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they are saleing this on amazon.de for eur 24.99 i dont speak or read german. how much would this cost us $ also if anybody no`s what region it will play in. any imfo please. have a nice day.
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I ordered it a couple of days ago and the total with expedited shipping was 51 Euros. Based upon Google's currency conversion it is about $63. I would imagine that the slower shipping would be cheaper. My order page shows that the expected ship date is 06/29 and the expected delivery date is 07/01. Also if you have a US Amazon account you can use it to log in on the German site as well and will pull all your information over for checkout. As far as what Region it is the Amazon page does not say but I would wager that it is Region Free. The German version of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is Region Free and I just got in the UK versions of Coraline and Ice Age 3 and they are both Region Free as well.
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I ordered it a couple of days ago and the total with expedited shipping was 51 Euros. Based upon Google's currency conversion it is about $63. I would imagine that the slower shipping would be cheaper. My order page shows that the expected ship date is 06/29 and the expected delivery date is 07/01. Also if you have a US Amazon account you can use it to log in on the German site as well and will pull all your information over for checkout. As far as what Region it is the Amazon page does not say but I would wager that it is Region Free. The German version of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is Region Free and I just got in the UK versions of Coraline and Ice Age 3 and they are both Region Free as well.

hay thanks for the imfo sounds good. have a nice day
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Can't wait for the U.S. version.
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Is this the same video source that Panasonic uses in part of their demo disc, anybody know?

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Probably. Same scenes as on the current BD disc.
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The German version of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is Region Free and I just got in the UK versions of Coraline and Ice Age 3 and they are both Region Free as well.

Regarding Coraline and Ice Age 3....you are referring to the anaglyph 3D (Red-Green glasses) versions, I assume? The Real Bluray 3D versions are supposedly not in wide release yet, as they are exclusively bundled with the purchase of a Panasonic 3D TV.


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Regarding Coraline and Ice Age 3....you are referring to the anaglyph 3D (Red-Green glasses) versions, I assume? The Real Bluray 3D versions are supposedly not in wide release yet, as they are exclusively bundled with the purchase of a Panasonic 3D TV.


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No I am taking about the 3D Blu Ray versions. They are the Panasonic Promo versions and they are readily available from UK sellers on eBay. Coraline has No Region and Ice Age 3 is Region Code A, B, & C. I have had them for a couple of days now.

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No I am taking about the 3D Blu Ray versions. They are the Panasonic Promo versions and they are readily available from UK sellers on eBay. Coraline has No Region and Ice Age 3 is Region Code A, B, & C. I have had them for a couple of days now.


have you got to play them yet and so how did it turn out thanks.
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And, how much did you pay for them. I saw a seller on eBay that had Coraline for 111.00. No way I'm jonesing that much. If you post you have those movies you might as well go the whole nine and give some type of review to those starving for their next 3D title and the curious. I'm both.
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LOL . . .

Reminds me of the early 90's when people were paying astrominical prices for Japanese import LDs.
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Yeah. I want 3D titles as much as anyone, but would feel like a sucker if I paid $100 - $200 per title...

To each their own. We allllll have our crazy, irrational cravings

Mine is single malt scotch!!! LOL!

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ordered my copy on amazon.de last week. Just got my shipment notification. Should have it in a week or so. Maybe quicker. Often standard shipping from Germany gets to me faster than from California. lol

Google Translate inside Chrome ROCKS for buying from Amazon.de, by the way. I only had to guess at what the buttons say... and they're pretty obvious is you use amazon often.

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Just skimmed through this disc as it arrived 45 minutes ago. All I can say is WOW! OMFG WOW WOW WOW!

The sound is awesome, and the image not only is shot to fill the whole screen (IMAX!!!) but is GORGEOUS!!!

As for the 3D effect. BEST I HAVE SEEN IN OR OUT OF THEATERS. EVER. PERIOD. If you have a 3D TV, GET THIS.

Only issue is the disc is slow to load on my Sammy player; may be a disc issue, may not be.

Either way, I must have said "HOLY COW" 54 times so far, and no one is here but me and the plants, LOL.

Can't wait to show my wife later!!!

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No sh*t, hands down the best content so far.
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Agree on all counts.

