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 Post subject: 70mm Films/ I-Max Films
PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 3:00 pm 
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We have wondered about 70mm screenings in the past. Are they common or rare?? Or do you remember or even noticed which 70mm screening you saw??

Here is what I noticed from imdb data base:

There are 320 70mm, 6 track sound, films listed. Sholay is one of them. It also lists Sholay 35mm prints as mono.

Many films are in multi format and many are 70mm only.

With the Big Screen Big Sound theatres common these days, I wonder if they use 70mm prints if available?? Are they all equipped with 70mm projectors in North America or in India??

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http://www.imdb.com/List?sound-mix=70+m ... ck&&skip=0

Look how many 70mm prints do exist.
ET, Sholay, Back To The Future, Moonraker, Never Say Never Again, T-2, and the list goes on. There are some recent films as well.

BTW, some 70mm films are listed as analog sound where as their 35mm version is DTS/ SDDS/ DD. In this case, which sound is better?? 70mm analog or 35mm Digital?? Is/ can 70mm Digital Sound??

Rana


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New films in the US don't 70mm prints these days. The last one I know of was Titanic, but perhaps there were a few after that. Even when I saw 2001: A Space Odyssey last year at a midnight showing it was a 35mm anamorphic print.

DTS has a 70mm version. I don't know about the other systems.
I suggest visiting widescreenmuseum.com for more info than you ever cared to know about film.


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What I was wondering was that as so many 70mm film prints are available, do the 'Big Screen Big Sound' theatres show 70mm prints if available. Are they equipped with 70mm projectors??

On Big screens in these theatres Projection comes out grainy, using 35mm films. I wonder if they use or should use 70mm prints if available to them??

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Most films listed here are 35mm blow-ups, e.g. Titanic which was Super-35 to begin with. That made the film extremely grainy even on regular screens. Matrix Reloaded was recently shown in 70mm in Singapore.

As far as sound fidelity goes, digital is perceptibly better than 70mm magnetic. It is also less prone to wear and tear.


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I've seen many movies in 70mm growing up, nothing beats the experience. The last one I can recall seeing in 70mm was The Rocketeer (1991) at the now closed Imperial Theater in Montreal.

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Hamlet (1997, Kenneth Branagh) must have been the last major American film to be shot in 65/70, not counting IMAX films.


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A film shot in 70mm and also screenrd with a 70mm film will be great.

Even a 35mm film blown up to 70mm gives a much better projection in 'Big Screen' theatres. What I'm wondering about is that as so many films are available in 70mm film, why don't they use it in 'Big Screen' theatres.

A list of 320 70mm films with 6 track audio as listed at imdb is as follows (I hope imdb don't object):

