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post #31 of 91
I'm going to agree with, Jedi. I just watched it myself...The movie was pretty damn good. I went into it with no expectations. I think the 3D was great overall, especially the slow-mo kills....they were gruesome! tongue.gif
post #32 of 91
Wow I second the the idea that Dredd was a surprise hit with me.

I am sad that it bombed at the box office, I want a sequel which isn't apparently happening now that it's bombed at the box office.
I accidentally ended up with two copies on bluray, some little part of me wants to keep the second copy with the stupid hope that is the one dvd sell that pushes it to "success" - just like firefly sales led to Serenity being made.
post #33 of 91
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Originally Posted by americanflannel View Post

Wow I second the the idea that Dredd was a surprise hit with me.

I am sad that it bombed at the box office, I want a sequel which isn't apparently happening now that it's bombed at the box office.
I accidentally ended up with two copies on bluray, some little part of me wants to keep the second copy with the stupid hope that is the one dvd sell that pushes it to "success" - just like firefly sales led to Serenity being made.
Let that be the copy that you let all your friends borrow. I don't know many times I lent out Firefly to friends and co-workers (they all bought it themselves after!)
post #34 of 91
I finally got to watch my copy last night; I found the movie played better at home than in the theater. It was definitely a quality film given how small a budget they had to work with and its a shame it tanked. While I'm not surprised it didn't do well in the states, I am surprised that it performed so poorly overseas, especially in England where Dredd is such a popular character. I'll be curious to see how it performs in the home market.

In terms of 3D, I must say that I felt indifferent with the presentation, with some of the CG augmented cityscapes faring the best. In viewing some of the extra features, the director of photography remarked on how adamant he was at avoiding "gimmick" 3D shots and I really think the film suffered for it. There was hardly any pop out of the screen though the action and gunplay would have really benefited from it and the 2.40:1 aspect ratio really compromised the sense of depth on my 55" TV. Surprisingly, the "slo-mo" sequences displayed some of the weakest depth for me.
Edited by TonyDP - 1/13/13 at 7:14pm
post #35 of 91
I wonder about the slow-mo shots, and whether the cameras they were using could actually be adapted for 3D, or if they had to just shoot those sequences with one camera and then convert the footage.

It's not much of a secret around here that I'm not a big fan of "gimmicky" 3D, which explains why I hold films like Dredd, Prometheus, and The Hobbit in such high regard.
post #36 of 91
I think I remember them mentioning in the special features that they used a 3D rig and two Phantom cameras for the slo-mo scenes.
post #37 of 91
Count me amongst those who really liked this.
Sound was top notch, too. While I don't have bona fide Neo X, my 11 channel DSX array sounded fantastic.

BTW: for those who think it cloned Raid Redemption, it was actually the other way around: the script for dredd leaked and they shamelessly based RR upon it completely.


Welcome to the movies.

James
post #38 of 91
Its about time Redbox jumped into 3D, I just received an email from Redbox asking me to take a survey about Dredd. Almost all the questions pertained to 3D. Hopefully they get good results from this and start renting out more 3D movies. biggrin.gif
post #39 of 91
DREDD is offered in 3D only because it is one the same disc as the 2D. I have yet to find any other 3D selections from Redbox.
post #40 of 91
i watched this myself from redbox. was very excited it had 3D! i loved it, great romp.

i think if more releases were similarly priced and packaged(1 disc 20 bucks)i think 3D could gain some traction. 40 dollars a pop is a tough pill to swallow.
post #41 of 91
I should receive it tomorrow from Netflix. Hopefully it is 3D! If so, it'll be the 1st time I got a movie from NF that had 3D. From what others have posted it was only released in one form, in both 2D & 3D.

Ed
post #42 of 91
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Originally Posted by old corps View Post

I should receive it tomorrow from Netflix. Hopefully it is 3D! If so, it'll be the 1st time I got a movie from NF that had 3D. From what others have posted it was only released in one form, in both 2D & 3D.

