In which year? MOTB was shown in 70mm at the Royalty from 19 November 1962. The Casino was still showing 3 strip Cinerama in 1962 unless you saw it years later. Your post needs clarifying please regarding it's release date.
     
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    I imagine that MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY would have looked great in 70mm. Unfortunately MGM never bothered with a 70mm print where I worked. We were the leading 70mm cinema in town but we only screened it in 35mm.
     
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    I can imagine that the scenes shot in broad daylight on Tahiti must have looked fantastic in full color - and detail - but sadly these days one can either enjoy the detail with a 70mm print or possibly the colors with an IBtech 35mm print but not both.
    I have watched Mutiny twice in 70mm and one time it was the supposedly best remaining print with regard to colors but it had very little density and was in bad mechanical shape, still it was a much cherished occasion to watch it with a packed audience.

    Mutiny seems to be one of those movies that has quite a big number of fans, probably the third most popular UP70 movie after Ben-Hur and IAMMMMW. Its negative should be in decent shape so there is hope that Warner will revisit it and finally do it justice on Blu-ray and UHD as the current Blu-ray is a rather low resolution affair.
     
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    Mutiny on the Bounty in its original 70mm run at the Egyptian in Hollywood, looked absolute incredible, as did King of Kings which played there, too.
     
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    Wow!
     
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    In the post John does say a Midnight Screening and also a re-release so this must have been a show from a later date.
     
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    Just to clarify, as I said, it was a single performance only on a Saturday at midnight. Would have been early 70's-late 60's.
    And it did look incredible.
    That first shot from Tahiti atop the hill where they sound the conch shell made my jaw drop!
    Although I had seen Mutiny at the Royalty, I recall this screening more.
    Pretty sure they were thinking of a reissue that never happened.

    And Peter, the only other special screening at the Casino that I know and which as a poor student , I could not afford, was a charity performance of Windjammer .
    The Duke of Edinburgh attended.
    Single screening mid week.
     
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    I am thinking about collecting a few of these quotes and sending them to George Feltenstein. Dear George, once upon a time Mutiny on the Bounty looked fantastic but not anymore, we would be very grateful if you could make our jaw drop again.
     
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    Is there an update regarding the release of this film on Blu-ray?
     
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    From their Twitter post the other day. Good news.


    9340CF10-2CE8-4173-9477-B7700E54A22A.
     
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    That is good news. Thanks for the update.
     
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    Jess Conrad will be pleased I was talking to him a couple of years after a show :)
     
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    The list of film titles released in 70mm Cinerama not on Blu-ray Region A (in English) is getting smaller!

    Mediterranean Holiday (Flying Clipper - Region B)
    La Fayette
    The Flaming Years
    The Black Tulip (Die Schwarze Tulpe - German and French)
    Song of Norway
    The Great Waltz
    Run Run Joe
     
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    Mediterranean Holiday is available in BD as well as 4k under its original title "Flying Clipper", Roland.
     
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    Thanks John. I updated the list
     
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    Indeed both Flying Clipper and The Black Tulip have been released in Europe with very good detail but color grading in the second and contrast in the first one are very problematic.
     
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    Blu-ray.com is reporting that The Golden Head will be released on March 26 and you can pre order it now.
     
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    Great News, another one for the collection with some good extras.:)
     

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