http://www.imdb.com/List?sound-mix=70+m ... ck&&skip=0

Titles with sound mix: 70 mm 6-Track

"Osvobozhdeniye" (1970) (mini) TV Series 9.0/10 (28 votes)
...aka "Befreiung" (1970) (mini) (East Germany)
...aka "Great Battle, The" (1974) (mini) (USA)
...aka "Liberation" (1970) (mini) (International: English title)
...aka "ïÓ×ÏÂÏÖÄÅÎÉÅ" (1970) (mini) (Soviet Union: Russian title: original Cyrillic KOI8-R title)
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992) 5.9/10 (2650 votes)
...aka 1492: Christophe Colomb (1992) (France)
...aka 1492: La conquista del paraíso (1992) (Spain)
...aka 1492: La conquête du paradis (1992)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 8.3/10 (53786 votes)
2010 (1984) 6.4/10 (6058 votes)
...aka 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)
Absolute Beginners (1986) 5.1/10 (505 votes)
Abyss, The (1989) 7.4/10 (18479 votes)
Adventurers, The (1970) 3.9/10 (111 votes)
Adventures in Babysitting (1987) 6.3/10 (4457 votes)
...aka Night on the Town, A (1987) (UK: TV title)
Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The (1988) 6.7/10 (6509 votes)
...aka Abenteuer des Baron von Münchhausen, Die (1988) (West Germany)
Agony and the Ecstasy, The (1965) 6.5/10 (505 votes)
...aka Irving Stone's The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Air America (1990) 5.2/10 (2993 votes)
Airport (1970) 6.4/10 (2358 votes)
Akira (1988) 7.7/10 (11556 votes)
...aka Akira: The Special Edition (2001) (USA: reissue title)
Alamo, The (1960) 6.6/10 (1592 votes)
Alfred the Great (1969) 5.5/10 (196 votes)
Alien (1979) 8.3/10 (50526 votes)
...aka Alien: The Director's Cut (2003) (USA: director's cut)
Alien Nation (1988) 6.0/10 (1762 votes)
Aliens (1986) 8.2/10 (52179 votes)
Alien³ (1992) 6.0/10 (16530 votes)
Always (1989) 6.2/10 (4068 votes)
Amadeus (1984) 8.3/10 (30107 votes)
...aka Amadeus: The Director's Cut (2002) (USA: director's cut)
...aka Peter Shaffer's Amadeus (1984) (USA: complete title)
...aka Peter Shaffer's Amadeus: Director's Cut (2002) (USA: director's cut)
Amazing Journeys (2000)
American Flyers (1985) 6.1/10 (811 votes)
Andromeda Strain, The (1971) 7.1/10 (3278 votes)
Angel Heart (1987) 7.0/10 (6555 votes)
Anna Karenina (1967) 7.3/10 (19 votes)
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969) 7.2/10 (628 votes)
...aka Anne of a Thousand Days (1969)
Antony and Cleopatra (1972) 4.5/10 (69 votes)
...aka Antoine et Cléopatre (1972) (Switzerland: French title)
...aka Marco Antonio y Cleopatra (1972) (Spain)
Apocalypse Now (1979) 8.5/10 (51542 votes)
...aka Apocalypse Now Redux (2001) (International: English title: longer version)
Arachnophobia (1990) 6.1/10 (7073 votes)
Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) 6.8/10 (1880 votes)
Au nom de tous les miens (1983) 5.8/10 (63 votes)
...aka For Those I Loved (1990) (USA)
Back to the Future (1985) 8.0/10 (55194 votes)
Back to the Future Part II (1989) 6.9/10 (22184 votes)
Back to the Future Part III (1990) 6.6/10 (19019 votes)
Backdraft (1991) 6.6/10 (10491 votes)
Barabbas (1962) 6.4/10 (357 votes)
...aka Barabba (1962) (Italy)
Baraka (1992) 7.6/10 (2361 votes)
Batman (1989) 7.3/10 (28619 votes)
Beaches (1988) 6.1/10 (3234 votes)
...aka Forever Friends (1988)
Beauty and the Beast (1991) 7.8/10 (20177 votes)
...aka Beauty and the Beast: Special Edition (2002) (USA: longer version)
Becket (1964) 8.0/10 (1278 votes)
Belle histoire, La (1992) 6.2/10 (188 votes)
...aka Beautiful Story, The (1992)
Ben-Hur (1959) 8.1/10 (16953 votes)
...aka Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1959) (USA: alternative title)
