3-D magazines have been around for more than 50 years, but the newly released 1st issue of World’s Most Beautiful (WMB 3D) sets a new standard as the first commercial magazine entirely photographed and designed in 3-D. World’s Most Beautiful captures the most beautiful people, places, products and fashion on the planet, and bring them closer to you than ever before. Unlike other publications who have used 3-D as a one-time gimmick, every page of World’s Most Beautiful magazine is in 3-D, from cover to cover, including the ads. It’s an unprecedented, completely immersive 3-D viewing experience.
World's Most Beautiful 3-D is the collaboration of celebrity photographer Nick Saglimbeni and business mogul Howard Misle. World's Most Beautiful 3-D is the brain child of Saglimbeni. The entire magazine was photographed using the Saglimbeni3D™ camera system, designed by Nick Saglimbeni. Each page features eye-popping 3-D images and layouts...even the text jumps off the page. Universal red-cyan anaglyph glasses, easily found anywhere in the world, are required to view the images in 3-D. Glasses are also available at WMB3D.com.
The first issue, released in August, is a stunning 100 pages of immersive 3-D. The cover features Kim Kardashian who also appears in a Wild West 3-D photo spread. The 3-D publication also includes the entire issue printed in 2-D in the same publication. The 3-D version is printed on the first 100 pages and the 2-D version is printed on the next 100 pages on the flip side of the magazine. The magazine measures a hefty 12" tall x 9" wide with full size photos and double-page photo spreads throughout.
The breathtaking 3-D images include features with Venezuelan beauty Sonia Vera as she models her signature line of designer swimwear, a profile of super car Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, a travel feature showing some of Italy's most famous sites, World Poker Tour's Melanie Iglesias, who deals a wild card of a photo spread and a few more surprises.
The 3-D images are created by celebrity photographer Nick Saglimbeni using his proprietary Saglimbeni3D™ two part system, comprised of true-stereo capture and newly developed 3-D post-production and retouching techniques. The Saglimbeni3D™ camera system is among the highest-resolution 3-D camera systems in the world. The magazines images are classic red/cyan anaglyph images but Saglimbeni3D™ images can be rendered in any full-color 3-D format, including ColorCode, RealD 3-D, polarized, eclipse method, interference filter, red/cyan, red/green, 3D HDTV and glasses-free 3-D.
Post production work with cutting-edge image factory SlickforceStudio led to developing 3-D post-production techniques never-before available to the photography arena. These extend commercial retouching and image-processing into the third dimension, allowing for spatial retouching, perspective-based filtering, 3-D compositing, and the ability to move elements to any position in three-dimensional viewer space. Read more about the Saglimbeni3D™ system at http://saglimbeni3d.com/about.php.
Not only is World's Most Beautiful 3-D available in a limited edition hard copy magazine, you can also download World's Most Beautiful 3-D apps in the iTunes App Store and from the Android Market. The apps feature sample 3-D galleries. Thanks to the recent explosion of tablet and smartphone technology, 3-D looks better than ever before possible on these luminous, crystal-clear, backlit displays. Images are delivered in high-resolution, allowing the reader to zoom in to read text clearer, inspect the dashboard of a super car, or to get a closer look at the latest fashion accessories. Best of all, with each 3-D issue comes a standard 2-D version, included free with your purchase.
The post production pays off. The 3-D is as easy on the eyes as are the beautiful women featured in the photography. No harsh reds, balanced color and super sharp large photos printed on heavy stock paper make these 3-D images some of the best anaglyphs ever produced for any 3-D magazine. When viewed electronically on the apps using a smartphone and especially and iPad, the backlit 3-D images are some of the most vivid 3-D images available.
The WMB3D.com website features behind-the-scenes photos of their shoots and backstage videos including celebrity and model interviews. In an effort to make the world even more beautiful, a portion of profits from each issue will be donated to a different charitable cause.
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World's Most Beautiful 3-D receives an Editor's Choice "Must See 3-D Award™" for producing the highest quality commercial 3-D magazine ever released. This one truly belongs in your 3-D collection before the limited edition issue is sold out.
If you're in Hollywood, California on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, you might want to attend the World's Most Beautiful 3-D Magazine 3-D Halloween party at Drai's Hollywood. Doors open at 10 p.m. with DJ Dre Sinatra. More...
Michael Myers favorite toy except he repeatedly removed the reels using a steak knife.
Here is a lenticular flasher pinback button used by Warner Bros. Pictures to promote the release of 1983's Twilight Zone The Movie. The button measures 3" in diameter. The image flashes from the Twilight Zone The Movie logo to the words, "Do you want to see something really scary?"
