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Encounter in the Third Dimension (1999)




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This program offers a short history of the 3-D film and offers some commentary on what might be a regeneration of the idea, updated with modern technology, of course. 3-D ruled the drive-ins of the '50s and '60s providing viewers with vicarious thrills at horror and sci-fi extravaganzas. This film offers a look back at some of the greatest moments from those films, hosted by the lovely Elvira. The program also looks at what the future of the genre might be as computer generation makes the idea that much more viable.


Stuart Pankin
as MAX, The Professor
Andrea Thompson
as Ruth In The Booth
Harry Shearer
as Narrator, the Narrator

Critic Reviews for Encounter in the Third Dimension

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2)

Watching MAX whizzing about, I reflected that it was done well, but, alas, I did not want it done at all.

October 30, 2001 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

While the film promises a tour through the history of stereoscopic effects, the survey is pretty cursory, with a lot of old Stereopticon cards and clips from 3-D movies from the form's early 1950s heyday like Bwana Devil (1952).

March 9, 2007 | Rating: 74/100

The film is ... not so much a satisfying story as it is a fun loving promise of things to come in the world of IMAX in 3-D.

June 17, 2002 | Full Review…

Contains some vertiginous visions that can truly be labeled 'state-of-the-art.'

October 30, 2001 | Full Review…

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