Bibbia, La (1966) 4.9/10 (309 votes)
...aka Bible, The (1966) (USA)
...aka Bible... In the Beginning, The (1966) (USA)
Big Trouble in Little China (1986) 6.6/10 (8530 votes)
...aka John Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China (1986) (USA: complete title)
Black Cauldron, The (1985) 6.1/10 (1517 votes)
...aka Taran and the Magic Cauldron (1985)
Black Hole, The (1979) 5.3/10 (2863 votes)
Black Rain (1989) 6.2/10 (4513 votes)
Blade Runner (1982) 8.2/10 (62522 votes)
Blue Thunder (1983) 5.9/10 (1887 votes)
...aka Blue Thunder the Movie (1983) (UK: video box title)
Bonfire of the Vanities, The (1990) 4.9/10 (3277 votes)
Born Free (1966) 6.8/10 (580 votes)
Born on the Fourth of July (1989) 7.0/10 (8963 votes)
Brainstorm (1983) 6.2/10 (1620 votes)
Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957) 8.4/10 (18118 votes)
Bring on the Night (1985) 6.3/10 (129 votes)
...aka Sting: Bring on the Night (1985) (Europe: English title: video title)
Camelot (1967) 6.0/10 (1005 votes)
Can-Can (1960) 5.8/10 (247 votes)
Canción del olvido, La (1969)
Capricorn One (1978) 6.3/10 (2040 votes)
Carmen (1984) 7.5/10 (203 votes)
...aka Bizet's Carmen (1984)
Casualties of War (1989) 6.8/10 (3368 votes)
Chaikovsky (1969) 7.3/10 (28 votes)
...aka Tchaikovsky (1972) (USA)
...aka Tschaikowski (1969)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) 6.3/10 (2472 votes)
...aka Ian Fleming's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) (USA: complete title)
Chorus Line, A (1985) 5.6/10 (1545 votes)
Clan of the Cave Bear, The (1986) 5.0/10 (861 votes)
Cleopatra (1963) 6.5/10 (2058 votes)
Cliffhanger (1993) 6.0/10 (10089 votes)
...aka Cliffhanger - l'ultima sfida (1993) (Italy)
...aka Cliffhanger, traque au sommet (1993) (France)
Cobra (1986) 4.1/10 (4138 votes)
Cocoon (1985) 6.6/10 (6507 votes)
Cocoon: The Return (1988) 4.8/10 (1937 votes)
Color of Money, The (1986) 6.8/10 (7178 votes)
Comedians, The (1967) 5.8/10 (154 votes)
...aka Comédiens, Les (1967) (France)
Cotton Club, The (1984) 6.2/10 (2133 votes)
Cromwell (1970) 6.4/10 (391 votes)
Crossed Swords (1978) 5.6/10 (129 votes)
...aka Prince and the Pauper, The (1978) (UK)
Cruel Horizon (1989) 3.5/10 (5 votes)
Cry Freedom (1987) 7.1/10 (1317 votes)
Custer of the West (1967) 5.1/10 (94 votes)
...aka Custer, homme de l'Ouest (1967) (France)
...aka Good Day for Fighting, A (1967) (short version)
Dances with Wolves (1990) 7.7/10 (23283 votes)
Darling Lili (1970) 5.7/10 (236 votes)
Days of Thunder (1990) 5.3/10 (7551 votes)
Dead Poets Society (1989) 7.7/10 (36953 votes)
Deer Hunter, The (1978) 8.1/10 (22136 votes)
Dersu Uzala (1975) 8.0/10 (1945 votes)
...aka Derusu Uzara (1975) (Japan)
...aka äÅÒÓÕ õÚÁÌÁ (1975) (Soviet Union: Russian title: original Cyrillic KOI8-R title)
Destination Berlin (1988)
Dick Tracy (1990) 5.7/10 (8082 votes)
Die Hard (1988) 8.0/10 (47725 votes)
Die Hard 2 (1990) 6.7/10 (18193 votes)
...aka Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990) (USA: video box title)
Doctor Zhivago (1965) 7.8/10 (8392 votes)
Doors, The (1991) 6.6/10 (8209 votes)
Dune (1984) 6.3/10 (14095 votes)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 7.8/10 (36541 votes)
...aka E.T. (1982) (USA: short title)
...aka E.T. the Extra- Terrestrial: The 20th Anniversary (2002) (USA: longer version)
Eagle Has Landed, The (1976) 6.7/10 (1453 votes)
Edward Scissorhands (1990) 7.6/10 (19426 votes)
El Cid (1961) 7.1/10 (1103 votes)
Emerald Forest, The (1985) 6.6/10 (1143 votes)
Empire of the Sun (1987) 7.4/10 (7840 votes)
