For those who remember the thrill of Cinerama when the curtains opened and opened in what seemed a never ending arc this blu-ray/dvd is a must. To new audiences it may seem a little outdated but this is a piece of cinematic history. In 60 years there is nothing today to compare with this process, not even Imax although I have full praise for this system.
"This is Cinerama" has no story line, it was in effect an experiment which was shown to the public at great expense. It was an immediate hit and four other travelogues were to follow in the 1950's.
To produce this film now in the Smilebox format is the only way it could have been done to bring back the memory of the experience and for those who see it for the first time do not be too critical if you do not feel that "Cinerama puts you in the picture", just use a little imagination. The picture quality may not be perfect but Flicker Alley have done a great job with limited finance for a film which otherwise would have been lost.
One other thing, Amazon have this blu-ray/dvd listed as region A/1 whereas it is in fact Region Free.