Ed

Please let us know if the copy of Dredd you receive from Netflix is 3D! I have it in my Netflix queue, and really hope it plays in 3D. It would be the 1st 3D Bluray I have
received from Netflix as well.
post #43 of 91
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Originally Posted by BLWTX View Post

Please let us know if the copy of Dredd you receive from Netflix is 3D! I have it in my Netflix queue, and really hope it plays in 3D. It would be the 1st 3D Bluray I have
received from Netflix as well.

Will do! SHOULD be here today.

Ed
post #44 of 91
I really enjoyed this picture too. It's great that the distributor put both versions on one disc as this ongoing multi-disc 3D disc scam is just to wring more money out of 3D fans. The thing that bothers me is the way Lionsgate has chosen not to promote this release as 3D. I thought the 3D was well done and it appears that a lot of thought went into the filming and planning of this picture in native 3D. And the original title was Dredd 3D but the bluray box only mentions 3D almost hidden on the top info band. It's like they are embarrassed that it is in 3D or they feel the market is so small why bother. I also noted that the TV ads for this disc don’t even mention that there is a 3D version on the disc. It really seems studio and TV manufacturers support of 3D is really low this year. If they don't see mega bucks instantly they lose focus fast. At least there are more films still in the pipeline. We 3D lovers get very little support.

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Edited by SFMike - 1/15/13 at 11:30am
post #45 of 91
Lionsgate was the first to disable lossless audio on its netflix rentals it would be interesting to see if they disable the 3d also. Looking forward to your report
post #46 of 91
I got it from Netflix today and when I took the disc (Bluray) out of the envelope I couldn't see 3D on it anywhere. I figured oh-oh, not gonna be 3D. After the disc loaded I hoped to see a 3D option. Not there. Clicked on SETUP, still no 3D option. Went ahead and clicked on PLAY and bada-bing, bada-boom 3D option! Now for the bad part---for ME. I personally thought the movie STUNK. The 3D was very good but the acting was awful and too much violence for this old fart. :eek I wasn't expecting much but I didn't even make it half way through. Remember, this is MY opinion and yours may very well be 180 degrees from mine. At least I can say I was able to rent a 3D disc from NF. The wife and I watched Frankenweenie 3D instead and really enjoyed it. Much more my speed.smile.gif

Ed
post #47 of 91
Thanks Ed!

Netflix shipped me Dredd and should be receiving it in todays mail. I am excited to know that I will more than likely get a 3D Bluray from Netflix for the first time.
smile.gif
post #48 of 91
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Originally Posted by old corps View Post

I got it from Netflix today and when I took the disc (Bluray) out of the envelope I couldn't see 3D on it anywhere. I figured oh-oh, not gonna be 3D. After the disc loaded I hoped to see a 3D option. Not there. Clicked on SETUP, still no 3D option. Went ahead and clicked on PLAY and bada-bing, bada-boom 3D option! Now for the bad part---for ME. I personally thought the movie STUNK. The 3D was very good but the acting was awful and too much violence for this old fart. :eek I wasn't expecting much but I didn't even make it half way through. Remember, this is MY opinion and yours may very well be 180 degrees from mine. At least I can say I was able to rent a 3D disc from NF. The wife and I watched Frankenweenie 3D instead and really enjoyed it. Much more my speed.smile.gif

Ed

Someone forgot to drink their Ensure...
post #49 of 91
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Originally Posted by old corps View Post

Now for the bad part---for ME. I personally thought the movie STUNK. The 3D was very good but the acting was awful and too much violence for this old fart. :eek I wasn't expecting much but I didn't even make it half way through. Remember, this is MY opinion and yours may very well be 180 degrees from mine. At least I can say I was able to rent a 3D disc from NF. The wife and I watched Frankenweenie 3D instead and really enjoyed it. Much more my speed.smile.gif

Ed
Whaaaat the acting was awful?!? It may not have been top quality A list acting, but it never once stopped me from enjoying this movie. I can understand that you don't like a good action movie but to say the acting was awful...
post #50 of 91
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Originally Posted by GalvatronType_R View Post

Someone forgot to drink their Ensure...

