not really that bothered about how good the film is, I've watched some terrible movies in my time as I love 70's and 80's splatter movies
Glad you said that. Ok, with that in mind here's three that have really good 3D
Final Destination 5. Plenty of depth to the whole film and the death scenes have really great 'pop out of the screen' moments
Resident evil; Retribution
Julia X; A low budget horror flick, with kevin Sorbo as a psycho killer (remember him? from hercules, the tv series?) actually a good little flick with really, really good 3D. This should be right up your street.
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I ordered Hugo as was only £8 thanks, also had Coraline but paid £6 for that. Has anyone seen Avengers Assemble in 3D at home? The film gets 8.4 on imdb but I'm guessing that has nothing to do with the home 3D experience. May ask for Tron Legacy for Xmas as its not cheap! Any others I should consider?
Yep, I watched Avengers yesterday and it's 3D is just as poor as it was in the cinema. Very flat, to the point where I forgot I was watching a 3D movie. Very disappointing.
Corporate ethics aside, Coraline is arguably the best value 3D Blu-ray available right now, though Hugo isn't too expensive either.
Coraline - great film - and a friend was involved in the graphics. Nice for the credits to personally mean something
I don't have 3D - but even watching in 2D, the Jim Carrey "A Christmas Carol" blu-ray looks 3D. Great film and incredible animation - one that I would be interested to see in 3D.
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I've now bought a few 3D blu rays and had soon time to watch some of them. So far I've watched the ones below and have graded them out of 5 with 1 being rubbish and 5 being superb. The first number is for depth and the second is for pop out moments. It's by no means accurate as a couple of them I saw a few weeks back and I'm working from memory, also this is nothing to do with whether or not the film is any good.
Polar Express 5/4
Piranha 3DD 3/1
Avengers Assemble 4/1
Ocean Wonderland 5/5
Monster House 3/1
Men in Black 3 3/1
I've learned not to pay the extra for post converted films, so unless it's filmed in 3D they can **** off
EDIT: for my money - Prometheus and Dredd were excellent in 3D......whatever you may think of the films
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As far as I know, piranha 3D was turned into 3D afterwords, but the follow up Piranha 3DD was shot in 3D and if you watch them, the first films 3D is much better than the second film. Think it has more to do with the directors ability with using 3D. Seems a shame to write off stuff based on the idea that if it wasn't shot in 3D then it's not worth seeing in 3D.
You're right, it is a shame but until post conversion is improved to the point that it matches Prometheus, Dredd and Avatar then, for me, 2D will be the better option. I always live in hope because I would love to see Man of Steel and Star Trek (2) in 3D
We often use TT3D: Closer to the Edge when we're testing.
It's a great disc for pushing your system, but it's also a really good film - even if you aren't particularly interested in motorbike racing.
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