In 1983, technology being what it was, movie companies promoted their films by producing 45-rpm radio spots distributed on vinyl records. Here is the label for Andy Warhol's Frankenstein 3-D. Note: Someone wrote on the label with an ink pen that the film was Rated X. These radio spots records usually are only pressed on one side only. The Frankenstein disk contains two radio spots: Cut 1 at 60 seconds, and Cut 2 at 30 seconds.
Dracula is back from the dead and next time he will be in 3-D.
Actor Rutger Hauer will play the famous vampire killer Van Helsing in the horror film Dracula 3-D. Hauer revealed he is unlikely to be in the upcoming Christopher Nolan-directed Batman sequel The Dark Knight Rises. “I think not,” said Hauer on his return to the Batman franchise. “I would have heard about it.” Hauer played the CEO of Wayne Enterprises in the first Nolan’s Batman series with 2005’s Batman Begins.
The adapted screenplay for the Bram Stoker novel was written by Italian director Dario Argento with filming in Budapest. The film is set for 2012 release.
DC Comics released Batgirl #14 Terror in the Third Dimension on Sept. 9, 2010. It’s terror in the third dimension starring Batgirl, Supergirl and Dracula…and Dracula and Dracula! When Supergirl decides to get away from it all and visit Stephanie Brown on the campus of Gotham City University, a quiet, relaxing weekend turns into a monster movie mash-up! After a science experiment goes horribly wrong, 24 black-and-white Draculas are brought to life, and Batgirl and Supergirl are forced to become vampire hunters in order to stop an army of the celluloid undead!
Original cover art by Stanley "Artgerm" Lau.
Terry Beatty, who did the artwork on the 3-D trading card set Shock Stories, is selling some of the original art for that trading card set.
Individual cards are all $50 each. Images are 5x7 inches, india ink on bristol board.
Artwork is also available from the sister card set Urban Legends.
See more of the card art for sale here.
Beatty also is selling the artwork featured on the 3-D cover for The Buyer's Guide for Comic Fandom featuring his artwork titled The 3-D Creature from Another World on bristol board and four layers of acetate for $250.
Find out more at Beatty's website.
The most famous monster to star in 3-D films is The Gill Man from The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Thousands of collectibles are available featuring our favorite fish-man. Are you a Gillie?...and do you have these recent and vintage items in your collection?
A Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D pinball machine translite sold for $65 with 11 bids. The Bally translite measures 23" x 31.5" and was framed.
Creature from the Black Lagoon Pinball Machine Promo Video (1993)
Creature from the Black Lagoon Pinball Machine KeyFob
This is a promotional keyfob was produced in 1992 by Bally to promote the Creature from the Black Lagoon pinball machine.
Creature from the Black Lagoon Pinball Machine Coaster
This is a promotional 3 3/4-inch plastic coaster was produced in 1992 by Bally to promote the Creature from the Black Lagoon pinball machine.
Monster Bash Pinball Machine
The Creature from the Black Lagoon was one of the Universal Monsters featured on the Monster Bash pinball machine. There was also a promotional poster created for the pinball machine.
Here is a look at concept art and models of Victor and Sparky for Tim Burton's big screen version of Frankenweenie. The film will be shot in stop-motion, black-and-white and 3-D. Burton's original 1984 short film was live action. Release date for the new film is Oct. 5, 2012.
Nearly all of the classic monsters and sci-fi movies and TV have been featured on View-Master® reels. Here are some of the packets.
Frankenstein packet from 1976 using the Universal monster makeup design for the creature.
The Wolf Man
This is the hard to find 1978 Wolf Man packet repackaged in plastic with a hang card. The original packet is stapled to the hang card.
This packet features artwork similar to the Godzilla comic book published by Marvel Comics. Japan's Toho Studios did a short 3-D version of the live action Godzilla for a Japanese theme park ride. Other 3-D Godzilla projects have been announced and died over the years.
King Kong (1976)
Kong - 8th Wonder of the World (2006)
In the mysterious land of Skull Island, King Kong rules supreme over ferocious dinosaurs and other primordial beasts that lurk within its dark jungles. Join the team of brave adventurers that dare to challenge the mightiest beast the world has ever known. Images are from Peter Jackson's King Kong movie. 21 images on three reels.
Dark Shadows (1969)
The Dark Shadows View-Master® Reels weren't like most View-Master® sets...as you can tell from the tag line on the envelope, "WITH 16 PAGE FOLIO PRINTED IN MANY SOMBER COLORS."
"Somber" is right: The reels and booklet summarize the Dark Shadows storyline featuring Angelique as a vampiress, Dr. Julia Hoffman, Barnabas Collins, Nicholas Blair and the Frankenstein-and-Bride-inspired Adam and Eve.
The 3-D images are great, and the booklet also contains some small drawings of key Dark Shadows characters. The story (reprinted below) is fairly intense for kids, including a lot of references to murder, Liz's obsessive fear of being buried alive and Joe's suicide attempt. Surprisingly, also included is the most controversial development in the Dark Shadows storyline: Nicholas Blair's audience with Satan in Hell. It's not exactly on par with the adventures of Strawberry Shortcake or the Smurfs.
