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post #61 of 212 Old 02-09-2014, 03:41 PM
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1953 House of Wax, with Vincent Price.
A film shot specifically in 3d format.
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+1; Great movie and great 3D. Too bad there haven't been more vintage 3D releases.
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Vintage 3d releases have been few,
likely due to fear of poor sales....but hopefully it will change.
Unfortunately, the present market leans towards the Netflix, etc means of watching movies. For the collector, if the film is not already available on dvd or bluray, the option is often video on demand disc, which are usually poor quality.
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MOD....made on demand is the latest dvd phrase used by the studios to provide customers titles that are not planned for a full commercial eelease. Most all are classics and independant films from years gone by, as well as vintage tv show.
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The 3D depth and facial closeups were excellent in Man in the Dark. An old B-movie, to be sure, but very entertaining.
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Hmm...I rarely see Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away mentioned in this forum. A truly mesmerizing 3D film, although that's in the context of the overall A/V experience which is breathtaking IMHO. A definite "must have" for me.

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Gravity in 3D is amazing! 2D will not do that movie justice.
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Gravity in 3D is amazing! 2D will not do that movie justice.

Do you have the blu ray already? I am waiting for mine at the edge of my seat

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Hmm...I rarely see Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away mentioned in this forum. A truly mesmerizing 3D film, although that's in the context of the overall A/V experience which is breathtaking IMHO. A definite "must have" for me.

I agree. It's one of the main movies I pull out to show off my 3D setup. Produced by James Cameron, you can't go wrong. Great for all ages.
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Hmm...I rarely see Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away mentioned in this forum. A truly mesmerizing 3D film, although that's in the context of the overall A/V experience which is breathtaking IMHO. A definite "must have" for me.

Thanks for the tip-just ordered it from 3d-blurayrental.com.smile.gif

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Thanks for the tip-just ordered it from 3d-blurayrental.com.smile.gif

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Hope you enjoy!

The wife and I watched this today and it was outstanding! Amazing show and the 3d was excellent. Thanks again!

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BTW-I ordered this from 3d-blurayrental.com late Friday and it arrived in at my Michigan home today (Tuesday). That's with yesterday being President's Day & no mail. Never received one that fast from them before-usually takes 4 or 5 business days. Dunno how that happened.confused.gifsmile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif
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The wife and I watched this today and it was outstanding! Amazing show and the 3d was excellent. Thanks again!

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BTW-I ordered this from 3d-blurayrental.com late Friday and it arrived in at my Michigan home today (Tuesday). That's with yesterday being President's Day & no mail. Never received one that fast from them before-usually takes 4 or 5 business days. Dunno how that happened.confused.gifsmile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif
Fast service is always great! Glad you liked it.smile.gif

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Vintage 3d releases have been few, likely due to fear of poor sales...

Probably true, but then again, there were only so many 3D movies made back in those days. What would we want in terms of vintage 3D?

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plus... I, THE JURY, INFERNO, MISS SADIE THOMPSON, SECOND CHANCE, DANGEROUS MISSION, GUN FURY, PHANTOM OF THE RUE MORGUE, REVENGE OF THE CREATURE, etc etc. There were fifty English language features shot during the period, and many of them are quite good movies.
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Add "The Charge At Feather River".
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got it yesterday- have not watched yet

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Do you have the blu ray already? I am waiting for mine at the edge of my seat


meant to say gravity

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Watched Gravity last night with the wife. Very good 3D that heightened the dramatic intensity of the film.

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Watched Gravity last night with the wife. Very good 3D that heightened the dramatic intensity of the film.

Same here. We thought it was excellent!cool.gif

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Watched Gravity last night with the wife. Very good 3D that heightened the dramatic intensity of the film.

Ditto on that buddy, I think this is going to be on my list of top blu rays for 2014. The 3D added so much to the film that was already outstanding.
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I saw both Frozen and Gravity in theaters and I'm anxious to see how it compares at home. Anyone seen both to compare ?
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I saw both Frozen and Gravity in theaters and I'm anxious to see how it compares at home. Anyone seen both to compare ?

It's a hard comparison for me to make because these two are entirely different movie genre's. I saw Gravity 3D in a large screen IMAX theater which is how I prefer to view most 3D, especially those with outer space scenes. Frozen will adapt better to the smaller home theater screen, IMO.

