Dementia 13 (known in the United Kingdom as The Haunted and the Hunted) is a 1963 independently made black-and-white horror–thriller film, written and directed by Francis Coppola and produced by Roger Corman. The film stars William Campbell, Patrick Magee, and Luana Anders. It was released in the United States by American International Pictures during the fall of 1963 as the bottom half of a double feature with Corman’s X: The Man with the X-ray Eyes.
Although Coppola had been involved in at least two sexploitation films previously, Dementia 13 served as his first mainstream “legitimate” directorial effort. Corman offered Coppola the chance to direct a low-budget horror film in Ireland using funds left over from Corman’s recently completed The Young Racers, on which Coppola had worked as a sound technician. The producer wanted a cheap Psycho copy, complete with gothic atmosphere and brutal killings, and Coppola quickly wrote a screenplay with Corman’s requirements. Although he was given total directorial freedom during production, Coppola found himself at odds with Corman after the film was completed. The producer declared it unreleasable and demanded several changes be made. Corman eventually brought in another director, Jack Hill, to film additional sequences.
Anaglyph 3D is the stereoscopic 3D effect achieved by means of encoding each eye’s image using filters of different (usually chromatically opposite) colors, typically red and cyan. Anaglyph 3D images contain two differently filtered colored images, one for each eye. When viewed through the “color-coded” “anaglyph glasses”, each of the two images reaches the eye it’s intended for, revealing an integrated stereoscopic image. The visual cortex of the brain fuses this into the perception of a three-dimensional scene or composition.
DEMENTIA 13 was not originally shot in 3D, this is computer made anaglyph. and altho the transfer looks kinda like VHS, some of the 3D effects are impressive, and you think “how’d they do that?” they also did 3D versions of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, MONSTER FROM A PREHISTORIC PLANET (also known as the fabulous “GAPPA”), and RADAR MEN FROM THE MOON.
black & white, mono, fullscreen, runs 75 minutes and comes with 2 pair of glasses. DVD-R comes packaged as shown in color DVD case wrapped in plastic!