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The highest quality 3D you'll see in the cinema today is in an IMAX 3D cinema - there are theaters all around the world. But the 1950's and the 1980's were also big years for 3D movie production. This list contains 3D movies now available on DVD or VHS in 2D or 3D. The list is big - you might be surprised - and this isn't all 3D movies... For more information do a google search for "3D movie reviews"...


3D Movies available on DVD/VHS in field-sequential 3D format
"Field-sequential 3D" is viewed using Liquid Crystal Shutter (LCS) 3D glasses (glasses are available in the "Ultimate 3-D collection" - see down below).

Encounter in the Third Dimension (3-D) (Large Format) (1999) on DVD in field-sequential 3D (as seen in IMAX 3D threatres)
Spy Kids 3-D Game Over (HQFS) (2004) on DVD in field-sequential 3D (originally shown in anaglyph 3D in theatres)
The Creeps in 3D For Your TV! (1997) on DVD in field-sequential 3D (originally screened in Polarized 3D)
The Adventures of SharkBoy and LavaGirl in 3-D (2006) on DVD in field-sequential 3D (originally shown in anaglyph 3D in theatres)
Alien Adventure (3D) (1999) on DVD in field-sequential 3D (as seen in IMAX 3D threatres)
SOS Planet (3-D Large Format) (2002) on DVD in field-sequential 3D (as seen in IMAX 3D threatres)
Haunted Castle (3-D) (Large Format) (2001) on DVD in field-sequential 3D (as seen in IMAX 3D threatres)
Ultimate G's (3-D) (Large Format) (2000) on DVD in field-sequential 3D (as seen in IMAX 3D threatres)
Santa vs. The Snowman 3D (2003) on DVD in field-sequential 3D (as seen in IMAX 3D theatres)
Misadventures in 3D (2003) on DVD in field-sequential 3D (as seen in IMAX 3D theatres)
Transitions 3D (HQFS) (1986) on DVD in field-sequential 3D (as seen in IMAX 3D threatres) (NOTE: very bad image alignment on this title)


3D Movies available on DVD/VHS in anaglyph 3D format
"Anaglyph 3D" is viewed using red/blue or red/cyan 3D glasses. The 3D quality of "field-sequential 3D" is considerably better than "anaglyph 3D".

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D also includes 2d version (2005) on DVD in Anaglyph 3D
Santa vs. the Snowman 3D (2002) on DVD in Anaglyph 3D (as seen in IMAX 3D theatres)
Shrek/Shrek 3D Double Bill (2003) on DVD in Anaglyph 3D (This is an anaglyph version of "Shrek 4D" from Universal Studios Theme Parks)
Spy Kids 3-D Game Over (Two-Disc Collector's Series) (2003) on DVD in Anaglyph 3D (partial)
Comin' At Ya! (1961) on DVD in Anaglyph 3D
The Bubble (1967) on DVD in Anaglyph 3D
<product no longer available> (1977) on DVD in Anaglyph 3D
M-3D The Movie/The Playmates (1976) on DVD in Anaglyph 3D

Cat Women of the Moon (3D) [VHS] (1953) on VHS in Anaglyph 3D
Robot Monster [VHS] (1953) on VHS in Anaglyph 3D
Elvira: The Mask [VHS] in 3-D (1961) on VHS in Anaglyph 3D (partial)
Domo Arrigato [VHS] (1973) on VHS in Anaglyph 3D

Disc 6 of The Nightmare on Elm Street Collection (New Line Platinum Series) (1999) (DVD Compilation) contains the Anaglyph 3D segment from "Freddy's Dead - The Final Nightmare" (1991)


3D Movies originally shown in 3D in theatres but only available on DVD/VHS in 2D format
House of Wax (1953) on DVD (2D only)
It Came from Outer Space (1953) on DVD (2D only)
Kiss Me Kate (1953) on DVD (2D only)
Gun Fury [VHS] (1953) on VHS (2D only)
Hondo [VHS] (1953) on VHS (2D only)
Miss Sadie Thompson [VHS] (1953) on VHS (2D only)
Creature From the Black Lagoon (Universal Studios Classic Monster Collection) (1954) on DVD (2D only)
Flesh for Frankenstein (The Criterion Collection) (1974) on DVD (2D only)
What the Swedish Butler Saw [VHS] (1975) on VHS (2D only)
Ape (1976) on DVD (2D only)
Magnificent Bodyguards (1978) on DVD (2D only)
Friday the 13th, Part 3 (1982) on DVD (2D only)
Parasite (1982) on DVD (2D only)
Spacehunter (1983) on DVD (2D only)
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) on DVD (a short segment of the original movie screened in anaglyph 3D) (2D only)
Into the Deep (IMAX) (1995) on DVD (2D only)
T-Rex - Back to the Cretaceous (IMAX) (1998) on DVD (2D only)
Galapagos (IMAX) (1999) on DVD (2D only)
Cirque du Soleil - Journey of Man [VHS] (2000) on DVD (2D only)
Ghosts of the Abyss (2003) on DVD (2D only)


