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That's a great article. And incidentally, it confirmed for me that while I'm fine with cross-over (right-left) 3d pic displays, I simply can't manage the other left-right sort. Is there an easy trick to get these into resolution?
 

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My copy of "Taza" arrived yesterday. I'll be checking it out tonight after watching some more of of the astounding "3D Rarities II" disc I received a few weeks ago. It's so great that a medium that I grew to love as a child in the early '50s can live once again..... and better than ever! 3D Film Archive is a wonder! Thanks.
 

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Vinegar Syndrome has plans for a 3-D blu-ray coming out in November 2020. That’s all I know at this point.
I've seen this on a couple of other boards, but no one has included a link to accompany this news. Is there a link you can provide? I couldn't find anything on the VS site.

Thanks.
 

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I've seen this on a couple of other boards, but no one has included a link to accompany this news. Is there a link you can provide? I couldn't find anything on the VS site.

Thanks.


It's listed down toward the bottom of the page.

What do you think might be a good fit for them? Silent Madness? They also release porn, so that's a possibility. I'm curious to see what it is. I sent them an email saying they should consider partnering with The 3-D Film Archive. We shall see.
 
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I saw Silent Madness in the theater sometime in the mid-90's. I don't remember much about it.
 

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It's listed down toward the bottom of the page.

What do you think might be a good fit for them? Silent Madness? They also release porn, so that's a possibility. I'm curious to see what it is. I sent them an email saying they should consider partnering with The 3-D Film Archive. We shall see.
if it was a Hardcore 3D title it would have been listed as such, John and Ryan are very good at playing guessing games, about titles but not genre
 
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My copy of "Taza" arrived yesterday. I'll be checking it out tonight after watching some more of of the astounding "3D Rarities II" disc I received a few weeks ago. It's so great that a medium that I grew to love as a child in the early '50s can live once again..... and better than ever! 3D Film Archive is a wonder! Thanks.
Taza is lots of 3D fun, however you feel
about the cast dipped in bronzer. Tip of the hat to the 3-D Archive once more. Sirkians get to fill an unusual gap in their collections—Written on the Wind it ain’t! :)
 
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My sentiments exactly.

Never thought I'd see a judge from the Perry Mason TV show (Morris Ankrum) in a 3D film. And as an Indian yet!
I read an article, maybe on @Bob Furmanek site, that Ankrum was in more 3D movies than anyone, in the 50’s. He was a mainstay in the monster films of the 50’s.
 
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Watched TAZA last night.

I honestly think this is one of the most entertaining 50's era 3D films period. Liked it nearly as much as my beloved sci-fi ones.

It's a perfect kind of film for the medium, with lots of action and BEAUTIFUL location shooting.
The 3D usage is just what I want, lots of imaginative compositional framing and the right amount of in-your-face shots.

It's not a bad movie in its own right too, pretty intriguing plot. Yes, lots of "redface" makeup and dubious history, but it's what I grew up with, comfort-food cinema. I don't have to get used to "50s-ness" because I AM 50s-ness!

Another great restoration, with rich color and perfect 3D alignment. Things shot 3D "for real" back at this time just blow modern 3D films away, especially the "converted" ones.

I admit that I was a little suspicious of the 2:1 ratio, not that it was "wrong", I know there was some variation on these non-anamorphic shows, rather that it just might feel too cut off top and bottom for my tastes, but it really looked perfect at that aspect. Makes for a big, totally enveloping experience if you have a projector.

If you are a 3D fan, you CAN'T miss this one. Classic 50's Universal cast, arrows flying, horses charging...

S A M 33
 

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Well, I guess I'm in the minority. I thought the movie looked great in 3-D Technicolor. However, it's a mediocre western with some entertaining sequences in the movie. I haven't seen this movie since I was a kid back in the 1960's, but, I did watch it twice on disc over the past 24 hours. An entertaining audio commentary on my second viewing. I'm glad I bought this disc, but, I doubt I'll be watching it again any time soon.
 

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Beyond the physical availability, it comes down to the 3 R's of 3D: Rights, Rights, Rights.

It's just best to assume that, if 3DFA is not working on it, it either isn't physically findable, or the rights are prohibitively out-of-reach.

The 3D short I'd most like to see be able to get the 3DFA treatment is the 1941 MGM Pete Smith Specialty "Third Dimensional Murder," which has received a 2D airing on TCM. It's owned by Warner Bros. and, alas, WB seems to have thrown in the towel on tapping any of the balance of its classic 3D library, whether via in-house resources or with a partner like 3DFA.
I licensed Sea Dreams a long time ago from Murray Lerner and we stroke a new lo-con print and did a digital telecine (albeit a pan-and-scan from 2.4 to 1.78) to PAL D1 format with digital dust busting and English uncompressed soundtrack from magnetic for a show overseas. Magnetic tapes in other languages were available, I remember Thai, which was brought by mistake to the telecine.

Terms were reasonable. Since then, I think Murray has passed away, so I'm not sure of the state of rights at this moment etc. I do still have D1 PAL Left and Right master tapes, but no 35mm elements (they were kept by Murray, I also gave him a NTSC master tapes converted from the PAL D1 transfer).
 
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Well, I guess I'm in the minority. I thought the movie looked great in 3-D Technicolor. However, it's a mediocre western with some entertaining sequences in the movie. I haven't seen this movie since I was a kid back in the 1960's, but, I did watch it twice on disc over the past 24 hours. An entertaining audio commentary on my second viewing. I'm glad I bought this disc, but, I doubt I'll be watching it again any time soon.
I agree. Another excellent 3D restoration but I found the film to be rather a bore. Not helped by my never having thought much of Rock Hudson as an actor. It did seem to be a very low budget western as well - with too many night scenes, which didn't show off 3-D well. A word of praise though for Mike Ballow's slideshow presentation which was very informative and I loved the way the stills stood far out from the screen.
 

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And less than an hour posting the above it arrived :lol:

Watched last night and my goodness what depth, colour and fine filming!! I was a little bit sceptical about this one as I'm not a Rock Hudson fan but seeing him in a completely different role I loved it and did my wife. Nice also to see some familiar faces but the thing that really stuck out for me was the filming and the quality 3D.

So, a huge thank you to 3D Film Archives work, Universal and of course a massive thanks to KINO LORBER for yet another fab 3D release. I have purchased all of them from KL and usually extra copies for Christmas presents.
Going to watch it again over the weekend.
 

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Jackie Chan in Magnificent Bodyguards is on Amazon Prime. Not in 3-D, of course, but obviously shot that way. Just in case you wanted to check out a Silver Age title. A fairly fuzzy print.
 

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