3-D Rarities
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1922
Director:
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 617311-679193
Running time: 2:25 (145 Min.)
Casetype: HD Keep Case
Format: (2D, 3D Blu-ray) 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: June 23, 2015
Collection type: Owned (#4355)
Status: Available
Purchase date: August 30, 2015
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
It has taken over 30 years for the 3-D Film Archive to assemble and restore the material in 3-D Rarities, an eye-popping collection of ultra-rare and long-lost movies, which Flicker Alley and the 3-D Film Archive are proud to present here for the first time on Blu-ray.

Selections include Kelley's Plasticon Pictures, the earliest extant 3-D demonstration film from 1922 with incredible footage of Washington and New York City; Lumière’s L’Arrivée d’un Train, first shown at the Academie des Sciences in Paris; New Dimensions, the first domestic full color 3-D film originally shown at the World’s Fair in 1940; Thrills for You, a promotional film for the Pennsylvania Railroad; Around is Around, a 3-D animated gem by Norman McLaren; Rocky Marciano vs. Jersey Joe Walcott, the only 3-D newsreel; Stardust in Your Eyes, a hilarious standup routine by Slick Slavin; trailer for The Maze, with fantastic production design by William Cameron Menzies; Doom Town, a controversial anti-atomic testing film mysteriously pulled from release; puppet cartoon The Adventures of Sam Space, presented in widescreen; I’ll Sell My Shirt, a burlesque comedy unseen in 3-D for over 60 years; Boo Moon, an excellent example of color stereoscopic animation…and more!

Presented in high-quality digital 3-D, all films have been stunningly restored and mastered direct from archival materials. Meticulously aligned shot by shot for precise registration of the original left/right elements, these historic 3-D motion pictures have never before looked this good.

The date of the first documented exhibition of a 3-D film occurred on June 10, 1915. 3-D Rarities commemorates the centennial of 3-D motion pictures.

The films featured in 3-D Rarities include:

Part One - THE DAWN OF STEREOSCOPIC CINEMATOGRAPHY:
1. Kelley’s Plasticon Pictures (1922/1923)
2. William T. Crespinel/Jacob Leventhal tests (1924-1927)
3. Louis Lumière tests (1934)
4. John Norling/Jacob Leventhal tests (1935)
5. Thrills for You (1940)
6. New Dimensions (1940)
7. Now is the Time (1951)
8. Around is Around (1951)
9. O Canada (1952)
10. Twirligig (1952)
11. Bolex Stereo (1952)

Intermission Snipe

Part Two - HOLLYWOOD ENTERS THE THIRD DIMENSION:
12. M.L. Gunzburg Presents Natural Vision 3-Dimension (1952)
13. It Came from Outer Space trailer (1953)
14. Rocky Marciano vs. Jersey Joe Walcott (1953)
15. Hannah Lee trailer (1953)
16. Stardust in Your Eyes (1953)
17. The Maze trailer (1953)
18. Doom Town (1953)
19. The Adventures of Sam Space (1960)
20. I’ll Sell My Shirt (1953)
21. Miss Sadie Thompson trailer (1953)
22. Boo Moon (1953)

Bonus Material:

1. 3-D photo galleries - Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923), New York World’s Fair (1939), Sam Sawyer View-Master reels (1950) and 3-D Comic Books (1953)
2. 3-D footage directed by Francis Ford Coppola from The Bellboy and the Playgirls (1962)
3. Commentary tracks by Thad Komorowski and Jack Theakston
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Misc.
 • Profile Contributors
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 • US IMDb
Genres
Documentary
Studios
Production Studios:
 • 3-D Film Archive
Media Companies:
 • Flicker Alley
Audio format
English  DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
Commentary  DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles
 
Tags
3D
Various
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Gallery
 • 24-page booklet
Crew
Production
Bob Furmanek....Producer
John McElwee....Executive Producer
Cast