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Old 10-12-2014, 04:45 PM   #1321
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Top Gun had much better depth I thought (not surprising since they had been planning to do a theatrical re-release when they ordered the conversion for that one). Predator was competently done in the sense that I didn't notice too many mistakes with leaves and such being at the wrong depth, but the deep background looked only slightly further back than the foreground, and if you take off your glasses you can confirm there's very little separation between the two images for background stuff.
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I finally watched this and was underwhelmed by the 3D. It was a glasses off/on time as I didn't find much depth.
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I also agree, the Top Gun conversion was superior to this one.
Agreed and glad I'm not alone on this. The auto conversion technology has a long way to go in my opinion, as this looks like a mild 3D film in most shots, and underwhelming for the 3D except for that shot on the log, that looked strong in 3D and was probably manually converted to explain the results.

I know people love Predator the movie, it's just deserving of much stronger 3D IMO. Just put in the jungle scenes of Avatar's 3D and you'll know this is mild 3D in comparison, regardless of how the 3D was achieved.

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No. It's the same super-DNRed transfer from the Ultimate Hunter Edition, where everyone looks like a wax figure. The 3D might distract you from the lack of detail, though.

@Cactus; I was referring to the US edition, in which the 2D disc is just a DVD. The 2D, HD version is on the 3D disc and is the UHE transfer.

Lucky Swedes >.>
Carl Weathers' face does look like it was smoothed out a lot in the opening meeting with Arnold. The 3D during that scene is also a perfect example of the mild "barely there" 3D. I sat at a few distances to see if it would look better further back or closer, and sadly not.
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Respectfully disagree. This ain't no 3D masterpiece but it was far better than some other 3D flicks I've seen recently. Take the shot of Carl Weathers sitting at the table during the credits: there's another table and chair set way front of him with some coke bottles on top, and on the left there's a doorway with some grating over it and the background beyond the railings is clearly delineated, there's also another doorway behind showing a red wall which again has some depth to it.

I'll freely admit that the biggest closeups aren't blessed with a lot of depth on their faces but such shots don't make up a big portion of the film. What does make up a big portion of the film is the foliage of the jungle which is used to excellent effect, with the palm leaves, vines and trees all creating some really nice layers for people to move in and out of. The conversion runs out of steam when things get visibly darker during the third act, but that's pretty much par for the course.

Meh, I loved it.

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Old 10-17-2014, 04:04 PM   #1323
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Zavvi exclusive steelbook coming in December - http://www.steelbookbluray.com/2014/...e-in-december/







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Old 10-17-2014, 10:08 PM   #1324
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I guess this was the last DTV 3D conversion from Fox. A shame as they were improving.
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I guess this was the last DTV 3D conversion from Fox. A shame as they were improving.
I disagree if you a re going to convert a film do it well (eg: Titanic) or don't do it at all.
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I disagree if you a re going to convert a film do it well (eg: Titanic) or don't do it at all.
I agree but some movies are never going to get a serious conversion so there is no harm in doing it for novelties sake at DTV budget level.
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I agree but some movies are never going to get a serious conversion so there is no harm in doing it for novelties sake at DTV budget level.
I'm okay with 2d then (in fact excluding Titanic 2d is always my preference if the film wasn't intended for 3d), but I get what your saying.
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I'm assuming this steelbook is the same DNR'd version from 2010?
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I'm assuming this steelbook is the same DNR'd version from 2010?
Sadly yes.
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Old 10-26-2014, 12:25 AM   #1330
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Sadly yes.
Oh well. Thanks.
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Cool steelbook pics.
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