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I know I live in a fantasy world, but I'm not going to jump on the 3-D bandwagon until I can buy a large, high-quality autostereoscopic display. Glasses are lame.
 

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Marketsaw has that info also: No Worries! AVATAR S3DHD Blu-ray Out In November!!


Jim here. Rest easy AVATAR fans! James Cameron himself put to bed any notion of the 3D Blu-ray for the movie taking years to get to us. In a recent interview, he said the time frame for 3D on Blu-ray is November of THIS year.


From WSJ: It's all right on schedule, said Cameron. We'll do the Blu-ray and the standard def DVD April 22nd, that's our plan as of right now, and that'll be pretty much bare bones. And then we'll do a value-added DVD and a 3-D Blu-ray in I think November sometime.



All of this makes total sense. I was dumbfounded when I heard that the 3D release would be delayed. I NEVER thought it would be years as other sites conjectured - I don't know where that came from! This timing is perfect if you ask me: S3DHD televisions will be flowing in and out of CE stores starting next month and ramping up through summer / fall, and AVATAR hits just before the holidays!


Can you feel it? AVATAR in your home in stunning S3DHD by Christmas!! Potentially your home at least :)
 

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Yeah, I'm just going to stick with the 2D version of it since my LCD is a 4 year old model and not suitable for 3D.
 

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Originally Posted by Toe /forum/post/18161417


Will the 3d version have the 2d version as well?

As I understand it, that was one of the pivotal requirements for 3-D Blu-Ray: the 2-D stream would be available and completely playable on all players, new or legacy.
 

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As I understand it, that was one of the pivotal requirements for 3-D Blu-Ray: the 2-D stream would be available and completely playable on all players, new or legacy.

Cool. Thanks Nick
 

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I suggest not counting too heavily on the 4/22 release date.


1. The film is still going great guns at the boxoffice and falling off rather slowly. It was #2 on Wednesday, and will probably be #2 or #3 this coming weekend.

2. It may see a big bump out of the Oscars.

3. Exhibitors are not happy when films that are still doing well are released on video. If it has played out, that is one thing, but Avatar is not showing signs of weakness yet.


I would wait for an official studio announcement on this one and I am not counting on anything before June.
 

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It would be great as April is right around the corner.
 

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This was the first movie I'd seen in 3D since Jaws 3 and I think it's safe to say I am one of very few that was unimpressed with the movie or the 3D experience. Perhaps it was the theater I went to but the picture really seemed to be lacking the fine detail in textures like on a leaf or tree bark or rocks
 

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I suggest not counting too heavily on the 4/22 release date.


1. The film is still going great guns at the boxoffice and falling off rather slowly. It was #2 on Wednesday, and will probably be #2 or #3 this coming weekend.

2. It may see a big bump out of the Oscars.

3. Exhibitors are not happy when films that are still doing well are released on video. If it has played out, that is one thing, but Avatar is not showing signs of weakness yet.


I would wait for an official studio announcement on this one and I am not counting on anything before June.

With all that said, Avatar will lose nearly all of its 3D and IMAX screens to Alice in Wonderland on March 5 which will effectively end its theatrical run.


The April 22 date sounds solid.
 

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For me 3D seems like a good thing for the theaters because it's a spectacle type atmosphere but not so much for home. At home it's a much more relaxed atmosphere and having to wear a pair of glasses to watch a movie at home while lounging on my couch isn't my idea of home entertainment.


I know that's not everyone's view. I'm just the 2D version is hitting in April!
 

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For me 3D seems like a good thing for the theaters because it's a spectacle type atmosphere but not so much for home. At home it's a much more relaxed atmosphere and having to wear a pair of glasses to watch a movie at home while lounging on my couch isn't my idea of home entertainment.


I know that's not everyone's view. I'm just the 2D version is hitting in April!

That's why having a big screen at home is so important. Then it becomes a spectacle - even more so in 3D. Movies as a communal experience are good only in certain limited ways. The communal experience also means outrageous concession prices, noise, distraction, less than ideal picture and sound, and uncomfortable seats. My home theater trumps most movie theater I've attended. With any luck, so will my 3D home theater when I screen Avatar.
 

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I'll be getting this in April. I'll consider the 3D version after I have equipment that will provide a HQ 3D image on a BIG screen.
 

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This was the first movie I'd seen in 3D since Jaws 3 and I think it's safe to say I am one of very few that was unimpressed with the movie or the 3D experience. Perhaps it was the theater I went to but the picture really seemed to be lacking the fine detail in textures like on a leaf or tree bark or rocks

It was most definitely the theater you saw it in. We ended up having to sit in the 3rd row, toward the far right side - and it was the sharpest, clearest image I've ever seen in a theater. I was blown away.


On the movie, however, I may have to agree with you. A whole lot of "Dances With Wolves" and "A Man Called Horse" in there ....
 

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A whole lot of "Dances With Wolves" and "A Man Called Horse" in there ....

Not to mention 'Last Samurai' and 'Ferngully', amongst others.


Cameron's stories of late haven't been at all original, but I think he tells them well. 'Titanic', for example, centered around a love story between two youngsters from different sides of the tracks, set against a looming disaster. How often have we seen that? Recent example: a love story between a slave (Anakin) and a queen (Padme) set against a looming disaster (Clone War).


I still thought 'Titanic' was a well told story. Same with 'Avatar'. Its lack of original story didn't keep me from enjoying the movie. Definite pick up on Blu-ray.
 

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Not to mention 'Last Samurai' and 'Ferngully', amongst others.


Cameron's stories of late haven't been at all original, but I think he tells them well. 'Titanic', for example, centered around a love story between two youngsters from different sides of the tracks, set against a looming disaster. How often have we seen that? Recent example: a love story between a slave (Anakin) and a queen (Padme) set against a looming disaster (Clone War).


I still thought 'Titanic' was a well told story. Same with 'Avatar'. Its lack of original story didn't keep me from enjoying the movie. Definite pick up on Blu-ray.

Last Samurai and Pocahontas were actually the first two movies that came to my mind.


BigDad - Thanks for the info, I may have to give 3D a second go next time some that looks more my speed comes out. I'm in the East Bay SF area so I'm sure there has to be a good 3D theater somewhere not too far.
 
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