Other...
The Ultimate 3-D Collection (Haunted Castle / Alien Adventure / Encounter in the Third Dimension) (Large Format) (Includes H3D Viewing System) compilation of three 3D DVDs in field-sequential 3D format. Includes LCS 3D glasses.
Festival of 3-D Movie Trailers (2003) on DVD (2D trailers for 3D movies, plus an Anaglyph 3D segment)
Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie (1995) on DVD (Contains an Anaglyph 3D segment)
Terminator 2 - Judgment Day (The Ultimate Edition DVD) (1991) contains the documentary "The Making of T2:3-D: Breaking the Screen Barrier" - an in-depth look into the making of the MCA/Universal themepark attraction "Terminator 2:3D: Battle Across Time" (2D only).


References...
3-D Movies: A History and Filmography of Stereoscopic Cinema (McFarland Classics) by R.M. Hayes (1989) 430 pages
Amazing 3-D by Hal Morgan and Dan Symmes (1982) 176 pages

Remember, this isn't all 3D movies... For more information do a google search for "3D movie reviews".


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3D Movies available on DVD/VHS in field-sequential 3D format
1.  Encounter in the Third Dimension (3-D) (Large Format) [Multiple Formats] [Color] [Dolby] [DTS Surround Sound] [Live] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Stuart Pankin
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2.  Spy Kids 3-D Game Over (HQFS) [Animated] [Color] [Director's Cut] [Dolby] [Full length] [Full Screen] [3D] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Antonio Banderas
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3.  The Creeps in 3D For Your TV! [Multiple Formats] [Collector's Edition] [Color] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Rhonda Griffin
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4.  The Adventures of SharkBoy and LavaGirl in 3-D [Animated] [Color] [Full length] [Full Screen] [3D] [NTSC]  DVD ~ David Arquette
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5.  Alien Adventure (3D) [Multiple Formats] [Animated] [Color] [Dolby] [DTS Surround Sound] [NTSC] [3D]  DVD ~ John Boyle
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6.  SOS Planet (3-D Large Format) [Multiple Formats] [Animated] [Color] [Dolby] [DTS Surround Sound] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Walter Cronkite
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7.  Haunted Castle (3-D) (Large Format) [Multiple Formats] [Animated] [Color] [Dolby] [DTS Surround Sound] [Live] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Jasper Steverlinck
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8.  Ultimate G's (3-D) (Large Format) [Color] [Dolby] [DTS Surround Sound] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Joel McNichol
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9.  Santa vs. The Snowman 3D [AC-3] [Animated] [Color] [Digital Sound] [Full Screen] [Surround Sound] [3D] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Jonathan Winters
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10.  Misadventures in 3D [Multiple Formats] [Animated] [Color] [Dolby] [Full length] [Full Screen] [3D] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Stuart Pankin
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11.  Transitions 3D (HQFS) [NTSC]  DVD ~ Colin Low
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3D Movies available on DVD/VHS in anaglyph 3D format
12.  The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D also includes 2d version [AC-3] [Closed-captioned] [Color] [Dolby] [NTSC] [Subtitled] [3D] [Widescreen]  DVD ~ Cayden Boyd
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13.  Santa vs. the Snowman 3D [AC-3] [Animated] [Closed-captioned] [Color] [Dolby] [Dubbed] [Full Screen] [NTSC] [Subtitled] [3D]  DVD ~ Jonathan Winters
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14.  Shrek/Shrek 3D Double Bill [Anamorphic] [Animated] [Closed-captioned] [Color] [Dolby] [Full Screen] [3D] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Mike Myers
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15.  Spy Kids 3-D Game Over (Two-Disc Collector's Series) [Multiple Formats] [Anamorphic] [Closed-captioned] [Color] [Widescreen] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Daryl Sabara
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16.  Comin' At Ya! [Color] [Letterboxed] [3D] [Widescreen] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Tony Anthony
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17.  The Bubble [Color] [Full Screen] [3D] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Michael Cole
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18.  M-3D The Movie/The Playmates [Color] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Becky Sharpe
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19.  Cat Women of the Moon (3D) [VHS] [Black & White] [NTSC]  VHS Sonny Tufts
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20.  Robot Monster [VHS] [Black & White] [NTSC]  VHS George Nader
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21.  Elvira: The Mask [VHS] in 3-D [Black & White] [NTSC]  VHS Paul Stevens
