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Got my preorder in. I love that poster they used for the cover. Very representative of this film's approach to 3-D! This film is a full-on assault!
 

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Bringing any vintage and neglected film back to life is quite a challenge. DYNASTY was no exception and the poor condition of the 35mm materials presented a quadruple threat to the restoration team. They include;

1. Intermittent (and at times severe) vertical scratches on six of the ten reels.

2. Baked-in stereoscopic anomalies from the Super-Touch 3D lens attachment. They include specs of dirt internally on one of the two prisms; occasional variable shading at the top and bottom of each eye as a result of loose optics in the lens; sporadic soft focus and vertical mis-alignment. The latter has been entirely corrected but the other problems are simply not fixable. You'll learn more about the pros and cons of this inexpensive lens system in Mike Ballew's superb 10 minute featurette on the disc.

3. Vinegar syndrome deterioration at various stages on the ten reels of magnetic Quadrophonic sound.

4. Severe color fading from the 35mm Eastman color elements. This image has some before/after examples.

Dynasty-collage.jpg


Keep in mind, when restoring a 3-D film, you have to do every scene twice for the left and right sides. That said, everybody worked overtime to get this one finished and the entire 3DFA restoration team is very proud of the end result.

Please join us on Saturday February 6 at 4 pm EST for our live chat to learn more about the challenges of 3-D restoration. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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Kino Lorber Studio Classics Releases
1977 3-D Martial Arts Cult Classic
Dynasty

New 3-D Restoration by The 3-D Film Archive!
First 3-D Film Archive release in Compatible 3-D
that can be viewed on any system -- includes a pair of Anaglyph 3-D glasses


Available on Blu-ray April 13, 2021
Bonus Features include The House of Terror - Restored 1953 3-D Comic Book,
Stereo Slide Presentations, 3-D Music Video, Restored 4-Channel Quadrophonic Sound, and a Pair of Anaglyph 3-D Glasses, and More

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New York, NY – March 23, 2021 – Kino Lorber Studio Classics is proud to announce the 3-D Blu-ray release of the 1977 martial arts cult classic Dynasty, in a new restoration by the 3-D Film Archive.

This special edition Blu-ray edition of Dynasty is the first 3-D Film Archive release in Compatible 3-D, so you can view it on any system. The package has both BD3D polarized AND anaglyphic (red/cyan) 3-D versions, and contains one pair of anaglyphic 3-D glasses with information on how to acquire additional glasses. "Adaptive Multi-Band Anaglyphic Encoding" is a vast improvement over any previously used process for red/cyan 3D imaging and was recently developed by 3-D Film Archive Technical Director Greg Kintz.

The Blu-ray is set to street on April 13, with a SRP of $29.95. This special edition comes packed with bonus features, including: The House of Terror - Restored 1953 3-D Comic Book, Two Stereo Slide Presentations from 10-Time Emmy Award Winning Writer Eric Drysdale: "Sold on Stereo, Commercial 3D in the 1950s" and "Inside a Mid-century Department Store", "Go Away I Like You Too Much" 3-D Music Video from The Simple Carnival by Jeff Boller, Super-Touch Lens System Featurette by 3-D Expert Mike Ballew, Produced by Joe Tiberio, Restored 4 channel Quadrophonic Sound, 1 Pair of Anaglyphic 3-D Glasses with Information on How to Acquire Additional Glasses, Dual-Layered BD50 Disc, and Optional English Subtitles.

Synopsis:
When an emperor’s son is accused of treason against the throne, he ends up in a fight for his life against all comers. Directed by Mei-Chun Chang (Revenge of the Shogun Women), this pop-out martial-arts spectacular stars Bobby Ming, Tao-Liang Tan, Kang Chin, David Wei Tang and Ying Bai, who was given an award for Best Supporting Actor at the 1977 Golden Horse Film Festival.
Dynasty 3-D
Prebook Date: 3/16/21
Street Date: 4/13/21

