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Very good news. I'm all in on this one. Been a waitin for this and got a very good bonus with the 3D Creature film. I hear it's 130.00 to 160.00 out of the gate.
 

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I didn't see any mention of colored glasses. Do you know if is the new 3D and not the old anaglyph type. I can't see them doing that, but it is billed as a bonus feature and probably cheaper to put out that way.
 

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Originally Posted by Bfadams  /t/1417875/creature-from-the-black-lagoon-in-3-d#post_22175802


I didn't see any mention of colored glasses. Do you know if is the new 3D and not the old anaglyph type. I can't see them doing that, but it is billed as a bonus feature and probably cheaper to put out that way.
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the first ever offering of Creature from the Black Lagoon in its restored Blu-ray™ 3D version.

The current 3D method - not anaglyph
 

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Seems like poor choice of words (or intentionally ambiguous), when they call the 3D a "bonus feature."
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Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) Captured and imprisoned for scientific study, a living "amphibious missing link" becomes enamored with the head researcher's female assistant (Julie Adams). When the hideous creature escapes and kidnaps the object of his affection, a crusade is launched to rescue the helpless woman and cast the terrifying creature back to the depths from which he came. Featuring legendary makeup artist Bud Westmore's brilliantly designed monster, Creature from the Black Lagoon is an enduring tribute to the imaginative genius of its Hollywood creators.

Bonus Features:


*The Creature From The Black Lagoon in 3D


* Back to The Black Lagoon

* Production Photographs

* Feature Commentary with Film Historian Tom Weaver

* 100 Years of Universal: The Lot

* Trailer Gallery

Anaglyph Coraline edition would say, "Bonus 3D version."


Then again, no mention of anaglyph, so there's still hope.


Just don't set yourselves up for disappointment.
 

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Originally Posted by cakefoo  /t/1417875/creature-from-the-black-lagoon-in-3-d#post_22176478


Seems like poor choice of words (or intentionally ambiguous), when they call the 3D a "bonus feature."
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Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) Captured and imprisoned for scientific study, a living "amphibious missing link" becomes enamored with the head researcher's female assistant (Julie Adams). When the hideous creature escapes and kidnaps the object of his affection, a crusade is launched to rescue the helpless woman and cast the terrifying creature back to the depths from which he came. Featuring legendary makeup artist Bud Westmore's brilliantly designed monster, Creature from the Black Lagoon is an enduring tribute to the imaginative genius of its Hollywood creators.
Bonus Features:

*The Creature From The Black Lagoon in 3D


* Back to The Black Lagoon

* Production Photographs

* Feature Commentary with Film Historian Tom Weaver

* 100 Years of Universal: The Lot

* Trailer Gallery
Anaglyph Coraline edition would say, "Bonus 3D version."

Then again, no mention of anaglyph, so there's still hope.

Just don't set yourselves up for disappointment.

Are they even releasing Anaglyph 3D Blu-rays anymore? I thought they stopped that a couple of years ago


Here are the specs - that leads me to believe it's a 3D BD:

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Creature-from-the-Black-Lagoon-3D-Blu-ray/47026/
 

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Agreed, Lee.


There's absolutely NO reason whatsoever to release CFBL in anaglyph.


I take the phrase "Bonus" as meaning: "Hey - We are actually providing the original 3-D version. You are not (just) getting the 2-D version again.


Hondo was recently released on Bluray. Having the original 3-D on tap would have been an excelllent bonus. ..Likely would have sold more copies as well.


Universal has excellent left / right elements to work from for this title.
 

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Originally Posted by GregK  /t/1417875/creature-from-the-black-lagoon-in-3-d#post_22176650


There's absolutely NO reason whatsoever to release CFBL in anaglyph.

Except corporate greed and a real lack of interest in blu-ray 3D support. I have seen a theatrical presentation of an anaglyph print of this film and own the anaglyph VHS version so they have the print available. Sure beats making a new blu-ray 3D master. I wouldn't get our hopes up. Universal hasn't been a real supporter of 3D in general and less blu-ray.

