NEW BLU RAY...3D RARITIES. This is a fantastic disc chock full of incredible 3D films! It's great to see how 3D started and be able to check out all the early test material. Most of the 3D stuff looks like it was just filmed yeaterday. To order...just click on the 3D Rarities image and you'll go directly to the website! .....check out disc contents below.....

FormatBlu-ray (NTSC)

RegionRegion Free
FeaturingRichard Carlson, Nat "King" Cole, Joanne Dru, Jose Ferrer, Stan Freberg, Rocky Marciano, Lloyd Nolan, Michael Pate, and many more!
ComposersGeorge Steiner, Trustin Howard, Paul Dunlap, Clarence Wheeler, Winston Sharples, Billy Ward and his Dominoes
Year1922 -1962
LanguageEnglish
Length147 minutes
UPC6-17311-67919-3

It has taken over 30 years for the 3-D Film Archive to assemble and restore the material in 3-D Raritiesan 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; 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!

Bonus Materials Include:

- Introductions by Leonard Maltin and Trustin Howard.
- Essays by Julian Antos, Hillary Hess, Thad Komorowski, Donald McWilliams, Ted Okuda, Mary Ann Sell and Jack Theakston.
- 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)
- 3-D footage directed by Francis Ford Coppola from The Bellboy and the Playgirls (1962)
- Commentary tracks by Thad Komorowski and Jack Theakston.

To view a complete list of all the films included, click here.

To Watch the 3-D Versions of These Films, You Need:

- 3D HDTV
- COMPATIBLE 3D GLASSES
- BLU-RAY 3D™ PLAYER OR PLAYSTATION®3 SYSTEM
- HIGH-SPEED HDMI CABLE

This Edition Is Also Viewable in 2D, Playable on Your Standard Blu-ray Player

For more information and additional images, please visit www.3dfilmarchive.com/3-d-rarities.

Living Dead Dolls Discover The Creature From The Black Lagoon

Swims into stores July 2015. [CLICK on image to swim to website!]

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Pre-Order $32.00
They journeyed deep into the unexplored depths of the Amazon jungle searching for fossils…instead they discovered The Creature! The Living Dead Dolls brings to life The Creature, from Universal’s sci-fi, horror gem, The Creature From The Black Lagoon. Featuring an all new body and face sculpt, this iconic scaled terror from the deep stands a full 10” tall and captures the intricate detail of the pre-historic gill-man; from his mysterious yellow eyes, to his claw tipped webbed hands. With nine points of articulation he is the most articulated Living Dead Doll ever, he’ll be able to take out any scientist who dares to come between him and his true love. He comes packaged in a full color, collector friendly window box. Ships in July.

The Creature Chronicles
Exploring the Black Lagoon Trilogy

Tom Weaver, David Schecter and Steve Kronenberg 
Introduction by Julie Adams

Print ISBN: 

978-0-7864-9418-7
Ebook ISBN:

978-1-4766-1580-6
295 photos,

notes, index
408pp. 

library binding 

(8.5 x 11) 2014

About the Book

He was the final addition to Universal’s “royal family” of movie monsters: the Creature from the Black Lagoon. With his scaly armor, razor claws and a face only a mother octopus could love, this Amazon denizen was perhaps the most fearsome beast in the history of Hollywood’s Studio of Horrors. But he also possessed a sympathetic quality which elevated him fathoms above the many aquatic monsters who swam in his wake.

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Gill Man and his mid–1950s film career (Creature from the Black Lagoon, Revenge of the Creature, The Creature Walks Among Us) is collected in this book, packed to the gills with hour-by-hour production histories, cast bios, analyses, explorations of the music, script-to-screen comparisons, in-depth interviews and an ocean of fin-tastic photos.

About the Author(s)
Tom Weaver lives in Sleepy Hollow, New York, and has been interviewing moviemakers since the early 1980s. The New York Times called him one of the leading scholars in the horror field and USA Today has described him as the king of the monster hunters. Classic Images called him "the best interviewer we have today." He is a frequent contributor to numerous film magazines and has been featured in the prestigious Best American Movie Writing. A frequent DVD audio commentator, he is the author of numerous reference and other nonfiction books about American popular culture. David Schecter has been a writer for over three decades, and he also produces soundtrack recordings for his Monstrous Movie Music CD label. He lives in Chatsworth, California. Steve Kronenberg is the Classic Noir editor of Noir City, the e-magazine published quarterly by the Film Noir Foundation. He lives in Boca Raton, Florida.  

Other Book by Tom Weaver, Available from McFarland:
Poverty Row HORRORS!
It Came from Horrorwood
Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Flashbacks
Interviews with B Science Fiction and Horror Movie Makers
Science Fiction Stars and Horror Heroes
Universal Horrors
Eye on Science Fiction
John Carradine
Science Fiction Confidential
A Sci-Fi Swarm and Horror Horde
I Was a Monster Movie Maker
I Talked with a Zombie
Earth vs. the Sci-Fi Filmmakers
Attack of the Monster Movie Makers
They Fought in the Creature Features

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH YOUR TELEVISION SET!

Creature Features is proud to present a one-of-a-kind book, THE OUTER LIMITS AT 50! Written and edited by David J. Schow, author of the essential OUTER LIMITS COMPANION and the world’s leading expert on the series, this unprecedented look at the beloved show presents over 150 new pages of rare photographs and collectibles, many unearthed here for the first time ever.

