The World 3-D Film Expo will return
to the Egyptian Theatre from Sept. 6 through 15,
2013. The 10 day festival will pay tribute to
the 60th anniversary of what many
The Expo is partnering with digital 3-D projection sponsor RealD to present a number of screenings in RealD 3-D including Alfred Hitchcock’s Dial M for Murder and Jack Arnold’s sci-fi/horror classic Creature from the Black Lagoon. Stefan Droessler, 3-D historian and head of the Munich Film Museum, will present an in-depth overview of “European 3-D Filmmaking 1935-1953,” including long-lost footage from the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
The festival will also be home to several premieres including the Los Angeles Premiere of the 1946 Russian 3-D adaptation of Robinson Crusoe. September 14 will mark the World Premiere of the stereoscopic version of the 1954 Korean War drama, Dragonfly Squadron. The film was only released in a flat version during its initial release, and has never been seen by audiences in 3-D. Newly-restored 35 mm prints of shorts Rocky Marciano, Champion vs. Jersey Joe Walcott, Challenger and College Capers will be screened in 3-D for the first time in 60 years.
Most programs being presented at
the festival will be shown in archival double-system
35 mm. prints, many of them the last known copies.
The World 3-D Expo has been called “a Woodstock
for movie geeks” by film critic Leonard
Maltin. Organized by Jeff Joseph of SabuCat Productions,
the Expo was first presented at The Egyptian Theatre
to sold-out crowds in 2003 and again in 2006.
“The technical demands of presenting 3-D
cinema and the increasing difficulty of finding
prints means that for many of the films
Tickets for the festival are available
on the Expo website at: www.3-dfilmexpo.com or
by calling the Expo Box Office at 661-724-0934.
Individual tickets are
Note: The World 3-D Film Expo III is not a presentation of the American Cinematheque which owns and operates The Egyptian Theatre.
The sci-fi sequel Star Trek: Into Darkness 3-D motion picture soundtrack is being released by Varese Sarabande on May 28, 2013. The album features the film’s original score composed by Michael Giacchino.
Star Trek: Into Darkness 3-D is directed by J.J. Abrams and stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Benedict Cumberbatch and Peter Weller.
The movie follows the Enterprise crew as they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization that has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for. The Paramount Pictures production will be released on May 17, 2013 in the United States.
Here is the 3-D anaglyphic trailer for Star Trek: Into Darkness.
3-D and baseball cards have a long history. Topps latest addition to lenticular baseball cards is found in the 2013 Topps Opening Day Baseball set featuring autographs, exciting all-new inserts and 3-D card technology. Each factory sealed box contains 36 packs per box and seven cards per pack. Mixed in the boxes are 3-D cards, inserts, autographed cards, parallel cards and printing plates. There are 25 3-D cards to make a complete set.
Opening Day Stars 3-D Set Checklist
Iron Man 3 3-D pre-release poster.
Iron Man 3 3-D IMAX poster.
Iron Man 3 3-D poster.
Award winning composer Hans Zimmer composed the music for Man of Steel 3-D. The soundtrack is being released in two ways. A standard CD package and a deluxe limited edition package. Both the standard and deluxe editions will include the more than 28-minute long track Man of Steel (Hans Original Sketchbook) performed solely by Zimmer.
The deluxe edition is housed in a special embossed steel case. There are 24 score tracks and exclusive behind-the-scenes videos showing the creation of the music.
A drum orchestra and pedal steel guitar orchestra round out bonus material on the discs.
The new $100 note is the latest denomination of U.S. currency to be redesigned. More than a decade of research and development went into its new security features including a 3-D ribbon.
New Security Features
3-D Security Ribbon
Bell in the Inkwell
The Little Mermaid 3-D Diamond Edition Blu-ray will be released by Disney on Oct. 1, 2013.
John Saddy at Jefferson Stereoptics has announced he will hold one last auction to sell consigned View-Master® items. Date of the auction will be announced.
"I have enough consignments pre-arranged that I believe I will be having one more VM auction," said Saddy. "If there is anyone I promised I would sell for them or made any commitments regarding consignments, please let me know as soon as possible. I intend to remain with the stereoview consignment business which is keeping me busier than ever."
Important upcoming stereoview sale
It includes comprehensive coverage by the more
common makers, Keystone and U&U and also very
fine coverage of less common makers such as Stereo
Travel, Realistic Travels, HC White and others.
Many of the sets up for auction will be what Saddy
considers 'once-in-a-lifetime' opportunities for
stereo photography enthusiasts to
Buyer's Premium Added to Stereoview Auctions
20th Century Fox announced that the animated film based on Charles Schulz Peanuts will be released in 3-D. Peanuts 3-D will open in theatres on Nov 15, 2015, which is the 65th anniversary of the comic’s debut.