Entity, The (1981) 5.9/10 (828 votes)
Everest (1998) 7.3/10 (750 votes)
Everglades (2002)
Exodus (1960) 6.8/10 (862 votes)
Exorcist, The (1973) 7.9/10 (26209 votes)
...aka Exorcist: The Version You Haven't Seen Yet, The (2000) (USA: recut version)
...aka Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen, The (2000) (USA: promotional title)
...aka William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist (2000) (USA: reissue title)
Explorers (1985) 5.9/10 (1441 votes)
Fantasia (1940) 7.8/10 (12453 votes)
Far and Away (1992) 6.2/10 (6806 votes)
Fiddler on the Roof (1971) 7.6/10 (4868 votes)
First Men in the Moon (1964) 6.1/10 (347 votes)
...aka H.G. Wells' First Men in the Moon (1964) (UK: complete title)
Flash Gordon (1980) 5.6/10 (4614 votes)
Flashdance (1983) 5.5/10 (3734 votes)
Flatliners (1990) 6.2/10 (8060 votes)
Flipper (1996) 4.8/10 (641 votes)
For the Boys (1991) 5.7/10 (751 votes)
Fort Saganne (1984) 6.2/10 (113 votes)
Funny Girl (1968) 7.1/10 (1355 votes)
Gettysburg (1993) 7.4/10 (4298 votes)
Ghost Busters (1984) 7.4/10 (24175 votes)
Glory (1989) 8.1/10 (17928 votes)
Godfather: Part III, The (1990) 7.3/10 (16130 votes)
...aka Mario Puzo's The Godfather: Part III (1990) (USA: complete title)
Gone with the Wind (1939) 8.1/10 (23242 votes)
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) 7.1/10 (11437 votes)
Goonies, The (1985) 7.1/10 (15039 votes)
Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey (1988) 6.8/10 (2807 votes)
...aka Adventure of Dian Fossey, The (1988) (USA)
...aka Gorillas in the Mist (1988) (USA: short title)
Grand bleu, Le (1988) 7.3/10 (6569 votes)
...aka Big Blue, The (1988/I) (UK) (USA)
...aka Grand bleu, version intégrale, Le (1998) (France: director's cut)
...aka Grand bleu, version longue, Le (1998) (France: director's cut)
Grand Prix (1966) 6.4/10 (763 votes)
Greatest Story Ever Told, The (1965) 6.0/10 (818 votes)
...aka George Stevens Presents The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) (USA: complete title)
Gremlins (1984) 6.8/10 (12117 votes)
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) 5.8/10 (6148 votes)
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984) 5.9/10 (2830 votes)
Guerra gaucha, La (1942) 6.4/10 (15 votes)
...aka Gaucho War, The (1942) (USA: informal English title)
Guns of Navarone, The (1961) 7.6/10 (4018 votes)
Half a Sixpence (1967) 5.6/10 (89 votes)
Hamlet (1996) 7.7/10 (8859 votes)
...aka William Shakespeare's Hamlet (1996)
Havana (1990) 5.5/10 (850 votes)
Hello, Dolly! (1969) 6.2/10 (1189 votes)
Hindenburg, The (1975) 5.7/10 (522 votes)
Hoffa (1992) 6.2/10 (1960 votes)
Hook (1991) 5.7/10 (15191 votes)
Howard the Duck (1986) 3.9/10 (5597 votes)
...aka Howard: A New Breed of Hero (1986)
Howards End (1992) 7.4/10 (4352 votes)
Hunt for Red October, The (1990) 7.6/10 (22605 votes)
Ice Station Zebra (1968) 6.2/10 (985 votes)
Impressionen der Schweiz (1984)
In Country (1989) 5.6/10 (452 votes)
In Harm's Way (1965) 7.1/10 (952 votes)
In the Line of Fire (1993) 7.2/10 (10840 votes)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) 8.0/10 (49731 votes)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) 7.2/10 (27308 votes)
Innerspace (1987) 6.4/10 (6032 votes)
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) 7.2/10 (4890 votes)
...aka It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) (USA: promotional title)
Itinéraire d'un enfant gâté (1988) 6.7/10 (215 votes)
...aka Löwe, Der (1989) (West Germany)
Jeremiah Johnson (1972) 7.3/10 (1703 votes)
Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) 6.6/10 (3320 votes)
Julius Caesar (1953) 7.4/10 (814 votes)
...aka William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (1953)
Khartoum (1966) 6.5/10 (469 votes)
King and I, The (1956) 7.4/10 (3029 votes)
...aka Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I (1966) (USA: complete title)
King of Kings (1961) 6.9/10 (507 votes)
Komandir schastlivoj 'Shchuki' (1972)
...aka Captain of the Lucky Pike, The (1972)
Krakatoa, East of Java (1969) 4.9/10 (146 votes)
...aka Volcano (1969) (USA: reissue title)
Krasnaya palatka (1971) 5.8/10 (156 votes)
...aka Red Tent, The (1971) (USA)
...aka Tenda rossa, La (1971) (Italy)
...aka Tsiteli karavi (1971) (Soviet Union: Georgian title)
Ladyhawke (1985) 6.8/10 (6045 votes)
Last Action Hero (1993) 5.4/10 (12341 votes)
Last Boy Scout, The (1991) 6.4/10 (8058 votes)
Last Emperor, The (1987) 7.7/10 (7870 votes)
...aka Dernier empereur, Le (1987) (France)
...aka Ultimo imperatore, L' (1987) (Italy)
Last of the Mohicans, The (1992) 7.4/10 (12029 votes)
Last Starfighter, The (1984) 6.1/10 (4075 votes)
Last Temptation of Christ, The (1988) 7.4/10 (6298 votes)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 8.6/10 (25151 votes)
Le Mans (1971) 6.1/10 (547 votes)
Lebedinoye ozero (1957)
...aka Swan Lake (1960) (USA)
...aka Swan Lake, The (1957) (International: English title: informal title)
Lebedinoye ozero (1968)
...aka Swan Lake, The (1968)
Legend (1985) 6.0/10 (6227 votes)
...aka Legend: Ultimate Edition (2002) (USA: reissue title) (video title)
Let the Good Times Roll (1973) 6.7/10 (32 votes)
Lethal Weapon (1987) 7.5/10 (16318 votes)
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) 6.9/10 (12022 votes)
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) 6.3/10 (10971 votes)
Lifeforce (1985) 5.5/10 (1679 votes)
Lion in Winter, The (1968) 8.1/10 (4589 votes)
Little Big Man (1970) 7.7/10 (5379 votes)
Little Buddha (1993) 5.5/10 (1877 votes)
...aka Little Buddha (1993) (France)
Little Mermaid, The (1989) 7.3/10 (10376 votes)
Little Shop of Horrors (1986) 6.4/10 (7320 votes)
Logan's Run (1976) 6.5/10 (4399 votes)
Longest Day, The (1962) 7.6/10 (5087 votes)
Lost Boys, The (1987) 6.7/10 (8997 votes)
Lost Horizon (1973) 4.1/10 (357 votes)
Lucky Lady (1975) 4.3/10 (182 votes)
Mackenna's Gold (1969) 6.3/10 (474 votes)
Mad Dogs & Englishmen (1971) 5.9/10 (22 votes)
...aka Joe Cocker: Mad Dogs and Englishmen (1971)
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) 5.8/10 (6611 votes)
...aka Mad Max 3 (1985)
Man of La Mancha (1972) 5.3/10 (384 votes)
...aka Uomo della Mancha, L' (1973) (Italy)
Manhunter (1986) 7.2/10 (5679 votes)
...aka Red Dragon: The Pursuit of Hannibal Lecter (1986)
Mary, Queen of Scots (1971) 6.7/10 (272 votes)
Memphis Belle (1990) 6.7/10 (3107 votes)
Miracle of Todd-AO, The (1956)
Mission, The (1986) 7.3/10 (5434 votes)
Money Pit, The (1986) 5.5/10 (5228 votes)
Moonraker (1979) 5.9/10 (7484 votes)
...aka Ian Fleming's Moonraker (1979) (UK: complete title)
...aka Moonraker (1979) (France)
Mountains of the Moon (1990) 7.2/10 (524 votes)
Music Man, The (1962) 7.5/10 (3377 votes)
Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) 6.7/10 (1040 votes)
My Fair Lady (1964) 7.8/10 (10659 votes)
Name der Rose, Der (1986) 7.7/10 (9193 votes)
...aka Name of the Rose, The (1986) (USA)
...aka Nom de la rose, Le (1986) (France)
...aka Nome della rosa, Il (1986) (Italy)
Napravleniye glavnogo udara (1969)
...aka Direction of the Main Blow, The (1969) (International: English title: informal literal title)
