WORLD 3-D EXPO: September 6-15, 2013
For those in Los Angeles, CA, USA, in the coming weeks, the upcoming World 3-D Expo III at the Egyptian Theater from September 6-15, 2013 will be a rare chance to see many of the stereoscopic 3D feature films and short movies produced between 1952 and 1954.
It's important for today's directors, DPs and stereographers to be able to see the work that was done during this period - both the good and bad - to see how the medium was used, and to learn more about what worked well within the technical limitations of that time. There will be screenings of Hondo, House of Wax, Inferno, Kiss Me Kate, The Glass Web, and many more.
Stereoscopic 3D technology has changed significantly since the first Expo at the Egyptian in 2003 – and in keeping with the times, the Workld 3D Film Expo is thrilled to partner with RealD in presenting digital 3D screenings the first weekend of a number of previously-unavailable movies, kicking off with a special 60th Anniversary screening of the John Wayne western HONDO, followed by such treasures as a 1946 Russian adaptation of ROBINSON CRUSOE and a fascinating program of “European 3-D Cinema from 1935-1953” (including long-lost 3-D footage of the 1936 Berlin Olympics). And yes – we’re finally showing the nuttiest 1980’s 3-D movie of all, JAWS 3-D in a new digital transfer
(It’s worth noting that all of the above programs are only available in digital 3-D now – another reason to embrace the new technology.)
But for fans of classic 35mm double-system projection, never fear: They will be screening an incredible bonanza of one-of-a-kind prints of classics like KISS ME KATE, HOUSE OF WAX, REVENGE OF THE CREATURE and IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE, all in their original dual-interlocked projector format with a silver screen and polarized glasses – alongside gems like the World stereoscopic 3D premieres of the Korean war drama DRAGONFLY SQUADRON (one of the last unseen 3D features from the classic Fifties era) and the long-lost short COLLEGE CAPERS, restored from the only surviving print in existence.
Correct Aspect Ratio
For the hardcore film-buffs, another reason not to miss the Expo is that they will be showing all of the features and shorts in their correct aspect ratio (many in widescreen); for the most part, these 3D films have not been seen in their director-intended widescreen versions since their original theatrical play-dates nearly 60 years ago!
There will be several 3D rarities exhibited, including the surviving 1953 Natural Vision camera rig that will be displayed in the lobby