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Re: 3-D Film Archive

PostThu Apr 16, 2015 1:19 pm

Jim Reid wrote:Look, Mr. Silentsplease or whatever your name is. My reading comprehension is just fine. It's you who is living this fantasy where 3D has died and is unavailable. Go to Amazon right now and you'll find a large section of 3D blu-rays and go into any electronics store....even in Indiana, and you will find a large selection of 3D TVs and 3D Blu-ray players. You might even find 3D projectors in some of the higher end stores. There's plenty of them available on line.


Yeah, on Amazon you can also find lots of VHS for sale, lots of HD DVDs; go to ebay and find lots of laserdiscs for sale too, Hahahah.... See the tremendous ease with which I dismantled your argument yet again? Look at the upcoming list of BD releases and you'll see an ever-shrinking list of 3D titles. THIS ISN'T FANTASY, Jim. THE PUBLIC REJECTED 3D, THAT IS A FACT. The poor ticket sales for 3D films and poor sales of 3D TVs should've clued you in long ago that the public had rejected it. I don't know why I have to keep beating this dead horse, LOL. Sure, there are still niche 3D titles coming out. But you people need to face reality that it will become harder and harder to keeping making them especially for independents. It is already hard to make *2D* DVDs and BDs, let alone 3D. We all want to support what Robert Furmanek and his company do, but STOP BEING DISINGENUOUS by encouraging people to blow thousands (YES, THOUSANDS, OR MORE; because, HELLO, not everyone's home has a large enough room for a projection system) on a technology that will have less and less content going forward and thus become essentially outdated.
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Re: 3-D Film Archive

PostThu Apr 16, 2015 3:12 pm

We've just updated our website to include new information on the never-completed feature, THE 3-D FOLLIES.

There's also new data on shorts and industrial films including the lost 1954 General Motors short, THIS IS PROGRESS. With 3-D footage of the XP-21 Firebird, this lost film must be found. Please share!

http://www.3dfilmarchive.com/golden-age-3-d

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Re: 3-D Film Archive

PostFri Apr 17, 2015 8:03 am

FWIW, a few weeks ago I replaced my older TV with a new model....specifically to get 3D capability, although the improved overall picture quality was also a factor.
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Re: 3-D Film Archive

PostFri Apr 17, 2015 9:47 am

As on alt.movies.silent, when Tom Moran would pronounce VHS dead, it always amazes me that people get worked up about what's the latest technology on which to watch a technology that died in 1927. The great thing is just that we can, not how few will.
“Sentimentality is when it doesn't come off—when it does, you get a true expression of life's sorrows.” —Alain-Fournier
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Re: 3-D Film Archive

PostSat Apr 18, 2015 11:53 am

Information on Ray Harryhausen's 1953 3-D tests and the 1956 Mouseketeers film 3D JAMBOREE have just been added to the website: http://www.3dfilmarchive.com/golden-age-3-d
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Re: 3-D Film Archive

PostSun Apr 19, 2015 1:57 pm

All known information on the lost 3-D version of UPA's THE TELL TALE HEART has now been added to the website. If you have any more documentation from primary source materials, please let us know!

http://www.3dfilmarchive.com/golden-age-3-d
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Re: 3-D Film Archive

PostWed Apr 22, 2015 7:36 pm

At long last and after many requests, we have our Silver Age 1966-1997 3-D page on our website. I hope that you enjoy seeing these great posters again!

http://www.3dfilmarchive.com/silver-age-1966---1986" target="_blank

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Re: 3-D Film Archive

PostThu Apr 23, 2015 9:31 am

Special thanks to John McElwee at Greenbriar Picture Shows.

http://greenbriarpictureshows.blogspot.com/
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Re: 3-D Film Archive

PostThu May 07, 2015 8:21 am

The trailer for 3-D RARITIES:

Last edited by silentfilm on Thu May 07, 2015 11:06 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: 3-D Film Archive

PostMon May 11, 2015 11:03 am

I don't know how either you feel about
quality restorations of 3D adult
movies, Bob and Greg, but let's
just say it would, ahem, pay the
bills.

