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I recently watched Angry Birds, The BFG, and X-Men Apocalypse (all in 3D). Enjoyed them all, but thought the X-men 3D was especially high quality.

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Parasite - bluray rental - restored 3D version by 3D Film Archive - Released by Kino Lorber

Well, Demi Moore is in it as her first major role, and plays an 18-year-old. The other actors were somewhat known at the time, but forgotten now. Released originally in 1983 as a new regeneration of 3D quality in film. The restoration is tough to watch in the beginning as the 3D alignment is not quite right because of the smoke in the scenes. Color and contrast are hazy, then suddenly, it snaps into a better quality image.I have a 160" screen and found it hard to watch sometimes as the separation of infinity objects was sometimes too wide, up to 6+"--should be 2.5" max. . It has a lot of pop-outs, which back then made people scream. I don't think you will have that reaction now. Some of it is very hokey by today's standards.

The story was confusing at first, until you realize it's about a dystopian future. I was surprised by the nudity and language for a 1983 film, but nothing to worry about. Probably not a film for under 13 crowd. I won't give away the story, but the name of the movie is pretty much what it is about. Man-made parasite developed for all the wrong reasons gets released and a man must find and kill it. The acting is old school, but not overly stupid. Stan Winston (Terminator, Aliens, Jurassic Park, etc.) created the parasite--definitely low budget, and some other effects for the movie. The filming of the effects, though, was not of his standards in later films as you will see.

Leave your expectations at the door, bring lots of popcorn and reminisce about the past, while watching with friends, and laugh a lot. Be prepared for a lot of "oooh that scene hurt my eyes". I see this as a good rental, but not an own, unless you are keen on owning all of the restorations from 3D Film Archive: http://www.3dfilmarchive.com/
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Parasite - bluray rental - restored 3D version by 3D Film Archive - Released by Kino Lorber

Well, Demi Moore is in it as her first major role, and plays an 18-year-old. The other actors were somewhat known at the time, but forgotten now. Released originally in 1983 as a new regeneration of 3D quality in film. The restoration is tough to watch in the beginning as the 3D alignment is not quite right because of the smoke in the scenes. Color and contrast are hazy, then suddenly, it snaps into a better quality image.I have a 160" screen and found it hard to watch sometimes as the separation of infinity objects was sometimes too wide, up to 6+"--should be 2.5" max. . It has a lot of pop-outs, which back then made people scream. I don't think you will have that reaction now. Some of it is very hokey by today's standards.

The story was confusing at first, until you realize it's about a dystopian future. I was surprised by the nudity and language for a 1983 film, but nothing to worry about. Probably not a film for under 13 crowd. I won't give away the story, but the name of the movie is pretty much what it is about. Man-made parasite developed for all the wrong reasons gets released and a man must find and kill it. The acting is old school, but not overly stupid. Stan Winston (Terminator, Aliens, Jurassic Park, etc.) created the parasite--definitely low budget, and some other effects for the movie. The filming of the effects, though, was not of his standards in later films as you will see.

Leave your expectations at the door, bring lots of popcorn and reminisce about the past, while watching with friends, and laugh a lot. Be prepared for a lot of "oooh that scene hurt my eyes". I see this as a good rental, but not an own, unless you are keen on owning all of the restorations from 3D Film Archive: http://www.3dfilmarchive.com/
If http://www.3dfilmarchive.com/ had a link to buy their movies, I sure couldn't find it.

I know I can search Amazon, etc. , but direct links from the site would be so easy, it would probably lead to more sales. Just my opinion.

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If http://www.3dfilmarchive.com/ had a link to buy their movies, I sure couldn't find it.

I know I can search Amazon, etc. , but direct links from the site would be so easy, it would probably lead to more sales. Just my opinion.
Good point, I should have posted the publisher/releaser link: Kino Lorber. The 3dfilmarchive is mainly several guys that restore 3D that gets released by others. Kino Lorber has a lot of old restored 2D as well. https://www.klstudioclassics.com/shop/new-releases

The site has a poor search ability. Search for "3-D" and "3D" or by name of movie you see on 3Dfilmarchive site.
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Parasite - bluray rental - restored 3D version by 3D Film Archive - Released by Kino Lorber

Well, Demi Moore is in it as her first major role, and plays an 18-year-old. The other actors were somewhat known at the time, but forgotten now. Released originally in 1983 as a new regeneration of 3D quality in film. The restoration is tough to watch in the beginning as the 3D alignment is not quite right because of the smoke in the scenes. Color and contrast are hazy, then suddenly, it snaps into a better quality image.I have a 160" screen and found it hard to watch sometimes as the separation of infinity objects was sometimes too wide, up to 6+"--should be 2.5" max. . It has a lot of pop-outs, which back then made people scream. I don't think you will have that reaction now. Some of it is very hokey by today's standards.

