Nintendo Video to share BFI National Archive classics


Through their continual partnership with the British Film Institute, Nintendo will shortly provide an opportunity to see some of the earliest ventures into the realms of 3D cinema.

Restored from the BFI National Archive, A Solid Explanation and Eye On The Ball were first screened in the early 1950s, and will be delivered through Nintendo Video some 60 years later.

Having been produced especially for the Festival of Britain in 1951, A Solid Explanation uses footage of London Zoo’s exotic animals whilst Desmond Walter-Ellis presents. Whereas Eye On The Ball is a sports documentary and demonstrates rules of varying ball games.

“We are proud to be working with the BFI to launch such historical 3D content via SpotPass on Nintendo 3DS and bring two unique films to a new audience,” commends Nintendo UK’s director of marketing and PR Shelly Pearce. “Make sure you keep checking Nintendo Video on your Nintendo 3DS for regularly updated content for you to enjoy.”

Available freely through the Nintendo Video application, A Solid Explanation will arrive from today until April 17th, whereas Eye On The Ball can be viewed between April 24th to May 8th.

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