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Creature from the Black LagoonOnce again, as a special Halloween treat, the October issue of 3-D Review Online Magazine presents some classic 3-D monster information as well as the latest 3-D items.

American Greetings Godzilla Lenticular Christmas Ornament

2007 Carlton Cards/American Greetings Godzilla Christmas OrnamentCarlton Cards/American Greetings brings the perfect lenticular gift for Christmas 2007 with the release of the third in their Heirloom Collection of Godzilla Christmas ornaments. The ornament features a lenticular show featuring Godzilla's greatest adversaries.

The highly detailed ornament features the 1960s-1970s Godzilla standing in front of a giant drive-in theatre type screen. When the ornament is moved, the lenticular image on the screen changes to show different images of King Ghidorah, Hedorah (The Smog Monster), Mothra and Mecha-Godzilla.

Pushing a button on top of the ornament plays the roars of the monsters Godzilla and Mothra while the ornament lights up.

The Godzilla ornaments are popular best sellers and have disappeared from store shelves quickly during the previous two incarnations, so get yours before they're gone.

The first Godzilla ornament in the series is quite collectible and usually sells for more than it's original retail price.

If you can't find the 2007 Godzilla Heirloom Collection Christmas Ornament in a local store, you can order it directly from the Carlton Cards/American Greetings Web site at a special price of $18.75. Order multiple ornaments because they make great gifts for the Godzilla or 3-D collector.

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Godzilla Saves America - A Monster Showdown in 3-D (1996)

Godzilla Saves America cover artGodzilla lives, and he's coming to America!

Hold on to your special 3-D Godzilla Glasses, because you won't believe your eyes.

Drawn in big, bold colors, this picture book features the latest in 3-D technology, allowing the gargantuan Godzilla to leap right off the page.

Godzilla fans are in for a treat as they watch him battle Ghidorah, a three-headed dragon from outer space. No place in America is safe from this space monster. Godzilla must trek all across America, from the Golden Gate Bridge to Mount Rushmore to a quick shower under Niagara Falls, in search of the demolition dragon. Finally, they meet up in a mega-monster showdown set in New York City's concrete canyons. Illustrated in full color.

Reading level: Ages 4-8

Hardcover: Includes punch-out 3-D glasses
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; Bk&Acces edition (October 29, 1996)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0679880798
ISBN-13: 978-0679880790
Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 9 x 0.2 inches

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Screamfest Horror Film Festival Presents 25th Anniversary Screenings of Friday the 13th Part 3 in 3-D on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Grauman Mann's Chinese 6 Theatre in Hollywood

Friday the 13th Part 3 in 3-D anaglyphic titleScreamfest Horror Film Festival in Los Angeles is presenting the 25th anniversary and reunion of the classic 3-D horror film Friday the 13th Part 3 in 3-D.

Both screenings will feature special appearances by cast and crew including Tracie Savage (Debbie), Paul Kratka (Rick), Richard Brooker (Jason), Larry Zerner (Shelly) and composer Harry Manfredini.

Grauman Mann's Chinese 6 Theatre is located at 6801 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, CA.

The shows will be at 9:30 to 11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007. Admission is $10. Tickets are available at www.screamfestla.com.

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Click the image to see a large version of the rare Friday the 13th Part 3 in 3-D anaglyphic movie poster. Read about the creation of the poster in the October 2004 3-D Review Online Magazine.

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Cartoon Network 3-D Halloween Airs on Oct. 12

Cartoon Network and LucasArts will transport viewers into another dimension this October with Cartoon Network 3-D Halloween. The special presentation, to be aired Oct. 12 as part of the Friday Fried Dynamite block, will feature the popular series Out of Jimmy's Head and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. In addition to these special 3-D episodes, viewers can also get a 3-D sneak peek at the LucasArts video game Thrillville: Off the Rails, where players create and experience the theme park of their dreams. The video game will be integrated into the campaign promoting the special night of programming, including on-air and online promotional elements.

