Tag: 3D

Inferno (1953) on Blu + BSV 1172 Premieres at Eye Myth Cine-Gallery Film Festival

Inferno (1953) on Blu + BSV 1172 Premieres at Eye Myth Cine-Gallery Film Festival

June 21, 2017 | By

Three things in one jam-packed update: review of Twilight Time’s 3D Blu of the desert noir classic Inferno (1953), thoughts on 3D, and my short experimental doc BSV 1172 Premieres this Fri. June 23 at Eye Myth Cine-Gallery. Read on for more details!

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BR: September Storm (1960)

BR: September Storm (1960)

April 1, 2017 | By

The idea a producer would go to the trouble of filming a 3D movie with underwater gear and see it released flat by studio Fox, then disappear from distribution makes the creation of September Storm an absurdity, and yet in spite of these unintentional mishaps, this orphan film became a high-profile restoration project for the 3-D Film Archive…

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The Mad Magician Returns + The Bat, Chamber of Horrors, and Thoughts on 3D

The Mad Magician Returns + The Bat, Chamber of Horrors, and Thoughts on 3D

February 8, 2017 | By

Reviews of the Vincent Price 3D classic The Mad Magician (Twilight Time) + The Bat (Anchor Bay) and Chamber of Horrors (WHV) and Some Thoughts on 3D.

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BR: Mad Magician, The (1954)

BR: Mad Magician, The (1954)

February 7, 2017 | By

The Mad Magician was one of the most successful 3D films during the format’s first theatrical wave, but it also felt like House of Wax’s lesser but not quite idiot cousin, and expectations for the former film to match the latter’s success in energy, quality, and ghoulishness…

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“Fantastic Sights Leap At You!”

“Fantastic Sights Leap At You!”

November 30, 2016 | By

Review of Jack Arnold’s superb 3D bug-eyed monster classic, It Came from Outer Space (1953), restored by the 3-D Film Archive and released by Universal in a 3D / 2D combo on Blu-ray.

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BR: It Came from Outer Space (1953)

BR: It Came from Outer Space (1953)

November 30, 2016 | By

A sci-fi classic of the first order, It Came from Outer Space is packed with a mass of genre clichés, some of which were seeded in a script co-authored by Ray Bradbury, but the film remains oddly fresh, perhaps because it’s neither a full-on bug-eyed monster movie, nor a minimalist thriller…

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Rita Ignites a Mighty Firestorm Down Below in 3D!

Rita Ignites a Mighty Firestorm Down Below in 3D!

August 27, 2016 | By

Two entries in Rita Hayworth’s separate comebacks in the 1950s: the restored 3D version of Miss Sadie Thompson (1953) on Blu from Twilight Time + Fire Down Below (1957) on DVD from Sony, and a lengthy Editor’s Blog on being ‘consistently unreasonable.’

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BR: Miss Sadie Thompson (1953)

BR: Miss Sadie Thompson (1953)

August 26, 2016 | By

In 1949, Rita Hayworth retired from Hollywood to marry Prince Aly Khan, but when the marriage began to fracture (due in part to Khan’s affairs with other women), Hayworth began to return to acting, and the pair formally divorced in 1953. Columbia’s goal was to bring back the Love Goddess in a series of vehicles tailored to her known, branded screen persona…

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Put the Mask On… Put… the Mask… on NOW !

Put the Mask On… Put… the Mask… on NOW !

May 16, 2016 | By

Review of KINO’s 3D Blu-ray and DVD editions of Julian Roffman’s The Mask (1961) + audio and visual podcast editions of bonus media / Editor’s Blog.

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BR: Mask, The (1961)

BR: Mask, The (1961)

May 16, 2016 | By

The Mask was Julian Roffman’s second attempt at feature film directing, having tried to kick start the Canadian film industry with a cautionary tale of social ills with The Bloody Brood (1959), a film also notable for being Peter Falk’s feature film debut…

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