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Encounter in the Third Dimension (1999)

A lab accident sends a scientist and his robot assistant on a trip through the history of 3D film. Special appearance by horror host Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.

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Ben Stassen (story), Kurt Frey (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stuart Pankin ... The Professor / M.A.X. (voice)
Cassandra Peterson ... Elvira (as Elvira)
Harry Shearer ... Narrator (voice)
Andrea Thompson ... Ruth in the Booth (voice)
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Storyline

The Professor, helped by his flying robot M.A.X., tries to show us the history of 3-D film, and his newest innovation, Real-O-Vision (ride films). But his hardware keeps breaking down, particularly when he's trying to introduce a music video of Elvira. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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A wild journey through the history of 3-D cinema!


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Official Sites:

nWave Pictures

Country:

Belgium | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Encounter in the Third Dimension See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,653, 28 February 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,195,401, 17 December 2006
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1.44 : 1
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Trivia

Trailer narrated by the legendary trailer narrator Don LaFontaine. See more »

Crazy Credits

While the title is clearly intended to be "Encounter in the Third Dimension," the actual on-screen title includes a typo generated by M.A.X., the first of many malfunctions. MAX tries to fix it, but destroys the title in the process. See more »

Connections

Followed by Misadventures in 3D (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Haunted House
Written by John Paragon & Holly Knight
Performed by Cassandra Peterson (as Elvira)
Courtesy of Rhino Records
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3D Cinema at Alton Towers
29 October 2003 | by filuk_02See all my reviews

I saw this at Alton Towers in the 3D cinema.

There were a few good moments in the film, but mostly i thought it was quite bad. In the whole film i think there was 5 moments of proper 3D image.

The only good thing about this film was the apperance of Elvira, she was in all her 3D glory.

If your a fan of Elvira you will like the film, if your a fan of 3D films you will not like it.

For 3D images i give it 2/10 For Elvira i give it 9/10


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