Quick Look: Old School 3D Vol. 3 is a collection of seven horror/thriller films from the 1940s through the 70s that have been converted to 3D. "Old School" refers to the 3D process, which requires the use of red/cyan anaglyph glasses available through online sources including Amazon. You don't need a 3D TV to use this channel, just a cheap pair of cardboard glasses like those used during the 1950s 3D craze. The following films are available on this channel:
- House on Haunted Hill (1959)
- The Hitch-Hiker (1953)
- Night of the Living Dead (1968)
- Dementia 1 (1963)
- The Bat (1959)
- The Red House (1947)
- Horror Express (1972)
These films are weren't originally produced in 3D, but have been converted from their original 2D format. Although the 3D effect is noticeable, the fact that the films weren't intended for 3D viewing means that you won't see any special effects like a hand reaching out for your throat or a knife being thrown in your direction. Don't expect an Avatar-like viewing experience.
Classic film aficionados may take offense at these conversions, just as people condemned Ted Turner's colorization of classic black-and-white films in the 1980s. But if wearing uncomfortable cardboard glasses while watching TV is your thing, you may be interested in the Roku channels Old School 3D Drama/Romance Collection (Charade, The Last Time I Saw Paris, Life with Father, The Little Princess, My Favorite Brunette, and The Snows of Kilimanjaro) and Old School 3D Vol. 2 (Royal Wedding, McLintock!, Road to Bali, The Inspector General, Mr. Imperium, and Till the Clouds Roll By).
-- Information is current as of January 24, 2019
Roku Channel Store Description: Old School 3D Vol. 3 - Horror/Thriller Collection. Seven films re-imagined in 3D (red/cyan anaglyph) including House on Haunted Hill, The Hitch-Hiker, Night of the Living Dead, Dementia 13, The Bat, The Red House, and Horror Express. No ads with one-time purchase. (3D anaglyph glasses available on Amazon or eBay; be sure to order red/cyan anaglyph glasses)
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