Got my copy--now for the review:
Received my copy from Hong Kong today- 8/5/14. I ordered it on 7/29/14, so it came through USPS relatively quick. I watched parts of it on my PC with 27" passive 3D. It is in 16:9, which I like. The colors are muted, but I can see that was a director's choice to give that "old" look--not a fault with the copy. The disc appears to be a true commercial version bluray, though only the 3D version is on the disc. The 3D is quite good for a conversion. The people are rounded as they should be, and the depth queues are very good. The sound, it's DTS, but I can't tell yet until I show it on the projector in the basement.
All in all, I'm scratching my head as to why this version was not shown in the U.S., since the storyline would be same in 2D as in 3D. Does the 3D help the storyline--I think so, it sure gives more realism and pluck to the fight sequences.
For those of you that are real 3D fans, I would say this is worth the bucks spent, but the story might put you off. I would watch the 2D version first. If you like that then go for the 3D version.
And now, (drum roll), the subtitles, which appear to be in about 12 languages including English-CAN BE TURNED OFF, and the movie uses the original actors' voices.
Spoiler Alert: Don't read the next paragraph if you do not want me to give you my two cents about the movie plot.
As for the story: Very confusing to me. Though the director tried to pull in the bible, there were confusing uses of modern technology--traveling through war-damaged oil field, weird rock angels that watch over man--what the?, and Noah being constantly under the pain of the universe--the guy really needed some tums, and these weird stars showing in the sky in the daytime-huh? Was this earth or some other alien planet that becomes earth after the flood--you be the judge. I'm not sure this is watchable all the way through considering the story line, but the cgi is good to very good and there are exciting parts.
Last edited by threed123; 08-06-2014 at 04:20 PM.