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Olive Films Press Release: Dragonfly Squadron (3D Blu-ray)

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#21 of 97 OFFLINE   dana martin

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Posted July 23 2014 - 10:29 AM

Bob, I have a question, how many films do you have, that are being worked on ?


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Posted July 23 2014 - 10:41 AM

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Pre-ordered!  

 

Bob, somehow "thanks" doesn't seem enough -- I truly appreciate all of your hard work and effort in preserving this film and others like it, and getting them back in circulation.


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#23 of 97 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted July 23 2014 - 10:45 AM

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I have to thank Bob as well.

 

He introduced me to classic 3D in his home.

 

Got to watch some great stuff in his company.

 

Now, I just preorder all this classic stuff sight unseen as I think

its vastly superior to most of the crap the studios have been 

releasing.


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#24 of 97 ONLINE   Bob Furmanek

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Posted July 23 2014 - 02:26 PM

Bob, I have a question, how many films do you have, that are being worked on ?

 

Thank you for asking. We own some 3-D features and several hours of shorts. The best answer to your question is on the home page of our website: http://www.3dfilmarchive.com


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#25 of 97 ONLINE   Bob Furmanek

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Thank you very much, Josh and Ron. Your kind words are very much appreciated!

 

I've just put up a new article "Preserving a Lost 3-D Film" which covers the production and restoration of DRAGONFLY SQUADRON. I hope that you find it interesting. http://www.3dfilmarc...gonfly-squadron


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Posted July 23 2014 - 02:53 PM

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Now, I just preorder all this classic stuff sight unseen as I think

its vastly superior to most of the crap the studios have been 

releasing.

 

I too will buy any Golden Age 3-D film on Blu-ray. I like 3-D, but what passes today as "good" 3-D is astonishing. I saw Dawn of the Planet of the Apes last night, and decided to opt for a 3-D showing after hearing that it was actually shot with 3-D cameras (this seems to be a rarity these days) and after reading this review:

 

http://www.cinemable...cket-43808.html

 

The 3-D was in fact almost non-existant. The stereoscopics were so light that you could almost have watched the film with the glasses off; every time I checked the blur on the screen was very very slight. I hear it was better in IMAX, but honestly if I can have 3-D in the home that has real depth to it, and plenty moments of objects flying past my face, then I don't see why my local mulitplex can't. 

 

Anyway, keep 'em coming Bob, I'll buy 'em all!


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Posted July 23 2014 - 03:16 PM

The 3-D Film Archive has restored this lost 3-D film in 4K from the original left/right 35mm elements. The timing between both eyes has been precisely matched; the Intermission card is in the correct place; the dynamic optical audio track has been fully restored and is in sync; the baked-in vertical alignment errors have been painstakingly corrected shot-by-shot; the opening titles are now fully three-dimensional and the film has been mastered in the correct aspect ratio of 1.66:1.

 

Order placed  :3dglasses:


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Posted July 23 2014 - 03:43 PM

Outside of this thread, I know nothing about this film...never heard of it, much less seen it.  But I'm going to get a copy anyway simply to support the work that Bob and others have done.  


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Posted July 23 2014 - 04:50 PM

Already in the top 100 (76) of blu-ray dramas on Amazon! Very promising!


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Posted July 23 2014 - 05:10 PM

Already in the top 100 (76) of blu-ray dramas on Amazon! Very promising!

 

Really? Wow!

 

How can you check that?


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Posted July 23 2014 - 05:14 PM

It should be the last line of the product details, Mr. Furmanek. 



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Posted July 26 2014 - 06:08 AM

Preordered

 

May I have some more, please?



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Posted September 22 2014 - 08:24 PM

Alright! 3 weeks till the premiere of the first Golden Age title that was never actually shown in 3d in the 50s! Now available on Olive's website. 


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Posted October 01 2014 - 10:56 AM

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Sixty years after it played flat in theaters, DRAGONFLY SQUADRON will be available worldwide in the miracle of third-dimension on Blu-ray. The release date is October 14.

We're very proud of the restoration and it was done at a fraction of the cost of what studios have paid for other vintage titles like HOUSE OF WAX (300K) and CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON. It's not scrubbed clean of film grain and imperfections but the 3-D alignment is now flawless. It looks remarkably good and we feel that you'll be very pleased. Hopefully, this will open doors for the Archive to restore other Golden Age titles for their respective copyright holders at a very reasonable price.

 

https://sites.google...gonfly-squadron


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Posted October 01 2014 - 11:20 AM

For as "strange" as it is as a movie....i would most certainly enjoy a release of THE MAZE....is there any chance of this?  Or are ownership and surviving prints a problem?

   Thanks.


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#36 of 97 ONLINE   Bob Furmanek

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Posted October 01 2014 - 11:57 AM

It's with Paramount and 35mm left/right elements survive.

 

We met with their Archive department last year. They are not planning anything with their 3-D holdings for now...


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Posted October 01 2014 - 01:14 PM

Too bad this isn't part of the package licenced to Warner.


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Posted October 05 2014 - 10:17 AM

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Dragonfly Squadron is in the house!

 

You are going to be hearing a lot about this release on HTF over the next few weeks

 

A HTF 3D ADDICT review will appear mid-week

 

Todd Erwin will also be doing a review soon afterwards

 

We have a few copies of the 3D Blu-ray to give away via an upcoming contest -- so stay tuned!


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Posted October 05 2014 - 06:04 PM

Ron, it looks like you're the first one to get a copy of the disc!

 

I really appreciate your interest in our work and enthusiasm for Golden Age 3-D. Thank you very much.

 

Only 43 titles to go and Greg, Jack and I can retire!


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Posted October 06 2014 - 04:43 PM

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I have no delusion that all 50 3D movies from the 50s will actually come out on 3D Blu Ray. That said, each one that does is a victory and a pleasure. Especially the rarer titles like Man in the Dark and now Dragonfly Squadron. For all your efforts, Bob, Greg, and Jack, I thank you. Especially since I am aware that it is your efforts in the past that have ultimately allowed me the pleasure of seeing 40 of the existing 43 Golden Age 3D movies on the big screen.


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Viewing a 3D movie in 2D is kinda like viewing a Scope movie in Pan and Scan.






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