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Old 01-03-2009, 09:56 PM   #1
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Just how good is Polar Express and Journey to the Center of Earth in 3D? Is watching them in 3D much better than watching in 2D?
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:11 PM   #2
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They both pretty much look like crap in 3D because it's the old Blue Red cardboard glasses. It tends to kill the color. It was much better watching the regular.
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:20 PM   #3
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There is a 3D effect certainly, but it's inconsistent. Sometimes, instead, there are colorful halos around everything and the 3D effect just isn't very strong. Other scenes are fairly clear. However, in order to achieve ANY 3D effect, the color schemes are WAY off. Also, it always feels as if you're looking through dirty glasses and your eyes have to strain to keep in focus. I developed a headache about 20 minutes into the movie and it lasted throughout the next day.

As a novelty, the 3D effect worked okay. I'm glad to have viewed Journey with the 3D effect, but I won't re-view it in that mode again. The 2D version is below average in terms of detail, clarity, depth, shadow detail, and color accuracy. Here are some screenshots. If you have the red/blue glasses, you can put them on to see the 3D effect right here on your monitor.

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Blu-ray Movie Title: Journey to the Center of the Earth (2D & 3D shots)

Overall Picture Quality Rating: Fair 2.5/5 (for the 2D version)

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I own both, and the 2D is way better, i watched both in 3D, it killed the color and the glasses are annoying...
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I have both, I cannot watch it in 3D, colors just too weird hurt my eyes.
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:43 PM   #6
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Thanks for ricwhite and others for sharing your pictures and experience. I don't have 3D glasses but I got your point. I think I will keep my money. I will pass the movies.
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I enjoyed both movies, but the 3D aspect of it took away from the enjoyment imo, I watched both in 2D & 3D and enjoyed them alot more in 2D, except for Journey to the Center of the Earth lacking HD audio, it was good, The Polar Express is just great, especially the 'Hot Chocolate' scene
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Sounds like I don't want to watch the 3D version but still wondering... I just got the email from Blockbuster that PE 3D is on it's way... do they send the glasses? I would think they would.
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There is a 3D effect certainly, but it's inconsistent. Sometimes, instead, there are colorful halos around everything and the 3D effect just isn't very strong. Other scenes are fairly clear. However, in order to achieve ANY 3D effect, the color schemes are WAY off. Also, it always feels as if you're looking through dirty glasses and your eyes have to strain to keep in focus. I developed a headache about 20 minutes into the movie and it lasted throughout the next day.

As a novelty, the 3D effect worked okay. I'm glad to have viewed Journey with the 3D effect, but I won't re-view it in that mode again. The 2D version is below average in terms of detail, clarity, depth, shadow detail, and color accuracy. Here are some screenshots. If you have the red/blue glasses, you can put them on to see the 3D effect right here on your monitor.

Spoiler Warning: The following screenshots may display spoiler content. View at your own risk.

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Blu-ray Movie Title: Journey to the Center of the Earth (2D & 3D shots)

Overall Picture Quality Rating: Fair 2.5/5 (for the 2D version)

3D Shot: Please Wear Your 3D Glasses


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Excellent screenshots ricwhite. I have learned that to get REALLY GOOD 3-D viewing, one must watch in a very dark room, adjust the brightness very high and take down the contrast a tad. I have watched Journey 3-D at least SIX times; Polar 3-D about 3 times. I like the 3-D effect on my 1080p 52-inch Sharp Aquos. I even made a USER preset for the brightness/contrast adjustments just for 3-D viewing.

I read hat Disney's BOLT is coming out soon. I am hoping the 3-D version is included on the BD. I also hope Beowulf will release on BD in 3-D at some point as well.
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Old 01-16-2009, 09:16 PM   #10
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I didnt like the 3d, junk.
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Excellent screenshots ricwhite. I have learned that to get REALLY GOOD 3-D viewing, one must watch in a very dark room, adjust the brightness very high and take down the contrast a tad. I have watched Journey 3-D at least SIX times; Polar 3-D about 3 times. I like the 3-D effect on my 1080p 52-inch Sharp Aquos. I even made a USER preset for the brightness/contrast adjustments just for 3-D viewing.

I read hat Disney's BOLT is coming out soon. I am hoping the 3-D version is included on the BD. I also hope Beowulf will release on BD in 3-D at some point as well.
Yeah, the Journey disc tells you to turn your tv to "standard" or some brightness mode, and I have to admit, for a non-digital 3D viewing, it was decent and I like the Red/green glasses more than the red/blue.

Bolt has about as much chance of having the 3D version as Meet the Robinsons. You'll have to wait for that one.
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Just how good is Polar Express and Journey to the Center of Earth in 3D? Is watching them in 3D much better than watching in 2D?
If you choose to watch Journey to the Center of Earth in 3D you might want to get it soon since the limited 3d version it is now out of print.

http://www.amazon.com/Journey-Center...2144981&sr=8-4

There was some ok effects watching the 3D versions but after a while my eyes would hurt.
If you plan on buying the Polar express on Blu-Ray I would Pick up the 3-D version since it has better audio.
The Polar Express 2-D\3-D version Blu-Ray has a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround track while the original Non 3-D version Blu-Ray only has Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround.
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