...aka Liberation (1969) (International: English title)
Never Say Never Again (1983) 6.1/10 (6073 votes)
...aka James Bond 007 - Sag niemals nie (1984) (West Germany)
Nicholas and Alexandra (1971) 6.8/10 (352 votes)
Nihon to nihonjin (1970)
...aka Fuji (1970)
...aka Japan and the Japanese (1970)
...aka Mt. Fuji (1970)
Nutcracker: The Motion Picture (1986) 5.3/10 (39 votes)
Octopussy (1983) 6.3/10 (6658 votes)
...aka Ian Fleming's Octopussy (1983) (UK: complete title)
Oklahoma! (1955) 7.3/10 (1411 votes)
Oliver! (1968) 7.3/10 (2696 votes)
Operation Crossbow (1965) 6.4/10 (347 votes)
...aka Code Name: Operation Crossbow (1965)
...aka Great Spy Mission, The (1965) (UK) (USA: reissue title)
Orfeu Negro (1959) 7.5/10 (972 votes)
...aka Black Orpheus (1959) (USA)
...aka Orfeo negro (1959) (Italy)
...aka Orfeu do Carnaval (1959)
...aka Orphée noir (1959) (France)
Othello (1965) 7.4/10 (125 votes)
Ours, L' (1988) 7.3/10 (1250 votes)
...aka Bear, The (1989) (USA)
Out of Africa (1985) 6.8/10 (5541 votes)
Over the Top (1987) 3.9/10 (2591 votes)
...aka Meet Me Half Way (1987) (USA)
Paint Your Wagon (1969) 6.5/10 (1596 votes)
Paper Tiger (1975) 5.5/10 (73 votes)
Paris brûle-t-il? (1966) 6.3/10 (313 votes)
...aka Is Paris Burning? (1966) (USA)
Patriot Games (1992) 6.8/10 (10560 votes)
Patton (1970) 8.2/10 (11332 votes)
...aka Blood and Guts (1970) (UK)
...aka Patton: A Salute to a Rebel (1970)
...aka Patton: Lust for Glory (1970) (UK)
Pink Floyd The Wall (1982) 7.4/10 (7701 votes)
...aka Wall, The (1982/II)
Pirates (1986) 5.4/10 (687 votes)
Place to Stand, A (1967) 6.9/10 (8 votes)
Playtime (1967) 7.7/10 (921 votes)
...aka Tempo di divertimento (1967) (Italy)
Poema o tantse (1969)
...aka Poem of Dance, The (1969) (International: English title: informal literal title)
Point Break (1991) 6.5/10 (9068 votes)
Porgy and Bess (1959) 7.7/10 (234 votes)
Poseidon Adventure, The (1972) 6.8/10 (4477 votes)
Predator (1987) 7.3/10 (18973 votes)
Predator 2 (1990) 5.4/10 (7212 votes)
Presidio, The (1988) 5.7/10 (2623 votes)
...aka Presidio: The Scene of the Crime, The (1988) (UK)
Princess and the Pea, The (2001)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 8.7/10 (76777 votes)
...aka Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1999) (USA: video title)
Raintree County (1957) 6.1/10 (340 votes)
Raise the Titanic (1980) 4.3/10 (487 votes)
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) 5.0/10 (7442 votes)
Ran (1985) 8.4/10 (9063 votes)
...aka Chaos (1985)
...aka Ran (1985) (USA)
Razor's Edge, The (1984) 6.0/10 (781 votes)
Remains of the Day, The (1993) 7.8/10 (8881 votes)
Return to Oz (1985) 6.3/10 (1710 votes)
Revolution (1985) 4.4/10 (740 votes)
Rhapsody of Shikoku (1988)
Right Stuff, The (1983) 7.9/10 (10769 votes)
Robe, The (1953) 6.6/10 (842 votes)
Rocketeer, The (1991) 5.9/10 (4943 votes)
Rocky IV (1985) 5.1/10 (8649 votes)
Rollerball (1975) 6.3/10 (2945 votes)
Rookie, The (1990) 5.2/10 (1978 votes)
Running Man, The (1987) 6.2/10 (9517 votes)
Ryan's Daughter (1970) 7.3/10 (767 votes)
Scrooge (1970) 7.0/10 (774 votes)
Sheltering Sky, The (1990) 6.3/10 (1161 votes)
...aka Tè nel deserto, Il (1990) (Italy)
Shining Through (1992) 5.8/10 (1441 votes)
Shoes of the Fisherman, The (1968) 5.9/10 (319 votes)
Sholay (1975) 7.4/10 (1420 votes)
...aka Embers (1975)
...aka Flames (1975)
...aka Flames of the Sun (1975)
Shoot to Kill (1988) 6.3/10 (1289 votes)
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Interesting:
(Never mind a few mix ups reg Rupees, Dollars, Millions and Crores)

