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Old 10-06-08, 09:52 PM
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DVD Talk review of 'Sleeping Beauty: Two-Disc Platinum Edition'

I read Thomas Spurlin's DVD review of Sleeping Beauty: Two-Disc Platinum Edition at http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=34969 and...
According to the Widescreen Museum website, Technirama has 2.25 to 1 aspect ratio (1.85 to 1 VistaVision with a 1.5 anamorphic squeeze when filmed, projected as 2.35 to 1 Panavision or CinemaScope). When I saw Sleeping Beauty in 1959, it was shown in 70mm to take advantage of the six-track stereo sound. I assume this was 2:20 to 1 of "Technirama 70". It was a big deal back then, and the classical music soundtrack was as important as the picture itself. It added gravitas as a work of art rather than a kid's cartoon. Shown with "Sleeping Beauty" in 1959 was the Disney featurette "Grand Canyon", presumably also in 70mm. In the early 1980s, Disney re-released the 70mm "Sleeping Beauty" on a double bill with the 70mm "The Black Hole".
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Originally Posted by Garyrc View Post
I read Thomas Spurlin's DVD review of Sleeping Beauty: Two-Disc Platinum Edition at http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=34969 and...
According to the Widescreen Museum website, Technirama has 2.25 to 1 aspect ratio (1.85 to 1 VistaVision with a 1.5 anamorphic squeeze when filmed, projected as 2.35 to 1 Panavision or CinemaScope). When I saw Sleeping Beauty in 1959, it was shown in 70mm to take advantage of the six-track stereo sound. I assume this was 2:20 to 1 of "Technirama 70". It was a big deal back then, and the classical music soundtrack was as important as the picture itself. It added gravitas as a work of art rather than a kid's cartoon. Shown with "Sleeping Beauty" in 1959 was the Disney featurette "Grand Canyon", presumably also in 70mm. In the early 1980s, Disney re-released the 70mm "Sleeping Beauty" on a double bill with the 70mm "The Black Hole".
So, I guess that means "Lady and the Tramp" was the third and only other Disney animated film in 70mm (?)

BTW, check out www.blu-ray.com 's review. Nice!

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/movies...55&show=review
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Old 10-09-08, 07:22 AM
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Great review Thomas!
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Originally Posted by Daytripper View Post
So, I guess that means "Lady and the Tramp" was the third and only other Disney animated film in 70mm (?)

BTW, check out www.blu-ray.com 's review. Nice!

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/movies...55&show=review
The Black Cauldron was shot in Technirama, too. Lady and the Tramp was shot in CinemaScope.
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