Fox has been really good with recent catalogs though and their press guy is claiming the 2D will be a new 4K transfer. Should be interesting. Huge disappointment if it's just the UHE 2D disc again. lol
To quote Barf from "Spaceballs", "Praying to God."
One would think that, but it's also possible that Fox will pull a Jurassic Park and release their original, poorer, outdated master on the 2D disc and not bother releasing the restored version in 2D at all.
Same with Nightmare Before Christmas as well, maybe the triple dip for it will be the charm.
I would imagine they create a new 2D master first - then create 3D.
Well, yes, they'd have to. But the process would go something like this:
1. 2D telecine 2. apply DNR (since, as I mentioned above, this is more or less necessary for 3D conversion) 3. convert to 3D
My fear is that they will use the result of step 2 (a 2D master "cleaned up" for subsequent 3D conversion) instead of the result of step 1 (an untampered-with 2D master). Or they could just take the left-eye image from the final 3D version and use that as the 2D version. So basically there's a few different ways this could go wrong, and with Fox's record I'm not optimistic they'll avoid all of them.