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3.0 out of 5 stars 3D Review by a 3D Connoisseur, February 13, 2011
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This review is from: IMAX: Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk [Blu-ray 3D] (Blu-ray)
My ratings are based mainly on the QUALITY OF THE 3D, not the video content.

Not counting a few shallow effects, there are 11 out of screen effects. 4 that extend about 10% of the way, from the screen to the viewer and another 3 around 25%. Bubbles float around extending up to 50% for 90 seconds. Grinding sparks shoot out for 15 seconds up to 50%. A fishing net hangs out 35% for 15 seconds and there is a floating window at about 20%. The effects in the menu are also very nice.

No real complaints about the in screen 3D. Most of the footage is clear and excess parallax only showed itself a few times.

*** Nice scenery and wild river shots ***
*** The bubbles floating around in mid air are pretty cool ***

MY 3D RATING = GOOD (poor, fair, good, very good, excellent)

Note: As far as the percentages go, everyone's eyes are different. What I see at 25% you may see at 15% or 35%. To fully realize how far something is out of the screen for you, pause on an effect and direct a partner with an extended finger to the tip of what you are seeing. You may be surprised.

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Initial post: Jul 9, 2011 11:18:31 AM PDT
ronalee says:
I read all of Keiths reviews. He is great, and 99.9% always right about the 3D effects.
I wouldn't buy a 3D movie without reading his review first. I love the OOS effect. Keith tells it like it is. Thanks Keith for your informative reviews!

Posted on Aug 26, 2011 11:01:33 AM PDT
I just got a new Vizio 47" 3D Full Array LED HDTV. Your reviews of all the 3D films is very helpful, and will save me a lot of trouble when picking out what to order for 3D content. Thank you for taking the time to post all those reviews. Outstanding!

Posted on Nov 30, 2011 12:57:52 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 30, 2011 12:58:21 PM PST
W. Newberry says:
I'm just starting to build a 3d collection , starting with red/blue + pink/green glasses

could you recommend a list of great movies in these basic 3d formats?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2011 12:04:44 AM PST
Hi W.,
I don't have a list but off the top of my head, Journey to the Center of the Earth is about as good as anaglyph gets. Other better ones would be; Night of the Living Dead, Final Destination, Ghosts of the Abyss(amber/purple), Spy Kids, Shark Boy, A Haunting In Salem, Siegfried & Roy. One that is renowned for out of screen gimmicks is Comin At Ya but some of the out of screen effects don't work real well. Stay away from Friday the 13th, it induces headaches in most people.

If anyone else can think of some good ones, Please chime in.

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 2:22:46 PM PDT
Jonny Lee says:
W.: My Bloody Valentine was pretty good in 3D with glasses.

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 12:34:35 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2013 10:54:35 AM PST
"sparks"

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2013 11:24:55 AM PST
A. T. says:
Thanks :)

Posted on Jun 9, 2013 7:40:11 AM PDT
sre says:
very helpful review since I'm looking for 3d movies that have good effects. Don't care about plot line

Posted on Nov 26, 2013 2:01:59 PM PST
extech says:
keith, im just starting my collection. wanted to click on your reviews I cant find see all my reviews. can you help?
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