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Not the negative 3D thread.

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Initial post: Nov 27, 2012, 11:14:20 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 27, 2012, 11:14:50 PM PST
C Barbus says:
It seemed most of the 3D posts, even many of the positive posts were being posted in the thread against 3D. I though I would see who is interested in posting positive stuff about 3D in a thread meant for it. So we can just be positive without being defensive.

I'll start out with some good news. Fox kicked us off with straight to Blu-ray 3D conversions with I, Robot. Paramount is joining the fray with a 3D version of Top Gun, due Feb 19.

Now, we have at least 2 studios working on 3D converted movies. Cool beans.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012, 1:36:09 AM PST
turkish says:
Top gun sounds such a random pick to convert. I wonder how they came up with that out of all other titles available? why not braveheart, or Forrest Gump or something.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012, 6:51:08 AM PST
I don't know why there is so much hate for the 3d movies. I think they are great. I guess to each their own.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012, 9:00:49 AM PST
Oskar2525 says:
You know me C. Barbus, everything is better in 3D.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012, 9:32:07 AM PST
Brandon B. says:
I was a hater until I got my 3d tv.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012, 11:09:21 AM PST
K. A. Jones says:
Like it's been mentioned to each their own but for me I love it. Most of the latest movies I've got is in 3D. Just saw John Carter and Underworld:wakening in 3D. Transformers"DOTM s something to see in 3D. The Prometheus 3D is stunning. If there is a slight monor issue it's dealing with the tint in glsses that slightly darkens the image. I've done a custom picture for it on our Panasonic GT30 55" by almost boosting booth the brightness and contrast levels which has helped a lot. But still not right there under the custom normal picture I use but close. To really get the 3D effect you almost need a large set but it's doable; just not the same effect. Even the simulated 3D is pretty good.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012, 12:21:16 PM PST
Derdnik says:
I just finished watching Titanic and Prometheus in 3D and both were stunning! I have a 47" passive set and the effect works great. Never understood the haters. If you dont like it, leave it. Not difficult. I dont like chianese food. I dont sit in front of the local restaraunt and argue that the customers are wrong for liking it, I just dont eat it.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012, 5:45:07 PM PST
The Man says:
Yeah, just picked up Tintin and Titanic 3D versions over the weekend - next up will likely be Wreck it Ralph and The Hobbit p1. Basically, if I want the movie, and there's a 3D option, that's what I'm getting. The more 3D I watch the more I realize how much more I get taken into a film than with 2D. I rarely fall asleep now - and that is really saying something for me :)

Posted on Nov 29, 2012, 6:05:44 AM PST
Cavaradossi says:
C. Barbus

Excellent idea for a thread, C. I don't have a 3D set yet, but I've been buying 3D titles for the last little while for when I do. I bought Titanic, Prometheus, Tron Legacy, and a few others. There will be more. I've already bought a 3D Blu-ray player, so it's only a matter of time now till a 3D HDTV enters my home.

I, too, don't get the haters. If one doesn't like 3D, it's easy to avoid. Simply don't buy theater tickets for it, don't buy any discs of it, don't buy a BD machine capable of playing it, don't subscribe to 3D channels, and, finally, simply don't buy a 3D HDTV. See how easy that is?

Posted on Nov 29, 2012, 7:24:03 AM PST
Adam says:
I didn't realize how awesome 3D at home was until we got our 3D tv this summer. We just got a 3D Blu-Ray player on Black Friday, and purchased Avengers 3D and Prometheus 3D. My tv will convert any movie to 3D, and I've been watching Aliens Blue-Ray in 3D...the effect is not perfect but it's damn awesome. Next on my list is the LotR ED trilogy in "converted" 3D.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012, 8:13:57 AM PST
C Barbus says:

I am in the same boat as you. When I have been buying movies, I always get 3D if available, but don't have the big 3D tv yet. I am planning on one of the 65" Panny plasmas in the post-Christmas time frame, unless a too good to pass up deal comes along. I did pick up one of the PS3 24" 3D tvs for $100 last week to get me through until then, as well as family that has 3D sets. But they don't have the sound system I have now.

