- Feb 8, 1999
- Real Name
- Robert Harris
There have been numerous examples of someone taking bits and pieces, and attempting to create a cohesive, and worthwhile, DVD or Blu-ray experience.
Collections of trailers, shorts et al, with noble intents -- the great films of the 'xxs, usually culled together from used splicy trailers.
One of the most worthwhile, entertaining, and actually valuable, is via our friend Mr. Furmanek, and is in sync with his passion for everything 3-D.
3-D Rarities is a collection of the earliest experiments with the third dimension on motion picture film, going back to the early 1920s, with superb examples derived from 35mm sources.
Instructive films, tests, marketing shorts, and finally animated shorts, and trailers from the earliest natural vision productions, along with extracts and a myriad of valuable extras.
Before running the disc, I had concerns about how clean the images might be. Would they have gone through digital cleaning? The answer is "yes."
3-D Rarities, is a rarity in itself. A Blu-ray release designed curated by people whose passion for the subject is obvious at every turn.
Kudos to Greenbriar Picture Shows, Mr. Furmanek, and to Flicker Alley, for supporting and giving a means to bring this important release to the public.
At once, both entertaining as well as instructive, 3-D Rarities is one of the most important releases of 2015.
Image - 4.25
Audio - 4
Pass / Fail - Pass
Rather like a multi-hour visit to The Wide Screen Museum, 3-D Rarities is a college level course, hitting the subject with a bullseye from every possible angle. Anyone with a desire to know more about the beginnings of 3-D for motion pictures, must own this disc.