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3-D Rarities Volume II

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Starring: Cesar Romero, Katy Jurado, Rebeca Iturbide, Tito Junco, Beryl Grey
Director: Carlos Véjar C., Edward Dein, Leonard Reeve
Plot Synopsis:

Flicker Alley, in partnership with the 3-D Film Archive, presents 3-D Rarities, Volume II, the long-awaited follow-up collection of extraordinary 3-D wonders, including the feature-length El Corazón y la Espada, all expertly restored in a Blu-ray world premiere.

For over 35 years, it has been the mission of the 3-D Film Archive to locate, save, assemble, and restore previously lost 3-D films. Much of the fruits of this labor of love ended up being presented by Flicker Alley in the critically acclaimed 2015 Blu-ray editing of 3-D Rarities. Almost immediately, and started asking for more, and indeed there was more on the way

3-D Rarities, Volume II spans over 40 years of international 3-D film production, and is appropriately presented in three segments. The first is a superb collection of short 3-D oddities, including the long-lost A Day in the Country; 3-D master Raymond Spottiswoode s The Black Swan; Stereoscopic Anthropologist Hillary Hess s presentation of Mid-Century Memories in Kodachrome Stereo; the mysterious Polaroid-filmed Games in Depth; a prologue for Frankenstein s Bloody Terror, a West German-Spanish coproduction originally filmed in Hi-Fi Stereo 70; and a trailer for the 1983 documentary The 3-D Movie, which serves as a brief historical showcase for a wide swath of classic 3-D films.

Up next is the feature-length, historical romance/adventure from 1953: El Corazón y la Espada (aka The Heart and the Sword, aka The Sword of Granada). The first 3-D movie ever produced in Mexico, the original Spanish version of El Corazón y la Espada has not been viewed in its intended format since 1955. Scanned in 4K and restored frame-by-frame from the original left and right camera negatives, the film stars Cesar Romero (The Thin Man; Batman) and Katy Jurado (High Noon; Broken Lance), alongside a veritable who s who of top Mexican actors of the time.

Last but certainly not least is a special sampling of homemade stereoscopic photographs from silent film icon Harold Lloyd. Presented by Lloyd s granddaughter, Suzanne Lloyd Hayes, these slides are choc-full of Hollywood stars, and many of the images have never been seen at all by the general public!

All of the material included on 3-D Rarities, Volume II is presented in high-quality digital 3-D. Restored and mastered direct from archival materials by 3-D Film Archive Technical Director Greg Kintz, the films and images have been meticulously aligned shot-by-shot for precise registration of the original left/right elements.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: April 7th, 2020
    Movie Release Year: 1953
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Flicker Alley
  • Technical Specs
    Length:153 Minutes
    Specs:3D Blu-ray Disc
    Video Resolution/Codec:MPEG-4 MVC
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.37:1
    Special Features:
    • Audio Commentary: El Corazón y la Espada - Featuring author David Wilt and film historian Dr. Robert J. Kiss
    • Audio Commentary: The Black Swan - Featuring 3-D film expert Mike Ballew.
    • Souvenir Booklet - Featuring rare photographs and extensively researched liner notes from 3-D expert Mike Ballew.