Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, announced the acquisition of North American rights to Comin' at Ya! 3D! following the premiere of its stunning new restoration at Fantastic Fest 2011. In 1981, armed with exclusively developed, cutting-edge 3D technology co-writer/producer/star Tony Anthony enlisted Italian genre veteran Ferdinando Baldi to realize the first-ever 3D spaghetti western - a grindhouse-fueled tale of a vengeful gunslinger.
Breaking indie box office records, Comin' at Ya! 3D! is credited with igniting a resurgence of studio-produced 3D films. Thirty years later, Tony Anthony and producer Tom Stern of STERNCO 3D have broken new frontiers again with the first, utilizing contemporary state-of-art RealD⛤D technology. A limited theatrical re-release tour is planned for 2012.
"We felt that Drafthouse Films, with their young and aggressive leadership, combined with a new model for 3D distribution, gave us the best chance to reach both longtime fans of the film and new audiences," says Tony Anthony.
"In a barrage of flying arrows, snakes and old-school 3D thrills Comin' at Ya! 3D! certainly delivers," Drafthouse Films director Evan Husney says, "And matching quintessential 80s-style 3D with cutting-edge contemporary technology is going to make for the ultimate 3D experience for movie-goers."