Label: KL Studio Classics
BD SRP: 29.95
BD Item #: K25285
BD UPC: 738329252854
Genre: Action
Year: 1977
Rating: R
Runtime: 92
Director: Mei-Chun Chang
Starring: Tao-Liang Tan, Ying Bai, Kang Chin, David Wei Tang, Wen-Tai Li, Chiang Han
Language: English

Bonus Features:
The House of Terror - Restored 1953 3-D Comic Book
Two Stereo Slide Presentations from 10-Time Emmy Award Winning Writer Eric Drysdale: "Sold on Stereo, Commercial 3D in the 1950s"
and "Inside a Mid-century Department Store"
"Go Away I Like You Too Much" 3-D Music Video from The Simple Carnival by Jeff Boller
Super-Touch Lens System Featurette by 3-D Expert Mike Ballew, Produced by Joe Tiberio
Restored 4 channel Quadrophonic Sound
1 Pair of Anaglyphic 3-D Glasses with Information on How to Acquire Additional Glasses
Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
Optional English Subtitles
 

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Bringing any vintage and neglected film back to life is quite a challenge. DYNASTY was no exception and the poor condition of the 35mm materials presented a quadruple threat to the restoration team. They include;

1. Intermittent (and at times severe) vertical scratches on six of the ten reels.

2. Baked-in stereoscopic anomalies from the Super-Touch 3D lens attachment. They include specs of dirt internally on one of the two prisms; occasional variable shading at the top and bottom of each eye as a result of loose optics in the lens; sporadic soft focus and vertical mis-alignment. The latter has been entirely corrected but the other problems are simply not fixable. You'll learn more about the pros and cons of this inexpensive lens system in Mike Ballew's superb 10 minute featurette on the disc.

3. Vinegar syndrome deterioration at various stages on the ten reels of magnetic Quadrophonic sound.

4. Severe color fading from the 35mm Eastman color elements. This image has some before/after examples.

Dynasty-collage.jpg


Keep in mind, when restoring a 3-D film, you have to do every scene twice for the left and right sides. That said, everybody worked overtime to get this one finished and the entire 3DFA restoration team is very proud of the end result.

Please join us on Saturday February 6 at 4 pm EST for our live chat to learn more about the challenges of 3-D restoration. We look forward to hearing from you!

Was this work derived from a print or some other element(s)?
 

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Last weekend I got to see an advanced copy of the upcoming Kino Lorber/3D Archive release the 1977 3D Chinese martial arts film Dynasty. The film is a lot of fun. The Bluray maintains the original widescreen “scope” aspect ratio and the original film quadraphonic magnetic stereo sound which was flawlessly transfer to the appropriate DTS channels. There are 3 versions of the film on the disc, the standard Bluray 3D which requires a 3D Bluray player and 3D display, an anaglyph versions that will play on any Bluray player and display with red/cyan glasses (1 pair included), and a 2D version. I watched the standard Bluray 3D version. The special features include a short documentary on the Super 3D lens system, 3D Slide Shows of 1950’s/1960’s 3D advertising and a 3D slide tour of a huge department store. The final extra was a 3D animated music video.

As to the restoration and transfer, the original film source elements either no longer exist or are not available (not sure which). This transfer was made from mixing and matching the best theatrical reels from the film, cleaning them up, and restoring the color. The color restoration was fantastic. You can see this from the before/after pictures Bob Furmanek posted earlier in the thread. Watching the film itself, you cannot tell they were ever faded.

The only negative things I could see, and they are all from the source material, and could not be cleaned up (they tried), is that some (not all) of the long shots had soft focus and/or slight vertical jitter. Bob Furmanek also talks about this earlier in the thread. In spite of that, it was never bad enough to interfere with my enjoyment of the film. I highly recommend this disc as a must have for anyone who is a fan of 3D and/or martial arts films.


This bluray will be released on April 13.
 

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And what great fun it is. Thank you and congratulations, gents!

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Just finished with this tonight, it’s a silly and fun movie that I’ll look forward to revisiting with friends once I start up my regular shows again. The 3-D is excellent despite the problematic sources. Sound is very good, some nice surround effects. The extras are top-notch and well worth watching. Great job by Bob & the gang!
 

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