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Charade 1963 Technical Specs(?)
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Obviously people are paying more attention to "Charade" at the moment with it being added to the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.

Today I found something quite baffling; a Taiwan Blu-ray:

Code:
Disc Title: CHARADE_3D
Disc Size: 24,845,476,474 bytes
Protection: AACS
Playlist: 00003.MPLS
Size: 24,607,653,888 bytes
Length: 1:53:06.362
Total Bitrate: 29.01 Mbps
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 17825 kbps / Right Eye / 1080p / 23.976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Video: MPEG-4 MVC Video / 7412 kbps / Left Eye
Audio: English / DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz /  1453 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz /  768 kbps / 16-bit)
Subtitle: Chinese / 73.607 kbps
Subtitle: Chinese / 72.919 kbps
Subtitle: English / 85.113 kbps
Subtitle: French / 88.654 kbps
Subtitle: German / 93.373 kbps
Subtitle: Spanish / 98.186 kbps
Subtitle: Italian / 80.813 kbps
Subtitle: Portuguese / 79.864 kbps
Subtitle: Japanese / 44.761 kbps
Subtitle: Korean / 64.271 kbps

Yeah.  3D.  Huh?!!

Wikipedia mentions nothing of this, native 3D or computer conversion.  Imdb says:

Code:
Runtime 1 hr 53 min (113 min)
Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color Color
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 3,094 m (Italy)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 50T 5251)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm

Anyone know anything about this?
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There's a copy on ebay:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/125425150623
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The film got somehow public domain status in some areas so it has led to all kinds of weird releases.
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(2022-12-29, 08:20 PM)captainsolo Wrote: The film got somehow public domain status in some areas so it has led to all kinds of weird releases.

I knew that, but according to Wikipedia, it's because Universal didn't say 'copyright' or have the symbol. It also says "The film remains fully protected by copyright outside the U.S.". Theoretically, that means the Taiwan release is supposed to be official and licensed.

Double checking the ebay listing Yarp linked, there is no copyright info on the cover art in English and it does not mention Universal.

What I missed before is that it says "Produced By The Advanced Amazing AK 3D Technology"... not that I can find details of that online, but it does answer the question.

Using Google Translate, the cover also says "The World's Only 2D/3D Edition".

Bing and bing. Mystery solved... I'd still like to see that.
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