Tag: 3D

Finding Physical Media in an Urban Maze +The Maze (1953) in 3D!

Finding Physical Media in an Urban Maze +The Maze (1953) in 3D!

April 28, 2018 | By

Idle thoughts on the search for Blu-rays in downtown T.O. and The Maze itself! William Cameron Menzies’ 1953 3D mystery on Blu from KL Studio Classics / Unobstructed View!

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BR: Maze, The (1953)

BR: Maze, The (1953)

April 28, 2018 | By

Film: Very Good Transfer:  Excellent Extras: Excellent Label:  Kino KL Studio Classics / Unobstructed View (Canada) Region: A Released:  April 24, 2018 Genre:  Mystery / Suspense / 3D Synopsis: A miffed finacee tracks down her beau to a Scottish castle, and refuses to leave until she uncovers the family secret that’s transformed him into a cold, indifferent […]

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3D! Live on the Battlefield, and Dotting the Eye!

3D! Live on the Battlefield, and Dotting the Eye!

December 10, 2017 | By

Two 1953 3D flicks on Blu: Cease Fire! from KL Studio Classics / Unobstructed View + Man in the Dark from Twilight Time.

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BR: Cease Fire! (1953)

BR: Cease Fire! (1953)

December 10, 2017 | By

As recounted in a lengthy essay by Ted Okuda, the 3D project was put into action and in an area safely away from active combat, filming took place with the uncredited soldiers playing themselves, and supposedly real artillery was used in the sniper, tank, and air squadron attacks – inarguably the film’s most thrilling and propulsive components…

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Dunking the Audiences: CinemaScope vs. 3D

Dunking the Audiences: CinemaScope vs. 3D

October 18, 2017 | By

1953 was a year in which two rival formats duked it out in cinemas: 3D via Gun Fury, and ‘glasses free’ CinemaScope via Beneath the 12-Mile Reef, both on Blu via Twilight Time. Also covered is Night People (1954), another early ‘scope production, on Blu via KL Studio Classics / Unobstructed View.

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BR: Gun Fury (1953)

BR: Gun Fury (1953)

October 18, 2017 | By

Between 1953-1954, Columbia’s foray into 3D spanned 8 films, with some productions benefitting from a mix of strong direction, scripts, casts, and 3D cinematography, but Gun Fury demonstrates the pitfalls of working with variable elements, and a team unable to fully grasp the demands of 3D…

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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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