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MOVE OVER AVATAR!

I was totally blown away after viewing 3D version of Flying Swords of Dragongate. Of all of the many 3D blueray titles I have, the search is over for the reference standard you want to show off your 3D. Be sure to check out this 3D title.

Absolutely Incredible This is the WOW I was looking for! Everyone watching it agrees. Great 3D content has finally arrived.
post #2 of 9
I agree that the 3d on this movie is fantastic and a lot of other films should take note. Avatar however has been blown out of the water by many 3d discs at this point IMO. Avatar is the most overrated 3d blu ray disc to date from my perspective.
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MOVE OVER AVATAR!

I was totally blown away after viewing 3D version of Flying Swords of Dragongate. Of all of the many 3D blueray titles I have, the search is over for the reference standard you want to show off your 3D. Be sure to check out this 3D title.

Absolutely Incredible This is the WOW I was looking for! Everyone watching it agrees. Great 3D content has finally arrived.

what type of 3d? depth or pop out? also is the movie any good?
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what type of 3d? depth or pop out? also is the movie any good?

I got this and watched it last week. It was natively shot in 3D and the cinematographer spent some time thinking out the placement of objects in the foreground and background for most scenes so there is a good sense of depth most of the time. In terms of pop-out, there are quite a few examples of swords, throwing stars and other objects breaking the plane of the screen; the one problem - for me at least - with the pop-out is that the movie's aspect ratio is around 2.40:1 and on a standard 16x9 TV the black bars can compromise the 3D popout effect. As to whether the movie is any good or not, it is your typical Asian kung-fu action flick with lots of invisible wire work and improbable stunts so I would hardly call it realistic. The dubbing is typically pedestrian with the usual assortment of stiff dialog, odd voices and awkward translations; you can watch it in its native language with subtitles but to my way of thinking that would not work well becuase you would be focusing on reading the text instead of the visuals. The plot of the film is somewhat convoluted as well and while its not particularly hard to follow, all the twists and turns can get tiresome after a while. The film is now available for rent on Vudu and if you're not a fan of the genre, I'd suggest a rental before making the commitment to buy unless you can get it at a really good price.
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I got this and watched it last week. It was natively shot in 3D and the cinematographer spent some time thinking out the placement of objects in the foreground and background for most scenes so there is a good sense of depth most of the time. In terms of pop-out, there are quite a few examples of swords, throwing stars and other objects breaking the plane of the screen; the one problem - for me at least - with the pop-out is that the movie's aspect ratio is around 2.40:1 and on a standard 16x9 TV the black bars can compromise the 3D popout effect. As to whether the movie is any good or not, it is your typical Asian kung-fu action flick with lots of invisible wire work and improbable stunts so I would hardly call it realistic. The dubbing is typically pedestrian with the usual assortment of stiff dialog, odd voices and awkward translations; you can watch it in its native language with subtitles but to my way of thinking that would not work well becuase you would be focusing on reading the text instead of the visuals. The plot of the film is somewhat convoluted as well and while its not particularly hard to follow, all the twists and turns can get tiresome after a while. The film is now available for rent on Vudu and if you're not a fan of the genre, I'd suggest a rental before making the commitment to buy unless you can get it at a really good price.

thanks for the info Tony. I'm pretty picky when watching asian flicks and i normally do prefer to read subtitles, but i've never had to watch a foreign film in 3d yet. It would be a problem readin gthe whole time instead of enjoying the 3d.
post #6 of 9
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Blazed,

The sound language(english etc) can be selected without sub-title option on this 3D dvd.
post #7 of 9
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Tony,

I appreciate your comments and the detail. 3D is still a work in progress and has come along way.
Yes there are numerous neat 3D content being released as the technology advances. Having beta tested & demo'd 3D displays,3D projectors, 3D glasses(active & passive) all companies, the most complaints customers have is still the Active 3D glasses. Passive 3D displays/free glasses has caught customers attention & sales. Other 3D displays & projectors are incredible now and with 4K coming, even better with 3D I'm sure. Not everyone wants 3D but everyone wins.
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Blazed,

The sound language(english etc) can be selected without sub-title option on this 3D dvd.

might just have to skip this movie in 3d. i just can't stand dubbed movies. i don't know what it is about asian films, but many that i have watched are over the top dramatic. is the action at least pretty good?
post #9 of 9
I guess it depends on how much dialog there is in the action scenes. It doesn't usually bother me now, although I only own a couple of Chinese films (Hero and Crouching Tiger). Most of the action scenes in those tend to be dialog-free, so you're not really missing much from the subtitles. I prefer to see the original performances regardless.. it's surprising how much of that you miss in the dub. I've yet to even watch Hero in English.
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