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

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So the UK version has the following which are not on the Twilight Time disc:
  • Three-Dimensional Magic (2020): appreciation of The Mad Magician and the 3D filmmaking boom of the 1950s by cinematographer Frank Passingham (Kubo and the Two Strings) and archivist Tom Vincent, presented in 3D and 2D
  • Super 8 version: cut-down home cinema presentation in anaglyphic 3D
  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Kat Ellinger, a look at the career of producer Bryan Foy, an archival interview with director John Brahm by David Del Valle, a guide to the promotional campaign of The Mad Magician, an overview of contemporary critical responses, Jeff Billington on the Three Stooges’ 3D shorts, and film credits
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray
Missing from the UK version:
  • Isolated Music Track
  • Master of Fright: Conjuring the Mad Magician
  • Julie Kirgo insert
 

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I will stick with my first purchase .
 

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So the UK version has the following which are not on the Twilight Time disc:
  • Three-Dimensional Magic (2020): appreciation of The Mad Magician and the 3D filmmaking boom of the 1950s by cinematographer Frank Passingham (Kubo and the Two Strings) and archivist Tom Vincent, presented in 3D and 2D
  • Super 8 version: cut-down home cinema presentation in anaglyphic 3D
  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Kat Ellinger, a look at the career of producer Bryan Foy, an archival interview with director John Brahm by David Del Valle, a guide to the promotional campaign of The Mad Magician, an overview of contemporary critical responses, Jeff Billington on the Three Stooges’ 3D shorts, and film credits
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray


Missing from the UK version:
  • Isolated Music Track
  • Master of Fright: Conjuring the Mad Magician
  • Julie Kirgo insert
I'm listening to the audio commentary on the Twilight Time disc and just noticed that it's a different audio commentary than what is listed on the Indicator version. So the differences are:

Indicator version has the following which are not on the Twilight Time disc:
  • Audio commentary with film historians Kevin Lyons and Jonathan Rigby (2020)
  • Three-Dimensional Magic (2020): appreciation of The Mad Magician and the 3D filmmaking boom of the 1950s by cinematographer Frank Passingham (Kubo and the Two Strings) and archivist Tom Vincent, presented in 3D and 2D
  • Super 8 version: cut-down home cinema presentation in anaglyphic 3D
  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Kat Ellinger, a look at the career of producer Bryan Foy, an archival interview with director John Brahm by David Del Valle, a guide to the promotional campaign of The Mad Magician, an overview of contemporary critical responses, Jeff Billington on the Three Stooges’ 3D shorts, and film credits
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray
Missing from the UK version:
  • Audio commentary by Film Historians David Del Valle and Steven Peros.​
  • Isolated Music Track​
  • Master of Fright: Conjuring the Mad Magician​
  • Julie Kirgo insert​
 
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I can't remember where I read about it but wasn't there an issue on the Twilight Time disc with the opening credits not properly displaying in 3D?
 

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I can't remember where I read about it but wasn't there an issue on the Twilight Time disc with the opening credits not properly displaying in 3D?
That's in the original negatives and cannot be fixed. It's not for the entire opening credits, just for maybe five to ten seconds of it.
 
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dvdbeaver comparison.

1.85 vs 1.78.

Indicator looks a bit softer.
I don’t see that the Indicator looks softer at all.
It’s either a draw or the Indicator may be sharper as far as my eye can see (by blowing the dvdbeaver images large on a 21” desktop computer and comparing portions of the frame side-by-side)
 

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I don’t see that the Indicator looks softer at all.
It’s either a draw or the Indicator may be sharper as far as my eye can see (by blowing the dvdbeaver images large on a 21” desktop computer and comparing portions of the frame side-by-side)
To my eye, Indicator brightness is lower affecting noticeable detail. Also, Indicator has a slight top/bottom cropped image.

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1) Twilight Time - Region FREE - Blu-ray TOP
2) Indicator - Region FREE - Blu-ray BOTTOM

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