3-D Halloween kicks off at 7 pm (ET/PT) with a new episode of Out of Jimmy's Head called Ghost, in which Jimmy sees a ghost in the classroom attic. His best friend Craig sees this as an opportunity to cash in on Jimmy's ghost spotting abilities and creates a pricey and spooky seminar. At 7:30 pm (ET/PT), in the haunting Halloween 3-D episode of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends titled Nightmare on Wilson Way, Bloo's ultimate Halloween trick goes horribly awry when his friends are turned into zombies.

DDD Group plc, a 3-D software and content company, was responsible for converting the series episodes and Thrillville material to 3-D with their software that combines real-time 3-D depth recovery with the ability to edit the resulting 3-D scene. This allowed DDD to quickly process the scenes as they were delivered by Cartoon Network's animation studios while still providing the flexibility to change the 3-D effect in each scene prior to approval. The productivity of the software allowed an entire 20-minute television episode to be reprocessed to 3-D in just four weeks.

To promote Thrillville: Off the Rails, Cartoon Network will create a custom teaser spot driving tune-in, as well as feature the video game's branding on 3-D glasses. CartoonNetwork.com will also create a custom micro-site featuring a game demo, special game tips and tricks and additional information for visitors. Viewers can go to CartoonNetwork.com for information on how to receive free 3-D glasses.

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Regis and Kelly Go 3-D for Oct. 31 Halloween Show

Regis and Kelly 3-D logoThis year Live with Regis and Kelly will be broadcasting its Halloween episode in 3-D.

Reege and Pipa always have huge Halloween shows in which they dress up in elaborate costumes. Most notably, and creepily, they’ve dressed up as each other more than once. Now, for they’re 20th season, they’re upping the ante. The hosts are still dressing in their signature wacky costumes, but this year it’s going to feel like they’re right in your living room with you.

Viewers who want to feel like they can reach out and touch the twosome can stop by any Walgreens photo counter and pick up a pair of 3-D glasses.

More info about the Halloween episode, including an address where you can send a self-addressed stamped envelope and get a free pair of 3-D glasses, can be found on Live’s Web site.

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Cameron/Pace Fusion 3-D Camera System and Crew Sign on for the Production of Stereo Vision's Independent 3-D Feature Aubrey Blaze Piranhas 3-D

Stereo Vision logoStereo Vision Entertainment Inc. announced that the Cameron/Pace Fusion 3-D camera system and crew have signed on for the production of Stereo Vision's independent 3-D feature film, Aubrey Blaze Piranhas 3-D.

Stereo Vision's Chairman, Baywatch creator and executive producer Doug Schwartz stated, "We know that the first polarized 3-D movie we produce for the rapidly expanding worldwide platform of 3-D capable digital theatres needs to be of the highest quality in production value. We feel very fortunate to have entered into this agreement to produce Aubrey Blaze Piranhas 3-D with the Cameron/Pace Fusion 3-D camera system.

James Cameron and Vince Pace collaborated on the design of the Fusion system, and it's being used for the production of Cameron's 3-D movie Avatar which is scheduled for release in 2009.

The fully manned PACE Fusion camera crew will be with me and the Stereo Vision team on the ground in Puerto Rico, for the production of the first in a series of Aubrey Blaze 3-D action adventure movies.

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The Seeker: The Dark is Rising Lenticular 3-D Movie Poster

Dark Rising 3-D Lenticular movie posterA lenticular 3-D one-sheet movie poster to promote The Dark is Rising is in theatres. The poster changes from an image of The Rider to a dark image with the words, "Defend the Light." The film opens in theatres on Oct. 5, 2007.

Based on the acclaimed novel by Susan Cooper, The Dark is Rising is the first film adaptation of the author's acclaimed The Dark Is Rising Sequence. The film tells the story of Will Stanton, a young man who learns he is the last of a group of warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the Dark. Traveling back and forth through time, Will discovers a series of clues which lead him into a showdown with forces of unimaginable power. With the Dark once again rising, the future of the world rests in Will's hands.

