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post #1 of 160 Old 06-21-2011, 06:56 PM - Thread Starter
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Sup everyone,

Been a long while since I've posted, but wanted to let people know that Blockbuster has finally started sending me Blu-ray 3D movies. I've already gotten and watched:
Dinosaurs Alive! [Blu-ray 3D]
Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia (IMAX) [Blu-ray 3D]
The Ultimate Wave: Tahiti (IMAX) [Blu-ray 3D]

I have in my queue:
Ultimate G's: Zac's Flying Dream (IMAX) [3D Blu-ray]

Pretty cool that Blockbuster is purchasing Blu-ray 3D's for us to watch at home.

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Sup everyone,

Been a long while since I've posted, but wanted to let people know that Blockbuster has finally started sending me Blu-ray 3D movies. I've already gotten and watched:
Dinosaurs Alive! [Blu-ray 3D]
Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia (IMAX) [Blu-ray 3D]
The Ultimate Wave: Tahiti (IMAX) [Blu-ray 3D]

I have in my queue:
Ultimate G's: Zac's Flying Dream (IMAX) [3D Blu-ray]

Pretty cool that Blockbuster is purchasing Blu-ray 3D's for us to watch at home.

Everyone's Favorite Farm Animal,
[eieio]Pig

Are they also renting BIG titles like Green Hornet, Despicable Me, etc in BD 3D??? If so I'm about to sign up..
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how long is the queue for the 3d movies? i want to rent a few 3d movies like Tron, alice in wonderland, and cloudy with a chance of meatballs, but i dont know which ones are the 3d versions.

any suggestions?
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Wow, they are still in business?
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The Bankruptcy Plan was approved so they should survive. Last time I stopped by a BB, they told me that shipments are improving with the new owners.

Great news.
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Roles have reversed.

Netflix is now the marketshare leader and the company least likely to support it's niche customers... ya know, those who want high quality physical media, 3D, release day rentals, and games.

Blockbuster is now the company fighting to survive and therefore can take the risk to be more innovative. In fact at this point, they have to.

If you want to watch older content with poorer quality sound and video streaming through your limited bandwidth internet connection then Netflix is for you.

If you want release day, high quality physical media then Blockbuster is the clear choice at this point. Netflix has already tipped their hat to let us know the margins and overhead are greater to provide streaming over mailing and larger margins = greater profits. Blockbuster is doing whatever they can to maintain a large enough membership base to keep investors interested.

Last Watched 3D: Oz the Great and Powerful

It should be called Violet-Ray

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I signed up for the free two week trial. 3D is tough to find and there's not very many titles (I'm sure I'll get through all the movies I haven't seen in the 2 weeks).

I asked customer service (via twitter) about their future 3D plans, this was their response:

"We're kind of adding them as we get demand, so I think there will be more as more people get the tech."
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I dropped Netflix for Blockbuster several months ago after the last price hike. No complaints so far.

How are you finding the 3D movies? If they don't have an easy way to search for them, Maybe we should start a list.
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Personally I enjoy the Vudu service and their 3D selection. They stream 3D in 1080P too. I'm not too interested in those 3D documentaries about Dinosaurs, Pyramids and Surfing. They are offered for free on my Time Warner Cable on demand. Now as soon as Blockbuster or some major company starts offering better Blu Ray 3D movies for rent, I will consider them. I am sure tired of seeing all those animated 3D movies like Tangled, Megamind, and Shrek.
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Sup everyone,

Been a long while since I've posted, but wanted to let people know that Blockbuster has finally started sending me Blu-ray 3D movies. I've already gotten and watched:
Dinosaurs Alive! [Blu-ray 3D]
Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia (IMAX) [Blu-ray 3D]
The Ultimate Wave: Tahiti (IMAX) [Blu-ray 3D]

I have in my queue:
Ultimate G's: Zac's Flying Dream (IMAX) [3D Blu-ray]

Pretty cool that Blockbuster is purchasing Blu-ray 3D's for us to watch at home.

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Zac's Flying Dream is boring as hell...3D isn't great either. I think Legends of Flight is the better 3D flying movie.
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I got my first "3D" blu rays from Blockbuster today, Kenny Chesney Live and the Polar Express.

Both were labeled the same way to indicate they were 3D but unfortunately the Polar Express was anaglyph. Not a good start, odds of making it through the free trail are looking slim.
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I've got Tahiti arriving tomorrow. With any luck it is true 3d.
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I received Ultimate Wave Tahiti today and it is true 3d. It would be really helpful if members who receive 3d titles from Blockbuster leave a quick note stating if they received a true 3D BluRay.

