Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. If this isn't geeky cool, I don't know what is. The 3-D Expo returns this year to the Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles. I didn't get to make it out last year and it doesn't look like I'll be there this year, either, but like last year I'm regretting missing these rare 3-D movies projected by the best of the best.
There will be tons of guests, polarized 3-D (none of that red and blue head-ache inducing crap) and some great movies. Sounds like a helluva time. For a list of confirmed guests and some of the flicks playing read the below! Enjoy it, you lucky LAers!
The new prints of the 3-D features and shorts have been coming in from the film labs and they look tremendous! "Taza, Son of Cochise" looks like it was shot yesterday; a stunning new print. And "Those Redheads From Seattle" looks BETTER than the original dye-transfer prints did in 1953!
These 50 year old negatives are holding up remarkably well, allowing us to show them properly, in 3D, for the first time in over 50 years. We'll be posting the "special guests" list as we get confirmations, but so far we can mention:
Rhonda Fleming and the Bell Sisters will be coming to "Those Redheads From Seattle" on Friday, September 8. Leonard Maltin will conduct the Q&A.
Kathleen Hughes is confirmed for "It Came From Outer Space" on Saturday, September 9.
Stars Christina Hart and William Basil are confirmed for "The Stewardesses" on Saturday, September 9, as are crew members Allan Silliphant (producer/director/writer) and Chris Condon (producer/cinematographer).
Mamie Van Doren will be here for "Hawaiian Nights" (short subject playing with "Miss Sadie Thompson") on Sunday, September 10.
Kathleen Hughes will also be attending "The Glass Web" on Monday, September 11.
Earl Holliman is planning to attend "Devil's Canyon" on Monday, September 11.
For "House of Wax" on Tuesday, September 12, Paul Picerni will be there.
Biff Elliot, star of "I, the Jury", will be attending on Wednesday, September 13.
Jim O'Keefe, son of director/actor Dennis O'Keefe, will be attending the screening of "Diamond Wizard" on Wednesday, September 13. "Diamond Wizard" never had a 3-D playdate anywhere in the world until now! Jim was an extra on the film, which was shot in England.
Julie Adams will be attending the 3-D repremiere of "Wings of the Hawk" on Thursday, September 14.
Of course, as mentioned previously, Slick Slavin will make his first public appearance in decades for "Stardust in Your Eyes" (short subject playing with "Robot Monster") on Saturday, September 16.
Udo Kier, the star of Paul Morrissey's "Frankenstein" is confirmed for Saturday, September 16.
For "Cease Fire" on Sunday, September 17, something very special: Some of the actual soldiers who appeared in the film (and members of their families) will be attending.
Rhonda Fleming will also be attending the World 3-D Premier of "Jivaro" on Sunday, September 17.
And Warren Stevens will be appearing for "Gorilla at Large" on Sunday, September 17.
More guests are expected to confirm in the next week or two.
We will be updated the website as guests confirm and will send out another email in about 2 weeks. Website: 3dfilmfest.com
Complete schedule can be found right here!!!!
Tickets are available online, fax, and phone. Tickets are not available at the Egyptian Theatre until September 8th, 2006. Advance tickets and passes are strongly recommended, as many shows are expected to sell out.
Opening Night Gala (Party at 6:00 PM, then the double bill of "Those Redheads From Seattle" and "Taza, Son of Cochise"): $50.00
Ticket Prices: Individual tickets: $14.00 except "Rarities II", which is $16.00
Expo Passes (Tickets for all 39 shows, including opening night gala): $499.00
All who purchase a pass receive a free program book, a free T-shirt, and free pair of cardboard Polaroid glasses. A $594.00 value!
IMPORTANT TICKETING NOTE: Individual tickets are not for sale for "Those Redheads From Seattle" and "Taza, Son of Cochise". To see these 2 films, you must either purchase an Expo II Pass or a ticket to the opening night Gala.
The festival can be reached at:
Phone number: 661 538-9259
Fax number: 661 793-6755