The cast:
Christopher Eccleston - The Rider
Ian McShane - Merriman Lyon
Jonathan Jackson - The Walker
Gregory Smith - Max
Wendy Crewson - Mary Stanton
Amelia Warner - Maggie Barnes
James Cosmo - Dawson
Frances Conroy - Miss Greythorne
Alexander Ludwig - Will Stanton
Drew Tyler Bell - James
John Benjamin Hickey - John Stanton
Jim Piddock - George
Emma Lockhart - Gwen
Gary Entin - Paul Stanton
Edmund Entin - Robin Stanton
Mark Donovan - Fight Promoter
Stephen Evans - Trickster

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Creature from the Black Lagoon items

Rubies Creature from the Black Lagoon Halloween Mask, Claws and Feet

Rubies Creature mask, claws and feet

Just in time for Halloween, here are the Creature from the Black Lagoon Halloween mask, claws and feet manufactured by Rubies.

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Creature from the Black Lagoon Solar-Powered Bobblehead

Creature solar bobblehead

Creature from the Black Lagoon solar powered bobble head. The bobble head will bobble on it's own when placed in the light or sun. Made of plastic and stands about six inches tall. Fully licensed by Universal and produced by Fusion Toys. Apparently, the company has gone out of business.

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Creature from the Black Lagoon Trashcan

Creature trashcan

Metal trash can featuring The Creature From the Black Lagoon. It features a comical saying similar to the old Creature Features trading cards. Measures 13" tall and 7" wide. Image appears on both sides. Fully licensed by Universal.

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Creature from the Black Lagoon Silver Screen Yanoman Figurine

Creature by Yanoman

This chess piece style figure of The Creature from the Black Lagoon is 3.5" tall and features a movie style silver screen paint scheme. Includes base and is made of vinyl with incredible detail. Requires very minimal assembly, no glue or model skills needed the pieces just pop into place. Fully licensed, made by Yanoman and imported from Japan.

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Creature from the Black Lagoon Stickers

Creature stickers

Set includes twelve Universal Monster reusable stickers. Includes movie photo inspired stickers of Creature, Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy and The Wolfman. Stickers measure about 2.5" each with some larger and some smaller. Fully licensed by Universal and produced by F.U.N.

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Creature from the Black Lagoon Die Cast 1949 Mercury

Creature Mercury

From the Johnny Lightning Monster Collection is The Creature from the Black Lagoon 1949 Mercury. Die cast car with plastic parts. Features The Creature designs and includes authentic film still reproduction card. Fully licensed by Universal Studios. Car is about 1:64 scale and 3" long.

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Creature from the Black Lagoon Die Cast Chevy Bel Aire Convertible

Creature Chevy

From the Johnny Lightning Monster Collection is The Creature from the Black Lagoon 1957 Chevy Bel Air Convertible. Die cast car with plastic parts. Features The Creature designs and includes authentic film still reproduction card. Fully licensed by Universal Studios. Car is about 1:64 scale and 3" long.

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Creature from the Black Lagoon Slammer Whammers (1994)

Creature slammer

Package contains 17 caps featuring actual movie photos of Dracula, The Wolfman, The Mummy, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Frankenstein and more. Also included is a bonus glow cap and a 3-D plastic slammer. Produced by Imperial Toy Corp. 1994 and fully licensed by Universal Studios.

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Funko Creature Puppet

Created by Funko for their Handy Dandy Collection this is the Creature from the Black Lagoon from Universal Pictures the Hand Puppet. This puppet has a molded vinyl head with printed cloth body and includes a cut out on the back of the package to display your puppet.

Creature from the Black Lagoon Dell Comic Book (1964)

In 1964, Dell published several comic books featuring Universal Monsters. Here are the covers for those collectible comic books including an adaptation of The Creature.