I've got a couple of titles in my queue and will post an update as each title arrives.
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should be getting resident evil afterlife tommorow in the mail from bb and it says it is in 3d
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I received Ultimate Wave Tahiti today and it is true 3d. It would be really helpful if members who receive 3d titles from Blockbuster leave a quick note stating if they received a true 3D BluRay.

I've got a couple of titles in my queue and will post an update as each title arrives.
Why don't you just look up the details of the title online before ordering them from Blockbuster?
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I got my first "3D" blu rays from Blockbuster today, Kenny Chesney Live and the Polar Express.

Both were labeled the same way to indicate they were 3D but unfortunately the Polar Express was anaglyph. Not a good start, odds of making it through the free trail are looking slim.

In the case of Polar Express it says "with 3D glasses" which is a tipoff that's it's an Anaglyph 3D disc:

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The Polar Express: 3-D [WS] [2 Discs] [With 3-D Glasses] [Blu-ray]

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If they would hurry up and get the 3D IMAX Deep Sea, Under the Sea, Hubble and Space Station, I would subscribe in a flash.

Edit: I emailed Blockbuster asking if they will get more 3D titles and the response said that they don't rent 3D blu-rays by mail or at stores?

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Some titles have 3d in the name, others only in the desription. The biggest head's up to me is availablity. If the title is available in local stores then it isn't true 3d, which show "Not availabe in stores" in the description.
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should be getting resident evil afterlife tommorow in the mail from bb and it says it is in 3d
It isn't. They've had that on their site for sometime, it's in error.
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I signed up for the free two week trial. 3D is tough to find and there's not very many titles (I'm sure I'll get through all the movies I haven't seen in the 2 weeks).

I asked customer service (via twitter) about their future 3D plans, this was their response:

"We're kind of adding them as we get demand, so I think there will be more as more people get the tech."

This is BS. Demand has nothing to do with this, it's the studios denying access to BB.
1. There is no "demand" button on the BB site. If the title isn't there, it can't be selected so the demand will be zero since there's no way to calculate demand other than ordering.

2. If there's a "demand" threshold then you would never see any avant-garde, obscure independent titles. There is 1000 times more demand for Avatar 3D then for some french movie made in 1966.
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Just a heads up, blockbuster sent me Resident Evil Afterlife over the weekend and despite the fact I selected the 3D blu-ray version and the box art on the site was the 3D box art, the version of the movie I received was not in 3D.
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yep - Blockbuster often shows the Blu 3D artwork, and in some cases will specify 3-D in their description. But will send the 2D version.


Here's their 3D Blu-ray pattern that I've noticed, at least so far:

If a given title is released (or re-released) but is now 'only' available in 3D bluray, as in the 3D version also serves as the only 2D version, then there's a shot BB may end up carrying it. I think some of the IMAX/iwerks Bluray releases fit this bill.
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They just put a Redbox-style kiosk (called BB Express) outside the 7-11 in my neighborhood. No 3D titles to choose from.
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Hanna Montana needs blue/red glasses to see 3D.

Pass on this one.
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Dinosaurs Giants of Patagonia is true 3D Blu ray

Mummies Secrets of the Pharaohs was 2D
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Dinosuars Alive 3D was true 3d as well.


Anyone tried other titles??
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Kenny Chesney is true 3D.

Just added "Deep Sea (3D/2D) but it says unavailable in my q.
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Also a big fan of vudu, however now that walmart owns vudu that worries me.
As for netflix, I suspect they are gearing up for major improvments. I'd bet one day netflix will be the leading 3D streaming outlet.
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Also a big fan of vudu, however now that walmart owns vudu that worries me.
As for netflix, I suspect they are gearing up for major improvments. I'd bet one day netflix will be the leading 3D streaming outlet.

Netflix will not be spending money on infrastruture.... sorry. 3D streaming is horrible, and sadly so is most of america with there bandwidth.
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Dinosuars Alive 3D was true 3d as well.


Anyone tried other titles??

from blockbuster i've successfully received all the following in true 3D blu ray on the first attempt...

IMAX: Mummies - Secrets of the Pharaohs
IMAX: The Ultimate Wave - Tahiti
Dinosaurs Alive!
IMAX: Dinosaurs - Giants of Patagonia
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