DO NOT MISS THIS: 3-D MOVIE EXPO II at the Egyptian, Hollywood....We're back!

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  1. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    If this is anything like the 2003 3-D EXPO, you are in for a treat!!!
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    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:

    http://www.3dfilmfest.com

    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. poweragemk

    poweragemk Old Member

    Location:
    CH
    First and only memorable 3-D experience: Disco Dolls in Hot Skin. :eek: Doesn't look as though they'll be showing that one.
     
  3. D'oh! D'oh! D'oh! Can't these people schedule one of these to match my schedule and financial situation?
     
  4. jojopuppyfish

    jojopuppyfish Forum Resident

    Location:
    Maryland
    i missed Dial M for Murder last time. Hopefully, I will get to it this time. I heard House of Wax is the best.
     
  5. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    Jeff Joseph swore that he would never put himself through this agony again but:

    "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."

    That's the key. Some studios started to be interested. This will be a neat expo. A few surprises that will really knock your socks off!
     
  6. Jimbo

    Jimbo Forum Hall Of Fame

    Location:
    Zero/Zero Island
    Get these guys to take the show on the road to Manhattan! I know a lot of people who would show up! :agree:
     
  7. stereoptic

    stereoptic Anaglyphic GORT Staff

    Location:
    NY
    No, but "The Stewardesses" is on the bill!

    Thanks for the notice Steve, but I'm on the other coast. I'm hoping that the Lafeyette Theatre here in nearby Suffern NY will follow up like they did in 2003 with an East coast edition.
     
  8. ZIPGUN99

    ZIPGUN99 Active Member

  9. ZIPGUN99

    ZIPGUN99 Active Member

    woops, Stereoptic beat me to the punch!
     
  10. EditDave

    EditDave New Member

    Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
    Back in the early '80s the Eighth Street Playhouse in New York City used to run an annual 3-D film festival. I attended practically every showing. The theater has been closed for years, and since then I've never heard of another 3-D festival. Thanks for the tip, Steve! Now if I could only afford the flight to Los Angeles....
     
  11. Solaris

    Solaris a bullet in flight

    Location:
    New Orleans, LA
    I'm such a sucker for all things 3-D. Maybe I need to plan a trip to LA this September...

    Jason
     
  12. stereoptic

    stereoptic Anaglyphic GORT Staff

    Location:
    NY
  13. I'm going, should nothing horrible befall me sooner. Hope to see some of yuns there.
     
  14. quicksrt

    quicksrt Senior Member

    Location:
    City of Angels
    DO NOT MISS THIS: 3-D Expo II....I'm so totally there!!!

    This is so very very cool. They know enough to state flat out that none of these films will be screened in the red/blue glasses fake 3D method :yikes: :wtf: , but the real Polaroid lenses in those glasses. :goodie:

    I have been craving this kind of thing for ages. I saw The Bubble when I was a young boy in the theater in 3D, and have seen very little since that was done as well.

    3D is to film what Quadraphonic 4 channel masters are to audio. A bit of a gimmick, not for everyone, but stunning and thrilling when done right.

    And this will be done right, and you just know the rare stuff will not disappoint.

    And the sound :candy: will be eq'd, balanced, and level'd by people who know what they are doing too. :righton: That Egyptian theater is fun to go to too. :-popcorn:
     
  15. Gardo

    Gardo Forum Resident

    Location:
    Virginia
    Dial M for Murder is amazing in 3-D. Very witty use of the effect by AH. You're guaranteed to feel like a voyeur most of the time!
     
  16. Todd Fredericks

    Todd Fredericks Senior Member

    Location:
    A New Yorker
    I remember those festivals at the Eighth Street Playhouse. My father used to take my brother and I many times. Thanks for bringing back those memories.... :)

    Todd
     
  17. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

  18. Steve Litos

    Steve Litos Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chicago IL
    Disco Dolls In Hot Skin is being shown in 3D in Chicago at the Music Box on May 12th, 13th, 19th, & 20th.

    They usually screen it at least once a year.


    I hope I can make it out to LA for this festival!
     
  19. RDK

    RDK Active Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Warhol's Frankenstein is great in 3-D. I recall seeing Dracula in 3-D as well, but now I'm reading that it wasn't shot in 3-D. Either my mind's playing tricks (no surprise there!) or it was some anaglyph trickery...
     
  20. pig whisperer

    pig whisperer CD Member

    Location:
    Tokyo, Japan
    Saw this a few years back. It was shown on some kind of a special silver screen IIRC. The effect made my friend feel sick. I wasn't too thrilled with the film myself.

    "Kiss Me Kate" is a fun musical. Would love to see that in 3-D. That dance sceen on the roof top is great. And, of course, the scene with Bob Fosse doing the duet (one of the three pairs). Shows you didn't always need Fred & Ginger, Judy or Gene to make a great musical. Think I'll put this on now. :)
     
  21. Drifter

    Drifter AD survivor

    Location:
    Vancouver, BC, CA
    John Holmes was in that. I don't think I'd want him coming at me in 3-D. :yikes:
     

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  22. Emilio

    Emilio Forum Resident

    I love 3-D as well: movies, stereoscopes (like View master), holograms, you name it. In 1990 I visited New York and asked the taxi driver to take me to the Museum of Holography. He said he'd lived in Manhattan for 12 years and had never heard of it. But I had the address and when I showed it to him, he said "thanks for bringing me here". Too bad these expos don't come to Brazil, but some movies do. The first time I saw a holography exhibit I couldn't believe my eyes! There was a picture where you could actually look into a holographic telescope!
     
  23. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    Fly to Los Angeles for this, it might be worth it!
     
  24. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    I've seen only two 3-D movies, both of which came out during a roughly 3-month revival of interest in the format in the early '80s. They were:

    Spacehunter in 3-D: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone

    and

    Metalstorm in 3-D: The Destruction of Jared Synn

    I deemed Spacehunter to be the better film. First, its director/producer/whatever had a better idea of how to handle the cast: the leading male character had no lines. In Metalstorm, by contrast, the production team allowed their lead to speak. Bad mistake! Second, Metalstorm proved to be about the most misleadingly titled film I've ever watched. I'm not quite sure what a "metalstorm" is, but whatever it is, there was nothing vaguely resembling one in the film, and what's more, far from being destroyed, Jered Synn got away at the end in a scene lacking only a blinking neon sign reading "Sequal Coming Soon to a Theater Near You" in the background to be complete.

    As you'll have gathered from the foregoing, I thought both were great, if rather cheesy, fun!

    (note: On advice of trusted friends, who used words like "stinkeroo" to describe it, I skipped "The Treasure of the Three Crowns," the third and, as far as I know, last 3-D film to emerge during that little flurry of studio activity.)
     
  25. Actually, TREASURE OF THE FOUR CROWNS was one of the first of this revival, it's creators having raked in a surprising sum of money with the just as bad COMIN' AT YA! Neither of the films is any worse, or better, than METALSTORM, however. I enjoyed seeing all of these films in that second 3-D heyday. Others I saw in '83 (ish) were:

    Jaws 3-D
    Amityville 3-D
    Friday the 13th, 3-D
    Starchaser (cel animated 3-D)

    Three others which I didn't see then:

    Parasite (from the Metalstorm director w/ Demi Moore in her first role)
    The Man Who Wasn't There (no Coen brothers connection)
    Rottweiller
     
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