Windjammer (Blu-ray)(Flicker Alley, 9.25.2012)
Released on Blu-ray alongside This Is Cinerama, Windjammer is not a true Cinerama film. Originally released as the first film shot in Cinemiracle (a rival format that was quickly purchased by Cinerama), it was later re-released in Cinerama. The difference between these formats is negligible, having more to do with projection method -- unlike Cinerama, Cinemiracle could be projected from a single projection booth -- than audience experience. As a result, the visuals on this Smilebox Blu-ray are not dissimilar from those found in This Is Cinerama, once again bringing the format to home video in something approximating its original glory. Windjammer has a more muted, subdued color palette than This Is Cinerama, but it improves upon that film in several key ways.