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Robert Furmanek
Expert Film Handler

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From: Clifton, NJ, USA
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 - posted 06-22-2017 11:31 AM      Profile for Robert Furmanek   Author's Homepage   Email Robert Furmanek       Edit/Delete Post 
It is one of the most highly-requested Golden Age 3-D titles. You will be amazed with our next 3-D restoration.

William Cameron Menzies' THE MAZE is coming soon to 3-D Blu-ray from our good friends at Kino Lorber Studio Classics!

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Bill Brandenstein
Master Film Handler

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From: Santa Clarita, CA
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I hope this gets some theatrical attention as well, for those of us who can't do 3D at home!

Amazing stuff, Bob.

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Robert Furmanek
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From: Clifton, NJ, USA
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Yes, indeed. Kino's theatrical division will have a 3-D DCP available for booking!

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Frank Angel
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Robert, do you know how they did stereo sound with this film (and the others like HOUSE OF WAX and IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE)? Was it using "Fox Sprockets" and mag tracks on the prints themselves or was sound on a separate 35mm reel locked in sync? Strange how all these stereo soundtracks wound up "lost." Could so many studios have really been that sloppy regarding storage and protection of their valuable film elements?

GREAT picture of 42nd street, btw. Most people elsewhere in the country can't image a street like this, LINED on both sides with movie theatre after movie theatre, all playing day-and-date with the theatres on Broadway and for pennies on the dollar. PLUS unlike the much more expensive Broadway theatres playing the SAME features, the Brandt theatres on 42nd added a second feature, sometimes a "short subject!" Many times I would sneak out of last period at school and take the subway there. For a kid who loved movies, this was movie theatre heaven -- I was like a kid in a candy store.

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Robert Furmanek
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From: Clifton, NJ, USA
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Frank, they were all full-coat 35mm magnetic interlock. That's 3 reels (left/right/mag) in-sync - we hope - per reel!

There's more information here:

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Mitchell Dvoskin
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From: West Milford, NJ, USA
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 - posted 03-12-2018 04:20 PM      Profile for Mitchell Dvoskin   Email Mitchell Dvoskin   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Last week, I was invited to Bob's final master screening of The Maze, and I can attest that once again they again did a stupendous job. The film was produced by Walter Mirisch with production design by William Cameron Menzies and 3D cinematography by Harry Neumann. One would think that when Veronica Hurst's fiance (Richard Carlson) moves into a creepy old castle and proceeds to dump her like a rock, telling her to stay away, she would remember all those old horror movies and stay away. Unfortunately, she not only does not stay away, but sneaks into the locked tower room where she was explicitly told not to go...

The 3D camera work was excellent, and Bob and Greg did an flawless job restoring and mastering the disc. The 3 channel stereo sound was also excellent. I highly recommend this one to everyone interested in 1950's 3D.

Thank you Bob for the screening and your tireless effort in bringing these film back to the way they were meant to be seen, in 3D.

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Terry Monohan
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Thanks Robert for the stereo sound print that you are restoring for the Blue R

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Claude S. Ayakawa
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From: Waipahu, Hawaii, USA
Registered: Aug 2002

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I have all of your previous 3D blu rays, Robert and THE MAZE is pre ordered and I am looking forward to receiving it.

I actually saw the movie at it’s first run during the 3D Golden Era at the Liberty Theatre in Honolulu in the early fifties and still remember how great it was. However, I have one question about the movie. When it was first released in the fifties , it was through Allied Artist. How is it that Paramount now has the rights to the film instead of Warner Brother?


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