Up until the cinema release of James Cameron’s blockbuster Avatar in late 2009, you could mention the concept of 3D cinema and immediately watch a movie fans face contort into a look of disgust, as they conjure up images of headache-inducing anaglyphic 3D (red and blue). This form of 3D has few fans, but in this article we’ll discuss why this has all changed. First up, though, a brief history of 3D cinema.
The first 3D feature film was released in 1922, called The Power of Love (predating the Huey Lewis classic by six decades), produced by Harry K. Fairall. This film is the first known case of a 3D film demonstrated to an audience (i.e. not a test). However, the film is now thought to be lost and nothing immediately came of the technology. Read more at TweakTown.