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Old 02-27-2014, 11:25 AM   #161
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My girlfriend and I thought the 3D in the Scream Factory release of Amityville 3D was far superior to the crap we get so often these days with barely any depth to speak of and even less "pop-outs". Amityville 3D had very strong 3D and many just aren't used to such an aggressive use of 3D, plus there were some alignment issues that could have been fixed if they bothered to get the right guy to do the job.
Yes, it was those alignment issues that were a problem and which made this headache inducing for me. I have an active set up, I read it's not as bad with passive glasses, but it should really work for both. I think the use of 3D in the film is fun, but something went wrong in the transfer. I have a few 3D movies from the 50s which look great, so i don't see why this can't look good with an active set up.
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The 3D for Amityville 3D was such an eye strain that I resold it. First one of my 3D discs I had that problem with. If this 80s 3D schlock classic ever comes out I hope they'll do a better job with it. The film itself is good cheesy fun.
I think Jaws 3D is worse than Amityville when it comes to 3D errors that fry the brain. The 80's 3D movies are all really poor efforts on the technical front.

Obviously the hyper stereo you see in the old movies is cool and something we don't see anymore, but it comes at the expense of comfort. Good looking 3D with 1:1 volume can be achieved with comfortable parallax but no modern filmmakers want to do it unfortunately. We had glimpses of 1:1 volume in Hugo with shots of the station agent (Borat guy) and many shots in Avatar. It sucks so many filmmakers aren't aiming for stereo roundness, all they have to do is change the lens on the camera... that's it! They all still think like 2D filmmakers still.
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I saw Jaws 3D at the cinema when it came out and remember enjoying the 3D, but with the technology as it was then, nobody expected that much.
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Yes, it was those alignment issues that were a problem and which made this headache inducing for me. I have an active set up, I read it's not as bad with passive glasses, but it should really work for both. I think the use of 3D in the film is fun, but something went wrong in the transfer. I have a few 3D movies from the 50s which look great, so i don't see why this can't look good with an active set up.
That's active for you. It's too much of a lottery for my liking.
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That's active for you. It's too much of a lottery for my liking.
Still, of the 50something 3D films I watched on my projector now, this was the only one I found unwatchable.
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Still, of the 50something 3D films I watched on my projector now, this was the only one I found unwatchable.
Oh, you've got a projector? DLP I assume? Then that's very unusual to hear of alignment issues, even with a 3D presentation as 'extreme' (for want of a better word) as Amityville's.
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Oh, you've got a projector? DLP I assume? Then that's very unusual to hear of alignment issues, even with a 3D presentation as 'extreme' (for want of a better word) as Amityville's.
Yes, watched it on a DLP projector.
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