This GAF product first hit the market in 1969. Two variations of the packaging exist: the one pictured here, and another with the GAF logo much more prominently splashed across the top.
Following is the text from the View-Master® booklet:
Dark were the shifting shadows that waxed and waned among the turrets and gables of the great house of Collinwood. Darker still were the shadows that deepened over the souls of those who dwelt within -- shadows of fear and evil and despair...It was fear, and a desperate necessity, that drove Barnabas Collins to leave the house in the dead of night to make his way to a lonely dwelling by the sea. Asleep in that house was Eve, a strange being whom he must destroy before her evil genius could destroy Adam, her hapless mate within whose man-made body pulsed the life-force of Barnabas himself. He didn't know that behind this reasoning was Angelique, who wanted Eve killed to thwart the warlock Nicholas, who had great and terrible plans for Eve and Adam. As the curtain lifts we see Barnabas stealthily approach Eve's bed, the lethal hypodermic in his hand. Overcoming his revulsion, he steels himself, flings back the covers...
Lost in Space
The Addams Family
Land of the Giants
Battle Beyond the Stars
James Bond in Moonraker
The Tron View-Master® reels were issued in both U.S. and Belgian versions. Here is the U.S. blister pack.
The Dune View-Master® blister pack shows up occasionally on the secondary market. However, the Dune View-Master® Gift Set is hard to find.
Tom Corbett Space Cadet
Land of the Lost
The Terrahawks View-Master® blister pack from the mid-1980s. In the year 2020, Earth is under threat from Martian androids who want revenge on the human race. They consist of Zelda, her son Youngstar and her sister called Sister. An organization is set up on Earth called Terrahawks, which is top secret to the rest of the world. This is led by Dr. Tiger Ninestein with other characters such as Sergeant Major Zero.
Terrahawks is similar to Thunderbirds, both were written by Gerry Anderson. Thunderbirds was a smash sci-fi success on U.K. Television during the 1960s. All of the characters, vehicles and buildings are models and puppets. The basis of the story is that there is an International Rescue Team that comes to the rescue when all else fails. The creators were true masters of modeling and puppetry and therefore the popularity of this series still exists.
The following monster and sci-fi titles are available on talking View-Master® sets:
Academy Award-winning director James Cameron is to supply his 3-D filmmaking expertise for the BBC’s Walking with Dinosaurs film.
Cameron/Pace, the joint venture between Cameron and 3-D technology expert Vince Pace, will provide Fusion 3-D technology to Walking with Dinosaurs 3-D, produced jointly by BBC Earth, Evergreen Films and Reliance Big Entertainment. The part live-action part CGI 3-D drama will combine factual content with the story of a dinosaur family living 70 million years ago. Fox holds the distribution rights to Walking With Dinosaurs 3-D, and expects to release the film in 2013.
Cameron, named a National Geographic explorer-in-residence in June, said,“Walking With Dinosaurs 3-D offers a fantastic opportunity to push our advances in 3-D even further. We’re inspired by the creative ambition behind the film and the opportunity to work on a feature that aims to bring audiences a real, visceral experience.”
Cameron/Pace announced at the IBC conference in Amsterdam that Alaska-based Evergreen Films is the first studio to be “CPG Certified”, meaning it will rely exclusively on Cameron/Pace technology and expertise to produce 3-D content.
A Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D pinball machine translite sold for $65 with 11 bids. The translite measures 23" x 31.5" and was framed.
Wally Wood's artwork of Spawn of Venus for EC 3-D #3 sold for $38,837.50 for with 10 bids. The complete 8-page 3-D story is the original art from 1954. EC's foray into the fifties 3-D comics craze included four fan-favorite yarns, one from each of the titles Mad, Weird Science, Frontline Combat and Crime SuspenStories that were featured in the premiere issue of 3-D. For the second issue, four yelp-yarns from Tales From the Crypt were retold. Both of these special 3-D issues were published in 1954. Offered here is Wally Wood's reworked 8-page version of the Weird Science #6 classic, The Spawn of Venus, slated for a never-published third issue. The art is rendered on Craftint art paper as well as multiple pieces of acetate, each piece representing a "level" of art. The pieces were then stacked together, with eye-popping results, making the 3-D effect striking. Unlike the previous issues, this story was actually rendered in six levels of depth, rather than the previous standard of four levels. This science fiction masterwork finally saw print in Wally Wood's own prozine, Witzend #6 in 1969. From the Jerry Weist Collection.
A View-Master® wooden counter display sold for $54.57 with three bids. The vintage in-store wooden counter display browser box was used for selling single reels. It is vinyl covered and measures 13" x 16" and is 3" high.
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