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3D The Mad Magician (1954) - Hoping for a 3-D Blu-Ray release.

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by revgen, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. revgen

    revgen Screenwriter

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    The home video rights for this film are currently with Mill Creek Entertainment. Sony has a 3-D DCP ready to go for anybody to make a 3-D Blu-Ray release, but so far Mill Creek has only released the film on DVD as part of a combo pack.

    I contacted Mill Creek and asked them if they had any plans to release The Mad Magician on 3-D Blu-Ray. They responded and told me that they have no plans at all to offer any blu-ray release of the film. You can contact them at http://www.millcreekent.com/contact-us let your voice be heard.
     
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  2. Bob Furmanek

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    It's fully restored by Sony and ready to go. They can have a VERY successful Golden Age 3-D release on Blu-ray without doing any heavy lifting whatsoever.
     
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    The 3-D version is rumored to be licensed to Twilight Time.
     
  4. Bob Furmanek

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    News to me.

    If true, what are they waiting for?!
     
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    Stephen_J_H All Things Film Junkie

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    Results on Miss Sadie Thompson?



    I'm spitballing here; I really don't know.
     
  6. Bob Furmanek

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    More likely results on MAN IN THE DARK!
     
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    I thought that sold out. I could't find it when I was buying titles in their latest sale. Regardless, a 3-D horror Vincent Price film would be a definite sell out for them if they could license.
     
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    Is Man in the Dark only available through Screen Archives? I don't see a listing at Twilight Time's site.
     
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    Man in the Dark is only at Screen Archives now.
     
  10. classicmovieguy

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    Perfect timing for this thread as I've finally watched this film for the first time. I'd heard how similar it was to "House of Wax" (a favourite of mine) and it was a delight to finally see "Mad Magician" as part of Mill Creek's combo pack. Good print but I know a Blu-ray upgrade - if it was available - would be a no-brainer for me.
     
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    Just to put you guys out of your misery - yes, TT has licensed the 3D Blu-ray rights for the title, and Mill Creek are to be thanked for allowing the deal.
     
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    Well, if you're waiting for an engraved invitation to release it, here it is!
     
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    Many thanks, TT, for spilling the beans on this, and to Mill Creek! Yes, you have spared us a lot of anticipatory agony. I don't suppose there is any means of attaching the two Three Stooges 3-D shorts to this....or one on this release and the other on Sadie Thompson? I can't imagine any other way these would be released, seeing as they are less than 20 minutes each. Anyway, thanks again for these Columbia titles. My, my, the classic 3-D availability is really growing impressive. You watchin', Disney? Paramount (HONDO)?
     
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    "The French Line"?
     
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    That's with Warner Bros.

    Don't hold your breath.

    TT should license the classic Columbia Raoul Walsh 3-D western GUN FURY. They have a restored master.
     
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    And there I was this close to buying a PS3 just for that title! Thanks TT! I'll support all you do! 3d and 2d!
     
  17. revgen

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    Great news!

    Thanks to you and Mill Creek for making it happen.
     
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    I would thank Grover Crisp and his team at Sony for restoring it too!

    It would sure make a nice Halloween release for the fans...

    Mad-Magician-3-sheet.
     
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    I'd love to see Mad Magician after Miss Sadie Thompson. I'd buy Gun Fury too.
     
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    TCM showed a 2D print of The French Line a few weeks ago, and it looked atrocious: blurry, terrible color, awful sound. I don't know if that's the best available material on the movie, but if it is, it's a long, LONG way from ever getting a commercial release.
     

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