The story was confusing at first, until you realize it's about a dystopian future. I was surprised by the nudity and language for a 1983 film, but nothing to worry about. Probably not a film for under 13 crowd. I won't give away the story, but the name of the movie is pretty much what it is about. Man-made parasite developed for all the wrong reasons gets released and a man must find and kill it. The acting is old school, but not overly stupid. Stan Winston (Terminator, Aliens, Jurassic Park, etc.) created the parasite--definitely low budget, and some other effects for the movie. The filming of the effects, though, was not of his standards in later films as you will see.

Leave your expectations at the door, bring lots of popcorn and reminisce about the past, while watching with friends, and laugh a lot. Be prepared for a lot of "oooh that scene hurt my eyes". I see this as a good rental, but not an own, unless you are keen on owning all of the restorations from 3D Film Archive: http://www.3dfilmarchive.com/

There are a crap load of us that own 3Ders. That's the joy of collecting...NOT renting!...hence, me with 348 physical 3Ders!!! ...love them all!
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There are a crap load of us that own 3Ders. That's the joy of collecting...NOT renting!...hence, me with 348 physical 3Ders!!! ...love them all!
According to my wife, I have the biggest crap load of anyone. At some point, I have to make a decision whether I would watch it more than once before I buy.
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Very good all around and a great addition to your collection.

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Dial M for murder, fun movie, went beyond my expectations, great story that holds up well all these years later
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Incredibles 2 (3D). Good fun. I thought the 3D was excellent although there were not many pop-outs that I can think of now.
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Been watching the tv show Lucifer lately. So good!
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What a POS! The last 10 minutes was the best. Great 3D and very good audio.



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OK....This was something different.
I need to watch my copy. I've had it for some time, just can't get around to it.
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I need to watch my copy. I've had it for some time, just can't get around to it.
Same here, LOL.

I did watch Seventh Son over the weekend.



I thought the 3D was pretty good throughout. The movie itself was fun. Jeff Bridges' character was a lot of fun. Sort of a Yoda type of character, if Yoda drank a lot. LOL.

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You'll never be the same after watching the short subject "Experiments in Love" included on the "Stewardesses" disc.
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Ok, now I have to watch it, LOL.

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Spiderman: Far From Home - UK release All regions

Tom Holland is definitely the best Spiderman. The movie takes off where the Endgame ends. About all I will say about that. Looks like the franchise has a lot more planned for Spiderman in the future according to end credits and the additional material. The typical, Marvel hero gets called up while on vacation to save the world. The scenery in Europe is worth watching regardless of whether you like Spiderman. Another family movie, and you have to leave your mind at the door as usual and bring lots of popcorn. Although, references in the beginning to Endgame might make you think this is an extension of that plotline, and they talk about how half of the world's population was destroyed, the movie does stands on it's own.

I would give the 3D a 5 of 5. Well done, great depth and one of the sharpest (re: good depth of field) I've seen in a Marvel movie. They did a better job on the CGI for the Spiderman jumps than previous versions, plus Tom Holland did a lot of his own stunts like Tom Cruise does. I had a couple of moments where I felt that some of Spiderman's abilities in this movie were beyond what he's been capable of in previous releases. It might be they are gearing him up to be a more powerful, resilient hero. They still tried to keep his personality at the high school level, but that's getting a little dated, and I think that will change in upcoming releases.

Audio is adequate, but didn't stand out. It's not ATMOS on the 3D, but is on the 2D version as I understand. I'd give it a 3.5 of 5. Not many popouts, though, there could have been. 3D layering was well done, though.

General quality of the image, I'd give 4.5 of 5. There are a couple of dark scenes that will give less bright projectors an issue, but otherwise the scenes are bright and adequate with good color and contrast.
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Fright Night.

I'd seen before years ago. In 3D it's a totally different movie. They nailed the 3D effects in this one. I love the out of screen effects when a vampire is killed. At the end it's really awesome and on my 125" screen, the effects are right out in the room, nearly all of my vision is filled at 10 feet. Wow!

