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Cinerama: Search for Paradise

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Genres: Documentary
Director: Otto Lang
Plot Synopsis:

Join Lowell Thomas and follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo in this new, digital restoration of 'Search for Paradise,' the fourth of the original, 3-panel Cinerama travelogues. Released in 1957, the motion picture takes you to the "Roof of the World," the Himalayas and Karakoram mountains of Central Asia, the highest region on Earth. You'll become part of the adventure as explorer Lowell Thomas searches for paradise in ancient cities, wild river rapids, and the lush gardens of mountaintops.

Your first stop is the Forbidden Kingdom of Hunza, a hidden valley bordered by China, Russia, India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, home to a legendary warrior tribe. Next, you'll challenge the rapids of the Mighty Indus River, fed from a fantastic galaxy of monumental glaciers draining from some of the greatest heights known to man. From there, find respite in the romantic Shalimar Gardens in the Vale of Kashmir, then fly to Katmandu for the coronation ceremony of King Mahendra of Nepal. The adventure concludes with a trip to a U.S. Air Force base, where Thunderbird jet planes cut across the sapphire blue sky overhead at supersonic speed.

Flicker Alley and Cinerama, Inc. are proud to present Search for Paradise in the Smilebox® Curved Screen Simulation. Unseen theatrically since the early 1970s and never before issued on home video, Search for Paradise has been digitally remastered from original camera negatives. The film captures the imagination and asks what your dream paradise would be: beauty, adventure or peace.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: November 18th, 2014
    MPAA Rating: Unrated
    Movie Release Year: 1957
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Flicker Alley
  • Technical Specs
    Length:120 Minutes
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/AVC MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):2.59:1
    Audio Formats:TBA
    Special Features:The original Search for Paradise breakdown reel the same one used in its 1956 theatrical run
    Behind-the-scenes video of the Cinerama crew setting up for the Air Force base shoot and on location 16mm footage of the Nepal shoot
    The 3-panel 2012 Cinerama short In the Picture, as well as The Last Days of Cinerama, which goes behind-the-scenes of the making of In The Picture
    A 1998 interview with director Otto Lang
    David Coles Search for Paradise presentation
    Demonstration on how the original negatives were restored
    A brand new rerelease movie trailer, a 1950s black & white announcement trailer, and image gallery
    Plus a facsimile representation of the original program booklet.
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