CineSavant Column

Tuesday May 2, 2023



Correspondent Greg Skora filled us in some of the  3-D Film Archive’s  new announcements, at their newly-relaunched website.

Coming Soon on 3-D Blu-ray — perhaps in 2024? — and remastered in 3-D HD from 35mm original elements … the 1953 Dean Martin / Jerry Lewis comedy  Money from Home.  It’s one of the few 3-D pictures actually filmed in original 3-strip Technicolor.

The archive has  Robot Monster  and  Prison Girls  completed and coming out much sooner; and their website is presently touting future 3-D restorations of the western  Southwest Passage  and Universal-International’s  The Glass Web  with Edward G. Robinson and Kathleen Hughes.

Looking at his tally board, Gary Teetzel reminds us that Money from Home is the 27th 3-D film from the 1950s to be either released or announced as forthcoming. It’s nice to see films from a variety of different genres made available in 3-D.

According to posts from Bob Furmanek, the 3-D Film Archive’s other 3-D restoration projects in the pipeline are  Bwana Devil,  The Man Who Wasn’t There (1983)  and the long version of  The Bubble.  Our wild guess at a possible title described as “one historically significant 3-D release” may be Arch Oboler’s 1990  Domo Arigato  but some other hinted-at restorations remain a mystery.

We just hope our 3-D TVs are still working by the time all of these come out . . .

Thanks for reading! — Glenn Erickson