To make the announcement, Fox chairman Jim Gianopulos unveied a 3-D image of Charlie Brown at CinemaCon.
The last time a Peanuts feature in was in theatres was 1980’s 2-D animated film Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don’t Come Back!).
Kama Xcitra is a sexual position guide with 3-D hologram illustrations that are revealed using free smartphone augmented reality apps. Kama Xcitra is published by Xcite Books, winners of ETO Best Erotic Book Brand 2010, 2011 and 2012.
This spiral bound book contains 69 illustrated positions that become interactive 3-D holograms when using free smartphone apps. The couples illustrated in the book are wearing underwear but this is removed when viewed through the smartphone app.
Images can be rotated 360 degrees to explore each position. Skin color can be changed to reflect the reader's preferences.
The Autobots and Decepticons will soon be invading the Universal Orlando, Florida theme park. Transformers: The Ride 3-D, has been under construction for a while now, and it's finally announced its grand opening date for June 20, 2013.
Universal Orlando is the third Universal theme park to open a Transformers: The Ride 3-D attraction. Transformers: The Ride 3-D first premiered at Universal Singapore on Dec. 3, 2011, and then a second version of the ride opened at Universal Hollywood on May 25. Transformers: The Ride 3-D combines 3-D technology with Universal's robotic arm technology to bring fans into the ride's story about a group of guests who get thrown into the action during a visit to the government's NEST facility. They partner with an Autobot named Evac to fight off enemy Decepticons and protect the AllSpark. Classic Transformers pop up in the ride including Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Megatron, Sideswipe and Starscream. Industrial Light & Magic, the same team that worked on the Transformers movies, created the ride's special effects. Film director Michael Bay also collaborated on the project.
Bay is slated to direct a fourth Transformers movie for Paramount Pictures. It's scheduled to be in theatres on July 27, 2014. The movie currently stars Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci, Jack Raynor and Nicola Peltz.
3-D Review Online Magazine celebrates its 10th
anniversary with this issue. We have gone back
into the archives to feature some of the favorite
articles from the past 10 years.
View-Master® produced many advertising items to promote selling reels, viewers, cameras and more over the years. Recently in Missouri, a man purchased a store that used to carry View-Master® products. He found several unused View-Master® advertising items stored in the attic.
Enamel and Steel Sign
Reel Counter Display
The seven pair of pictures around the reel show (starting at the top-and-bottom and moving clockwise) The Wizard of Oz, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Roy Rogers, Hawaiian Hula, Scenic Niagara Falls, Andersen's Fairy Tales and the Grand Canyon.
Theater Mass Display Kit DS-48
Display Rack Sign
Projection Display Kit (Photo
Projection Display Kit
The 100 slides feature individual pictures of the cover jackets of many of the View-Master® reels available up to the early 1960s. A random inspection of these slides shows Woody Woodpecker, Casper, Snow White, Cinderella, Bambi, America's Man In Space, Popeye, Flintstones, London, Grand Canyon, Bugs Bunny and the Wizard of Oz, to name a few. One of the slides is shown in front of the carousel: The slide frames are 2" x 2"; the picture dimensions are 1-1/2" x 1-1/2".
The hardback movie tie-in book Creature from the Black Lagoon was published by Dragon Books in London (circa 1953-1954). The book was written by Vargo Statten, a pen name of John Russell Fearn. The hardcover book is bound in blue cloth. The cover art of the dust jacket, painted by John Richards, depicts the Creature in his cave, carrying an unconscious woman. The movie tie-in edition is rare, especially with the dust jacket, and antique booksellers ask as much as $6,500. A paperback version of this book sold for $1,000.
One of the rarest and most sought after Creature from the Black Lagoon merchandise pieces is the Penn-Plax figure made for aquariums. Jointed at the waist and equipped with an air tube that ran into its back, air was forced into the toy, causing him to thrash about, as if on the attack. The air then escaped as bubbles. Your fish may be a little uneasy, but rest assured, it's a beautiful piece. One of these Creature figures in it's original box recently sold at auction for over $1,600.
The PEZ dispenser shown on the left features The Creature from the Black Lagoon and is highly desired by PEZ collectors. This dispenser sells for an average price of $264 in the PEZ-Heads collector's market. A similar PEZ dispenser known as Fishman, which was issued for Halloween, also sells for a premium price and is available in a variety of color combinations including black head with black stem (average $204), black head with green stem (average $180), black head with orange stem (average $159) and green head with orange stem (average $137).
File copies of Adventures in 3-D comics sold for $549.70 with seven bids. The lot included Adventures in 3-D #1 (10 copies - VF/NM) and 2 (FN-) published by Harvey in 1953. Also included were 10 very fine copies of Odell Adventures in 3-D #1. Approximate Overstreet value for the group of comics is $2,400 so someone got quite a bargain.
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