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Hawthorne's Universal Monsters Train features Creature

TrainNow here's a ride that really will send shivers up your spine, the first ever Universal Studios Monsters Halloween train! Exclusively from Hawthorne Village, it just may be the coolest creepy Halloween collectible and decoration you've ever seen, and it's a terrifyingly terrific movie collectible too! Precision crafted and authentically detailed, this Halloween collectible train collection comes with monster figurines and also a 16-piece track set and power pack.

Watch with horror as it flies along the tracks in the dead of night, aglow with eerie lights! And look! This unique Halloween decorating idea is covered with portraits of the classic Universal Studios Monsters - Dracula, Frankenstein, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Wolf Man and the Mummy! Go ahead, climb aboard - we dare you!

This exclusive collectible Universal Studios Monsters Halloween train set from Hawthorne Village feature

  • The first-ever illuminated train set inspired by the classic monsters of Universal Studios, officially licensed by Universal Studios and available exclusively from Hawthorne Village.
  • It lights up! The Monsters Express steam locomotive's headlight lights up and the windows of each car glow eerily from within.
  • This delightfully frightful Halloween collectible (and terrifyingly terrific movie collectible!) is embellished with artwork depicting the classic monsters of Universal Studios, along with bats, spider webs and even glow-in-the-dark accents!
  • Precision-crafted and authentically detailed, this heirloom-quality ON30 scale model train set boasts a solid metal chassis and steel alloy wheels - ideal for display by the true model train enthusiast.
  • Includes Monsters collectible figurines including Count Dracula and Frankenstein, yours FREE!
  • Nickel silver tracks and power-pack are also yours FREE, a $70 value, with the completed collection, and will be shipped along with the second and third train cars.
  • Hand-numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
  • Individual train cars are ON30 scale (O scale train that runs on HO gauge track), completed oval track measures 56" x 38".

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Hawthorne's Universal Monsters Village Set features Creature

VillageFire up a torch. Pack plenty of silver bullets, and, for good measure, bring along a sharp wooden stake. Because under the eerie glow of the full moon, you'll be paying a pulse-quickening visit to a village that's alive with the monsters and gothic castles of the silver screen that have been scaring young and old for over 70 years. Imagine how spookily enchanted you and your friends will be by this illuminated Universal Studios collectible village!

Now, you can pay a terrifying tribute to movies' classic monsters with this Universal Studios collectible village. A Hawthorne Village exclusive, this is a screamingly-scary handcrafted movie collectible Halloween village officially authorized by Universal Studios. Brisk demand is expected for this collectible village. Comes with Frankenstein figurine, The Mummy figurine, Count Dracula figurine and The Creature' of the Black Lagoon figurine.

This exclusive illuminated Universal Studios collectible village collection from Hawthorne Village features

  • A Hawthorne Village exclusive, first Universal Studios collectible village fully authorized by Universal Studios.
  • Movie collectible Halloween village embellished with "flying" bats, spooky sounds, eerie lights, monstrous motion and real swirling fog.
  • Four exclusive collectible figurines, "Frankenstein," "Count Dracula," "The Creature" and "The Mummy" and a six-piece light set.
  • Hand-numbered Certificates of Authenticity.
  • "Dr. Frankenstein's Castle" measures approximately 7" high.

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Aurora Coppersmith Creature 1970s

Creature Coppersmith

Aurora, the popular model making company, produced a Coppersmith set in the 1970's for making hammered copper monsters. Every once in a while, an old copper hammered piece emerges and becomes available to collectors. Each item measures 6" x 8".

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Creature Flicker Ring

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Many a happy kid was thrilled to get a Creature from the Black Lagoon flicker ring from the 10 cent gumball machines in the 1960s. Other Universal Monsters featured on flicker rings included Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Phantom and The Wolfman.

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Creature from the Black Lagoon 8mm Films
The Creature from the Black Lagoon came home in 8mm and Super 8 3-D releases from Castle Films, Universal 8 and other distributors around the world. Here are some of the boxes from those releases.

The Creature from the Black Lagoon - Castle Films 8mm Sound in 2-D. The box art didn't even feature the Creature and the title on the box reads, The Creature From The Lagoon.

