Stereophonic theatrical motion picture releases - ‘Dolby’

1975-1982

 

1 May 2013 REV

 

 

 

NOTATIONS

 

+   title released in ‘70 mm Six-Track Dolby Stereo’ (Format 41 & 42)

+*  70mm release with split surrounds (Format 43)

++  title also released in ‘Dolby Four-Track Stereo’ 35mm magnetic-stripe prints (Format 23 & 24)

 

 

 

1975

10 October                         Lisztomania  (3-channel matrix - Format 03)  [‘In New Dolby Stereo Sound’]                       

 

1976

23 June                        +   Logan’s Run  [70mm-only ‘Dolby’ release]  [‘Dolby System’]

17 December  [25de76-NYC]      +   A Star Is Born  [‘Dolby Sound’]  (Format 04)

                                                   (also 4-track magnetic-stripe 35mm release - non-Dolby)

 

1977

25 May                         +/++Star Wars    [‘Dolby System’]

3 November                         Pete’s Dragon  [‘Dolby System’ logo]

16 November                    +   Close Encounters of the Third  [‘Dolby System’ logo]

                                                                  [08au80 ‘Special Edition’ release]

16 December                        Saturday Night Fever  [‘Dolby System’ logo]

25 December                        High Anxiety  [‘Dolby System’ logo]

 

1978

20 April  [28ar78-NYC]             FM  [‘Dolby System’ logo] 

26 April                           The Last Waltz  [‘Dolby Stereo’ logo]

26 April  [28ar78-NYC]         +   The Manitou  [‘Dolby System’ logo]

19 May  [26my78-NYC]               American Graffiti - re-release  [‘Dolby Stereo’ logo]

26 May  [28jl78-NYC]               Big Wednesday

16 June                        +   Grease  [16au78 70mm release]

21 July                        +   Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

2 August  [03au78-NYC]             The Magic of Lassie

13 September                   +   Days of Heaven

24 October                     +   The Wiz  [05ar79 70mm release (UK)]

1 November                         Watership Down

8 November                         Slow Dancing in the Big City

15 November                        The Lord of the Rings

8 December (pre-release)       +   The Deer Hunter  [23fe79 general release]

15 December                    +   Superman  [06ar79 70mm engagement-NYC]

20 December  [22de78-NYC]          Invasion of the Body Snatchers

22 December                        Moment by Moment

? December  [UK]                   The First Great Train Robbery

                                   [02fe79 domestic release: ‘The Great Train Robbery’]

 

1979

14 March                       +/++Hair  [17se82 70mm re-release]

11 April  [13ar79-NYC]         +   The Exorcist (1973) - re-release

12 April                       +   Hurricane

18 May                         +   Hanover Street

25 May                         +   Alien

15 June                            Golden Girl

15 June                            The Kids are Alright

15 June                            Prophecy

15 June                            Rocky II

22 June                        +   The Muppet Movie

29 June                            Moonraker

5 July [Netherlands]               Arabian Adventure  [21nv79 domestic release]

13 July                            Dracula

3 August  [17au79-NYC]             More American Graffiti

15 August  [24au79-NYC]            Rust Never Sleeps

15 August                      +*  Apocalypse Now

31 August  [28se79-NYC]            Time After Time

14 September  [28se79-NYC]         The Legacy

18 October                     +   The Black Stallion  [14de79 70mm release]

25 October [Germany]           +   Tess  [12de80 domestic release]

2 November                         Quadrophenia

6 November                         The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh

6 November                     ++  Don Giovanni

7 November                     +   The Rose

9 November                         Fiddler on the Roof (1971) - revised re-release

9 November                         The Shout

7 December                     +   Star Trek: The Motion Picture  [subsequent 70mm release]

18 December [UK]               +   The Black Hole  [21de79 domestic release]

21 December                        Baby Snakes

21 December                    +   Roller Boogie

27 December [UK]                   Bear Island  [06je80 domestic release]

 

1980

8 February                     +   The Ninth Configuration

15 February                    +   Saturn 3

13 March  [UK]                     Rude Boy  [25jl80 domestic release]

20 March                           Nijinsky

28 March                           The Changling

17 April                           The Watcher in the Woods

16 May                         +/++Fame

21 May                         +/++The Empire Strikes Back

6 June                             Up The Academy

13 June                            Roadie

13 June                        +   The Island

20 June                        +   Can’t Stop the Music

18 July                            Honeysuckle Rose

18 July                            The Big Red One

18 July                            No Nukes

? August  [UK]                     McVicar  [12fe82 domestic release]

