Free films available on 3DS this month
Two 3D films from the British Film Institute archive will be available to watch for free, exclusively through your Nintendo 3DS.
A Solid Explanation (1951) will be available from today until the 17th April and Eye On The Ball (1952) can be seen from 24th April to 8th May.
The films can be seen via Nintendo Video and have been preserved by the BFI and thanks to their partnership with Nintendo they can now be seen as they were intended – in stereoscopic 3D.
Far from James Cameron’s sinking ships or fantasy Smurf-like creatures these cinematic treasures give an insight into British life six decades ago as well as proving 3D films have been around for a lot longer than many think.
A Solid Explanation, originally made for the Festival of Britain in 1951 and presented by Desmond Walter-Ellis uses footage of London Zoo’s exotic animals to introduce the audience into this new viewing experience. Eye On The Ball is a sports documentary and a real nostalgic treat for any sports fan to see a 1952 football league match as well as an English cricket game.
Jan Faull, Archive Production Curator for BFI said: “The BFI commissioned the first ever programme of British 3D short films in 1951.
“Now, 60 years later, these films are about to astonish a new generation viewing them on Nintendo 3DS and the incredible thing is that no glasses are needed.”
Nintendo Video can be downloaded from the Nintendo eShop on your 3DS or 3DSXL.