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Thor: The Dark World 3D. Decent 3D but it is a generally dark film so much of the action is hard to make out...at least on my front projection system.


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THE DINO KING/SPECKLES, THE TARBOSAURUS/ DINO KING AN AMAZING ADVENTURE FOR ALL AGES. My copy, the one shown is region B locked.


Live action backgrounds with CG creatures. Excellent 3D, audio was great. It could have done without the child's narration at the beginning, but, all in all I'm glad I purchased it. I think you'll enjoy it.
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Filmed for 3D and everything is constantly flying at your face...AWESOME!!! A must for your collection.


The bridge sequence is one of the best comin' at ya I've ever seen!!!


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AQUAMAN 3/5
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A little long for the movie, but an ok popcorn flick overall. Mamoa was his usual awesome self but kind of wish he wasn’t played to look so oafish in ways. I overall loved the brutality given to Black Manta and loved the costume too. I also gotta say the *DTS-HDMA track with the 3D presentation was amazing with the added Neural X applied on top. Although I wonder how much better the Atmos track would of been with the presentation which the blu-ray and UHD discs get. Speaking of presentation, this is one stunning looking 3D disc. You get a few little pop outs here and there, but the overall depth/separation of objects was amazing. Now another thing I wish they did was follow Disney’s lead and include the expanded IMAX ratio for the 3D disc. The blu-ray and UHD disc got it, but 3D gets the shaft. This also seems to be a non-censored release, as blood is seen several times on my Amazon France steelbook release. Even went back to check screen grabs where the blood was dialled back or non existent on the UK release (from screen shots i have seen posted of the Italy battle) So I wish the movie were a little shorter, but you can’t go wrong with this strong 3D presentation

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Hercules - Dwayne Johnson version 2014 - Amazon

I had ignored this title for years, but the price was right, so I finally bought it. I was actually impressed with the 3D depth for a conversion, and the director put in a lot of popouts (spears, knives, etc.). The sets were well done for a period piece. It also had a sense of humor, however, Dwayne Johnson sometimes fell into playing himself, but I let that go. The movie explores how the fantasy legend of Hercules came to be, though, he was just a human, not a god--a different view from all the past movies. All in all, it was a good popcorn flick with lots of action, and the body count was one of the highest I've seen in a long time. The features on the 2D version disk were also good, and I was amazed at how much effort was put into making this movie, as the sets were huge...
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AQUAMAN 3/5
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A little long for the movie, but an ok popcorn flick overall. Mamoa was his usual awesome self but kind of wish he wasn’t played to look so oafish in ways. I overall loved the brutality given to Black Manta and loved the costume too. I also gotta say the *DTS-HDMA track with the 3D presentation was amazing with the added Neural X applied on top. Although I wonder how much better the Atmos track would of been with the presentation which the blu-ray and UHD discs get. Speaking of presentation, this is one stunning looking 3D disc. You get a few little pop outs here and there, but the overall depth/separation of objects was amazing. Now another thing I wish they did was follow Disney’s lead and include the expanded IMAX ratio for the 3D disc. The blu-ray and UHD disc got it, but 3D gets the shaft. This also seems to be a non-censored release, as blood is seen several times on my Amazon France steelbook release. Even went back to check screen grabs where the blood was dialled back or non existent on the UK release (from screen shots i have seen posted of the Italy battle) So I wish the movie were a little shorter, but you can’t go wrong with this strong 3D presentation
I completely agree with your review, great picture, great sound and weak movie but entertaining. I also got the amazonFr steel so I waited a long time to see the movie and have to admit it wasnt really worth the wait. Although i now have the 4k version im in no hurry to watch it again.

