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The Original “The Phantom of the Opera” Movie Restored in 3D

March 9th, 2012 · 6 Comments · 3D Movies & Videos


Did you know that the silent classic “The Phantom of the Opera” was actually shot in stereoscopic 3D format more than 80 years ago, actually filming each and every scene with two movie cameras, was a customary technique in the silent film era, so the movie was actually unintentionally shot in 3D. Making this interesting discovery in 2010, filmmaker and author Carl Hernz went to work on matching the stereoscopic views accidentally created by this fortunate mechanical setup and soon the movie will make its first public screening in 3D. The first public screening as part of a benefit for the Florida Hospital Neuroscience Institute Parkinson Outreach Center on April 30 in Orlando, FL USA. The historic Enzian theater is scheduled to be the venue, and stereographer/producer Carl Hernz (who himself has young-onset Parkinson’s disease) will be there as well. April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness month, and the world premiere of this historical find will definitely shine a bright light so needed on many PD issues. And the film will be featured in several film festivals in the U.S. and other countries before its major release on Halloween night, October 31, 2012.

Here you can find more interesting information about the restoration in 3D of the movie…

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