World 3-D Expo returns!

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  1. Jack Theakston

    Jack Theakston Supporting Actor

    Aug 3, 2003
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    New York
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    Jack Theakston
    Just got word about this... I'm there!

    World 3-D Film Expo II at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood opens with TWO restored 3-D Classics, "Those Redheads From Seattle" and "Taza, Son of Cochise"; These are only the first of a series of restored 3-D films being run for the first time in over 50 years!

    September 8-17, 2006

    Hollywood -- SabuCat Productions will try to top their highly successful "World 3-D Film Expo" of 2003 with "World 3-D Film Expo II", this coming September 8 through September 17, 2006, at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. The 10 day festival will not only be highlighting the sold out shows of 2003 (such as "House of Wax", Creature From the Black Lagoon", "Robot Monster", "The Glass Web" and "Dial M For Murder"), but will also be showing EIGHT new "Golden Era" titles, most of which have never been seen in over 50 years in 3-D. In fact, two of the titles have never been shown in 3-D even in the 1950's! The Expo will be having the World 3-D premieres of "Diamond Wizard" (1954) and "Jivaro" (1954). Most of the other six new titles, "Sangaree", "Those Redheads From Seattle", "Taza, Son of Cochise", "Devil's Canyon", "Wings of the Hawk", and "Cease Fire" have not been seen in 3-D since their original release dates.

    NONE of the films will be shown in the anaglyphic (red/blue) system; like Expo I, all of the "Golden Age" features and shorts will be shown in 35mm and in "double interlock" Polaroid System, the original method (and still the very best method) for showing these films.

    All told, 35 features and over 20 short subjects will unspool at the Expo. In addition to the various feature films, we will be premiering several 3-D short subjects, including the long lost cartoon, "Popeye, Ace of Space", as well as "Hawaiian Nights", Carnival in April", "Owl and the Pussycat", and many others.

    Other highlights of Expo II include:

    · Opening night Gala, with food and wine, and showing TWO 3-D premieres: "Those Redheads From Seattle" and "Taza, Son of Cochise".

    · The World Polaroid projection premiere of "Night of the Living Dead 3D" (2006), with the director, Jeff Broadstreet, in attendance, as well as the stars of the film!

    · World premiere of the fully restored, uncut, "The Stewardesses" (1971) will be shown on Saturday, September 9th, as a midnight screening. The star of the film, Christina Hart, will be making her first personal appearance for the film in 35 years!

    · A special "All Animation" show, highlighting a dozen animated films from the Golden era of 3-D (and earlier!).

    · Shows highlighting Russian and British 3-D short films, most of which have never been seen in the United States.

    · Rarities, Part II: One of the key highlights of Expo I was "Rarities"; we've now discovered some more, amazing and historic stereoscopic imagery!

    · "Cease Fire" is the only film (let alone a film in 3-D) ever shot at an actual war: The Korean War, in this case, using actual soldiers as actors. Some of those soldiers (and their families) are planning to attend; it will be the first time the film has been screened in 3-D in over 50 years.

    · Paul Morrissey's "Frankenstein" (1974) will be screened in a brand new restored print!

    · Even in the case of films that were run at Expo I, we will have a few "new" surprises. For example, "Kiss Me Kate" will be screened using the only surviving original dye-transfer ("3-strip") Technicolor print still in existence. "Charge at Feather River" is a brand new restored print. And for the first time in over 50 years, many of the Golden Age films will screen in WIDE SCREEN, as they were meant to be seen.

    Festival organizer Jeff Joseph says, "Although Expo I was wildly successful, we swore we would never do one again... but then, some film elements were discovered, some studios started to be very helpful, one thing led to another...and here we are."

    Detailed information about the festival, film schedule, and tickets can
    be found at:

    The festival can be reached at:

    Phone number: 661 538-9259
    Fax number: 661 793-6755

    *Special note: Although at the Egyptian Theatre, this festival is not a
    program of the American Cinematheque.
  2. Jesse Skeen

    Jesse Skeen Producer

    Apr 24, 1999
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    You haven't lived until you've seen The Stewardesses- wish I could make it down there!
  3. GregK

    GregK Screenwriter

    Nov 22, 2000
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    What an amazing line up!

    So many of those Paramount titles were thought to be lost in 3-D until recently.. and NOTLD3D will have it's ONLY polarized presentation at the 3-D Expo. The rest of the country will see it in mediocre red & blue anaglyph.

    And of course the great line up of 1950s 3-D classics will also be running, which include HOUSE OF WAX, IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE (presented in three track stereo) CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, REVENGE OF THE CREATURE, DIAL M FOR MURDER, KISS ME KATE, INFERNO, etc.. All in their original two strip polarized form.

    ..Can't miss this one!!

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