3D Meet Bob Furmanek: HTF Golden Age 3-D Consultant

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  1. Stephen_J_H

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    Not crazy in the least. I saw the latest G.I. Joe movie in 3D and compared to the not-ready-for-prime-time results on some other conversions, I walked away rather impressed. Stereo D have really upped their game in conversion, and I would love to see them not only tackle conversions for films like the ones above, but also optimise native 3D from the classic era.
     
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    Hey Bob,

    Anything new on the release of any of your titles on Blu-ray 3D?

    Thanks,

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    There are a few things brewing but still nothing definite.
     
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    I wish we knew definitely which classic Columbia 3-D title Twilight Time will be releasing in 2014.
     
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    Pretty sure it's MAD MAGICIAN.
     
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    Still, there's all that teasing evidence pointing toward Miss Sadie Thompson (like, the RealD print showing at the Expo)...I'd prefer Vincent over Rita myself, to go with Warner's House of Wax promise, but it's just too even money at the moment to predict.

    Right now, most are just too busy figuring out how Scream Factory could still be dropping such hints about Amityville 3D, if "nobody" worked on it. But we'd need an 80's-3D expert to know for sure.
     
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    Yeah, everybody seems to think so.

    A 3-D blu-ray of The Mad Magician is good and most welcome, but I hope it will be some other Columbia.
     
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    Man in the Dark, shorts Spooks and Pardon my Backfire, Gun Fury, Miss Sadie Thompson in stereo sound!, Mad Magician. Did I miss any? I would vote for Miss Sadie Thompson.
     
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    Only a few.
    No such thing as an '80's 3-D expert. And I'm sure Bob realizes that the best films in the 1980s 3-D revival were the re-releases of House of Wax and Dial M For Murder.

    Shout Factory / Scream Factory officially announced the 3-D version of Amityville 3 in the new box-set slated for October on their Facebook page today, or was it yesterday, although I didn't see the announcement myself. I will be revising and expanding the old 1980s 3-D Revival thread in a few minutes.
     
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    Looking at Facebook, it was only about an hour ago. Here's the full info:
     
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    I made an isolated thread before I read your post Travis. I hope that ends up being OK.
     
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    "Miss Sadie Thompson", please

    The great score by George Duning would really suit Twilight Time and it's large number of Movie Music admirers.
    Not quite so sure about The Mad Magician's score by Emil Newman and Arthur Lange.

    Rita in 3D, :3dglasses: Wow, so close you could almost reach out and grab her. :wub:

    I thought I had read that Sadie Thompson's Stereo tracks were lost?
    If true then that would really be a huge disappointment.

    Doug.
     
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    It was the first Hollywood production to record in three-channel stereo on location. There are photos with the three boom microphones covering the action.

    Sadly, the stereo tracks are lost.
     
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    The David White Co., manufacturers of the Stereo Realist, hosted the midwest premiere of HOUSE OF WAX at the Warner Theatre in Milwaukee on April 18, 1953. Special guests appearing on stage were Gordon MacRae, Paul Picerni and Harold Lloyd.

    Anybody have a time machine?

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    Where's Doctor Who when you need him? :)
     
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    I can't believe that Leonard Maltin of all people wrote that miserable piece regarding 3D.

    "Those Pesky 3D Glasses"

    "So it looks like we are STUCK with 3D"

    Very disappointing from someone who should be championing the cause.

    At least 3D does gain some publicity from the article even if it tends to be mostly negative.
     
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    I think Maltin's point is more about how the 3D becomes cumbersome if its only purpose is to increase the ticket price, which comes across more clearly in statements like "indifferent 3-D discourages people from seeing films like Life of Pi that actually make brilliant, creative use of the medium."
     
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