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March 12, 2009: "3-D Revisited" 
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Post Re: March 12, 2009: "3-D Revisited"
At least i think the VHS / betamax battle *was* decided by the porn industry.


Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:22 am
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Post Re: March 12, 2009: "3-D Revisited"
Unke wrote:
The article also stated that, ultimately, it was the porn industry which decided the format war between Blu-Ray and HD-DVD.

Could this be true?


Considering that the porn industry backed HD-DVD (to the extent it can be said to have backed either), I would argue that the writer of the article needs to do some fact-checking.


Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:53 pm
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Post Re: March 12, 2009: "3-D Revisited"
I just have to chime in, since there are so few positives in this thread.

I really like the new digital 3d. The image generated from the new digital projection systems with the new circular polarization is head and shoulders above the linear polarization you see in things like amusement park attractions thus far (like at Disney parks). If you haven't seen one of these new style digital 3D movies, and are basing a negative opinion of 3D on the older technology looking like crap -- you should at least give it a chance.

I'm giving serious thought to getting my own pair of glasses so that I can keep them in really nice shape, rather than pay the premium for the publicly abused versions.

I've seen Journey To The Center of the Earth, Bolt and now Monsters v Aliens in digital 3d with my kids. None of which are great movies, granted, but that's not the topic at hand. They still mug for the 3d a bit, sure. Ooh, lets poke something at the audience. But the thing that struck me the most was the depth of the scenes in JttCotE -- like walking across the college quad.

I'd love to see more non-animtated movies in digital 3d.


Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:05 pm
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If 3D is a better viewing form, as some are pushing, then shouldn't all movies be in 3D? And then wouldn't it be better if all old-movies were in 3D? How about all old photography, paintings, etc? Maybe 3D can be used to great effect, when it meets the requirements of the storytelling for the movie. But I don't believe that 3D should become the standard.


Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:47 am
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SFB wrote:
If 3D is a better viewing form, as some are pushing, then shouldn't all movies be in 3D? And then wouldn't it be better if all old-movies were in 3D? How about all old photography, paintings, etc? Maybe 3D can be used to great effect, when it meets the requirements of the storytelling for the movie. But I don't believe that 3D should become the standard.


You're taking this to silly extremes. Nobody is suggesting that all artistic works should be converted to 3D at all.

Should all current/new movies be in 3D? If cost and projection technology wasn't a barrier, I'm sure more would be -- but I'm sure there will always be filmmakers who choose to shoot in 2D and that's just fine.

As for the 'maybe 3d can be used to great effect' -- why does it have to be an effect? Why would it only matter to float things in front of the audience to astound and amaze them? Having a movie image be in 3D, to me, is much more 'real' and engaging. As I mentioned previously, the thing I liked best about the one live action 3d movie I've seen was the 'real' depth of standard scenes. Not junk floating out, or stabbing at the audience 'for effect'.


Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:56 am
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Who is saying in all movies? Basically you are. As well as other people out there who think that a strong majority of movies will be in 3D in the future.

You said, " Having a movie image be in 3D, to me, is much more 'real' and engaging."

Thus, seemingly, you would want all movies to be in 3D, since they'd be more real and engaging.

And when people make comments about how 3D is better than 2D, they are already taking it to the extreme. I'm only showing the issues with their logic. That if that is the case, then all old movies would be improved if they were in 3D.

As for 'effect.' 3D is a filming style, sure. But I don't think that 3D is necessary for all types of movies. For example, I don't think that 3D would have made Shotgun Stories any better of a movie. But there are cases when 3D might enhance the storytelling of a movie. Therefore, 3D can enhance the story telling for certain movies.

But as often is the case, the movies come out with a 2D and a 3D version. Basically stating that the 3D is not necessary to enjoy the film. I have a feeling that Avatar will only come out in a 3D version. I could be wrong.


Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:16 am
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Post Re: March 12, 2009: "3-D Revisited"
SFB wrote:
I have a feeling that Avatar will only come out in a 3D version. I could be wrong.


You are wrong. Avatar will be released in 2D and 3D versions and there will be more copies of the latter than the former.


Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:33 pm
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Post Re: March 12, 2009: "3-D Revisited"
That just seems odd to me. But I guess it has to be the case to make money... particularly with BluRay sales.

I guess there can be some value in saying 'The 3D version at the theaters is the best experience, but its still a good movie on 2D in the theaters or at home.'


Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:00 pm
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