LOL! Maybe a few shots of Jack woulda helped too.wink.gif

Ed
post #51 of 91
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Whaaaat the acting was awful?!? It may not have been top quality A list acting, but it never once stopped me from enjoying this movie. I can understand that you don't like a good action movie but to say the acting was awful...

Actually it was worse than awful but I was trying to be nice......Heh, I'm really glad you enjoyed the movie! Let us agree to disagree. I very much enjoy a GOOD (key word!) action movie. Think I'll go watch the Smurf movie. Now there's a great action movie!wink.gifrolleyes.gifeek.gif

Happy viewing Whipple!

Ed
post #52 of 91
One of the worst movies that I have ever seen; sold it the next day! 3D was decent and no ghosting on my DLP projector. Glad I only paid $19.99 for it
post #53 of 91
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Originally Posted by bontrager View Post

One of the worst movies that I have ever seen; sold it the next day! 3D was decent and no ghosting on my DLP projector. Glad I only paid $19.99 for it

+1!
Thank you Sir, you're my kinda guy!

Ed
post #54 of 91
Dredd is a Certified Fresh Pick on Rotten Tomatoes, so most agree it's not terrible. If Sam Peckinpah were to do a post nuclear holocaust 3D movie, this would probably be it. Now if you really want to see terrible 3D cheese, look no further than the offerings of Nicolas Cage if you dare.
post #55 of 91
Not a terrible movie, but limiting it to a high rise operation for 90% of the film probably wasn't the best idea. It seems like Dredd could have battled the crime lords army throughout the streets of Mega City (and even out in the badlands area), with the high rise being the LAST battle at the end. Like Dredd finally acquires the location of "Mama" at PeachTree, and THEN they go in. They show a good 3D shot of an unmanned aerial aircraft flying over the city at the beginning, and lock you in that ONE enclosed spot. There should have been running gun battles through the streets smile.gif. Part of the reason I liked Stallone's version better. His wasn't an Oscar nominee either but it wasn't limited to one location.
post #56 of 91
This was an independent film on a limited budget, not a Hollywood blockbuster. I think it came out pretty damned well considering what they had to work with.
post #57 of 91
The point is though, if you're not gonna do it right, why do it in the the first place smile.gif? Gotta get one of the big boys to bankroll it.
Edited by AndreHD - 1/19/13 at 10:23pm
post #58 of 91
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Originally Posted by AndreHD View Post

Not a terrible movie, but limiting it to a high rise operation for 90% of the film probably wasn't the best idea. It seems like Dredd could have battled the crime lords army throughout the streets of Mega City (and even out in the badlands area), with the high rise being the LAST battle at the end. Like Dredd finally acquires the location of "Mama" at PeachTree, and THEN they go in. They show a good 3D shot of an unmanned aerial aircraft flying over the city at the beginning, and lock you in that ONE enclosed spot. There should have been running gun battles through the streets smile.gif. Part of the reason I liked Stallone's version better. His wasn't an Oscar nominee either but it wasn't limited to one location.
The movie was meant to be a trilogy... dont need to see the whole city in one movie since that would be de-emphazing the whole City Block aspect. The stallone version never even mentioned them.
Plus I like one location movies, it reminds me of horror/zombie movies where theyre stuck in a mall/cabin/haunted house or something.
post #59 of 91
I'm a fan of this genre and was less than impressed with any facet of this movie. Considering that it's in 3D, it is worth the price of the Redbox fee. I've purchased too many movies just because they were 3D and am glad I didn't buy this one.
post #60 of 91
Just wanted to confirm that my Netflix Bluray rental was 3D.
Movie was not at the top of my list for content, but 3D was enjoyable with some pretty good pop out in a couple areas. I can see how there would be mixed reviews for content
on this one. To each his own, but understand.
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