Titles like Metalstorm, Spacehunter, Treasures of the
Four Crowns and Jaws 3D would have fanboy
appeal with proper restorations.
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Re: 3-D Film Archive

PostMon May 11, 2015 11:15 am

We own the rights to two adult titles and plan to restore them - eventually.

You might enjoy this page which covers all the titles released during the 1966 - 1997 period. http://www.3dfilmarchive.com/silver-age-1966---1986
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Re: 3-D Film Archive

PostThu May 14, 2015 10:32 am

Here's a chance to win a free copy of 3-D RARITIES!

http://www.flickeralley.com/3-d-raritie ... -giveaway/
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Re: 3-D Film Archive

PostWed May 27, 2015 9:54 am

Here's your chance to see 3-D RARITIES on the Big Screen!

June 11 at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, CA: http://www.americancinemathequecalendar ... d-rarities

June 13, 28 and July 4 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York: https://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/films/1587

July 12 at the Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael, CA: http://rafaelfilm.cafilm.org/3d-rarities/

The trailer: https://vimeo.com/127092649
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Re: 3-D Film Archive

PostThu May 28, 2015 5:22 pm

Bob,
Please bring your 3D Rarities (and Hondo) to Seattle!
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Re: 3-D Film Archive

PostThu May 28, 2015 6:12 pm

We would love to!

If you have a venue that has 3-D capability and might be interested, please contact me through our website: www.3dfilmarchive.com

Thank you!
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Re: 3-D Film Archive

PostSun Jun 07, 2015 9:14 am

The excitement is building and tickets are selling fast for 3-D RARITIES at MoMA. If you plan to see the show but don't have a ticket, I recommend you get one as soon as possible.

Greg Kintz, John McElwee, Jack Theakston and yours truly will be there on June 13. Don't miss it!

https://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/fil ... ings/24029" target="_blank

Here's the first review: http://www.hometheaterforum.com/topic/3 ... ct-review/
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Re: 3-D Film Archive

PostWed Jun 10, 2015 9:59 am

100 years ago today - on June 10, 1915 - the first documented exhibition of a 3-D film took place at the Astor Theatre in New York. More information can be found on our home page: http://www.3dfilmarchive.com/

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Re: 3-D Film Archive

PostSun Jun 14, 2015 3:15 pm

Our opening show in New York at the Museum of Modern Art was sold out!

Here are the first two articles.

http://aurorasginjoint.com/2015/06/14/n ... e-at-moma/

http://www.bigscreenclassics.com/2015/0 ... do-at.html

If you're in the New York area, MoMA will present 3-D RARITIES on June 28 and July 4. Don't miss it!
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Re: 3-D Film Archive

PostFri Jun 19, 2015 11:20 pm

Got my copy of the 3-D RARITIES Blu-ray in Thursday's mail and watched them all that night, including the bonuses and commentaries. Fascinating and often amazing collection of shorts of all sorts from the 1920s, 30s, 40s, and 50s, lovingly restored for 3-D HD. Picture quality varies a bit from one short to another, as does general entertainment value, but all display some spectacular 3-D and are great time capsules of the times they were shot. Railroad buffs will love the Pennsylvania Railroad 1940 promo film, old car buffs likewise the clever 1940 Plymouth Technicolor 3-D film of a car building itself in time to music. There's some Norman McLaren for abstract animation artfilm fans and Casper the Friendly Ghost in BOO MOON for studio animation and sci-fi fans, along with a fun vaudeville standup act, a burlesque act, a few 3-D trailers for 3-D movies, and much more! Delightful way to spend two-and-a-half hours for any fan of 3-D. The slide shows of the "Hunchback" production stills and Viewmaster reels were also great to see.

Hope that a volume 2 might eventually be considered, and looking forward to more of the 3-D Film Archive's vintage feature and short restorations showing up on Blu-ray!
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Re: 3-D Film Archive

PostSat Jun 20, 2015 12:18 pm

Thank you very much, Christopher. I appreciate your review and will pass it along to Greg Kintz and Jack Theakston.

Jack found the lost 35mm nitrate print of KELLEY'S PLASTICON PICTURES buried deep within the archives at the Library of Congress in February, 2006. It was starting to decompose and you can see some of that in the preservation master.