I have more than enough software, and my contract was just picked up for next year, so I am ready to go 3D. Wanted to see if we could get a thread for all the good stuff.

I read after my first post that there is a possibility that Top Gun will be a Best Buy exclusive, so I will keep an eye on that if it comes true.

Posted on Nov 29, 2012, 11:35:02 AM PST
Cavaradossi says:
C. Barbus

A 65" 3D Panny plasma sounds great. Too bad such a set would be too big for my living room. I can only sigh in envy.

Posted on Nov 29, 2012, 4:13:18 PM PST
Todd Trenda says:
Titanic is probably one of the best post converted 3D movies I have seen, and thanks to Cameron for opening the matte to give us a full 16:9 image. I find 3D movies watched at home home work much better in 16:9 then the ones that are in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio, like the last Transformers movie.

The big news for me this month in 3D is of course The Hobbit. I just found out a select few of the IMAX digital 3D screens are going to offer the movie in the 48fps, or what they are calling IMAX HFR 3D! On top of that a select few of those are going to be showing the first nine minutes of the next Star Trek movie. The Hobbit running time stands at 2 hours and 50 minutes + 9 minutes of Star Trek + (new) Man of Steel 3D preview...makes for over 3 beautiful hours in 3D!

Posted on Nov 30, 2012, 10:56:17 AM PST
A M says:
I like 3-D movies from the fifties and eighties when they had stuff leap off the screen and appear to be right in your face. Today's movies don't do that because they want it to be "subtle" and not be a gimmick. I'm wearing glasses. It is a gimmick!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012, 11:00:29 AM PST
Derdnik says:
I love the Gimmick shot. Movies that I would love to see from the 80s:

Jaws 3D
Amityville 3D
Fridat the 13th 3D - In bluray 3D not the anaglyph that I already have.

Posted on Nov 30, 2012, 1:16:42 PM PST
Elder Dave says:
A M,
LOL. I agree 3-D is a gimmick in the same sense that color is! Ever since the '50's, I have loved pop-out shots, and I still enjoy them when they happen. Horror, action, science fiction BEM movies, comedies (Harold and Kumar 3-D Christmas has some great pop-out) --perfect fodder for in-your-eye shots. But then you get a movie like Hugo or even Prometheus, and all of that is secondary to the story and characters that are so involving. I just want the feeling of "being there." But we all have a different view.

I've got 44 3-D BD's with more on the way. For a 3-D lover like me, life is good. Looks like there are quite a few more coming up. Don't know if anyone has posted this link, but it's fun to see what's on the way.


Posted on Nov 30, 2012, 1:41:46 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 30, 2012, 1:44:24 PM PST
A M says:
"But then you get a movie like Hugo or even Prometheus, and all of that is secondary to the story and characters that are so involving."

Well, I agree that the story should always be first and foremost. But take a movie like "How to Train Your Dragon" and even "Avatar." They had lots of opportunities when the dragons are flying in the air, to have them be off the screen and appear to be flying in the theater like Cameron did in with the T-1,000,000 in "T2: 3:D Battle across Time" at the Universal Studios. But they didn't.

Even in "Hugo," I remember a shot where Sacha Baron Cohen's foot is in a cast and a sling and it is protruding off screen, but just barely. In Shrek 4 there was a moment where Fiona was thrown up in the air, it was designed to be an "in your face" 3-D shot, but the convergence was such that she was barely off the screen. (In fact I didn't sense her being off the screen at all). The main focus now seems to be on depth receding into the frame. Which is nice, but adds very little in my opinion. And I disagree that color is a gimmick. Because it accurately reproduces the colors of what was photographed and I do not have to do anything special to get the effect of color.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012, 2:56:43 PM PST
Elder Dave says:
Sorry, A M, I guess I was just having a little fun.Of course I don't mean that color is a gimmick! It's a natural factor of everyday life, as is the third dimension. Just as projection equipment and screen (or a TV, for that matter, with a BD 3-D player) are aids to seeing the color in a movie, so glasses are devices to help us see the third dimension. It's all technology.

