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.
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...
Return of the Jedi
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
The Dream Is Alive (IMAX)
The Grand Canyon (IMAX)
Howard the Duck
Alamo: The Price of Freedom (IMAX)
Niagara: Miracles, Myths and Magic (IMAX)
Cocoon: The Return
Tucker: The Man and His Dream
Driving Miss Daisy
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
The Godfather, Part 3
Henry and June
The Hot Spot
Wild At Heart
Polynesian Odyssey (IMAX)
A River Runs Through It
Single White Female
Baby's Day Out
Grand Canyon (IMAX)
Miracle on 34th Street
The Great American West (IMAX)
Ozarks : Legacy and Legend (IMAX)
Zion Canyon: Treasure of the Gods (IMAX)
James and the Giant Peach
Romeo + Juliet
Beverly Hills Ninja
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Star Wars Trilogy (Special Edition)
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.