The Creature from the Black Lagoon - Universal 8 Super 8mm anaglyphic 3-D with sound.

The Creature Walks Among Us - Castle Films Super 8mm in 2-D.

The Creature from the Black Lagoon - Universal 8 Super 8mm in 2-D.

Revenge of the Creature - Castle Films Super 8mm in 2-D.

Universal 8 German release of the 2-D version of The Creature from the Black Lagoon, circa 1970s.

Universal 8 German release of the 3-D version of The Creature from the Black Lagoon, circa 1970s.

This is a rarely seen 50-foot 2-D Super 8mm version of The Creature Walks Among Us in a pink, black and white box. Apparently, these pink boxes were temporary cardboard boxes used when Castle Films became Universal 8, and they were discontinuing their 50-foot editions.

The Creature Walks Among Us 2-D Super 8mm version.

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The Mad Magician 8mm 3-D Film

Here is the cover art from the 200-foot 8mm release of the 3-D version of The Mad Magician. The film came with two sets of anaglyphic 3-D glasses with the printed text reading, "THE BOLDEST LOOK YOU EVER TOOK IN "PARADISIO". Perhaps the glasses were overruns from another 3-D effort?

Cover art from the 200-foot Super 8mm release of the 3-D version of The Mad Magician.

Cover art from the 400-foot Super 8mm release of the 3-D version of The Mad Magician in clamshell packaging and 10 pairs of anaglyphic 3-D glasses.

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It Came from Outer Space 3-D 8mm Films

It Came from Outer Space came home in 8mm and Super 8 releases from Castle Films and a 3-D version from Universal 8 in the U.S. and Germany. Here are some of the boxes from those releases.

It Came from Outer Space - Castle Films Super 8mm

It Came from Outer Space - Universal 8 Super 8mm anaglyphic 3-D with sound.

It Came from Outer Space - Universal 8 Super 8mm 2-D

It Came from Outer Space - Universal 8 German 3-D

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The 3 Stooges 3-D 8mm Films

Cover art from the 8mm 3-D film Spooks starring The 3 Stooges. This movie was sold packaged on a shrink-wrap card.

Cover art from the 200-foot 8mm 3-D film Pardon My Backfire starring The 3 Stooges. This has great 3-D cover art including the caption "More 3D ELERIUMS!" The film included several 3-D glasses in the box.

Movie box images courtesy of Greg Krieger and his excellent Web site at 8mm Horror and Sci-Fi Home Movie Boxes

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3-D Center of Art and Photography Upcoming Attractions

CHRISTOPHER SCHNEBERGER's MAGIC AND MURDER AT THE CANDY FACTORY
October 4 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Christopher Schneberger's Magic and Murder at the Candy Factory is currently featured in the Stereo Theatre. He will be coming to Portland, Oregon from Chicago, Illinois for a special reception from six to nine p.m. on October 4. There will be a Q & A session with him at 7 p.m. and informal time to chat about Magic and Murder and other 3-D projects of his. Don't miss this opportunity to meet Christopher!

INTRODUCTION TO 3-D PHOTOGRAPHY
Oct. 30 and Nov. 6, 13, 20 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Taught by Shab Levy
Tuesdays (4 weeks)
This class is designed for beginners who are interested in discovering the world of 3-D stereoscopic photography through discussions, hands-on experience and viewing 3-D images in the form of projected 3-D slides, stereoscopic prints and digital 3-D images on a computer. You will learn about the long history of 3-D photography, the many methods of making and presenting 3-D imagery, and discuss other 3-D topics of interest to workshop participants.
$50 General / $40 Friend (Level 2 or higher).

MAKING CUSTOM VIEW-MASTER® REELS
Nov. 27 and Dec. 4, 11, 18 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Taught by Shab Levy
Tuesdays (4 weeks)
The class is designed for individuals wishing to learn how to use their digital cameras to make small quantities of custom View-Master® reels. The hands-on class is devoted to learning and improving a technique which Shab has developed which allows one to use a digital camera and to end up with custom made View-Master® reels.
$50 General / $40 Friend (Level 2 or higher).

