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post #1 of 38 Old 11-25-2013, 02:46 AM - Thread Starter
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Titanic (which i am half way through) and Jurassic park (which i just bought but haven't watched yet) show that 2D to 3D conversions can be amazing but it can't just be done by a TV with this feature or regular software. The movie basically needs to be recreated in 3D scene by scene by highly knowledgable and skilled persons with ultra high end equipment.

And choose a movie where it is a chance it might happen, not some obscure movie like Cannibal Holocaust smile.gif

for me Terminator 2 is the obvious one. It has heaps of scenes which would look great in 3D and it would make money as a 3D version

Even better if Cameron can dig up some never before scenes to insert into the 3D version smile.gif

Die Hard is another which could be great in 3D
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Terminator 2 is inevitable, I think, considering James Cameron's passion for 3D.

The photography in Die Hard is too dark. I don't think that would convert well to 3D at all.

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Hellboy 1 and 2, Guilmerro's style would simply suite 3d I feel. Otherwise, Aliens, Aladdin, Kick-Ass, Speed Racer, and The Matrix Trilogy come straight to mind.
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2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner and Star Trek: The Motion Picture would be my top three choices. All three are visually striking movies and have iconic scenes and images that would look even more striking in 3D.
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2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner and Star Trek: The Motion Picture would be my top three choices. All three are visually striking movies and have iconic scenes and images that would look even more striking in 3D.

I can't believe I didn't think of Blade Runner. If a great 3d conversion was done of that film I think I would cry. smile.gif
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After watching Planes 3D, I couldn't help but think of Capricorn One and Blue Max.
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I'd like to wait for the conversion tech to get better, but eventually i'd love to see:

Predator
Alien/s | AVP
Total Recall (original)
Matrix
Animatrix
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
Star Wars
Final Fantasy: Spirits Within
Glory
Sixth Sense
Chronicles of Riddick:
5th Element
Beverly Hills Cop
Das Boot
Lord of the Rings
Die Hard 1 and 2
War of the World (Tom Cruise)
Serenity
Days of Our Lives
so many more...
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I am hoping Cameron will put effort into converting one of his earlier films I have always enjoyed.... and would be awesome in 3D.... ABYSS (3D Russian water tentacles anyone?)

Blade Runner would be good too.

I think that Fantasia & Fantasia 2000 would also be amazing!
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The Indiana Jones movies would have potential
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The Indiana Jones movies would have potential
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In China they did a conversion of "2012" that I would really like to see. Here is an old article about the conversion:
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/entertainment/2012-11/12/content_15918802.htm

Since by all reports it was a well done conversion and it is a movie that I think would be great in 3D, to bad there is no interest these day to promote 3D blurays. This conversion has to be better than the quickies that 20th Century Fox has put out.

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Elysium would be my latest to see get the proper 3D conversion.

According to Sony, the film could get the 3D boost if it does well in the profits as a 2D only film. By the numbers it would put Elysium just over that threshold to get a BD 3D conversion investment.
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Now that it's out on BD, I think MARY POPPINS would have been a natura; for 3D. Animation, city fly-overs, etc. Unfortunately, Disney hates 3D so we'll never see that. Also, I wouldn't mind seeing YELLOW SUBMARINE in 3D. But I can live with the superb restoration that was recently released. Heck, I wouldn't even mind seeing Stuart Gordon's FROM BEYOND in 3D!

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Unfortunately, Disney hates 3D so we'll never see that.

I don't know where people come up with stuff like that. Disney not only loves 3D but they were the ones who were first in the business of creating movies using polarized format breaking away from anaglyph. They are 3D innovators! But, converting to 3D has a real cost so aside from not hating 3D they do have to see a cost / profit benefit to the effort. The movie would have to have a high probability of 3D demand to pay for it. Merry Christmas smile.gif
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National Treasure, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Pearl Harbor, Con-Air, Air Force One, The Rock and Contact.
Great choices. I hadn't considered Contact and it is a truly great movie IMO. Yeah, the journey she takes at the end really calls for 3D.
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I don't know where people come up with stuff like that. smile.gif

From their handling of OZ TGAP (withholding it from many retail outlets plus the whole "coupon" thing) to their recent cancellation of the FROZEN 3D Blu release. No other studio has pulled these stunts.

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From their handling of OZ TGAP (withholding it from many retail outlets plus the whole "coupon" thing) to their recent cancellation of the FROZEN 3D Blu release. No other studio has pulled these stunts.

That is too bad about Frozen. Just saw the 2D version; good movie.

I could not find any news releases about the cancellation, only postings by people having their pre-orders canceled.

Bummer. I will email Disney and hope others do so as well.
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Speaking of Disney I would like to see the original Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 converted (well) to 3D.
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Elysium would be my latest to see get the proper 3D conversion.

According to Sony, the film could get the 3D boost if it does well in the profits as a 2D only film. By the numbers it would put Elysium just over that threshold to get a BD 3D conversion investment.

Second that. And I'd really love to see Oblivion in 3D. It's a great candidate, with clean lines and lots of CG. Re-render the other CG eye view and much of the film would be ready to go. Add 3D to that spectacular score and we'd have a winner.

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Second that. And I'd really love to see Oblivion in 3D. It's a great candidate, with clean lines and lots of CG. Re-render the other CG eye view and much of the film would be ready to go. Add 3D to that spectacular score and we'd have a winner.
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This film was beautifully shot. And the simplicity and dimensionality of imagery would look great. It could be great. +1 on the score also.
I've watched this film several times now and it is pretty solid. Commentary track is worthwhile too, imo.
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I've watched Oblivion 3 times - once with real time conversion on my projector. As usual, a few converted shots looked spectacular - just enough to make me hungry for a careful 2D to 3D treatment.

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From their handling of OZ TGAP (withholding it from many retail outlets plus the whole "coupon" thing) to their recent cancellation of the FROZEN 3D Blu release. No other studio has pulled these stunts.

By that goofy logic John Cameron "hates 3D" for the way Avatar was handled in retail.
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The Disney 3D thing just seems like they are going to try and make as much money as they can by stalling the 3D release of Frozen until they sell as many 2Ds as possible. Perhaps the 3D presales exceeded expectations and they wanted to maximize double dipping.
But I don't think they dislike 3D.

However, here in the puget sound area of the Northwest the 3D Frozen is not playing as widely as most 3D releases. On the Kitsap peninsula we have zero places to see the 3D version and lots of 2D showings.
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By that goofy logic John Cameron "hates 3D" for the way Avatar was handled in retail.


Except that TITANIC demonstrated otherwise. As for AVATAR, that was more of an attempt to promote 3D adoption (well, for Panasonic anyway). And, unlike OZ, after the promo period ended, the 3D movie was available at nearly all retail outlets.

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My point was that people shouldn't go around accusing a company or individual for "hating 3D" just because they have a market strategy for the release of the 3D version.
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My point was that people shouldn't go around accusing a company or individual for "hating 3D" just because they have a market strategy for the release of the 3D version.

Well, if you consider that limiting access to a 3D release or eliminating the FROZEN 3D release is a valid "marketing strategy", then I'd agree. What Paramount did with STAR TREK:ID is a (bad) marketing strategy. What Disney's been doing is...something else.

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Disney didn't cancel Frozen 3D just made it a Wal-Mart exclusive.
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