I really support what I take to be your call for more extension from the screen. I have to tell you, when I watch one of the ocean documentaries in my library, it's a real kick to have the sea in my living room or to be put nose to....nose? ( do fish have noses?) with a potato cod, as happens in one BD. The extension is so good, it feels like the fish is only a few inches away.

I think that as we get farther along on the 3-D road and people get more used to images extending from the screen, we may get more great stories, deeper characters and plenty of "in-your-face" extensions to immerse us even more and do what movies are supposed to do: take us away.

Right now I'm excited to see "Life of Pi" to see what Lee has done with it. Even Roger Ebert, who is a cynic when it comes to 3-D, approves of what Ang Lee has accomplished with it. Must be something!

Happy viewing!

Posted on Nov 30, 2012, 2:59:32 PM PST
Elder Dave says:
By the way, C. Barbus, thanks for thinking of and posting this thread. Really nice to have a place where people can be gentle with each other while discussing their ideas and opinions. Nice going!

Posted on Dec 1, 2012, 9:10:46 AM PST
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Posted on Dec 1, 2012, 10:35:14 AM PST
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Cavaradossi says:
Me thinks Max Manus is a 3D naysayer. He must be politely escorted off the site forthwith.

Posted on Dec 2, 2012, 7:57:51 PM PST
I really want Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" to get a 3D conversion. Also "Dinosaur."

Posted on Dec 4, 2012, 12:14:53 PM PST
Elder Dave says:
Some people, like Roger Ebert (probably the most famous movie critic in the U.S.), can be a hard sell when it comes to 3-D. I thought it might be helpful to post a link to his review of "The Life of Pi" in which he is clearly beginning to come around.


I guess what we are all looking for is something remarkable. All movies require cinematography, but it's only when the cinematographer does an excellent job that we take note. It's the same with color, sound, direction, acting--3-D is no different. It's a normal part of daily life and adds a dimension to films/digitals that normalizes them and adds to the enjoyment. They become like what we see everyday in our own lives. It's only when there is a really remarkable use of it ("Avatar", "Hugo", the converted "Titanic" and "The Life of Pi" among others) that it draws special attention.

At any rate, this review is further proof that 3-D is really entering the mainstream little by little. But it takes a master to make it notable.

Can't wait to see "The Hobbit"!

Posted on Dec 5, 2012, 12:41:33 PM PST
Guys, great thread! You have to check out Madagascar 3 Blu-ray 3D---the extension is so well-made from inside to outside the screen you'll literally have a hard time remembering where your TV frame (or giant PJ screen, lucky bastards!) is, just beautiful!

Also, go and see Rise Of The Guardians at the best 3D theater you can, IMAX preferably...awesome extension as well! There's no question 3D is getting better every day, can't wait for Life Of Pi and The Hobbit 1!!! Happy 3D Holidays, folks!

Posted on Dec 5, 2012, 1:13:10 PM PST
I am seriously (finally) thinking about getting into 3D. When I have had a chance at good prices, I have bought Blu-ray titles including the 3D discs when purchasing, so I do have some 3D media already .. just nothing to view it on. If I do buy in, I am looking to replace an eight to nine year old DLP projector in my basement home theater and believe I have it narrowed down to two and didn't know if anyone had any input on them that may help in my decision .. the Panasonic PT-AE8000U (from what I read, looks a little more "natural, film-like" presentation and maybe a bit more "fluid/natural" 3D motion) or the Epson 5020UBe (from what I read, better black-levels creating maybe a little more "pop" off the screen and maybe a little brighter in 3D presentation .. plus RF 3D glasses instead of IR.)
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