Dear Sci-Fi Online
I would just like to point out that the author of the "Facts
You Should Know" about Alien the Director's Cut has
written false information..
was not shot on 70mm film. It was shot in 35mm anamorphic
panavision format. Some of the prints in 1979 were blown up
to 70mm but the original negatives, the whole process of editing
and the regular prints were in 35mm anamorphic.
even if it it was so, it would not have been shot in 70mm
because all 70mm films are shot in 65mm and projected with
And if you are not sure about whether I am right or not look
at the film yourself and you will see anamorphic lens artefacts
every time a source of light hits the lens of the camera directly.
if that does not assure you I can send you a picture from
the set where you can see them using a panaflex gold-series
camera, panavision does not have any 70mm cameras that they
manufacture themselves, for 70mm applications they use basic
arri 70mm cameras and modify them with panavision lenses,
then sell them in that form.
I strongly suggest that you make up something else for the
#1 reason because that statement is not true.