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ADU 07-06-2013 05:27 PM

Is there a list of films that were originally mastered for THX (sound) in theaters anywhere? Can't find anything like this on the official THX website.


67jason 07-10-2013 03:08 AM

try here

most are dvd's but there are a few blu's in there too.

ADU 07-10-2013 08:48 PM

Thanks for the reply 67jason. I also ran across that page in my searches. What I think I'm really lookin for though is a list of films originally mixed/mastered for THX presentation in theaters (as opposed to home video), esp. during the 1980's and 90's.

 

According to the THX website, Return of the Jedi was the first film presented in THX in theaters. There is some difference of opinion on what "presented in THX" could actually mean though. But I believe, in addition to ROTJ, there were a number other films specifically mixed or mastered for presentation in THX-certified cinemas during that time. These were probably done at Skywalker Sound, Sprocket Systems (the precursor to Skywalker Sound), or other post-production facilities with THX-certified soundstages.

 

The closest I've been able to come so far are the lists of credits for Sprocket Systems and Skywalker Sound on IMDb, and the credits on the Skywalker Sound site. There are alot of productions on the IMDb lists which were never released theatrically though, and most probably didn't receive the full THX treatment. Based on a scan of the lists though (and my vague recollections), I believe these were among the films probably mixed for THX theatrical presentation...

 

1983
Return of the Jedi

 

1984
Speed
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

 

1985
Cocoon

The Dream Is Alive (IMAX)
Fletch

The Grand Canyon (IMAX)

 

1986
Howard the Duck

 

1987

Alamo: The Price of Freedom (IMAX)

Niagara: Miracles, Myths and Magic (IMAX)
Spaceballs

 

1988
Cocoon: The Return
Colors

Powaqqatsi
Tucker: The Man and His Dream
Willow

 

1989
Always
Driving Miss Daisy
Fletch Lives
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

 

1990

Avalon
The Godfather, Part 3
Henry and June
The Hot Spot
Wild At Heart

 

1991
Backdraft
Bugsy
F/X2
Terminator 2

 

1992

Polynesian Odyssey (IMAX)
A River Runs Through It
Single White Female
Toys

 

1993
Jurassic Park
Meteorman
Mrs. Doubtfire
The Nutcracker
Rising Sun

 

1994

Baby's Day Out
Disclosure
Forrest Gump

Grand Canyon (IMAX)
Miracle on 34th Street
Quiz Show

Yellowstone (IMAX)

 

1995
Casper

The Great American West (IMAX)
Jumanji

Ozarks : Legacy and Legend (IMAX)
Species
Strange Days
Toy Story

Zion Canyon: Treasure of the Gods (IMAX)

 

1996
The Arrival
Eraser
James and the Giant Peach

Mars Attacks!

Mexico (IMAX)

Mission: Impossible
The Rock
Romeo + Juliet

 

1997
BAPS
Beverly Hills Ninja
Contact
Hercules
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Speed 2
Star Wars Trilogy (Special Edition)
Volcano

 

This is just a best guess on my part though, and I'm hoping someone has a more definitive list than what I've been able to dig up so far. According to Wikipedia, THX (or at least the logo) was effectively decommissioned in theaters after August of 1997.



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