 

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Originally Posted by SFMike  /t/1417875/creature-from-the-black-lagoon-in-3-d#post_22176758


Except corporate greed and a real lack of interest in blu-ray 3D support. I have seen a theatrical presentation of an anaglyph print of this film and own the anaglyph VHS version so they have the print available. Sure beats making a new blu-ray 3D master. I wouldn't get our hopes up. Universal hasn't been a real supporter of 3D in general and less blu-ray.

According to IMDB, the original aspect ratio of CFTBL is 2.00:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046876/technical
 

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Both The Creature From the Black Lagoon and Revenge of the Creature exist and have been presented in good 3-D prints, though there are a number of shots in the sequel that they either lost one of the eyes on or never had them originally.
 

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With CFBL in 3-D only being made available in the obviously more expensive Universal Monsters bluray box set, it may be a deal breaker for many who otherwise would have snatched it up if sold on its own.



Other than that, I wouldn't call the thread dead- More like hibernating until more information and/or reviews pop up. I for one can't wait to see it.
 

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Same here, but I do share your apprehension about separate releases for these. I would buy CFTBL in a heartbeat standalone, but I'm still on the fence about the set. The others are great movies, no doubt, but I wonder how much they'll benefit from the resolution upgrade over the DVD versions I already have.
 

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Originally Posted by Jedi2016  /t/1417875/creature-from-the-black-lagoon-in-3-d#post_22216839


Same here, but I do share your apprehension about separate releases for these. I would buy CFTBL in a heartbeat standalone, but I'm still on the fence about the set. The others are great movies, no doubt, but I wonder how much they'll benefit from the resolution upgrade over the DVD versions I already have.

The films are in B & W aren't they? IMO - B & W films show the highest gain in PQ when going from DVD to BD due to the 4:2:0 Chroma Subsampling of BD.
 

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Originally Posted by jbug  /t/1417875/creature-from-the-black-lagoon-in-3-d#post_22175240


Very good news. I'm all in on this one. Been a waitin for this and got a very good bonus with the 3D Creature film. I hear it's 130.00 to 160.00 out of the gate.

On amazon.co.uk It says £37.49 but it comes up as £34.32 or $53.51 including shipping to the US at checkout.
 

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Originally Posted by Lee Stewart  /t/1417875/creature-from-the-black-lagoon-in-3-d#post_22216867


The films are in B & W aren't they? IMO - B & W films show the highest gain in PQ when going from DVD to BD due to the 4:2:0 Chroma Subsampling of BD.
True, but the overall fidelity of many of the images from that era is less than what we get now. Not all of them, but a lot. You hit a point of diminishing returns, where most of the detail of the negative has already been retrieved, and scanning it and displaying it at a higher resolution doesn't really yield a significant improvement in detail. I've seen a few BDs of older releases where the BD displays a notable increase in fine grain detail, which results in a "cleaner" image than was available on DVD, but there's not actually any additional detail or texture from the content; the actors, costumes, sets, etc.


I'm not saying there can't be improvement and amazing output.. it all depends on the source. I've got Seven Samurai on BD, and I think it looks amazing, but I also think that's probably about as good as it's ever going to look. And I'm not saying that I won't buy this set when it's released, but it is a double-dip for most of those titles, so I'd want to see some comparisons. If the improvements are enough to warrant the cost (to me personally, mind), then I'll pick it up.
 

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I've seen 35mm samples of CFBL before, and what I viewed showed more detail when compared to the DVD. Add to that the Bluray will be shown in its original widescreen (1.85:1) format.


And a good news update: For those who can't afford or don't want to buy the entire Universal Essentials set, Amazon.uk is showing the CFBL 3-D Bluray as also being sold on its own.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Creature-Black-Lagoon-Blu-ray-Region/dp/B008LSAQPW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1342485005&sr=8-2


It would not surprise me if this soon carries over for the States as well..

 
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