Comin' at Ya!
3-D! It's Back! It's Bigger! It's Better! And it's... Comin' At Ya!
Warning: The Management Is Not responsible For Where The Screen Ends And You Begin!
No clue why I went to see this. Yeah, I was young.
Digital 3-D, Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, Austin, Texas. Excellent restoration of this early-80's 3-D classic. Catch it if you have a chance.
Weird, wonderful, largely untouted (until last year) spaghetti western that takes the gimmick of 3D and pushes it to the absolute limit. Every 3.5 seconds, a hand, gun barrel, a smoldering cattle brand, a snake, or even a baby's bare ass is thrust at the screen. But if you can look beneath the campy gimmick, there's actually a very engaging old west story underneath with one of the genre's coolest heroes.
I saw the movie during Fantastic Fest a couple years ago and absolutely loved it. I was thrilled when Drafthouse Films picked it up for distribution. I was lucky enough to get to intro the film and lead a Q&A with Tom Stearn at the Alamo this weekend. Stearn's company did the full 3D restoration, converting it from stereoscopic 3D to the more digital "Real D" type stuff we see today. It looks incredible.
With that title and the gimmicky 3-D, this should be a ton of fun, but instead it's a weirdly dull, stifled by excessive slow motion and an uncomfortably ugly side toward women.