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You'll never be the same after watching the short subject "Experiments in Love" included on the "Stewardesses" disc.
I watched it over the weekend. I think the pop-outs were the most extreme that I have seen to date. What a weird little short film.

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It took me a little while to become accustomed to the visual style. Once I adjusted, I think it was a fair approximation of a comic book, in a way. I enjoyed the film, although there were times when characters or other items on the screen would get things like repeated purple outlines around them for a moment that made me wonder if I got a bad copy of the movie. I assume that stuff was intentional? I liked it overall. Quite different. The 3D was quite good for much of the time.

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About what one would expect of a blockbuster monster film. Well done, overall, and enjoyable with decent 3D.
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Hobbs and Shaw: Fast and Furious Germany 3D

Another popcorn movie with hints of Marvel Endgame and other sci fi flix of late. Duane Johnson and Jason Stratham do an adequate job, but the constant me vs. you banter gets a little overused throughout the movie. It's there to point out the different approaches of each character to solving solving problems, but for me, too much. Beyond the banter there is a constant mayhem of action with controlled bad words to keep it friendly to the younger crowd. It almost comes off as a computer game. The stunts are one step over the top, but kept real vs. fantasy. I saw this in 2D and frankly got bored with it as the action looked mashed together rather than separated by 3D depth, so I looked forward to seeing it in 3D. It's another save the world from a virus...enough said.

I wasn't disappointed, the 3D version made the movie come alive with good depth and 3D separation. It appeared that the director did shoot with 3D in mind. The movie has very good sharpness throughout with close and far objects in focus where it makes sense. The overall brightness is adequate with reasonable dark scenes. I would give 3D a 4.5 out of 5 for a conversion, simply because they could have had more popouts.

Audio was adequate, but I don't remember it adding much to the scenes, but then again, there were so many crash and action scenes, it all began to sound the same. I'd give sound a 3.5 of 5 because of the over and over sameness of it.

Color and quality of the production was very good. As a movie, I'd give it a 3 of 5 stars. Not great, but good, but frankly just too much of the same thing throughout the movie. I'd add the 3D version to your collection, but rent the 2D version.
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I watched the latest Aladdin last night.


It was a musical. The word "hate" is too strong a word for how I feel about musicals, but I don't like them. Only this being in 3D could make me watch it. So, I did. The music/singing was well done and the songs were all mercifully short.

Overall, the movie was fun and enjoyable, as is typical for Disney. I thought the 3D was quite good throughout, and worth seeing, but don't expect a bunch of pop-outs that poke you in the eye, because this isn't that kind of film.

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I really enjoyed this. Very good 3D and an occasional pop-out. A worthy addition to your 3D collection.

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SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME (German Import)

Another home run for 3D fans out there. I had noticed ghosting when I saw it in theatres but happy to say that I didn’t notice it on my h9me viewing with my NX7. The only thing I had a problem with was my audio sync but something on my end and not on the disc itself. I thought the 3D presentation was very good with great depth/separation of objects with some great pop ups too. I would put this on par with Thor RagnoroK presentation and that was no slouch. The DTS-HDMA track had some great rumbles and the added Neural X added some great overhead and eerie haunting vocals from Mysterio. Well worth importing, cause it’s a fun movie too
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Watched this last night & found really very good in 3D despite all mixed reviews.
I believe its a Must to watch in 3D with full of fun-filled actions...
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SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME (German Import)

Another home run for 3D fans out there. I had noticed ghosting when I saw it in theatres but happy to say that I didn’t notice it on my h9me viewing with my NX7. The only thing I had a problem with was my audio sync but something on my end and not on the disc itself. I thought the 3D presentation was very good with great depth/separation of objects with some great pop ups too. I would put this on par with Thor RagnoroK presentation and that was no slouch. The DTS-HDMA track had some great rumbles and the added Neural X added some great overhead and eerie haunting vocals from Mysterio. Well worth importing, cause it’s a fun movie too
Thanks. this is in my watch-list for tomorrow. Will definitely watch it...
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Just rewatched the entire Hobbit Trilogy (Extended) on 3D bluray. The troubles of that movie (production/script) are still quite sad, but still rocking the 3D
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I watched Passengers last night. Pretty good. Nice 3D, although not super strong.
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New Year's Eve, I watched The Huntsman: Winter’s War.



The 3D was what I would call medium. There were a fair number of scenes with falling snowflakes or other airborne debris that enhanced the 3D aspect by seeming to escape the screen. Fun sort of fantasy movie.
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