Olive Films will bring to Blu-ray Lesley Selander's Dragonfly Squadron 3D (1954), starring John Hodiak, Barbara Britton, Bruce Bennett, Adam Williams, Jess Baker, Chuck Connors, and Harry Lauter. The release will be available for purchase on October 14th.
Synopsis: In 1950, as the Korean peninsula is drawn closer to war, a stern Air Force Major (John Hodiak), is assigned to train a squadron of South Korean pilots, making them combat-ready in half the usual time. At the air base at Kongju, Brady comes face to face with a former flame (Barbara Britton), the wife of an army medical officer (Bruce Bennett). When enemy forces invade, most of the American personnel are evacuated, but Brady remains behind with the barely-trained South Korean troops, and bravely diverts the Russian-backed North Korean army.
Completed in late 1953, just as the original 3-D craze was in decline, Dragonfly Squadron was only released in a standard 2-D version. This restoration, specially prepared by the 3-D Film Archive, LLC, is the first time the film can be seen in stereoscopic 3-D, as originally intended. (3D version available on Blu-ray only. Blu-ray also contains 2D version. Both versions of the film are on a single disc).
A long, long labor of love for 3D Archive guru Bob Furmanek - Between this and TT's Man in the Dark, the obscure vintage titles seem to be getting out there, but it still with a look to keep the movement going.