3D MAN IN THE DARK in 3-D on the Big Screen!

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  1. Bob Furmanek

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    I'll be introducing this film at the Museum of Modern Art on Friday, August 1 at 4:30. If you're at the show, please introduce yourself and say hello. I'd like to meet you.

    I'll be bringing a sample of an original 1953 sepia-toned print!

    http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/film_screenings/21461

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    Are they showing it via DCP or film?
     
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    It's the newly restored master via DCP.

    As much as I'm a film purist, digital is better for the 35mm 3-D titles. There are no issues with alignment, framing, light balance, etc.

    So long as the mastering is done properly (and this one is excellent) it's a flawless presentation.
     
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    This was sepia-toned when it was released? Why couldn't the elements given to TT by Sony replicate that? Warners can do it with OZ. I feel the same way about all the other films I have seen in sepia-toned prints that have been sadly released for home viewing only in B&W.
     
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    For some reason, Sony did not restore the sepia when they did their restoration.

    The only other Golden Age 3-D title to have a sepia release was SPOOKS. Here's a frame from the left side of a 3-D pair:

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    I should mention that IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE and CAT WOMEN OF THE MOON were planned for a sepia release but they went out in black and white.
     

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    Thanks, Bob. I always feel it's a missed opportunity not to release the films to us the way they were originally presented. I do believe that our current TVs and projectors can handle sepia tones.
     
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    I agree 100% and certainly would have made that recommendation to Sony.

    Hopefully, SPOOKS will be mastered in sepia when it appears on 3-D Blu-ray.
     

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