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Old 06-06-2013, 03:27 AM   #1
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House of Wax 3D 10/1/13

Seasons come and go, but this year Fall will not return without its Price...

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HOUSE OF WAX DEBUTS IN 3D™ ON BLU-RAY!

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Celebrates Film’s
60 Years with Newly Restored and
Remastered Version October 1

Includes New Featurette, 2D version, and Original 1933 Film

Burbank, Calif., June 3, 2013 – On October 1, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will celebrate the 60th anniversary of House of Wax with a stunning new restored and remastered High-definition 3D Blu-ray™. In 1953, the film was the first color 3D feature released by a major studio. The huge hit also marked Vincent Price’s first major starring horror role and changed the course of his career. Thanks to advanced technology and the expert work of Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging (MPI), audiences will now be able to enjoy the classic mystery shocker as it was originally seen in theatres. The Blu-ray ($39.99 SRP) will include a new featurette, “House of Wax: Unlike Anything You’ve Seen Before” and Mystery of The Wax Museum, the original 1933 film on which House of Wax is based. A 2D version of House of Wax will also be included.

Originally designed to lure audiences away from their TV sets, 3D utilized a “left-eye/right-eye” dual projection process and polarized glasses, the basis for what is seen today. MPI’s work on House of Wax includes a 4K scan, and a full restoration of the two “eyes,” as well as perfect 3D image alignment.

House of Wax was a major box-office success when it was released in 1953. If adjusted to today’s gross, it would have brought in more than $401 million, placing it among the top 100 highest grossing films ever.* It no doubt paved the way for a 3D boom over the next several years during which 50 3D features and some two dozen shorts and cartoons were released.

The film was directed by André deToth, an unlikely choice to direct a 3D film as he was blind in one eye and unable to properly see the effects he created. Besides Price, House of Wax additionally features Frank Lovejoy, Phyllis Kirk, Carolyn Jones, Paul Picerni and a young actor named Charles Buchinsky, who would later become known to audiences worldwide as Charles Bronson. Screenplay is by Crane Wilbur. Brian Foy produced.

The Warner library has the largest number of classic 3D titles (15) of any studio, and now that the technology has been perfected, the studio looks forward to re-introducing them to home audiences. The long-awaited, much requested release of House of Wax is the second classic 3D film the studio has released on Blu-ray, following last year’s release of Dial M for Murder.

Synopsis

Professor Henry Jarrod is the owner and figure sculptor in a wax museum whose specialty is historic figures. When he and his business partner, Matthew Burke quarrel over the choice of exhibits displayed, Burke suggests it would be more profitable to burn down the museum in order to obtain the insurance money. As they fight, the museum burns and Jarrod is left for dead. It’s not until much later at a new museum that the fate of Jarrod and the mystery of how the lifelike waxed figures are created becomes gruesomely evident.

Special Features:
-Expert Commentary
-"House of Wax: Unlike Anything You've Seen Before! “ ALL NEW!
-"Round-the-Clock Premiere: Coast Hails House of Wax"
-"Mystery of the Wax Museum" [1933 WB Feature]
-Theatrical Trailer

HOUSE OF WAX BLU-RAY 3D
Street Date: October 1, 2013
Order Due Date: August 27, 2013
Rating: NR
Feature Run time: 88 mins.
Pricing: $35.99 SRP
Cat: 1000413340

Note: All enhanced content listed above is subject to change.
Wow, lots of Vincent Price this Halloween. It's doubtful that the '33 feature will be in HD; which is too bad as more Fay Wray in HD is always a good thing!
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:20 AM   #2
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I've had a 3d capable set for a while now but man, the 3d classics that have been announced in the past few months has really gotten me for the first time thinking about buying glasses and upgrading my player. Creature From The Black Lagoon, Amityville 3D, and now House of Wax? Soon I may no longer have any recourse.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:44 AM   #3
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Preorder now up:

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Old 09-19-2013, 06:24 PM   #4
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:07 PM   #5
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Why even bother reviewing a 3d disc when you don't have the ability to watch 3d? It's what most readers interested in this title are looking for. Talk about worthless, or nearly so.
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:49 PM   #6
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Why even bother reviewing a 3d disc when you don't have the ability to watch 3d? It's what most readers interested in this title are looking for. Talk about worthless, or nearly so.
Not worthless, quite the opposite.

The majority of people don´t have the means to play 3D, so, if a 2D version is available on disc I can´t see why it is worthless.

If blu-ray is still a growing market, we can only deduced that the 3D market is still very small.

I can understand the those with the option to playback 3D want a review of that but going so far as calling a 2D review worthless is wrong.
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:54 PM   #7
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Not worthless, quite the opposite.

The majority of people don´t have the means to play 3D, so, if a 2D version is available on disc I can´t see why it is worthless.

If blu-ray is still a growing market, we can only deduced that the 3D market is still very small.

I can understand the those with the option to playback 3D want a review of that but going so far as calling a 2D review worthless is wrong.
Precisely why I said "nearly so".

It's not out of reason that a review titled "House of Wax 3D" should include a review of the actual 3D. Am I wrong in this? I'm not 3D capable either, but this job should have gone to somebody with the proper equipment to do a proper review.
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Precisely why I said "nearly so".

It's not out of reason that a review titled "House of Wax 3D" should include a review of the actual 3D. Am I wrong in this? I'm not 3D capable either, but this job should have gone to somebody with the proper equipment to do a proper review.
Worthless or nearly worthless are the same thing in my book.

If the edition is called "House of Wax 3D" why the hell should he called it other than than?
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Worthless or nearly worthless are the same thing in my book.
would you rather be squashed by a falling piano, or nearly squashed by a falling piano?
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lol Great point, dave.

The writer should have mentioned in his title that he was only reviewing the 2D version. He shouldn't leave it up to the reader to read through half of his review before fessing up about it. It is deceitful.
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:23 AM   #12
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would you rather be squashed by a falling piano, or nearly squashed by a falling piano?
Different things... Reviews don´t physically hurt people.
Nearly squashed by a falling piano would mean the piano still hits you and you could get killed but not be squashed.

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lol Great point, dave.
A very obsolete and unrelated one.
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DVD Savant on HOUSE OF WAX 3-D

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Old 10-30-2013, 03:06 PM   #14
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Old 10-30-2013, 04:16 PM   #15
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I have this and I can say that the job Warner did is exceptional. They ponied up for a 4K scan of the original negative, which still yields an overall soft picture quality (very much so in certain spots). This is the best this film will ever look. The colors are amazing and the 3D is great throughout (both the gimmicks and the depth). Kudos to Warner for putting so much into this disc. The original black and white film is also on the disc, though in standard definition.
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