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Old 01-10-2013, 06:23 PM   #1
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Talking Lionsgate to convert selected titles to 3D

More conversions. Too much conversions.
Don`t like this; "new Lionsgate titles will also be converted to 3D before their theatrical release."

http://www.3dfocus.co.uk/3d-news-2/l...es-to-3d/11689

edit: Already posted in the 3D is dead thread:
http://news.yahoo.com/lionsgate-sams...GFnZQ--;_ylv=3

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Old 01-10-2013, 06:33 PM   #2
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I do like quality conversions like Titanic and Avengers but something tells me that this is going to be the 3D equivalent to Lionsgate pointlessly upmixing 5.1 tracks to 7.1 and 11.1 . If it's framed for and filmed with 3D in mind, that's one thing. But a studio converting a movie to 3D just for the sake of it leads to crappy 3D most of the time.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:07 PM   #3
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I do like quality conversions like Titanic and Avengers but something tells me that this is going to be the 3D equivalent to Lionsgate pointlessly upmixing 5.1 tracks to 7.1 and 11.1 . If it's framed for and filmed with 3D in mind, that's one thing. But a studio converting a movie to 3D just for the sake of it leads to crappy 3D most of the time.
Could not agree with you more. I know 3D can make a bad movie better...but Bangkok Dangerous??!!!?? Only way that movie can have a better viewing experience is by going straight to the end credits or by not pushing ''play'' on the remote....which the latter is probably the better option,lol
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:16 PM   #4
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But I was only reading yesterday that 3D was dead

The Decent could benefit a lot from it, the rest are meh & worse to begin with....

The insanely fast editing in Crank is going to be utterly useless in 3D!
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:18 PM   #5
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But I was only reading yesterday that 3D was dead

The Decent could benefit a lot from it, the rest are meh & worse to begin with....

The insanely fast editing in Crank is going to be utterly useless in 3D!

Seriously though, I wish the execs at Lionsgate had gotten that memo .
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:12 PM   #6
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Oh god why not alpha and omega it may be a bad movie but at least its native 3d
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:27 PM   #7
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Bangcock Dangerous???? Why on earth?
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:53 PM   #8
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The Descent hell yes

Hopefully they convert Part 2 as well.

It better be a good conversion though and not some junk, otherwise I won't purchase it and stick to 2D.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:03 PM   #9
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I agree, The Descent would really benefit from a STRONG 3D conversion
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:59 PM   #10
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The Descent is the only one out of the announced that I would be interested in. If it gets bad word of mouth like the i Robot 3D BD I wouldn't bother though.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:11 PM   #11
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you only have to look at Fright Night to see that overly dark movies struggle with 3D and that was shot natively...imagine the problems with a film like The Descent

And lets face it, as with the problems with I Robot, they are all going to look like they have been filmed with an old walt disney plane camera
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:18 PM   #12
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CRANK!!!!!!!

F-Yes!! This is one of the movies on my 'man I hope one day this gets a conversion but will probably never happen' list.

Fingers crossed they do a good job. The Fox I.Robot conversion showed promise but was not that good. If Lionsgate takes similar technology a step or two further this may end up working well.

Oh, and...

CRANK!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:37 PM   #13
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CRANK!!!!!!!

F-Yes!! This is one of the movies on my 'man I hope one day this gets a conversion but will probably never happen' list.

Fingers crossed they do a good job. The Fox I.Robot conversion showed promise but was not that good. If Lionsgate takes similar technology a step or two further this may end up working well.

Oh, and...

CRANK!!!!!!!!!!
hahaha I haven't seen Crank yet, but I still lit up with excitement when I saw that name on the list! xD Also I was pretty pleased to see Gamer there
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:38 PM   #14
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hahaha I haven't seen Crank yet
Your homework assignment for the weekend - watch Crank!
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:27 AM   #15
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you only have to look at Fright Night to see that overly dark movies struggle with 3D and that was shot natively...imagine the problems with a film like The Descent

And lets face it, as with the problems with I Robot, they are all going to look like they have been filmed with an old walt disney plane camera
1) There is NOTHING wrong with Fright Night if you turn the contrast up. The 3D is great!

2) Decent is very well lit so it would not have a problem.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:34 AM   #16
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But I was only reading yesterday that 3D was dead

The Decent could benefit a lot from it, the rest are meh & worse to begin with....

The insanely fast editing in Crank is going to be utterly useless in 3D!
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More conversions. Too much conversions.
Don`t like this; "new Lionsgate titles will also be converted to 3D before their theatrical release."
From the Yahoo News article:
"The home entertainment market is ripe for a premium technology like 3D, and consumers have consistently demonstrated their willingness to pay for added value," Jim Packer, Lionsgate's President of Worldwide Television and Digital Distribution, said in a statement. "Lionsgate is committed to being an innovator in enhancing the quality of the home entertainment experience for our consumers, and Samsung is an ideal partner to help us fill the release pipeline with commercially exciting films in the best 3D picture quality."

If by "Best" they mean they're going to make sure the 3D is medium to strong 3D, then I'm aboard. But it has to use Titanic's 3D as it's template, the goal to strive for with their conversions. Titanic with strong 3D most of the way.

I like the stat about 6.4 million homes with 3DTVs. That's more than I imagined if you compare 3D to the PS1 back when that was getting started in the video game market. I know not everyone with a 3DTV uses it for 3D, but that's still nice to see.

The Descent was a cool monster horror movie. Anyone have a listing of Lion's Gate's film properties of potential conversions?

Here's a link of Lions Gates Movie Library:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...ionsgate_films

Of them, I'd most like to see converted to strong 3D, the following:
Devil's Rejects in 3D
The Descent in 3D
RAMBO in 3D. Heck yeah. My number 1 pick for a conversion.
Transporter 3 in 3D
Safe in 3D
The Expendables 2 (and even 1) in 3D (this would be awesome if it's strong 3D)

Upcoming:
Leprechaun in 3D (reboot)
Dead Island in 3D (based on the game)
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:01 AM   #17
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I'd like to see these from their libary

Cabin Fever
Repo! The Genetic Opera
Punisher: War Zone
Daybreakers (A proper conversion not that German rubbish)
Kick-Ass
The Hunger Games
The Cabin in the Woods
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:31 AM   #18
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I'd love to see more 3D horror, and Lionsgate loves them some horror movies.

I wouldn't mind seeing The Eye, Stir of Echoes (That floating chair scene!), Jacob's Ladder, or The Haunting in Connecticut in 3D.

(For that matter, I wouldn't be too surprised if The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia gets a conversion for theatres as part of this.)
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:51 AM   #19
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Yes, Cabin Fever, Stir of Echoes both in 3D I'd watch again.

I haven't seen KickAss yet, but hear there will be a sequel.

Haunting in GA in 3D I'd probably see in theaters if it happens. The documentaries from the "A Haunting" series are better than the movies, (at least the Haunting in CT), but these could be effective for 3D horror.

I'd love for a studio to bring out Kubrick's The Shining in strong 3D. I doubt Kubrick would have allowed it though if he was still around since 1999.
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Your homework assignment for the weekend - watch Crank!
Lol I'll try and see if they still have it for 5 bucks at target :P
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