The Demo footage of this Bluray is what actually sold my wife on 3D. Simply jaw dropping. the potential of bluray 3D is showcased perfectly with this title.

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just ordered this. How long does it take to come from Germany?
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If you paid for express it is 2-3 days. The other option took 2 weeks for Cloudy to arrive at my door.
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If you paid for express it is 2-3 days. The other option took 2 weeks for Cloudy to arrive at my door.

I expressed it yesterday I thought it was 2 to 3 weeks . Apparently I not that strong at reading German
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just ordered this. How long does it take to come from Germany?

Just got mine in today's mail. Looks like it was shipped out on June 28th. I did not request any special shipping. Billed 21 Euros for the Blu-Ray 3D and 14 Euros for shipping (Versandkosten) for a total charge of 35 Euros. (I pre-ordered it on June 15th but believe they had to hold shipping it out until the June 28th release date.)

As to Region on the cover it says "FSK ab 0 freigeben." I assume that means region free.

It also lists as languages as German and English.
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As to Region on the cover it says "FSK ab 0 freigeben." I assume that means region free.

No, that's the age restriction. "allowed for 0 years and up". Does it have a reversable cover without that big badge? A lot of european DVD releases have that now, since the EU required these huge labels plastered over the cover.
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...Does it have a reversable cover without that big badge?...

No...other side is ads for other IMAX Blu-rays, unfortunately all in 2D.
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No...other side is ads for other IMAX Blu-rays, unfortunately all in 2D.

As I posted over on the 3D Source Components subthread, there is a list of the advertised titles and a statement that they are planned for 3D. To be exact, the statement is, "Weitere 3D Titel in Planung." There are eight additional listings from "Mumien" (Mummies, Secrets of the Pharaohs -USA 2007) to "Die Alpen" (The Alps - Climb of your Life -USA 2007.) For a complete listing head over to the other thread.
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I just ordered this today - about 35 Euros shipped. Not bad. I had (but lost) a link for an interview with McGillivray, the director. He talks about how the 3D CGI was created. It made me want to see the whole thing even more. I love his "Coral Reef Adventure" Blu-ray. I've watched most of it in converted 3D. The photography is absolutely stunning. I've used it for a long time as one of my favorite HD demo pieces.

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Was this filmed with two cameras or was it somehow converted?
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Was this filmed with two cameras or was it somehow converted?

here is the offical web sight hope this helps. http://www.grandcanyonadventurefilm.com/
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Was this filmed with two cameras or was it somehow converted?

It's not converted, this is an example of proper native 3D camera filming. That's one of the reasons it is so spectacular.

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Sorry to gush, but we watched it last night (the wifey and I) and she was dumbstruck by the image. SHe even posted how amazing it was on Facebook.

Keep in mind, this is a woman who said "I hate 3D!"

Not anymore. This disc could sell the tech if shown properly.

I cannot wait until they release the other IMAX documentaries

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I agree with everyone's praise of this title. EuroVideo has done a wonderful job on this Blu-ray. The main menu (animated and in 3D) is nicely executed.

As others have noted, some of the footage is indescribably beautiful. I've been to the Grand Canyon a couple of times. The last time we went, we shot around 900 pictures, but not a single one could convey a fraction of the awe that one experiences when seeing it first-hand. This IMAX 3D footage (and the fly-overs in particular) comes the closest of any media I have ever seen to conveying some of that awe. The 3D helps to relate some of the vastness and scale that simply can't be captured in 2D.

I was surprised to see some decidedly 2D footage sprinkled throughout the feature (e.g. Tara's kayak adventure). I'm not sure whether these shots were intentionally shot flat or whether there was some technical glitch along the way.

Also, the two or three fisheye lens shots (which seem to be present in every IMAX documentary) look kind of odd to me and don't seem to work as well in 3D as they do in 2D.

I'm not trying to nitpick. To be fair, I am continually amazed at the places in which, and conditions under which, these filmmakers are able to get an IMAX 3D camera rig! And I'm certainly grateful that films like this are getting made at all. It must be a massive undertaking.
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You guys convinced me; I just ordered GC, and am sending back my unopened CWACM. I figure GC should arrive from Germany(standard shipping) about the same time my Mits 3d adapter finally ships.
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