We have Jack Theakston to thank for discovering the earliest surviving 3-D film footage!
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Re: 3-D Film Archive

PostSun Jun 21, 2015 6:48 am

A review is on DVD Talk:

http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/68160/3-d-rarities/" target="_blank

"The Bottom Line
People like to dump on 3D televisions and 3D Blu-ray as a fad, but when you see, via the content of Flicker Alley and the 3-D Film Archive's 3-D Rarities, that 3D has been around for over 100 years and keeps getting better, perhaps people are just watching the wrong things in 3D. This set offers a great mix of quality effects and archival material that cinephiles will want in their collections, presented in terrific quality with some interesting and informative extras. You aren't getting this stuff on Netflix anytime soon."

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Re: 3-D Film Archive

PostSun Jun 21, 2015 7:30 am

Thank you very much, Rick. I've just added that fine review to our website and Facebook page.
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Re: 3-D Film Archive

PostTue Jun 30, 2015 5:21 am

Here are some comments on 3-D RARITIES:

"3-D Rarities is the most prized Blu-ray in my library of well over 100 3D titles. It is the absolute best 3D title currently available -- and it accomplishes that task without being Avatar."

"3-D Rarities is the demonstration disc that belongs in the collection of every aficionado of 3-D films."

"What an extensive 35-year labor of love. I appreciated how this was laid-out by the producers and the restoration work is extremely impressive. If you are even remotely keen - we give this a VERY strong recommendation!"

"Perhaps the best thing about the 3-D Rarities collection is the curatorship involved. Some of these pictures exist only with flawed elements, and the Archive experts have managed, where needed, to restore and realign each eye."

"This set offers a great mix of quality effects and archival material that cinephiles will want in their collections, presented in terrific quality with some interesting and informative extras."

"The people at 3-D Film Archive have done a magnificent job, performing sometimes miracles on the original faded, damaged and mis-aligned 3D footage."

"3-D RARITIES ranks as not just a gotta-have-it compilation for 3-D enthusiasts, but also one of the year’s top catalog releases of any kind to date."

"This is a great disc for fans of film history and it’s even better for 3D fans. If you have a 3D TV and are interested in film history, you really have to pick up 3D RARITIES."

"We feel the 3-D Rarities collection from Flicker Alley offers an enlightening mix of shorts that give us a greater perspective of 3D history. Once you experience it, you’ll agree that some of this footage deserves its own cult following."

"This is work of cinematic art, resurrected as reminder that James Cameron and his Avatar was not the original pinnacle of 3D."

Check out the complete reviews linked on our website at http://www.3dfilmarchive.com" or the Amazon customer reviews at
http://www.amazon.com/3-D-Rarities-Blu- ... B00VGXABLI"
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Re: 3-D Film Archive

PostWed Jul 08, 2015 11:07 am

On July 29 and 30, we'll be presenting 3-D highlights from MONEY FROM HOME at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. https://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/fil ... ings/24202

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Re: 3-D Film Archive

PostTue Jul 14, 2015 11:18 am

Just a reminder for our show on July 19 at the Downtown Independent in LA. Don't miss it!

http://www.lafilmforum.org/schedule/sum ... -furmanek/
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Re: 3-D Film Archive

PostFri Jul 31, 2015 2:09 pm

TCM has posted Dick Dinman's In-Depth Salute to 3-D RARITIES:

http://www.tcm.com/this-month/movie-new ... D-RARITIES
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Re: 3-D Film Archive

PostSun Aug 02, 2015 10:30 am

3-D RARITIES will have its Midwest premiere on August 13 in Ohio:

http://wexarts.org/film-video/3d-rarities
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Re: 3-D Film Archive

PostFri Apr 01, 2016 3:02 pm

We are truly honored to be nominated for this most prestigious award!

http://festival.ilcinemaritrovato.it/en ... rds-xxiii/
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Re: 3-D Film Archive

PostWed Apr 20, 2016 9:17 am

Looking forward to more classic 3-D releases!! Rarities was wonderful and Gog was beautifully done.
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Re: 3-D Film Archive

PostFri Apr 22, 2016 8:44 pm

Thank you very much, Mark!
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