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22.  Domo Arrigato [VHS] [Color] [NTSC]  VHS Bonnie Sher
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23.  The Nightmare on Elm Street Collection (New Line Platinum Series) [Anamorphic] [Box set] [Color] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Heather Langenkamp
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3D Movies originally shown in 3D in theatres but only available on DVD/VHS in 2D format
24.  House of Wax [Closed-captioned] [Color] [Dolby] [Dubbed] [Full Screen] [Subtitled] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Vincent Price
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25.  It Came from Outer Space [Multiple Formats] [Black & White] [Full Screen] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Richard Carlson
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26.  Kiss Me Kate [Multiple Formats] [Closed-captioned] [Color] [Dolby] [Full Screen] [Subtitled] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Kathryn Grayson
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27.  Gun Fury [VHS] [Color] [NTSC]  VHS Rock Hudson
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28.  Hondo [VHS] [Color] [HiFi Sound] [NTSC]  VHS John Wayne
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29.  Miss Sadie Thompson [VHS] [Color] [NTSC]  VHS Rita Hayworth
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30.  Creature From the Black Lagoon (Universal Studios Classic Monster Collection) [Multiple Formats] [Black & White] [Closed-captioned] [Dolby] [Full Screen] [NTSC] [Subtitled]  DVD ~ Richard Carlson
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31.  Flesh for Frankenstein (The Criterion Collection) [Color] [Letterboxed] [Special Edition] [Widescreen] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Joe Dallesandro
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32.  What the Swedish Butler Saw [VHS] [Color] [NTSC]  VHS Ole Søltoft
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33.  Ape [Multiple Formats] [Color] [NTSC] [Widescreen]  DVD ~ Rod Arrants
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34.  Magnificent Bodyguards [Multiple Formats] [Color] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Jackie Chan
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35.  Friday the 13th, Part 3 [Anamorphic] [Closed-captioned] [Color] [Widescreen] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Dana Kimmell
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36.  Parasite [Color] [Dolby] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Robert Glaudini
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37.  Spacehunter [Closed-captioned] [Color] [Dolby] [DTS Surround Sound] [Dubbed] [NTSC] [Subtitled] [Widescreen]  DVD ~ Peter Strauss
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38.  Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare [Multiple Formats] [Closed-captioned] [Color] [NTSC] [Widescreen]  DVD ~ Robert Englund
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39.  Into the Deep (IMAX) [Multiple Formats] [Color] [NTSC] [Subtitled]  DVD ~ Howard Hall
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40.  T-Rex - Back to the Cretaceous (IMAX) [Multiple Formats] [Color] [Dolby] [NTSC] [Subtitled]  DVD ~ Kari Coleman
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41.  Galapagos (IMAX) [Multiple Formats] [Color] [NTSC] [Subtitled]  DVD ~ Kenneth Branagh
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42.  Cirque du Soleil - Journey of Man [VHS] [Color] [NTSC]  VHS Ian McKellen
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43.  Ghosts of the Abyss [Multiple Formats] [Anamorphic] [Color] [Dolby] [THX] [Widescreen] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Bill Paxton
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44.  The Ultimate 3-D Collection (Haunted Castle / Alien Adventure / Encounter in the Third Dimension) (Large Format) (Includes H3D Viewing System) [Animated] [Box set] [Color] [Dolby] [DTS Surround Sound] [Live] [3D] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Jasper Steverlinck
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45.  Festival of 3-D Movie Trailers [Black & White] [Collector's Edition] [Color] [Special Edition] [NTSC] 
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46.  Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie [Color] [Dolby] [NTSC]  DVD ~ William Shatner
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47.  Terminator 2 - Judgment Day (The Ultimate Edition DVD) [Anamorphic] [Color] [Dolby] [DTS Surround Sound] [Limited Edition] [Widescreen] [Letterboxed] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger
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48.  3-D Movies: A History and Filmography of Stereoscopic Cinema (McFarland Classics)  by R. M. Hayes
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49.  Amazing 3-D  by Hal Morgan
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