Best 3D Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Movie Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
War for the Planet of the Apes 3D (Blu-ray)
$16.99
 
Predator 3D (Blu-ray)
$9.99
 
Independence Day: Resurgence 3D (Blu-ray)
$9.99
 
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (Blu-ray)
$10.95
 
National Parks Adventure 4K (Blu-ray)
$18.89
17 hrs ago
Monster House 3D (Blu-ray)
$9.95
 
The Walk 3D (Blu-ray)
$9.99
 
Justice League 3D (Blu-ray)
$33.99
8 hrs ago
The Great Gatsby 3D (Blu-ray)
$8.99
 
Dredd 4K (Blu-ray)
$14.99
 
Prometheus 3D (Blu-ray)
$11.71
 
Priest 3D (Blu-ray)
$10.01
 
What's your next favorite movie?
Join our movie community to find out


Image from: Life of Pi (2012)

Go Back   Blu-ray Forum > 3D > 3D News and General Discussion


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-21-2013, 08:53 PM   #381
Jsmith82 Jsmith82 is offline
Expert Member
 
Jsmith82's Avatar
 
Feb 2012
Missouri, USA
59
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gosabres1984 View Post
Notice I said trilogy. Skulls doesn't count.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 09:45 AM   #382
sookymonster sookymonster is offline
Special Member
 
sookymonster's Avatar
 
Apr 2012
89
Default das boot

I think this would be great for conversion.Very claustrophobic , would only be good.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 03:56 PM   #383
Karma16 Karma16 is offline
Member
 
Jan 2013
New Mexico
Default An Interesting Thought-and Desire

HI All,
Right now I have about 1000 DVD's and something like 20 3d Blue Rays.

I'm a movie collector and most of my DVD's are classics from 1930 through current. There are are many great movies in this collection. I'm enjoying my new BD 3d's so this leads to my question:

Do you think that the older great movies will ever be converted to 3d? Movies such as Bridge Over the River Kwai certainly deserve conversion. And there are many others, too many to list.

Right now I'm viewing them in simulated 3d on my Panasonic TC-P55VT50 which actually can be pretty effective but not as good as a quality 3d conversion. It makes my mouth water to imagine them with a good 3d conversion.

Do you think they will ever be converted?

Sparky
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 04:20 PM   #384
Jsmith82 Jsmith82 is offline
Expert Member
 
Jsmith82's Avatar
 
Feb 2012
Missouri, USA
59
Default

No. (imo)

2 reasons why: Time and effort, and profitability.

I think we will see more back catalog titles as conversion techniques become faster and require less manpower, but even the best auto-conversion algorithms have tons of errors, and even a mediocre-accurate conversion will require time and energy from a team of artists to correct and make the GP feel like they weren't being "had" by Hollywood once again.

Irobot - took 3 people 3 months to convert. Now looking at the logistics behind that, it's pretty amazing they did what they did. However read the buzz on that flick around here, I didn't mind it, but boy a lot of people felt they were had on that conversion, that it was flat, a rip off, etc. Studios will not look at a classic movie as "boy, I'd like to have that in my collection, let's do it" - they are going to look at revenue. I always say that I think Reservoir Dogs would be awesome in 3D, for more reasons than one. But would that be very successful? Probably not, dialog based, mostly takes place in a single location, cult classic, no crazy CGI effects, etc.

I think as technology develops, like JVC's technique used for Irobot, and a good solid method for a quick conversion that produces good results spreads across the studios, we will see a lot more come out, as we're seeing right now from Lionsgate. If 3 people could convert a movie in 3 months, and it was overall dubbed a success - a team of 90 people could convert 30 movies in 3 months looking at the big picture, so I'd like to think and do hold out for a slough of 3d movies in our future but I think it's naive to think we'll get them all.

But even then, $$ will outweigh anything - after all it's a business.
Want to manually convert 2d to 3d yourself and accurately - not with an automated software? Check out my topic and tutorial here.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 04:42 PM   #385
Operation Swordfish Operation Swordfish is online now
Blu-ray Guru
 
Operation Swordfish's Avatar
 
Jul 2012
207
12
2
Default

I think its hard to say right now. It will really come down to 3DTV sales in the upcoming years. And if 3D becomes a standard feature on TV's, it will come down to how many people are using the 3D feature on their TV's. It will also, I believe, come down to the age demographic that is watching 3D.

I have always believed that 3D will really take off when glasses-free 3D TV sets are perfected. Wearing glasses seems to be the number 1 problem that people have with 3D. If these are perfected and the sales take off then there will be a demand for new 3D content. If you have the demand across all age demographics then I can definitely see a lot of old classics getting converted. But if 3D stays a feature that only a small percentage of people use occasionally, then you won't see that many more conversions because there will be no profit in it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 06:00 PM   #386
fitprod fitprod is offline
Power Member
 
Jul 2007
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Operation Swordfish View Post
...if 3D stays a feature that only a small percentage of people use occasionally, then you won't see that many more conversions because there will be no profit in it.
If recent developments are any sign, the "postponing" of Little Mermaid, Independence Day and the Star Wars conversions, I would say we're already there.

If Disney is still going through the process of finishing The Little Mermaid conversion for it's pending BD release, it's probably a test to see if they justify going through the process for home video releases.

