The 3rd Dimension

The Wizard of Oz will celebrate its 75th Anniversary in style, remastered and converted into 3D.

For a one-week engagement beginning September 20th, The Wizard of Oz will be shown with impressive visual details never before seen and in a spectacular 3D format.  One of the best places to see this new vision of the film is at the TCL Chinese Theatre where it originally premiered back in 1939.  [Read on here...]

Published in Inside Cinema

Building on the success of Raiders of the Lost Ark’s re-release last fall, Paramount celebrated the reissue of Top Gun in 3D last week with a run in IMAX 3D.  To the 3D aficionado, this presented a unique opportunity – an opportunity that I just couldn’t pass up.  One of the tragedies of home video is the lack of scale in the viewing experience that you get in a theater, which makes it difficult to actually compare the theatrical experience to the home with any real accuracy.  Still, with a brand new copy of Top Gun 3D on Blu-ray in one hand and an IMAX 3D ticket in the other, here was an opportunity to compare the 3D viewing experiences, one right after the other.

Top Gun has always been an amazing picture for the big screen, with its epic aerial photography shot ‘real’ as much as humanly possible.  Having never seen the movie theatrically before (being 9 at the time the film was originally released), I hoped my first theatrical viewing was going to be AWESOME.

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