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3D Movie Guide

7 Memorable Movie Inventions

What are the all-time movie inventions, those little something specials that over the years have thrilled audiences, padded profits (well, sometimes) and made film historians scratch their heads wondering, now what were they thinking? Let's start with...

Percepto! - For his 1959 infamous thriller The Tingler, moviemaker and gimmick legend William Castle had certain seats installed with a vibrating mechanism, so when "the tingler" (a creature that attaches to your spine) strikes, voila, instant visceral sensation!

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  • Sep 16th 2011 10:01PM

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    the lion king 3d is now playing at century 16

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  • Feb 27th 2011 10:39PM

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    I love 3D but am dreading having to buy a new tv....

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  • Feb 10th 2011 11:43AM

    filmsavior  said...

    I love IMAX!

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  • Dec 29th 2010 5:46PM

    arealdisneyprincess  said...

    yes Disney is the best when it comes to innovational movie technology. I saw Tangled in 3D and I really felt like I was part of it, especially during the lantern scene and Mother Knows Best. 3D movies don't need to be literally In Your Face all of the time. It just feels awesome to have the sensation of being in the movie. and I agree Mickey's Philharmagic was one of my favorite attractions at Disney World.

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  • Dec 3rd 2010 10:00AM

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    how about when they had Jaws 3 in 3-D That was my first 3D Movie

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  • Jun 8th 2010 11:28AM

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    Disney has a great handle on the immersive experience, as anyone who has seen Philharmagic can attest. It successfully uses 3d, smell, water spray and blasts of air to put you into the film.

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  • Jun 6th 2010 10:04AM

    Frankdale  said...

    I saw my first 3D experience as a kid. It was a trailer experiment back in late 30"s a local movie house and featured Frankenstein and other horror trailers. I don't remember using glasses at the time. But walt disney made a 3D cartoon that didn't need glasse around that time, it was the Old Mill. Hitcock made Dial M for Murder in 3D and he like Avitar didn't believe in things jumping off the screen. He felt gimmicks was not the way to use 3D. At the Museum of Natural History in NYC they once has a great 3D short that was remarkable. You could see the objects, which were only geometric objects, pass over your head and be seen behind you after they passes. Now that is the system that they should be using now.

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  • May 16th 2010 2:38PM

    Jeff24JM  said...

    The first 3-D Movie I saw was a joke, It was one of those with the paper frames and blue and red inserts,so when I was asked to go see Avatar in 3D I was less than than excited, but I went anyway. I was totally blown away. I felt as though I was part of the experiance. If there are better 3D movies out there I have got to see them. Journey to the Center of the Earth sounds like a good place to start. How do I go about seeing it? Is it still showing? I think I'm quite possibly going to be a 3D junkie...

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  • Apr 8th 2010 11:34AM

    captkirket  said...

    I agree, Journey to the Center of the Earth with Brandon Frasier was more visually effective 3-D. For instance, when there was a room with several people in it, you felt yourself a part of that room, as if the person closest to you was going to touch elbows. I felt I could tell the distance between the actors and their place in the room. I LOVED Avatar, the color, the imagery.... it could have been even better if the 3-D effects were improved.

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  • Jul 1st 2010 6:03PM

    Guilbherce  said...

    His name isn't Brandon Frasier, it's Brendan Fraser. Really, people. Pay attention.

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  • Apr 5th 2010 10:49AM

    vivi  said...

    I agree that Avatar was a great visual movie and a good storyline to boot, but for eye popping 3-D effects the remake of Journey to the Center of the Earth with Brandon Frasier ( The Mummy & Mummy Return) was much better, granted script and story were so-so. Avatar failed to take full advantage of 3-D but the colors were outstanding VLR

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