http://www.glamsham.com/movies/scoops/0 ... MAX~format

Gelfond said

The IMAX theatres in India and other countries presently screen Hollywood films either converted from 35mm to IMAX format or those produced with special IMAX equipment.


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Bollywood films may turn to IMAX format
IANS

A technology revolution may sweep India if plans to convert Bollywood films into the IMAX format succeeds.

Canada-based IMAX Corporation, one of the world's leading entertainment technology companies, feels this would be possible in three to four years.

"Eventually, Bollywood films will be converted into IMAX format. It can happen in three to four years," said Richard L. Gelfond, co-CEO and co-chairman of IMAX Corporation.

"But India needs at least 20 IMAX theatres to justify converting films to IMAX format," he said.

Gelfond said the company had already started talks on the subject with some film producers.

India, which presently has only three IMAX theatres, will add seven more by 2008, he announced Friday.

Gelfond said he was impressed by India as the largest film producer, the strong tradition of going to watch films, the rapid growth of film exhibitions in the country and the popularity of films among the masses.

The IMAX theatres in India and other countries presently screen Hollywood films either converted from 35mm to IMAX format or those produced with special IMAX equipment.

He said though Japan had as many as 20 IMAX theatres, it was hard to look for converting local films into IMAX formats in countries other than in India.

Gelfond said converting a 35mm film into IMAX format costs Rs.175 million ($4 million). "In India this can be done in $2.5 to $3 million."

"Considering the huge costs involved, we can convert only few blockbusters," he said.

Gelfond was here Friday to witness the release of "The Polar Express: an IMAX 3D Experience", the first Hollywood feature film converted to IMAX 3D.

There are 235 IMAX theatres in 35 countries. The company recently signed a deal for first IMAX theatre in Pakistan. The theatre will open in Lahore next September.


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rana wrote:
A film shot in 70mm and also screenrd with a 70mm film will be great.

Even a 35mm film blown up to 70mm gives a much better projection in 'Big Screen' theatres. What I'm wondering about is that as so many films are available in 70mm film, why don't they use it in 'Big Screen' theatres.


Because it costs a lot more per print and the public does not care. Also, if not done from the
35mm camera negative the improvement is not great.


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rana wrote:
Gelfond said

The IMAX theatres in India and other countries presently screen Hollywood films either converted from 35mm to IMAX format or those produced with special IMAX equipment.


Bollywood films may turn to IMAX format
IANS

A technology revolution may sweep India if plans to convert Bollywood films into the IMAX format succeeds.

Canada-based IMAX Corporation, one of the world's leading entertainment technology companies, feels this would be possible in three to four years.

Gelfond was here Friday to witness the release of "The Polar Express: an IMAX 3D Experience", the first Hollywood feature film converted to IMAX 3D.


These days new big Hollywood films are released in in I-Max format along with their 35mm versions. These are converted from 35mm, but the presentations are as per I-Max specs. i.e 35 mm print blown up to I-Max print size that's 10times bigger film area and theatre audio @ 24000 Watts (or, is it 12000 Watts ??).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Imaxcomparison.png

35mm film area = 22 mm X 18.6 mm
I-Max 15-70 film Area = 70m mm X 48.5 mm

Quote:
http://www.cineplex.com/theatres/imaxdmr.asp

IMAX DMR®
The IMAX Experience® is known as the world's most immersive movie experience. Now through the magic of IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-Mastering), movie-goers can experience a whole new way of seeing movies.

IMAX® Corporation has developed a total system to re-master 35mm live-action films into 15/70 film format for exhibition in IMAX theatres. Known as IMAX DMR, this technology digitally enhances the image quality of 35mm motion pictures for projection onto screens up to eight stories high. The images are just as big, clear and beautiful as those films originally produced in the 15/70mm format.

How does this happen?

