HOLIDAY IN SPAIN (SCENT OF MYSTERY) (CINERAMA)


1960 (Scent Of Mystery ~ 70mm/Smell-o-vision) 1962 (Holiday In Spain ~ (3-Strip & 70mm Cinerama) DIRECTOR: Jack Cardiff Contains spoilers!!! Where to start with this one. Beginning life with one supposedly revolutionary process, as the Smell-o-vision 70mm extravaganza in 1960, it would end up being re-cut into the then flailing widescreen format of Cinerama in … Continue reading HOLIDAY IN SPAIN (SCENT OF MYSTERY) (CINERAMA)

FILM OF THE MONTH ~ OCTOBER 2015


"Are we back?" "We're back" replied Doc Brown, but he was referring to 1985 after Marty and Doc's trip to October 2015, but this month saw US arrive on that "future" date, a date that has now slipped peacefully into the past. The buzz surrounding this fictional interpretation of the future has been as fascinating … Continue reading FILM OF THE MONTH ~ OCTOBER 2015

THE BEST OF CINERAMA (CINERAMA)


1963 May contain spoilers! Created as filler to use between major Cinerama performances during the early 1960's, it is rumoured that there were other, rougher cut versions of this as early as 1960, but this, the "final" version as it were, was initially played in the interim before How The West Was Won (1962) hit … Continue reading THE BEST OF CINERAMA (CINERAMA)

HOW THE WEST WAS WON 3-STRIP REVIEW (CINERAMA)


If we were to walk into a theatre today and watch a film in which the widescreen image was clearly separated in to thirds, with each third looking different from its neighbour, jumping around and not even marrying up with it, I think that we would be right out the door demanding a refund before … Continue reading HOW THE WEST WAS WON 3-STRIP REVIEW (CINERAMA)

CINERAMA HOLIDAY (CINERAMA)


1955 DIRECTOR: Robert L. Bendick, Philippe De Lacy May Contain Spoilers! Today is the 60th Anniversary of Cinerama Holiday's New York premier, which The Troller's and The Marsh's are "supposed" to have attended during the film's premier... But more on that intriguing twist later... The second of only five "True" Cinerama Travelogues, as well as one … Continue reading CINERAMA HOLIDAY (CINERAMA)

SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE (CINERAMA)


1958 DIRECTORS: Carl Dudley, Richard Goldstone, Francis D. Lyon, Walter Thompson & Basil Wrangell May Contain Spoilers! The Orson Welles narrated South Seas Adventure is the fifth and final entry of the three-strip Cinerama Travelogues, though Orson is the not the only voice to appear on this soundtrack, with his credit overshadowing the word of several others. Opening without the customary 1.37:1 segment, originally … Continue reading SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE (CINERAMA)

RENAULT DAUPHINE (SHORT) (CINERAMA)


   1959 DIRECTOR: Unknown May Contain Spoilers! This Cinerama promotional short is, to my knowledge, one of only TWO such shorts that exist and to be photographed in the three-strip process. The second, In The Picture (2012) would be shot in 2012, using a vintage Cinerama camera in honour of the format's 60th Anniversary in September of … Continue reading RENAULT DAUPHINE (SHORT) (CINERAMA)

HOLIDAY IN SPAIN (“SCENT OF MYSTERY”) RELEASED


The release of this 1960 Smell-O-Vision curio, Scent Of Mystery, which was re-released in 1962 as a Cinerama film, blown-up from its original TODD-AO 70mm master, has actually been released after all. It sneaked out in November 2014 and passed many of us by. Surprisingly, it was not released by Flicker Alley, who many of us … Continue reading HOLIDAY IN SPAIN (“SCENT OF MYSTERY”) RELEASED

2013 CINERAMA RELEASES FROM FLICKER ALLEY


Due to be released on the 22nd October 2013, the next two all but lost Cinerama Travelogues are being released by independent U.S. distributor, Flicker Alley. Flicker Alley were responsable for last year's landmark releases, This Is Cinerama (1952) and Windjammer (1958). Both remastered, as are the two forthcoming releases, by the masters behind the … Continue reading 2013 CINERAMA RELEASES FROM FLICKER ALLEY