More about The 3-D Center
The 3-D Center houses the remainder of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Stereoscopic Research Library and is now the custodian of approximately 650 lbs. of 3-D slides belonging to the PSA Stereo Division. The PSA Stereo Division is the first Club to join Friends of the Center. The 3-D Center is hoping that more stereoscopic organizations and photography clubs will support it.

The 3-D Center is a non-profit corporation dedicated to supporting, promoting and preserving 3-D imagery of all kinds. Write to The 3-D Center for information on making a tax-deductible contribution. Friends of the Center receive Center News (the quarterly newsletter) and 10 percent off gift store and online purchases. Basic individual memberships start at $60. A level 2 family membership is $120 and a supporter membership is $240. Memberships can be paid for using a personal check, VISA or MasterCard.

The 3-D Center of Art and Photography is located at 1928 NW Lovejoy in Portland, Oregon. Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. First Thursdays, 6 to 9 p.m. Call (503) 227-6667.

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Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Returns in 3-D

Nightmare Before Christmas 3-D poster art

Tim's Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas in Disney Digital 3-D™ returns to 3-D equipped theatres for a limited three-week run on Oct. 19, 2007. You can view the trailer at www.nightmare3Dmovie.com.

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Monsters vs. Aliens Changes Release Date

Monsters vs. Aliens artDreamWorks Animation is moving Paramount's 2009 release date for the 3-D animated feature Monsters vs. Aliens to March 27, 2009. The date change avoids a head-to-head collision with James Cameron's Avatar, from Fox, that would have had the films fighting over the nation's growing number of digital 3-D screens.

The DreamWorks movie, the company's first film produced entirely in 3-D, had been scheduled for release May 15, 2009, just a week ahead of Avatar, which is due May 22, 2009.

DWA CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg unveiled the move Wednesday at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference in New York. Katzenberg hailed 3-D, saying it will "transform" the movie business.

The executive noted that he decided to move the release of Monsters vs. Aliens,- a modern-day take on '50s monster movies directed by Conrad Vernon and Rob Letterman, after spending recent months surveying the developing 3-D exhibition scene.

Had Monsters vs. Aliens stuck to its proposed May release, "I saw more and more problems splitting the market for 3-D right at the time when it will be becoming the most exciting thing in moviegoing," Katzenberg said. "Instead of splitting the market, I want to see it get launched in the best possible way."

Katzenberg predicted that there would be 5,000 to 8,000 3-D screens available domestically by the time Monsters vs. Aliens rolls out in 2009. While a 2-D version of the film also will play in smaller markets, the majority of its U.S. dates will use the new 3-D technologies.

With its new release date, Monsters vs. Aliens will have an eight-week window in the 3-D corridor before Avatar takes over for the Memorial Day holiday.

"Monsters" originally had been penciled in for May 22, 2009, to take advantage of Memorial Day weekend. But when Avatar also put a marker down on that date, Monsters vs. Aliens initially moved to May 15.

By moving to March, ahead of Easter, which falls on April 12 in 2009, Monsters vs. Aliens will be giving up some of the midweek boxoffice business that is traditionally seen during the summer play period, though it could make up some of that ground from the moviegoing that takes place during the staggered spring breaks that surround Easter.

Internationally, the transition to digital 3-D lags behind that of the U.S., and so Katzenberg said that the film's international release, which will begin with some day-and-date bookings, probably will roll out more slowly but that the film would still be able to take full advantage of foreign screens.

On the more immediate horizon, DWA and Paramount will release Bee Movie, with Jerry Seinfeld producing, writing and lending his voice, on Nov. 2.

"It's like a long-lost friend that has returned. It's nice to have his sensibility back in your life," Katzenberg said of the comedian whose eponymous TV show ended its primetime run in 1998.

He added that he knows "adults assume that it's over the heads of kids," but test screenings of the movie about a wisecracking insect showed that kids "get it."

