Originally Posted by DRaven72
In my opinion all these 3D movies are better in fullscreen 1:78 not this horsecrap 2:39/40 black bars BS. I don't care how the director intended it(We the consumer pay them their check). After watching Puss in Boots in 3D, black bars included, I didn't have the same feeling as watching something like Avatar where you feel like you could step into the screen. Yeah, it was a cool 3D movie but the effect loses its effect when shrunk down between bars.
I have a 73" DLP and couldn't imagine watching these black bar 3D movies on a 54" VT25 that I use to have. Would definitely lose the 3D depth effect. I really wanted HTTYD in fullscreen as the flying scenes in fullscreen would totally blow us away. People whether they admit it or not, have to be losing this effect on smaller sets. They want 3d to take off but take away 1/3 or 1/4 of your screen depending on the set. boooooo.....
And before some knucklehead comes in here saying get a Cinema In Home system(or its the way the director intented), well, you are only 8% of the market, so no. Give the masses what they want and YOU do the conversion to 2:39 widescreen ratio for YOUR home projector. (obviously you have the money, equipment, and time to do this.)
FACT: If directors only had CIH people to sell their movies to, they would be broke period.
Cameron understood it with Avatar and whether the story sucks or not, mostly everyone with a 70"+ DLP TV will tell you its the best out of their collection because of the immersion feeling you get from fullscreen.
Yes, I can speak from experience about losing the immersiveness of 3D on my 55" screen when the movie is released in a 2:35 aspect ration. I usually zoom in on the image once. I know it cuts out a small portion of the picture but it makes it more involving and it also gets on my nerves the entire movie
But speaking from experience, I have said this same thing before and got flamed pretty bad for it. On this site with video and cinemaphiles you can espect them to only settle for OAR and nothing else. There are some, like me, who will agree though
This is the only reason I've been looking into getting a projector setup. For a more immersive 3D experience. But I, unlike a lot of people on this site, understand a limited budget and the fact that 90+% of people are watching 3D on a home tv screen not a projector. Hoping the prices really drop on the Optoma & Epson's in the coming months
As for them releasing these Dreamworks titles, it still makes since to buy one of the Samsung exclusive 4 Disc Shrek 3D collections rather than spend $20+ on each of the 4 titles. I have some for sale in the Classifieds here on AVS if anyone is interested. But as for the HTTYD and Monsters I will be picking those up