The Third Reich? Nein, The Third Dimension

When they weren’t busy marching over Europe or trying to unleash the Ogdru Jahad, the Nazis were also into experimental cinema including 3D filming.

According to The Guardian, Australian filmmaker Philippe Mora has been researching his upcoming documentary “How the Third Reich Was Recorded” and came upon two 3D half-hour short films shot in Nazi Germany in 1936 – at least sixteen years before the early version of the format first became popular in the United States with the release of “House of Wax” in 1953.

“So Real You Can Touch It” has bratwursts on a barbecue, while “Six Girls Roll Into Weekend” includes stars from Germany’s top wartime studio Universum Film. The quality of the prints is “fantastic” Mora tells Nine MSN, and believes there’s more Third Reich 3D footage hidden away in Germany or elsewhere.