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Promotional View-Master® Promotes Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent

Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent logoColts quarterback Peyton Manning's starring roles are not limited to a big season opener against the Saints.

Manning joined his father, former quarterback Archie Manning and Gov. Mitch Daniels at St. Vincent Children's Hospital in early September for what hospital officials called a "major announcement that will benefit pediatric patients throughout the state of Indiana." It all lead up to the announcement of naming the new Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent. St. Vincent didn't reveal anything about its news prior to the event, but the hospital was busy hyping its Manning-centered event.

St. Vincent sent the media a custom View-Master® with 3-D photos of Manning with young St. Vincent patients.

Peyton first partnered with St.Vincent Health back in 1998, and since that time has maintained a strong relationship with the Children’s Hospital.

  • In 2004 Peyton sponsored the monthly “True Heroes” program, which provides monthly events and parties for pediatric patients at the hospital. Events include pizza parties, trips to the Indianapolis Zoo and special visits from Manning and his teammates.
  • Every December, Peyton’s PeyBack Foundation hosts an annual holiday party for the pediatric patients at the Children’s Hospital. Manning makes personal visits and delivers gifts to patients in the hospital. Every party concludes with a special visit from Santa Claus.
  • Each year Peyton makes countless personal visits to the Children’s Hospital to help raise the spirits with children who are ill and is the St.Vincent pokesperson for our various child health and safety initiatives.
  • Four pediatric inpatient rooms at the hospital are dedicated to, and made possible by, a generous donation from Peyton and his wife, Ashley. Each room has a football theme of either the all-star athlete in his Indianapolis Colts or Tennessee Volunteers uniform.

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Stereo World Vol. 33, No. 1 July/August 2007

Stereo World Magazine cover artThe latest issue of Stereo World features the following articles:

  • Rene Magritte's 1928 Masterpiece of Stereoscopic Painting by Andew Griscom
  • Queensland's Far North in 3-D by John Dennis
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis and Continuous Strip Stereo by Robert B. Balcomb
  • Ice was Nice by John Dennis
  • ISU's Stereoscopy Published in Full Color by Alexander Klein
  • Ultrasound Upgrade Produces 3-D Images
  • The 2007 Stereoscopic Display Conference by Lawrence Kaufman (Read more about it online.)
  • Seeing the Unseen by John Dennis
  • Plus, regular features including Editor's View, Letters, The Society, NewViews and Classifieds.

This issue featured 3-D Review Online Magazine in the NewViews article about new and current 3-D related books, reports and newsletters found on page 32.

Stereo World Magazine is published bimonthly with 40 or more pages per issue. Stereo images from a variety of eras and formats are printed as high quality side-by-side pairs, lavishly illustrating every article. Stereo World publishes original research by noted authorities on stereo photographers, their publishing histories, the historic events and subjects they depicted, and their equipment and techniques.

All National Stereoscopic Association members receive six issues of Stereo World annually. Equally featured are articles of interest to today's stereo photographers and students of 3-D imaging techniques.

Subjects covered are cameras and projectors, viewers and other equipment, 3-D drawing and digital applications, View-Master® information, 3-D film and video developments and news of products/services from around the world. Stereo related books are reviewed, and upcoming photo trade shows and exhibitions are listed.

Display and classified ads assist members in pursuing their stereo activities. Members are offered free classified advertising (100 free words per year, divided into three ads).

For more information or to become a member, visit the National Stereoscopic Association Web site.

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Boogie DS Videogame Comes with 3-D Glasses

BoogieEA Games' new karaoke-slash-dancing game Boogie had a quiet start on the Wii last week, coming in near the bottom of the Top 20, according to Chart Track, and it's had middling reviews to boot. But that's not stopping the company from taking its music game to a few new platforms.

The most interesting of the new versions is that for the DS. The game will come with special glasses that will let you follow the on-screen action in 3-D.

The portable version will also come with new modes and 10 mini-games not included in the Wii game.

