Good News, History Buffs: 'Cinerama Adventure' Finally on DVD
Everyone has a few movies that drive them crazy... 'cause they're not available anywhere as DVDs or in downloadable form.
For me, one of those movies has been 'Cinerama Adventure,' which tells the story of the panoramic projection technology that swept America in the 1950s and 1960s. (It died out in the mid-1960s...) I'm obviously a fan of movie history, especially where it intersects with cool technologies -- and yet I missed the few theatrical screenings this documentary had in 2003.
But on Tuesday, it's coming out on DVD, as part of a new release of the Cinerama movie 'How the West Was Won.' (Yes, it's a pricey multi-DVD set...and no, it's not showing up on Netflix just yet.)
YouTube has a few cool clips from the making of the documentary.
The best online history of Cinerama can be found at the American Widescreen Museum.
(And if you live in the LA area, you can see 'How the West Was Won' at the Cinerama Dome today, Sept 7, 2008! It's an early screening, at 11 AM.)