Venture makes scents of ‘World’

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Smell-o-Vision has made a comeback in Japan.

The creation of producer Mike Todd was used only once, for the film “Scent of Mystery” in 1960. But the technology for wafting scents through theaters may have been before its time.

On Tuesday, NTT Communications announced a system based on the old Smell-o-Vision but using the Internet to relay “scent transmissions” to theaters.

On April 22, two theaters in Tokyo and Osaka will test the system during screenings of Terrence Malick’s “The New World.”

NTT Com, however, did not say how it solved the problem that killed Smell-o-Vision: dispersing the odors that accumulated in the course of screening.

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