The PlayStation 2 version, on the other hand, will be far more similar to the Wii game and includes the standard singing and dancing found in that version.

Both the DS and the PS2 editions of Boogie will be out in time for Christmas.

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3-D TV Comes to Texas

Texas Instruments logoTelevision tech-heads in San Antonio have more acronyms to add to the alphabet soup of high-definition viewing. They got their first chance to see 3-D HDTV featuring DLP technology by Texas Instruments, or TI. High-end electronics retailer Bjorn's arranged the demonstration for customers.

Three-dimensional programs jump off the screen and have the depth and layers that you don't get with conventional television viewing. It's like the 3-D films you've seen in the past, but the picture is crisper and the glasses are a lot more high-tech.

Store owner Bjorn Dybdahl said he saw the technology in January and again in March, and he has been bugging TI to show it off.

"You're the first in Texas and the U.S. and probably the world to see this from a retail standpoint," he said to about 30 people in a trailer provided by Mitsubishi Electric. Mitsubishi and Samsung sell the only 3-D capable HDTVs.

"It was wow," said Milton Glueck of San Antonio. He said he hasn't taken the HDTV plunge yet, but Friday's demonstration may have pushed him a step closer. "I'll take two," joked Baron Wiley of San Antonio. "With something like this, you want to be the first one on your block."

The televisions cost between $2,500 and $4,300, depending on size. That's only a few hundred dollars more than a DLP-equipped HDTV that isn't 3-D capable.

The 3- TVs don't make regular programming leap out at you. They will take programs shot in 3-D for theaters and give them added life.

The added life costs about $1,500 extra. For that, you also get a computer with special software, special glasses and an emitter to control the glasses. The emitter signals the glasses to shutter open and closed 60 times a second. That allows viewers to see the images in 3-D.

So far, there isn't much 3-D content. You can't watch a football game in 3-D unless it has been filmed in 3-D. In addition, the 3-D content has to be run through the computer, much the same way you would put a DVD into a DVD player.

Dybdahl said he has been selling the sets for the last couple of months. But this is the first time he has been able to show off their capabilities.

The demonstration enticed Richard and Jean Philbert of San Antonio to watch. Richard Philbert had come in to the store to get his remote control fixed. Eventually, the couple ended up in a room watching the first three minutes of Star Wars in 3-D.

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3-D Auction Results

Here are a few 3-D auction results from the past month.

View-Master® Dealer Display Globe

A View-Master® Dealer Advertising Globe sold for $446.23 with 14 bids. The rarely seen globe was rated at fair to good condition. The globe lights up so that people can use the four attached viewers. This advertising display won advertising awards for Sawyer's when it was originally created and displayed.

A mint on card example of the 1974 Creature From The Black Lagoon 8" tall action figure brought $8,100 with 18 bids. This rare figure was produced by AHI and was a competitor of the Mego toy line.

San Fransisco Earthquake Fire stereoview

A San Fransisco earthquake stereoview showing a dramatic smokey sky from fire in the distance sold for $405 with 12 bids. The description reads, "On duty amid the encircling gloom of their city's certain destruction. Magnificent fire scene near Union Ferry Building, San Fransisco. Copyright 1906 C.L. Wasson." This is card No. 20614.

1904 St. Louis World's Fair Ferris Wheel stereoview

A St. Louis 1904 World's Fair stereoview showing the giant Ferris Wheel and a giant flower basket sold for $47 with 7 bids. The stereoview was published by The Universal Photo Art Co. of Philadelphia, PA. This is card No. 119. Instead of ink printing, the publishers name is 3-D stamped into the card mount.

Modelscope cross-eye view of alleged Marilyn Monroe nude.

Two more Modelscope slides allegedly featuring Marilyn Monroe sold recently at auction. One slide sold for $455 with 18 bids and the other sold for $282.77 with 22 bids. The slide is No. 16 in the sets produced by Modelscope and features two other models in the slide strip. Read more about how this slide could possibly be Monroe's first published nude in the November 2006 issue of 3-D Review Online Magazine.

 

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