Flicker Alley and Cinerama, Inc. are set to release Search for Paradise on November 11 on Blu-ray/DVD in the Smilebox® Curved Screen Simulation. The 1957 film, scored by Dimitri Tiomkin for director Otto Lang, has been digitally remastered from original camera negatives.
The pre-order sales price is US$39.96. Pre-orders will ship on or before November 11, 2014.
Narrated by Lowell Thomas, the film captured unparalleled footage from a bygone era at the “Roof of the World,” the Himalayas and Karakoram mountains of Central Asia. The three-panel Cinerama travelogue trekked through the Hunza Valley, the Indus River, and the Shalimar Gardens in the Vale of Kashmir. In Katmandu the film crew took in the coronation ceremony of King Mahendra of Nepal.
In the video at the link below, Dave Stromhaier explains how Cinerama and Image Trends restored the film. There are more restoration details and scene comparisons in one of the bonus features on the combo Blu-ray/DVD (disc number FA0038 BLU/DVD).