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Hercules - Dwayne Johnson version 2014 - Amazon

I had ignored this title for years, but the price was right, so I finally bought it. I was actually impressed with the 3D depth for a conversion, and the director put in a lot of popouts (spears, knives, etc.). The sets were well done for a period piece. It also had a sense of humor, however, Dwayne Johnson sometimes fell into playing himself, but I let that go. The movie explores how the fantasy legend of Hercules came to be, though, he was just a human, not a god--a different view from all the past movies. All in all, it was a good popcorn flick with lots of action, and the body count was one of the highest I've seen in a long time. The features on the 2D version disk were also good, and I was amazed at how much effort was put into making this movie, as the sets were huge...
Watched this sometimes back & really got a WOW feeling as I watched with low expectations. amazed with overall movie & Pop-outs
Definitely to have in our collection. Especially the first 3 mnts beginning of the movie is awesome
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THE DINO KING/SPECKLES, THE TARBOSAURUS/ DINO KING AN AMAZING ADVENTURE FOR ALL AGES. My copy, the one shown is region B locked.


Live action backgrounds with CG creatures. Excellent 3D, audio was great. It could have done without the child's narration at the beginning, but, all in all I'm glad I purchased it. I think you'll enjoy it.

Quite a different cover than the German one I still have to watch. Which reminds me of something: Just realized there was a sequel in 2017: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dino_K..._Fire_Mountain


Unfortunately it looks as if it hasn't been released on either Blu-ray or 3D Blu-ray, yet. (even checked Amazon Japan, alas, no luck!)

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Thor: The Dark World 3D. Decent 3D but it is a generally dark film ...

Curious, a movie title that tells the viewer what kind of image brightness to expect....


Isn't that an issue for many MARVEL films? (i.e. images too dark)
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Curious, a movie title that tells the viewer what kind of image brightness to expect....


Isn't that an issue for many MARVEL films? (i.e. images too dark)
No, not really....
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Wrath of the Titans - 3D (2012) - Jonathan Liebesman directed. Sam Worthington, Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy, Édgar Ramírez, Toby Kebbell, Danny Huston, Sinead Cusack, John Bell, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson.



Decent 3D even though it was done in post-conversion. 7/10.

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Our "first" 3D movie at home as we just got a projector that plays them. I have seen this in 2D. The 3D version is awesome!
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47 Ronin - Amazon 2013 Release filmed in 3D

First, if you want to view some great scenery and realistic looking sets, this is one of those films. Surprisingly, the 3D has a layered look, though filmed in 3D. That can happen when 3D filming is mixed with 3D cgi. I'm beginning to think that conversions have better depth, now..what? Did I really say that? A period piece about Medieval Japan and the honor of the Samurai. When dishonored, Samurai are called Ronin and their were 47 of them...enough said. Keanu Reeves--a half-breed (that's what they called him in the movie) English/Japanese does a credible job, but he's so submissive at times, he seems way out of character. The movie gets a little boring during the plot setup, but I really liked the sets--they were so well done for this period. I will probably watch it again just for the sets, it was 150+ million production that lost big time for Universal and put them in the red after that--mainly due to a low Rotten Tomatoes rating. Would I buy this again?--I think so, just for the production values alone.
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47 Ronin - Amazon 2013 Release filmed in 3D

First, if you want to view some great scenery and realistic looking sets, this is one of those films. Surprisingly, the 3D has a layered look, though filmed in 3D. That can happen when 3D filming is mixed with 3D cgi. I'm beginning to think that conversions have better depth, now..what? Did I really say that? A period piece about Medieval Japan and the honor of the Samurai. When dishonored, Samurai are called Ronin and their were 47 of them...enough said. Keanu Reeves--a half-breed (that's what they called him in the movie) English/Japanese does a credible job, but he's so submissive at times, he seems way out of character. The movie gets a little boring during the plot setup, but I really liked the sets--they were so well done for this period. I will probably watch it again just for the sets, it was 150+ million production that lost big time for Universal and put them in the red after that--mainly due to a low Rotten Tomatoes rating. Would I buy this again?--I think so, just for the production values alone.
Yes, I watched this 3D a few weeks ago & liked it...Looks like one of the under-rated 3D movies
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American Mummy

I watched "American Mummy" (2014) last night. I picked up this used low-budget horror-sexploitation flick at a pawn shop. They should have paid me to take it off their hands.