Published exclusively by Creature Features, this limited trade paperback is jam-packed with never-before-published publicity and making of photos, five decades of rare merchandise, plus stunning new OUTER LIMITS artworks from legendary artists Bernie Wrightson, Tim Bradstreet, Steve Bissette, and more!

  • 1.76 lbs
  • 11″ high x 8 7/16″ wide
  • GO HERE TO ORDER 
  • http://www.creaturefeatures.com/shop/books/the-outer-limits-at-50/
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  • The Outer Limits, created by Leslie Stevens and produced by Joseph Stefano, ran on ABC for three seasons from 1963 to 1965. The unique one-hour anthology format, coupled with stellar writing and the show’s signature creatures, would attract stars and stars-to-be like: David McCallum, Sally Kellerman, Robert Culp, Adam West, Robert Duvall and future sci-fi superstar, William Shatner.

 

RAY HARRYHAUSEN HAS PASSED AWAY AT AGE 92.

My hero since the first time I saw The 7th Voyage of Sinbad. He was the reason I wanted to be a filmmaker. (me and thousands of others) Rest in peace my friend knowing you were respected by many and loved by many more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ray Harryhausen - Master of the Majicks

Volume 1: Beginnings and Endings

by Mike Hankin

Foreword by Tom Hanks

Preface by Sir Christopher Frayling

 

www.archive-editions.com

 

Finally Completed and off to the Printer!

Vol. 1 is planned to ship in early Summer, 2013.

 

Written and produced over the past 10 years with Ray Harryhausen's cooperation and support, the complete 3-volume definitive 295,000-word career/biography features interviews with Ray and his colleagues and is profusely illustrated with several hundred rare photographs, artwork, and illustrations (many of which have never been previously published).

 

We published Volume 2 ("The American Films") first, then Volume 3 ("The British Films"), and are now wrapping up the set with Volume 1 (“Beginnings and Endings”).

 

Chapters in Volume 1 extensively cover:

Ray's Early 16mm Experiments, The Influence of Willis O'Brien and King Kong, George Pal's Puppetoons®, Ray's Film Work During World War II, The Fairy Tale Short Subjects, Ray's Retirement Years (including tributes, awards, convention appearances, colorizing his films, unfinished projects, the King Kong 50th Anniversary celebration at Grauman's Chinese Theater in 1983, Ray's cameo appearances in other films, Ray's Lifetime Achievement Oscar® from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Ray's "Star" on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and much more).

 

As a special adjunct to the Willis O'Brien chapter, we're including the complete first draft of the King Kong screenplay by British mystery writer Edgar Wallace.

 

A special supplement that we're calling "How To Make a Monster" will take you step-by-step through the process of constructing a stop motion model using photos from numerous stop motion films (Caveman, When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, Willis O'Brien films, and more) — from blueprint to armature to clay sculpture to plaster mold to final foam rubber animation model. (Now you'll know the answer when someone asks, "How did they DO that...?")

 

Contributors to Volume 1 include Famous Monsters editor Forrest J Ackerman, Darlyne (Mrs. Willis) O'Brien, Lost World star Bessie Love, King Kong producer Merian C. Cooper and star Fay Wray, screenwriters Beverley Cross and Kenneth Kolb, animator and visual effects artists Jim Danforth and Randall William Cook, director John Landis, producer Arnold Kunert, and many others, some of whom have since passed away.

 

Stills and other visual material come from numerous private collections, including considerable material that has never been seen in print before (including Ray Harryhausen's own books).

 

PLUS—

• “Ray Harryhausen's Los Angeles” – A multi-page map of key locations connected to Ray and his films in the 1940s and 50s;

• Advertising art and posters from different countries;

• Reviews and story synopses;

• Filmographies of key cast and crew.

 

• 370 pages, 125,000 word text (chapters, appendices, and more);

• Over 1,500 images —photos, artwork, posters, technical diagrams and

other illustrations— in Spectacular Color, Nostalgic Sepia-Tone, and Glorious Black-and-White.

• Hardcover: dark brown imitation leather with title stamped in gold foil;

• Full color dust jacket;

• Heavy 70 pound semi-gloss paper stock;

• Overall dimensions 9" x 11-1/2";

• Weight: 5 pounds.

 

Majicks Vol. 2 and Vol. 3 are long sold out and now command prices ranging from $350 to $500 to over $700 per copy on eBay and Amazon. So don't delay— sales have been brisk and our limited edition print run of Vol. 1 (the final volume in the set) is on its way to selling out soon.

 

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From his Preface to Volume 3 —

"There is no way to overstate the importance of these books. [This book] is simply the most perfect book about Harryhausen ever made. This is the book that you dreamt of having as a child and makes you want to go out and re-watch every single one of the chronicled. It makes you fall in love with cinema all over again."

— Guillermo del Toro, Director of Hellboy and Pan's Labyrinth

 

From his combination review of Volumes 2 and 3 of Majicks:

“…Hankin’s in-progress overview of Harryhausen’s career is unlikely to be surpassed; other books may offer different pictures, different vantages and depths of specific information, but the totality of Harryhausen’s achievement is best represented here.”

    Tim Lucas, Video Watchdog #166

www.archive-editions.com

 

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