Dave - I’m continually impressed by these releases. This one was no exception! I wasn’t around to experience the original Cinerama but I’m grateful for the opportunity to simulate it at home.But that's the way you would have seen it in London at the Cinerama Theater.
I'd rather have a flat version and I'm glad that It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World didn't get the Smilebox treatment.... exclusively, at least. I don't mind the option but for single-strip films it shouldn't be the only version.But that's the way you would have seen it in London at the Cinerama Theater.
It's not that I "don't get it", it's just that I think it's the wrong approach for a single-strip film. I'm talking specifically about the Smilebox-only presentation.Dear Ross
Sorry you don’t get the Cinerama road show experience...
That's fine for a proper theatrical presentation, but if you were the producer of the Mad, Mad World Criterion Blu-ray, would you have gone for a Smilebox-only release?FYI -We had a sold out screening of “Mad, Mad World” last November 7th, both the birthday of the Dome theater and the premiere of the film. No one was disappointed that it was shown on a real curved screen
Fair enough. I guess this one just isn’t for me.From my more limited perspective, I found the smilebox presentation to be more visually pleasing than the flat clips which were shown briefly in the bonus features.