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Inferno (1953) 3D Blu-ray Review
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Roy Baker’s 1953 drama Inferno has a lot going for it: vivid 3D, a memorably physical central performance, outstanding outdoor photography taken mostly in the Mojave Desert, and Technicolor which brings out the magnificent physical assets of the film’s leading lady.

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I'm keeping my Panamint version since it has exclusive bonus content that the TT version doesn't have. A sit-down interview with Rhonda Fleming discussing her personal life with Pat Boone, and a trailer provided by the 3-D Film Archive.
 

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I have the Panamint as well but looking at TT's extras I think a double dip is needed!
 

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Great review of a very under appreciated movie. Rhonda Fleming in Technicolor 3D is the essence of "eye candy"!

I thought the audio was a bit distorted though, even given the fidelity limitations of the time. Still, I had no trouble understanding the dialogue.
 

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There was no problem with fidelity limitations at the time. I used to have left/right 35mm dye-transfer prints and the track was superb.

This transfer has a sub-par scan of a variable density track negative. Fox should never have approved it.
 
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On sale from TT and Screen Archives for $15! (Through the 30th). May only be less than 100 left so perfect time and price to grab a copy if you haven't already.
 
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On sale from TT and Screen Archives for $15! (Through the 30th). May only be less than 100 left so perfect time and price to grab a copy if you haven't already.
May be less than 100 left? Was this announced on a low quantity list?
 

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May be less than 100 left? Was this announced on a low quantity list?

From another site. Just did a search on the TT site for Inferno and nothing comes up. Not sure if that means it's sold out there. Still up on SA.
 

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Those classic 3D titles are big sellers for TT (and other rights owners and distributors who have the good sense to offer classic 3D titles in the 3D format for which they were intended.... ;):3dglasses:)
 

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From another site. Just did a search on the TT site for Inferno and nothing comes up. Not sure if that means it's sold out there. Still up on SA.
Well they do keep most of their stock at SAE so it should be available for a while
 

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Just watched the TT release - it is fan-tastic!! Yes, the scenery is beautiful, and the great Robert Ryan is impressive- but the close-ups of Rhonda Fleming in 3D are wowza!!
 

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This I'm sure has not been discussed yet. In the commentary of the american release of the now defunct twilight video of the Blu - ray 3D version of inferno 1953, the commentary stated that Darryle F Zannuck wrote a letter to jack Warner . He stated that he knew that his 3D film will be a hit and Jack's house of wax will be successful , but, it wasn't going to last long. Both obviously did not want to last long it would slow down their quick. Profit. In the twilight version our takes of Paul Sawtells stereo score was found and put separate music to be heard minus dialog. Twilight could have restored the stereo back in the dialog ,inspite it being and out take. After hearing the music minus the dialog I heard before it was cut of dialog of someone talking to sawtell. So it is a an outtake.
 

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