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 Smilebox format, curve screen simulator, received excellent reviews last September when they were released, reviews which I would pretty concur with.
Considering the low-budget restoration they were first-rate, but the films on the other hand, are very much for the collector of the format. Basically, travel documentaries, the aim was to transport the audience who didn’t travel as we do now, to far away and exotic lands, in a way similar to IMAX today, with space and underwater films.
Interesting though they are, they are incredibly dated as they were current and…
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