"A fascinating history of 3-D and wide-screen film-making."
Dave Kehr/New York Times – October 4, 2013
"Long settled as leading authority on depth and widescreen
John McElwee/Greenbriar Picture Shows – October 3, 2013
FULLY RESTORED AND COMING TO 3-D BLU-RAY
FROM OLIVE FILMS ON OCTOBER 14, 2014!
FULLY RESTORED FROM THE ORIGINAL CAMERA NEGATIVES AND COMING TO 3-D BLU-RAY FROM KINO CLASSICS ON NOVEMBER 18, 2014!
new release of one of the finest Golden Age 3-D titles is Region 2
only. You must have a multi-region player in order to view it.
Welcome to the 3-D Film Archive LLC,
the first organization dedicated to saving and preserving our stereoscopic film
Founded in 1990 by award-winning
producer, author and motion picture archivist/historian Bob Furmanek, the 3-D
Film Archive has located and restored original dual-strip 35mm Polaroid prints
of more than thirty features and two dozen shorts from 1922-1955, the “Golden
Age” of 3-D cinema.
After 24 years of working to save and
restore these rare films, we are about to share our three-dimensional treasures
with the world!
We own exclusive worldwide rights to
several copyrighted features: Arch Oboler’s THE BUBBLE (1966) is an eerie science fiction tale of several
people trapped in a mysterious town; DRAGONFLY
SQUADRON (1954) is an exciting Korean War drama which has never been seen
in 3-D; EL CORAZON Y LA ESPADA aka
THE SWORD OF GRANADA (1953) is a costume adventure in Spanish starring Cesar
Romero and Katy Jurado.
also own archival 35mm materials on several hours of shorts, tests, trailers
and cartoons dating back to the dawn of stereoscopic cinematography. They
include Kelly's Plasticon Pictures: THRU’ THE TREES, WASHINGTON D.C., the
earliest extant 3-D demonstration film from 1922 with incredible footage of
Washington and New York City; Lumiere’s “L’Arrivée d’un Train” first shown at the Academie des
Sciences in Paris in March 1935; NEW
DIMENSIONS (aka MOTOR RHYTHM) the first domestic full color 3-D film
originally shown at the New York World’s Fair in May 1940; THRILLS FOR YOU, a fascinating promotional film for the Pennsylvania
Railroad, first shown in May 1940 at the Golden Gate International Exposition
in San Francisco; BOO
MOON, an excellent example of color
stereoscopic animation from December 1953; DOOM
TOWN, a controversial anti-atomic testing film which was mysteriously
pulled from theatrical release after a few play-dates in July 1953; THE MAZE coming attraction trailer with
fantastic 3-D production design by the legendary William Cameron Menzies, and
These rare and historic shorts will be released by Flicker Alley on 3-D Blu-ray in 2015!
Please note that none of our films are
in the red/blue anaglyphic format. They will all be seen in their original and
vastly superior polarized 3-D versions.
Presented in high quality digital 3-D,
all films in the Archive have been restored and mastered in HD from original
35mm elements for optimum quality. Meticulously re-aligned shot by shot for
precise registration of the original left/right elements, our historic 3-D
films have never looked this good before!
Contact us for additional
information on our vast library of vintage 3-D materials, including posters,
lobby cards, pressbooks and stereo slides from the Golden Age of 3-D movies.
Visit our YouTube channel for exclusive clips and footage.
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FILM ARCHIVE, LLC: PRESERVING OUR STEREOSCOPIC FILM HERITAGE SINCE 1990