Don't bother with this unless you are an uncritical hard core horror fan.

This is not to be confused with the Tom Cruise movie, the Brendan Fraser movies or the classic Universal mummy movies.

It is simply awful, in terms of plot, acting, dialog, low-budget special effects, direction, editing, etc., but the 3D is O.K. and it does have some pop-outs.

I skimmed it and threw it into my discard box.
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I watched "American Mummy" (2014) last night. I picked up this used low-budget horror-sexploitation flick at a pawn shop. They should have paid me to take it off their hands.

Don't bother with this unless you are an uncritical hard core horror fan.

This is not to be confused with the Tom Cruise movie, the Brendan Fraser movies or the classic Universal mummy movies.

It is simply awful, in terms of plot, acting, dialog, low-budget special effects, direction, editing, etc., but the 3D is O.K. and it does have some pop-outs.

I skimmed it and threw it into my discard box.
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Mortal Engines 3D (Region free) - From Amazon UK for ~$17.



Watched last night. A darkish movie if watching on a projector with active shutter glasses. Movie has decent 3D depth which I would rate somewhere in the middle of the pack.

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Monster House 3D (2006) - Part of the Blu-ray 3D package I received for Father's Day. Another movie that taxed my 3D projector and active shutter glasses...and for me darkish from beginning to end. A purely digital film with good depth but no pop-outs that I can remember seeing.


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Just saw the Lego Ninjago movie with the fam and it was a surprisingly good movie (the kids have been blowing through the TV series... blown through almost 9 seasons in the past few weeks) and the 3D was very good with depth but not a lot of pop outs, but excellent overall. Watched it on the 65" Sony with passive 3D instead of the projector since we haven't been able to find any active 3D glasses that fit the kids.

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Monster House 3D (2006) - Part of the Blu-ray 3D package I received for Father's Day. Another movie that taxed my 3D projector and active shutter glasses...and for me darkish from beginning to end. A purely digital film with good depth but no pop-outs that I can remember seeing.

A common thread in your reviews is that you feel the 3D movie is "darkish" and a problem for your active shutter glasses... Curious, what projector are you using? Luckily, I guess, I do not notice such glaring issues on those same titles on my Panasonic 8000 with the 3rd generation active shutter glasses...
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A common thread in your reviews is that you feel the 3D movie is "darkish" and a problem for your active shutter glasses... Curious, what projector are you using? Luckily, I guess, I do not notice such glaring issues on those same titles on my Panasonic 8000 with the 3rd generation active shutter glasses...
I mention 'darkish' because it's likely part of my setup...so it's a qualifier. People with brighter displays may not see the same issue.

I use the Epson HC4000 4K projector with a fairly new lamp. ValueView active shutter 3D glasses. Panasonic UB820 player. Sit about 10 feet from 120" screen. Screen gain is 1.1.

I use 'Bright Cinema' for everything. I'm thinking of experimenting with the display setting. Brightness-wise our projectors are fairly similar.
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Watched R.I.P.D. and Immortals in 3D last night. Region free bundle available on Amazon.



Decent 3D depth and a few pop-outs on R.I.P.D. Not that impressed with the 3D on Immortals.

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Piranha 3DD (2012) - John Gulager (son of Clu Gulager) directs. Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, David Koechner, Chris Zylka, Katrina Bowden, Gary Busey, Christopher Lloyd and David Hasselhoff.



A low budget, self parody film. Not as enjoyable as the original but it was a few good moments. Surprisingly for a movie shot in 3D it's not that remarkable although there are some good pop-outs.

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Planes 3D (2013) - Klay Hill directs. Voiced by Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Teri Hatcher, Priyanka Chopra, Brad Garrett, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Roger Craig Smith, John Cleese, Carlos Alazraqui, Sinbad, Val Kilmer and Anthony Edwards.




Enjoyable story although sometimes it seems more geared toward adults than kids. Good 3D depth but little in the way of pop-outs. Not a disc I would demo for anyone.

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