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Kenneth Turan's DVD pick: Revisit Cinerama with two travelogues

Kenneth Turan's DVD pick of the week: Cinerama DVDs.

If you are of a certain age, you will remember the 1950s golden age of Cinerama, the bigger-than-big-screen process so enormous it took a trio of curved panels to contain its expansiveness.

Now, the adventurous folks at Flicker Alley are allowing you to experience that process with a pair of DVD releases, both travelogues, that use Smilebox's simulated curved screen to make us feel as if we are in one of those huge auditoriums.

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"Cinerama Holiday," the first film released in that process, follows a Swiss couple as they tour the U.S. and an American couple as they visit Switzerland and Paris.

"South Seas Adventure," narrated by Orson Welles, takes us to places like Tahiti, Tonga and Fiji.

Let the traveling begin.

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