3-D BLU-RAY EDITION
It has taken over 30 years for the 3-D Film Archive to assemble and restore the material in 3-D Rarities, an eye-popping collection of ultra-rare and long-lost movies, which Flicker Alley and the 3-D Film Archive are proud to present here for the first time on Blu-ray.
Selections include Kelley's Plasticon Pictures, the earliest extant 3-D demonstration film from 1922 with incredible footage of Washington and New York City; New Dimensions, the first domestic full color 3-D film originally shown at the World’s Fair in 1940; Thrills for You, a promotional film for the Pennsylvania Railroad; Around is Around, a 3-D animated gem by Norman McLaren; Rocky Marciano vs. Jersey Joe Walcott, the only 3-D newsreel; Stardust in Your Eyes, a hilarious standup routine by Slick Slavin; trailer for The Maze, with fantastic production design by William Cameron Menzies; Doom Town, a controversial anti-atomic testing film mysteriously pulled from release; puppet cartoon The Adventures of Sam Space, presented in widescreen; I’ll Sell My Shirt, a burlesque comedy unseen in 3-D for over 60 years; Boo Moon, an excellent example of color stereoscopic animation… and more!
Presented in high-quality digital 3-D, all films have been stunningly restored and mastered direct from archival materials. Meticulously aligned shot by shot for precise registration of the original left/right elements, these historic 3-D motion pictures have never before looked this good.
BONUS MATERIALS INCLUDE:
- Introduction to the Program - by Leonard Maltin and Trustin Howard
- Booklet Essays - by Julian Antos, Hillary Hess, Thad Komorowski, Donald McWilliams, Ted Okuda, Mary Ann Sell, and Jack Theakston
- 3-D Photo Galleries - Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923), New York World's Fair (1939), Sam Sawyer View-Master reels (1950), and 3-D Comic Books (1953)
- The Bellboy and the Playgirls (1962) - Excerpts of 3-D footage directed by Francis Ford Coppola
- Commentary Tracks - by Thad Komorowski and Jack Theakston.
To view a complete list of all the films included, click here.
TO WATCH THE 3-D VERSIONS OF THESE FILMS, YOU WILL NEED:
- 3-D HDTV
- COMPATIBLE 3-D GLASSES
- BLU-RAY 3-D™ PLAYER, PLAYSTATION®3, PLAYSTATION®4 or XBOX ONE SYSTEMS
- HIGH-SPEED HDMI CABLE
This Edition Is Also Viewable in 2D, Playable on Your Standard Blu-ray Player
For more information and additional images, please visit www.3dfilmarchive.com/3-d-rarities.