The biggest problem I have with IMAX is when they do the closeups of people. It's creepy to watch a person's head when you are sitting next to a nose that is bigger than you are. But the big scenery shots all seem to be better on IMAX. Difficult to have it both ways at the same time.

The only time I have ever seen a production that was perfect was at Disney theme parks where the production was designed around a single screen size. No movie is ever done that way because it will be shown on everything from Imax size to cell phone screens.

As for the technical 3D delivery, both were excellent in their own genre. Frozen has a large cast of voices with animated characters, while Gravity has just two dominate characters. I don't know how to compare.

Note- I have the digital download of Frozen 2D and 3D. I haven't picked up Gravity 3D yet as the digital download is too expensive for what it is and I don't have the time to order the rental for another 8 weeks. If I get Gravity, it will just be a rental. Watching it twice is about all I will want. Frozen will probably be a rewatch many times so the higher cost to own it now was worth the money.

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Hmm...I rarely see Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away mentioned in this forum. A truly mesmerizing 3D film, although that's in the context of the overall A/V experience which is breathtaking IMHO. A definite "must have" for me.

Oddly I was super disappointed by this. As a big cirque fan live I felt it was way too many quick cuts and really needed wide shots so you could get a feel for the whole scene going on at once.

It struck me as a very long commercial for a circus rather than a video of a full performance.

I'll just keep tossing my $$$ at the actual cirque performances though I suppose... I don't think any movie experience will come close to the real thing.
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Oddly I was super disappointed by this. As a big cirque fan live I felt it was way too many quick cuts and really needed wide shots so you could get a feel for the whole scene going on at once.

It struck me as a very long commercial for a circus rather than a video of a full performance.

I'll just keep tossing my $$$ at the actual cirque performances though I suppose... I don't think any movie experience will come close to the real thing.
I see where you're coming from & I agree about the lack of wide shots, although that's part of the reason I enjoyed it.

The close (closer) shots allow a person to experience the performances in a way that's not really possible sitting in the audience.

Of course that's not to discredit the live experience in any way. I think they both offer interesting perspectives that can't be duplicated by the other.

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I see where you're coming from & I agree about the lack of wide shots, although that's part of the reason I enjoyed it.

The close (closer) shots allow a person to experience the performances in a way that's not really possible sitting with an audience.

Of course that's not to discredit the live experience in any way. I think they both offer interesting perspectives that can't be duplicated by the other.

That's true, I really do enjoy the closeup aspect of the video and you are right, it's something you don't usually get a chance at live.

I had a few thoughts on that though:

1: Multiple angles? Not sure how well that comes off in 3D but maybe the option to choose a closeup when you want?

2: Replay - show the wide angle, then go back and show the close ups of what just happened. This throws off the timing of everything though and might make it hard especially with the musical score.

3: Also not sure how this would work in 3D but a picture in picture? Show the closeup in a frame and the wide as the backdrop or something?

I don't know... and it may just be part of what keeps the live Cirque experience so great if it's impossible to do it well on video. I think if I had seen that particular Cirque show live (a few times) I might really enjoy the video with all it's closeups, but since I haven't it left me wanting...

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That's true, I really do enjoy the closeup aspect of the video and you are right, it's something you don't usually get a chance at live.

I had a few thoughts on that though:

1: Multiple angles? Not sure how well that comes off in 3D but maybe the option to choose a closeup when you want?

2: Replay - show the wide angle, then go back and show the close ups of what just happened. This throws off the timing of everything though and might make it hard especially with the musical score.

3: Also not sure how this would work in 3D but a picture in picture? Show the closeup in a frame and the wide as the backdrop or something?

I don't know... and it may just be part of what keeps the live Cirque experience so great if it's impossible to do it well on video. I think if I had seen that particular Cirque show live (a few times) I might really enjoy the video with all it's closeups, but since I haven't it left me wanting...
I like the idea of having the best of both worlds. IMO a show like Cirque is perfect for multiple camera angles.

Definitely an under used Blu-ray/DVD feature.

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Final Destination 5
Imax: Under the Sea
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Hugo
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
A Christmas Carol
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