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Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by HSC, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. HSC

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    I was just chatting to a mate about when he watched Jaws 3D at the pictures and how much he enjoyed it....

    I dont see big blockbusters being shown in 3D...? Is it a dead artform..?

    I heard that Disney were coming up with a new version of 3D cinema and you may be able to buy 3D lcd panels in the future...?

    I have done a search on the net and cant find any source material...?
    I was wondering - is 3D viewing any good and if so can it be done in the home...?
     
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    I read recently that a consortium including Lucas, Spielberg and James Cameron, has developed proprietary software for making 3D movies from existing 2D prints.

    A recent demonstration in Hollywood was praised as a resounding success.

    So, apparently, in 2007 to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the series, all 6 Star Wars movies are to be re-issued in 3D format.

    Another few quid for George then... :)
     
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    really - cool :clap:

    potential to have a bigger impact than HD....(it will probably be in HD too)
    off to find out more
     
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    There was talk of Imax releases for these movies.

    By the way - these are cinema releases - don't know about their viability on DVD for home viewing.
     
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    Robert Rdrigez still likes to make 3-d movie. But the red blue 3D is pretty crappy. The 3-d with the celar polarized glasses is the best. Like Imax use and the 3d films of teh 80's Friday the 13th Part 3-D, Jaws 3-d, Amityville 3-D etc.
     
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    try this site http://users.esc.net.au/~xenon/3D/runme.html

    I have the lcd shutter glasses and the imax films, i also picked up friday 13 3d and jaws 3d on ebay. they work well, but my tv is 100htz so glasses dont work with it. The tv i used is now broke and I aint buying a new one just to watch Jaws 3!
     
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    Star chaser the ledgend of orin was originally relased in 3D, pretty good to :smashin:
     
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    I took the wife and kids to the Science museum in the holidays and went to the IMax there.
    The "experience" we saw was called (I think) Aliens under the Sea.
    James Cameron was involved with the production and was in the film which was about the wonders of the deepest parts of the ocean. It also had some cgi/animated scenes exploring planets and moons.
    Overall it was excellent though I would recommend sitting as far away as possible as the screen is very large and you have to move your head around to see differnt aspects.
    The real footage was sometimes not focused very well and gave you headaches but generally was very good. The space stuff though, was brilliant.
    Highly recommended.
    They had other "experiences" (films) as well.
     
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    Aliens of the Deep. James Cameron has also done one called Ghosts of the Abyss which was released in IMAX a couple of years ago, a documentary on the Titanic. He's currenntly in production on a 3D film called Battle Angel, which will be his return to action sci-fi.

    The best 3D film I've seen recently is The Polar Express in IMAX. It was amazing. It shows you the potential 3D has, and I'm sure we'll all be viewing a lot more 3D films in future.
     
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    Has anybody seen Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D yet? I think it's only just been released in Theatres. Has anybody seen it or heard anybody's personal opinion.
    I've seen Imax movies / 3D Imax before, some with rather poor acting - I seem to remember the T-REX back to the Cretaceous I saw was terribly acted, whereas a more documentary type of film is handled much better. I'd like to believe this would be a very good one, and I'm sure Tom Hanks wouldn't be in a bad movie.
     
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    Forrest %*&@#!$ Gump, anyone??? :devil:
     
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    I do not know why esteemed directors such as Cameron and Spielberg say they will go 3D only

    Does the audience need it? Are we really missing out in viewing a film in 2D only? Produce a good film and people will go regardless. Look at TDK.
     
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    As far as I was aware James Cameron's new movie is entitled 'Avatar'.
    This will be his first 'proper' film since Titanic and is based on the 3D technology he has been pioneering for the last 9 yrs.

    Loads more info at IMDB.
     
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    Jaws 3d got me thinking about a film called Metal Storm, I think it was 1982 or 83
     
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    Daniel Engber explains why 3-D technologies won't be able to fix the basic problems that cause nausea, dizziness, and (potentially) damage our ability to focus our eyes, and says the problem may never be solved.

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    Engber writes:

    more here;
    3-D movies like Monsters vs. Aliens hurt your eyes. They always have, and they always will. - By Daniel Engber - Slate Magazine
     
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    It's not true that they always will. It's possible to make a real 3D TV.. like a Punch, and Judy show. Being as the 3D is real, it will not hurt your eyes at all.
     
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    Then he'll release each one on DVD.
    Then he'll release the DVD box set.
    Then each one on Blu Ray.
    Then he'll release the Blu Ray box set.
    Steel coated box sets.
    Yoda 3-d special front cover box set.
    Digitally remastered DVD then box set, then Blu Ray, then Box set.

    Then the blunking clone wars in 3d.

    :cool:
     
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    I watched Monsters vs Aliens in 3d and it was fantastic

    really enjoyed the experience
     
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    reading Empire magazine this month, its really alarming now how many films in the pipeline are going 3D, and how many directors intend to make some in their future projects.

    I am unable to see in 3D due to eye problems (a squint from when I was younger) so the whole thing leaves me cold, and slightly concerned of how things are going with films.

    As a purely 2D viewer all of these future films, they will have silly extreme close-up shots of faces and objects to accentuate the "experience" (I would prefer "novelty") and will end up becoming slightly tiresome. Check out the new trailer for Ice Age 3 to see what I mean.

    Anyone else hoping this will all pass over? I really don't want all cinemas to go 3D.
     
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    I had experienced Journey to the centre of the earth in 3D and came away quite impressed......then I saw Coraline in 3D........if you haven't you definitely should. It's definitely an acid trip :thumbsup:

    All of a sudden I want a 3D projection system.
     
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    watched my bloody valentine in 3d the other night at home i can see it is a bit of a gimic but the picture quility is just plain awfull with those glasses on its blurry and no true colour just everything with the red or green shade to it, good fun but in no way should it ever be more than that
     
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    real3d is different though and seems to work very very well


    monsters vs aliens is in real3d

    not sure what UP is in though? (the new pixar movie - and their first 3d movie..)
     
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    I think that the glasses system will soon blow over. I am waiting for true 3D, which should look fine for you in 2D.
     
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    I wonder how many, statistically speaking, people cannot see in 3D?

    The glasses system is totally silly IMO anyway, especially if we are talking home experience. You spend out a lot of money to get a HD system with excellent picture quality, only to view it through red and green crappy lenses of the glasses! :cool:

    Did some reading up on the future of 3D in the home, via something like Blu-Ray. Get ready people for HDMI v1.4! Get you wallet ready and upgrade all over again. Sounds like a blast! :suicide:
     
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    Just read you (extremely well written) post from above. It's a shame that you found the glasses difficult - perhaps it is a flaw in the one-size-fits-all approach, as I seem to have no problem with those that I've been given for both Bolt and Monsters vs Aliens. I do seem to recall that the glasses used by IMAX screens and in US theme parks are considerabley larger, but far less comfortable.

    So far I have really enjoyed the 3D experience (Bolt was particularily well adapted I thought), but still see it as more of an 'option' given that all these films are also released in standard 2D.

    It will be interesting to see how James Cameron's Avatar plays with the general populace, as a live action film shot purposely for a 3D release. He's developed a considerable amount of new tech for this movie to fulfill his desire to immerse an audience completely.

    It is a shame that current home viewing of 3D seems to be limited to the anaglyph (red/green) system unlike the polarisation technique in the cinemas, but I guess that's just a limitation of TV.
     
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