AVATAR 2, 3, 4 & 5 -WHY THE DELAY?


After watching Avatar in 3-D for the first time since theatres in 2009, I began to think about the long delay in the production of the sequels. I remembered how long it took to bring the original to the screen, a decade to be precise, with talk of "developing something new and innovative". It was … Continue reading AVATAR 2, 3, 4 & 5 -WHY THE DELAY?

THE JURASSIC WORLD BLU-RAY 3D RIP OFF


Clearly not satisfied with releasing one of the top grossing movies of 2015, Universal want more, a lot more from their loyal customers. I, like many who pre-ordered the Jurassic World 3D Blu-ray, assuming wrongly, that like almost every other 3D Blu-ray release, that it would include the 2D Blu-ray version as well. Well, it … Continue reading THE JURASSIC WORLD BLU-RAY 3D RIP OFF

IMAX @ 45


MIssed it! The 45th anniversary of IMAX's debut at the Expo '70 in Osaka, Japan, which took place on the 15th May 1970. That's right, the all be it unknown IMAX short, Tiger's Child (1970) premiered at the show, the year before the first permanent installation was opened to the public. IMAX has come along way … Continue reading IMAX @ 45

RARE 3D TITLES OF THE MODERN ERA


- Of the modern 3D era, which is essentially 2007 to the present, several movies have made limited appearances in IMAX 3D. The first was an early example of IMAX's attempts to use 3D in mainstream cinema, with Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (2007) and Superman Returns (2006) both contain segments of 3D. But … Continue reading RARE 3D TITLES OF THE MODERN ERA

REVIEW OF THE OPTOMA HD141x HD 3D PROJECTOR


Last week was my first real opportunity to run-in and test of the Optima HD141x, and what can I say? After spending my teenage years using 8mm and 16mm projectors, it wasn't until May 2003 that I first moved into LCD projection. I began with a Sanyo PLV-Z1, which was obviously pre-HDMI and in turn, pre-HD and … Continue reading REVIEW OF THE OPTOMA HD141x HD 3D PROJECTOR

RENAULT DAUPHINE (SHORT) (CINERAMA)


   1959 DIRECTOR: Unknown May Contain Spoilers! This Cinerama promotional short is, to my knowledge, one of only TWO such shorts that exist and to be photographed in the three-strip process. The second, In The Picture (2012) would be shot in 2012, using a vintage Cinerama camera in honour of the format's 60th Anniversary in September of … Continue reading RENAULT DAUPHINE (SHORT) (CINERAMA)

HOLIDAY IN SPAIN (“SCENT OF MYSTERY”) RELEASED


The release of this 1960 Smell-O-Vision curio, Scent Of Mystery, which was re-released in 1962 as a Cinerama film, blown-up from its original TODD-AO 70mm master, has actually been released after all. It sneaked out in November 2014 and passed many of us by. Surprisingly, it was not released by Flicker Alley, who many of us … Continue reading HOLIDAY IN SPAIN (“SCENT OF MYSTERY”) RELEASED

FLICKER ALLEY’S 3-STRIP CINERAMA LINE-UP


IT ALL BEGAN... ...back in 2008 with the release of the new experimental feature which help make up Warner's How The West Won (1962) Blu-ray, Smilebox, a 3D mapping system which recreates the 146 degree curved screen of the three-strip Cinerama process, which only lasted 10 years before it was phased out in favour of the … Continue reading FLICKER ALLEY’S 3-STRIP CINERAMA LINE-UP

DISNEY’S BLU-RAY 3D SNUB


Andy Blanchard of Knoxville, Tennessee has begun a petition on Change.org for the CEO of Walt Disney to adopt a fairer policy on their releases of 3D Blu-ray's in the U.S.  "There is a market for 3D Blu-Ray releases in the United States. It is absurd that you create 3D content, then refuse to release it … Continue reading DISNEY’S BLU-RAY 3D SNUB