REVENGE OF THE CREATURE has been
fully restored in widescreen 3-D!






This film has not been seen in widescreen 3-D since the original theatrical release in 1955!



The world premiere at the Broadway Capitol in Detroit, MI on March 28, 1955.
















Revenge of the Creature (1955)  Directed by Jack Arnold  Underwater production photo showing Charles C. (Scotty) Welbourne maneuvering his underwater camera

RKO Keith Memorial Theatre in Boston, MA




Rather than invest monies into a new 3-D production, U-I tried some test engagements in Syracuse and Wichita of CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON and IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE in late 1957. Business was better than anticipated so both films were put into general release for 3-D bookings.

The studio did not produce another stereoscopic feature until Alan Landsburg Productions began filming JAWS 3-D in Orlando, Florida on October 11, 1982.



Long before the days of Betamax, VHS tape, LaserDisc and DVD, Castle Films released an 8mm version in 1965 for the home market. The Complete edition ran just over eight minutes and the Headline edition was a very brief two and a half minute version of the film.



Every Golden Age feature was first shown theatrically in high-quality dual-35mm polarized 3-D.



The first polarized 3-D film from the 1950's converted to inferior red/cyan anaglyphic was the
3 Stooges short, SPOOKS. Columbia released two sixty foot 8mm Headline editions in 1965.



REVENGE OF THE CREATURE was poorly converted to anaglyphic 3-D in 1981 for
broadcast in television syndication. Unfortunately, this standard definition
open-matte version was released on Blu-ray in Germany in 2015.






After 37 years, it's time to finally retire this headache-inducing anaglyphic conversion.

We are VERY proud to announce:


For this new 2018 restoration, NBCUniversal scanned the original 35mm left/right camera negatives in 4K resolution. After image grading and extensive dirt/damage clean-up by their expert team, the master files were sent to Greg Kintz at the 3-D Film Archive.

There are many baked-in stereoscopic issues with this production.


Universal-International had dismantled their underwater 3-D rig sometime in early 1954 when 3-D movies seemed dead at the boxoffice.  They quickly assembled another rig for the start of production on RETURN OF THE CREATURE on June 25, 1954.

There are shots where the camera shutters are out-of-phase (a watery image) which cannot be fixed. Also, camera malfunctions on location in Florida resulted in several 2-D shots in the film and those are still flat.

However, all issues with vertical mis-alignment have now been corrected. In addition, editor Paul Weatherwax inadvertently cut a number of shots reversed into the assembled camera negatives (left on right) and those have also been fixed.


This new restoration is a VAST improvement over what was seen in 1955 and on all subsequent revivals and anaglyphic conversions. In short, it has never before looked this good.

The world premiere of the new restoration will take place in Bologna, Italy at Il Cinema Ritrovato in June 2018. Keep an eye on their website for the precise date and time of the premiere.

For more information, visit The Complete Legacy Collection.

Please ask NBCUniversal to release these classic widescreen Golden Age stereoscopic
films from Budd Boetticher, Jack Arnold and Douglas Sirk on 3-D Blu-ray.



Coming soon to 3-D Blu-ray: SANGAREE, 3-D RARITIES II with EL CORAZON
Y LA ESPADA aka SWORD OF GRANADA,  JIVARO and many more!