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Old 01-10-2013, 02:59 PM
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Default 'Gamer,' 'Crank,' 'Bangkok Dangerous,' & 'The Descent' Blu-ray 3Ds coming in 2013

Gamer - 3D
http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/8495/gamer_3d.html

Crank - 3D
http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/8496/crank_3d.html

Bangkok Dangerous - 3D
http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/8497...gerous_3d.html

The Descent - 3D
http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/8498/descent_3d.html
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:50 PM
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None of these were made with 3D in mind. Now I realize some films CAN be converted to 3D and look GREAT (Titanic comes to mind immediately...Beauty and The Beast is another), BUT FOR THE LIFE OF ME WHY THESE FLICKS!!lol. Maybe Gamer I can see being decent....possibly Crank. But the other two, ESPECIALLY BANGKOK DANGEROUS?????? BD sucked so bad....why bother with a 3D conversion?? I mean I know 3D can make a bad movie better...but with BD.....nope, not going to help. The only way to make BD a better viewing experience is by going straight to the end credits,imo lol.

The Descent, while I like this movie, will have issues with 3D simply because of the darkness in the film (being in cave and all,lol). I'm sure the day scenes would look good....but as far as the majority of the movie is set in a cave.....its going to have issues seeing the 3D effect in general.

Maybe I will be proven wrong and I will eat my words (if that is the case) and I will admit it right in this thread. But for now.....BIG PASS on these with a side dish of ''WTF were they thinking!!!''
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:33 PM
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I'd love to see The Descent work with 3D. I thought Sanctum was OK but not great, and it was a native 3D film. Dark movies don't tend to work well in 3D, even when filmed in it. Like Taygan, I don't have high hopes for it.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:15 PM
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"they" must be happy...they found another way to try and make people double dip on movies.
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:13 AM
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Bangkok Dangerous in 3D????? Damn, that's just what ....no single person in the known universe asked for!
That is beyond nuts.

And while I enjoyed Crank, the movie for which --ahem-- NO sequel was ever made (humor me, please)... I could see that being downright painful to watch in 3D with all the quick cuts and differing camera styles.
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:17 PM
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This really is an odd selection of films... Does anyone know how much these 3D conversions cost to do now? Must have come down in price massively to make these pretty weak catalogue titles seem possible profit turners.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:36 PM
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I can see Gamer to be re-done in 3D but not the rest. IIRC, the JVC conversion only costs $10,000 per movie (the one which they used for I,Robot 3D).
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:56 PM
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IIRC, the JVC conversion only costs $10,000 per movie (the one which they used for I,Robot 3D).
Yeah, but that kind of sucked. I, Robot suffers badly from "pop-up book effect."
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Kinda? IMHO I,Robot 3D conversion sucked big time. I hope they don't use the JVC system for Gamer. Do it right (and costing at least around $100,000 -- which I doubt they'll do) or don't do it at all.
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I'm a HUGE fan of both Crank and The Decent. I can see Crank being fun in 3D, even if it has a pop-up book effect. I don't have a 3D setup, but if I did, I'd be preording it as soon as I could.

As for The Decent...it sounds like a great idea, if it was filmed in 3D. I could imagine peering into the depths of the caverns and tunnels. But, I'd expect some sort of pop-up book effect, and in that case, it could look pretty bad. You need that organic, gradual depth with tunnel shots like that.
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