1 August                           The Final Countdown

1 August                       +   Raise the Titanic

8 August                           Xanadu

1 September  [UK/France]           AC/DC: Let There Be Rock  [14se80 domestic release/21my82-NYC]

10 September  [12se90-NYC]         The Exterminator

26 September                   +   Divine Madness

3 October                          One Trick Pony

3 October                          The Elephant Man

17 October                         Times Square

18 October  [24oc80-NYC]           Motel Hell

31 October                         The Awakening

31 October                         Fantastica

14 November                    ++  The Idolmaker

17 November                        Space Movie

19 November                    +   Heaven’s Gate  [24ar81 revised re-release]

21 November                        Shogun Assassin

26 November                        Paul McCartney & Wings Rockshow

3 December                         The Competition

4 December  [Australia]        +*  Superman II  (‘MegaSound’ 70mm release)

                                   [19je81 domestic release]

5 December                         Flash Gordon

14 November                        Raging Bull

14 November  [Germany]             Maniac  [26de80 domestic release]

19 December                    +*  The Jazz Singer

25 December                    +   Altered States  (‘MegaSound’ 70mm release)

 

1981

11 February  [13fe81-NYC]          Sphinx

13 February                        American Pop

13 February                        The Dogs of War

19 February  [UK]              +   Dance Craze  [23ar82-NYC]

13 March                           The Funhouse

20 March                           Omen III: The Final Conflict

27 March                           Thief

30 March  [UK]                     Chariots of Fire  [26se81 domestic release]

4 April  [08my81-NYC]              This is Elvis

17 April                           Lion of the Desert

24 April                           The Hand

22 May                         +   Outland  (‘MegaSound’ 70mm release)

27 May  [France]                   Les Uns et Les Autres  [16je82 domestic dubbed release: ‘Bolero’]

12 June                        +   Raiders of the Lost Ark

12 June                            Clash of the Titans

26 June                            The Great Muppet Caper

26 June                        +   Dragonslayer

26 June                            For Your Eyes Only

10 July                            Escape from New York

24 July                        +   Wolfen  (‘MegaSound’ 70mm release)

24 July                            Blow Out

30 July                            Victory

7 August                           Beatlemania

7 August  [28au81-NYC]             Condorman

7 August                           Heavy Metal

19 August  [France]                Le choix des armes

21 August                          Comin’ at Ya! (stereoscopic)

17 September  [Germany]        +   Das Boot  [10fe82 domestic subtitled release]

                                             [17se82 domestic dubbed release: ‘The Boat’]

30 October                         Halloween II

30 October                         Looker

31 October                         Shock Treatment

? November                         Black & Blue

6 November                         Time Bandits

19 November  [Australia]           Urgh! A Music War  [my82 domestic release/01ar83-NYC]

9 December                     ++  Taps

16 December  [France]          +   La Guerre du feu  [10fe82 domestic release:Quest for Fire’]

18 December                    +   Sharky’s Machine

24 December  [Australia]       +   Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior  [21my82 domestic release/20au82-NYC]

 

1982

7 January  [Japan]                 If You Could See What I Hear  [23ar82-NYC]

29 January                         Venom

5 February                         Night Crossing

7 February                         A Hard Day’s Night - re-release

11 February  [12fe82-NYC]      +   One From The Heart  [12nv82 70mm re-release]

19 March                           Victor Victoria

25 March  [Australia]              The Man from Snowy River  [05nv82 domestic release/21ja83-NYC]

2 April                            Cat People

23 April  [06au82-NYC]             The Sword & the Sorcerer

21 May  (pre-release)          +   Annie  [18je82 general release]

28 May                             The Escape Artist

28 May                         +   Rocky III

4 June                         +   Poltergeist

4 June                         +   Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

09 June  [France]                  Hammett  [17se82 domestic release/01jl83-NYC]

11 June                        +   Grease 2

11 June                        +   E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

18 June                        +   Firefox

25 June                        +   Blade Runner

25 June                        +   The Thing

25 June                            Megaforce

2 July  [30jl82-NYC]               The Secret of NIMH

9 July                         +   Tron

15 July  [UK]                  +*  Pink Floyd The Wall  [06au82 domestic release]

25 July                        +   Napoleon - restoration re-release

30 July                            Night Shift

30 July  [14ja83-NYC]              The Last American Virgin

6 August                           The Pirate Movie

13 August                      +   Tempest

20 August                          The Beastmaster

8 September  [France]              Querelle  [29ar83 domestic release]

9 September  [UK]                  Brimstone & Treacle  [12nv82 domestic release]

17 September                       Inchon

24 September                   +   Yes, Giorio

30 September  [UK]             +   The Entity  [04fe83 domestic release]

22 October                         First Blood

22 October                         The Sender

29 October                         Class Reunion

5 November                     ++  Fantasia - ‘digital rerecording’ re-release

10 November                        Starstruck

12 November                        Creepshow

12 November                        Alone in the Dark

19 November                        Heidi’s Song

3 December  [UK]               +   Gandhi  [08de82 domestic release/18de82-NYC]

8 December                         48 Hrs.

11 December  [21ja83-NYC]          Timerider

17 December                    +   The Dark Crystal