Originally Posted by SFMike
Warner Brothers announced the Blu-ray release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 on 11/11, with no mention of release of the 3-D version of the film. Does this show a new disinterest by Warner in releasing to a niche market?
Anyone else notice that the 3-D editions of Captain America and Thor are both labeled Limited Edition. There just seems a real disinterest in promoting the 3-D editions of last summer's hits.
Apparently Warner Bros. did announce the Blu Ray 3D pack along with the Blu ray and DVD release. It also seems that the exclusivity won't last very long for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 as this link says it's going to be released Dec. 2nd.
And as for your concern about the "Limited Edition" print on the 3D Blu ray of Thor or Captain America, it's unfounded. Limited, Exclusive, Diamond, Platnium, Collectors, etc.. Edition are just buzz words used by the industry to convince people to buy the movie early at a higher price rather then wait for stores to get desperate and put them in the sale rack.
I wouldn't be surprised if the Limited aspect of these editions is that later on down the road they may repackage these movies minus the Digital Copy and DVD to release it at a more competitive price. Or they might just plan on repackaging them in general when Avengers is released in theaters next year.
It's all a marketing game. 3D is not gonna replace 2D but I see it as becoming a standard feature for many big blockbuster movies that will be used occasionally for certain movies by consumers.