As with Avatar, The Lion King and Titanic's successes were an aberration. The Lion King is one of the move beloved animated films ever released, and people still want to see it. Titanic is also beloved (why I don't know), but most of it's re-release success came from one territory, China. ($145 of $285 million...)

fitprod

Last edited by fitprod; 02-22-2013 at 06:04 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 11:23 PM   #387
BigNickUK BigNickUK is offline
Moderator
 
BigNickUK's Avatar
 
Mar 2008
Leek, Staffordshire
2672
64
32
3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Karma16 View Post
Do you think that the older great movies will ever be converted to 3d? Movies such as Bridge Over the River Kwai certainly deserve conversion. And there are many others, too many to list.
Do not touch Mr Lean!!! Blasphemy!! this has all started because they converted the Lawrence scene for Prometheus
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 12:42 AM   #388
Paul H Paul H is online now
Blu-ray Samurai
 
Paul H's Avatar
 
Jul 2007
2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigNickUK View Post
Do not touch Mr Lean!!! Blasphemy!! this has all started because they converted the Lawrence scene for Prometheus
Have to acknowledge that they did a great job converting that scene to 3D.
Avatar: IMAX Header
BD 3D, BD, HD DVD, DVD collection
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 02:52 AM   #389
boulder_bum boulder_bum is offline
Active Member
 
Aug 2010
443
1
Default

I wish...

Disney would restore the original Star Wars trilogy (without Lucas' cheesy movie-ruining changes) then convert to 3D. THAT would be AWESOME.

Just think of flying through those trenches!

I have to admit, I'm pretty excited for Jurassic Park, too.

EDIT: I just re-watched Aliens tonight, which I think would also be pretty amazing.

Last edited by boulder_bum; 02-23-2013 at 06:17 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 01:20 AM   #390
UncleBuckWild UncleBuckWild is offline
Blu-ray Guru
 
UncleBuckWild's Avatar
 
Oct 2012
355
Default

INCEPTION.
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present." - Master Oogway
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 02:44 AM   #391
bluskies bluskies is offline
Blu-ray Samurai
 
bluskies's Avatar
 
Oct 2007
1643
221
72
Default

An IMAX 3d presentation called Across the Sea of Time.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 03:23 AM   #392
explorer6 explorer6 is offline
Senior Member
 
explorer6's Avatar
 
Jan 2013
Default

another one i was thinking about, even though i already made my pick i still think it would be cool.

twin peaks.

i don't think i've had a more surreal experience in movies/tv than that, even in comparison to some of the jodorowski movies i've seen, just something about it.. everything down to the music/atmosphere.

it would be awesome if there was some way to go back to the 90s when david lynch/mark frost and the team who worked on that had their creative juices flowing and see what they could do with 3d as it is now.

or what about something like this: Jan Svankmajer's alice

Last edited by explorer6; 02-24-2013 at 03:35 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 09:15 PM   #393
SixSpeedSamurai SixSpeedSamurai is offline
Blu-ray Samurai
 
SixSpeedSamurai's Avatar
 
Apr 2010
Bruce Wayne lives in my attic
595
33
2
266
2
33
Default

Ninja Assassin
Samsung UN65MU8000 - Xbox One X Scorpio Edition - Denon X1200W - Logitech Harmony Ultimate One
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 04:48 AM   #394
AmrlKJaneway AmrlKJaneway is offline
Blu-ray Samurai
 
AmrlKJaneway's Avatar
 
Apr 2011
Brisbane, Australia
57
665
16
45
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by UncleBuckWild View Post
INCEPTION.
Hah! You'll need to ask Chris Nolan about that one...
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 10:05 AM   #395
Kryptonic Kryptonic is offline
Suspended
 
Kryptonic's Avatar
 
Jul 2009
45
Default

300 would be amazing in 3D!
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 11:50 AM   #396
Nighteyes Nighteyes is offline
Expert Member
 
Nighteyes's Avatar
 
Dec 2010
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kryptonic View Post
300 would be amazing in 3D!
I believe this is actually in the process of being converted to 3D, isn't it? Or at least it's scheduled to be.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 01:25 PM   #397
Jsmith82 Jsmith82 is offline
Expert Member
 
Jsmith82's Avatar
 
Feb 2012
Missouri, USA
59
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spaulding View Post
Event Horizon
That's a good one - the vent shots, long halls. Good suggestion, and overall a great horror flick.
Want to manually convert 2d to 3d yourself and accurately - not with an automated software? Check out my topic and tutorial here.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 07:28 PM   #398
Kryptonic Kryptonic is offline
Suspended
 
Kryptonic's Avatar
 
Jul 2009
45
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nighteyes View Post
I believe this is actually in the process of being converted to 3D, isn't it? Or at least it's scheduled to be.
I hope so. I was watching it again recently and there's so many spectacular shots that look as if they were shot with 3D in mind.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 04:52 AM   #399
NzScreamindemon NzScreamindemon is offline
Active Member
 
Aug 2011
Christchurch, New Zealand
328
3
1
Default

Hellboy....some of those scenes just look like they were filmed with 3D in mind!

Chris
It's 3D for Me!
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 04:59 AM   #400
notops notops is offline
Expert Member
 
notops's Avatar
 
Sep 2010
Standing right behind you
674
1
4
Default

Raising Arizona
  Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Blu-ray Forum > 3D > 3D News and General Discussion


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:50 PM.