* IMAX DMR® starts by scanning, at the highest resolution possible, each individual frame of the 35mm film and converting them into digital images

* Next, image enhancement tools are used to optimize each image for printing on to 70mm film.

* Some of the techniques used to enhance the digital image include sharpening, colour correction, grain removal and eliminating unsteadiness.

* The enhanced digital signal is then recorded onto 15/70 film resulting in a visual presentation which, when projected on IMAX®'s projection system you have bright, crisp, steady and absolutely stunning images.



What about the sound?

* For IMAX DMR® releases, the original soundtrack of the 35mm film will be re-mastered for IMAX®'s six-channel loudspeaker system. IMAX® sound systems are uncompressed, full fidelity and use proprietary loudspeaker systems that ensure every theatre seat is in a good listening position. IMAX DMR® will create that immersive experience for 35mm films with clear, distortion-free soundtracks.

http://www.cinemaclock.com/aw/ctha.aw/p ... ester.html

Week of Friday 22/12 through Thursday 28/12/2006

Silvercity Gloucester

Night at the Museum - IMAX® Exp. (G) [1:48] Premiere
Every day: 14:35, 17:10, 19:45, 22:20


Happy Feet - IMAX® Exp. (PG) [1:27] 6 weeks 8.3/10
Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu: 12:00

http://www.cinemaclock.com/aw/ctha.aw?p ... eatre_IMAX

Week of Friday 22/12 through Thursday 28/12/2006

Théâtre IMAX


Beauty And The Beast (G) [1:24] 9/10
Fri, Tue: 10:15am, 18:15
Sat, Thu: 18:15
Sun, Wed: 10:15am



This is not just a 35 mm film projecting on I-Max size screen, but it's converting 35mm film to I-Max specs and then getting an I-Max experience.

Any Indian Films in the pipeline ??


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New films in the US don't 70mm prints these days. The last one I know of was Titanic, but perhaps there were a few after that...
If I remember correctly, Titanic had two transfers - anamorphic 35 mm and 70 mm. The latter had some additional scenes and was screened at a cinema hall in Patel Nagar, New Delhi. The latest Titanic special dvds are reportedly from that transfer. The previous Titanic dvds were from the 35mm transfer.


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imdb link listing films released in various film and audio formats:

http://www.imdb.com/Sections/Sound-mix/types_all

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BTW, what's the difference bet 2 Ch Stereo and 3, 4, or 6 Ch Stereo ?? How does it differ from DD (5.1) ??


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rana wrote:
imdb link listing films released in various film and audio formats:

http://www.imdb.com/Sections/Sound-mix/types_all

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BTW, what's the difference bet 2 Ch Stereo and 3, 4, or 6 Ch Stereo ?? How does it differ from DD (5.1) ??
Dolby Digital is the compression technique supplied by Dolby Labs -- Dolby stereo would be stereo with compression I think... while a stereo without Dolby-label would also be stereo but without any compression...

Compression helps pack big volumes of data into smaller spaces with "acceptable" "loss" -- as we all know, the compression by dts is preferred by some people because of the higher bit rate, but then dts takes more space because of that. if dvds were authored without dolby or dts, we would have huge huge discs, but now we have smaller ones...

A normal audio CD that you hear is normal stereo without any compression, but if you hear the same song in a Dolby Digital stereo dvd, then you are listening to compressed sound being uncompressed by the dolby decoder...

From here, if what I believe is correct, we can extrapolate to 3-channel stereo, 4-track stereo etc.


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NewDeep wrote:
If I remember correctly, Titanic had two transfers - anamorphic 35 mm and 70 mm. The latter had some additional scenes and was screened at a cinema hall in Patel Nagar, New Delhi. The latest Titanic special dvds are reportedly from that transfer. The previous Titanic dvds were from the 35mm transfer.

Until last year I used to live in East Patel Nagar, five minutes from 'Satyam', the theater you are referring to, but I don't recall them playing a longer version of the film. Also, since the theater was not equiped for 70mm, Titanic coud not have been released in 70mm at Satyam. I would not bet my life on it, but I am quite sure Titanic was not released in 70mm anywhere in Delhi, because if it had been I would have most certainly gone to see it. By the way all 70mm films always have a 35mm release also. After all, there aren't too many 70mm equipped theaters out there.


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