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Discussion in 'Classic' started by moogong, Aug 10, 2004.
This was the first 3D film I saw and I enjoyed it very much.
I saw Creature in the theater back in the late 70's or early 80's, and it was quite the treat. It was at a repertory/art house theater, and was coupled with this alien invasion movie I never could remember the name of. We also had a UHF station here that would play 3-D movies during the summers, and they'd have the glasses at 7-11. I'm fairly certain I caught Creature a few times that way too.
If you're a fan of the movie, and you get a chance to catch it on the big screen in 3-D, certainly do not pass it up.
And damn, I wish I could see 2001 in Cinerama.
Fuck the creature and 2001, I would love to see Deep Inside Annie Sprinkle in 3d cinerama.
I had the opportunity to view this on a BIG SCREEN but man, 3D gave me a horrible headache, worse than having a hangover!!
I don't get it - you enjoyed a horrible headache??
I doubt whether it is technically possible to fuck the Creature from the Black Lagoon but you may have information otherwise.
In terms of the hardcore porn you mentioned, it was neither in 3-D nor in Cinerama.
Incompatible formats. 3-D required polarization and a silver screen. You cannot curve a silver screen into a Cinerama configuration because the cross reflection of the left and right panel would negate the dimensional effect. Ironically, many 3-D ads from the eighties not only showed something emerging from the screen but curved the screen even though this was not possible in the format.
There were, however, some 3-D porns starting with Chris Condon's "Stewardesses"
in 1970. It was in a 1.33 ratio with the stereo pairs next to each other. Later 3-D porns were in the above/under format and widescreen but not curved screen. Titles included features like "Tickled Pink". I have no idea if these films still exist since the distributors and labs that made them folded long ago.
I saw "2001" in Cinerama at the Rivoli theater in Manhattan in 1978 (re-issued to tie in with "Star Wars") three times in 70mm on their deeply curved Dimension 150 screen.
I guess technically I saw it in Dimension 150 but the process was comparable to Cinerama. Truly awesome and I got a second hand high from so many patrons toting up in the last sequence. It's not the same experience as seeing it in 35mm Panavision on a flat screen much less on video. The film was designed for that 'you are there'
experience that has pretty much disappeared from cinema. Even "Star Wars" had some
sequences that made you feel like you were part of the action like the ending with POV of the ship going into the Dark Star to shoot it's lasers. I really miss that audience participation type of flick.
In terms of the Creature double bill you mentioned, it was usually coupled with "It Came from Outer Space" which was another excellent 3-D film although it worked fine as a flat picture too since it had an intelligent
premise. "Creature" and "House of Wax" fell more into the 'gimmick movie'
category and lost much of their impact when they weren't exhibited in
their dimensional version. Back in the days of showmanship, when the rocks came falling towards the camera in 3-D in "It Came from Outer Space", some theaters rigged styrofoam rocks to fall on the audience at the same time to enhance the illusion. "House of Wax" also had extra speakers surrounding the audience which would kick on when someone screamed to jolt you (Warnersound). I doubt whether any megaplex would go through this trouble just to entertain patrons.
Richard you do know i was kidding right?
I was going to ask you the same thing.
The information about 3-D porn is accurate in any event.
I thought you were kidding Richard, in a dead-pan way, but knew the info was spot on too. I actually saw one of those 3-D porns from the 70's on the big screen lately. I don't know what was more odd; seeing a 3-D porn, or seeing porn of any kind on the big screen with a full art-house crowd. I know that was de riguere back in the day, but I was busy growing up in the 70s, and by the 80s/90s, big-screen porn had pretty much fallen out of fashion, at least 'round about these parts down heyah. So to say the least, that was a very odd evening indeed. The audience did get into it big time though, everybody was laughing their asses off for the shear datedness of the movie... and for the full on penile attacks on the audience. :lol:
And for everyone's information it is indeed technically possible to fuck the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Come on over tonight and see it in action. Tickets are on sale now for $9.99 a person.
See you there.
As I stated in another post, my sense of humor is droll and not everyone gets it although you obviously do. All technical information I post will be accurate however.
Regarding 3-D porn, I saw some of them way back when. If any prints survive, they would be pretty faded by now. The cheap Eastmancolor stock
they were printed on faded to pink. Pink pussy in 3-D and the actresses would be red in the face. I'm not sure that would be erotic.
No porn film was every printed in Technicolor and many labs would not handle that product. Some of the early 'nudies' in the fifties were shot on 16mm kodachrome stock which had vivid colors and didn't fade.
Does that make the Creature bi-sexual (last time I saw it Julie Adams was his love interest) or did it have a female mate that you will be fornicating with? Please clarify before the ticket scalpers arrive. If it's the former, does Ricou Browning do a striptease by shedding his scales as part of foreplay?
I saw Disco Dolls in Hot Skin in 3-D a year or two ago and yeah, the print was somewhat faded. I'm with Hyde on it being very odd to see porn in an arthouse theater. It was very entertaining though, and it was mainly college kids. No scary men in raincoats. :lol:
Then you certainly weren't at the theater I was at... heh, heh heh heh. :evil:
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Clearly I was not!