His 1953, Wings of the Hawk, filmed in 3-D, was not one of them.
What does work, however, is the 3-D, which has been nicely handled, albeit slightly less dark than a bat’s groin at midnight in projection, when viewed through the requisite optics. You’ll want to either crank the brightness in projection or view on a flat panel, if you can find one that still offers 3-D.
With imagery harvested from Eastman IPs, the film looks better than okay, but if the plays the thing, it’s this play that isn’t.
And while Julie Adams (here billed as Julia), would make her star turn in another 3-D production for Universal, Creature from the Black Lagoon, she doesn’t quite fit the bill as a Mexican firebrand.
For those who appreciate early 3-D, Mr. Woodpecker is along for the ride in his 3-D Hypnotic Hick, and that’s great fun.
A quality package for 3-D-ophiles. And having the original 3-track stereo is a nice bonus.
Image – 3.5
Audio – 5
Pass / Fail – Pass
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