This is cinerama / a Lowell Thomas and Merian C. Cooper Cinerama presentation ; produced by Merian C. Cooper and Robert L. Bendick ; Cinerama.

Standardized Title:
This is Cinerama (Motion picture)
Other Title:
Deluxe Blu-ray edition.
[Los Angeles, California] : Flicker Alley, [2018] , ©2018
1 videodisc (approximately 127 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (11 pages : color illustrations ; 16 cm.)
Europe -- Description and travel.
United States -- Description and travel.
Wide-screen processes (Cinematography)
Wide-screen processes (Cinematography)
United States.
Travelogues (Motion pictures)
Documentary films.
Feature films.
Nonfiction films.
Promotional films.
Travelogues (Motion pictures)
Promotional films.
Documentary films.
Feature films.
Nonfiction films.
System Details:
Blu-ray disc, Regions A, B, C; cinerama presentation (3 panel camera elements blended on simulated curved screen; DTS-HD master audio 5.1 and LPCM 2.0 soundtracks.
digital surround stereo
video file Blu-ray disc regions A, B, C
"Crafted to showcase the wondrous results of the three-projector, panoramic-screen Cinerama process, this popular documentary took moviegoers as never before on a global junket that spanned from Niagara Falls to the La Scala opera house, to the canals of Venice to water skiing in Florida, and from the Rockaways' Playland roller coaster to the nose of a B-25."--Turner Classic Movies website.
Narrated by Lowell Thomas.
Cameraman, Harry Squire; editors, Bill Henry, Milton Schifman; director of music, Louis Forbes; reconstructed and remastered by David Strohmaier.
Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 1952.
"European sequence supervised by Michael Todd and Michael Todd Jr.; America the Beautiful sequence supervised by Fred Rickey"--Ending credits.
Accompanying booklet features an essay by Randy Gitsch.
"The film begins with a black & white 12 minute standard screen prologue before opening up to the full widescreen."
Special features include audio commentary with John Sittig (Cinerama, Inc.), Dave Strohmaier (Cinerama historian), Randy Gitsch (locations background), Jim Morrison (original crew member); The best in the biz - updated hour-long documentary about the composers of Cinerama; Restoring This is cinerama - a detailed, behind-the-scenes look at the brand-new restoration; Alternate European opening to act two - a European-oriented segue into the second half of the film, featuring the panoramic view of the United States from the nose of a B-25 bomber plane; Cinerama everywhere - a French-produced short on the Cinerama tent shows in Europe; Tribute to the New Neon Movies - a short film celebrating an Ohio theater where a projectionist revived Cinerama through special screenings for people from all over the country; Radio Interview with Cinerama creator, Fred Waller - recorded on the eve of opening night; accompanied by a slideshow of selected Cinerama images; trailer - an updated recreation of the original theatrical trailer, edited with newly-restored clips; Cinerama returns to the Cinerama Dome (2002 announcement trailer) -promotional short for the 50th anniversary of Cinerama and its return to the fabled Cinerama Dome in Hollywood; "Breakdown reel" - footage originally projected interstitially during the interruptions of any Cinerama performance; TV spots - original television ads for This Is cinerama and Seven wonders of the world.
Bendick, Robert, film producer.
Cooper, Merian C., film producer, presenter.
Thomas, Lowell, 1892-1981, narrator, presenter.
Forbes, Lou, 1902-1981, musical director.
Cinerama, production company.
Flicker Alley (Firm), publisher.
Publisher Number:
FA0025R Flicker Alley
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