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Old 03-16-10, 07:42 PM
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Re: Cameron Talks Avatar Redux, 3D, Titanic, Abyss/True Lies Blu-ray

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I saw Titanic once in the theater, and it's been one of my most special films ever since. If Cameron, who believes in 3-D only if done right, is truly impressed by the rendering test they've performed, I'm definitely interested, and will be in the theater once again in 2012.

Likewise, I saw Avatar only once in 3-D, and would love to have that experience again, so I would be completely in favor of it returning to the big screen in an extended cut.

Never seen The Abyss, nor have I ever cared to, but given that I'm a fan of most of Cameron's work, I am curious about it now. Don't expect to buy it, would just like to see it. And, like everyone else, I've been waiting on a new True Lies for ages, so I'm excited that work has begun.

Great things on the horizon.

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You need to see the Abyss. The Director's Cut is Camerons best film imo.
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Re: Cameron Talks Avatar Redux, 3D, Titanic, Abyss/True Lies Blu-ray

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Never seen The Abyss, nor have I ever cared to, but given that I'm a fan of most of Cameron's work, I am curious about it now. Don't expect to buy it, would just like to see it.
HBO aired The Abyss this weekend-- the theatrical cut-- so I got a chance to see it. The print looked bad, as if nothing had been done to it for many years, but was serviceable for my first viewing.

Great work. Great film. The submersible scene and subsequent resuscitation scene were amazing. And the CGI holds up pretty well, considering it was done 21 years ago.

Will very likely buy it. Just hope they keep the extras from the two-disc DVD. Looks like a lot of good stuff there.

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Old 05-03-10, 08:00 PM
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Re: Cameron Talks Avatar Redux, 3D, Titanic, Abyss/True Lies Blu-ray

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HBO aired The Abyss this weekend-- the theatrical cut-- so I got a chance to see it. The print looked bad, as if nothing had been done to it for many years, but was serviceable for my first viewing.
Shit part about HBO showing this,even in HD, it that it's presented only as 4x3. Insult to injury...It's going to take Cameron miracle to restore this one and give it a high quality HD presentation.
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Re: Cameron Talks Avatar Redux, 3D, Titanic, Abyss/True Lies Blu-ray

I'm thrilled about The Abyss and True Lies getting Blu-releases soon.
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Re: Cameron Talks Avatar Redux, 3D, Titanic, Abyss/True Lies Blu-ray

Originally Posted by CertifiedTHX View Post
HBO aired The Abyss this weekend-- the theatrical cut-- so I got a chance to see it. The print looked bad, as if nothing had been done to it for many years, but was serviceable for my first viewing.

Great work. Great film. The submersible scene and subsequent resuscitation scene were amazing. And the CGI holds up pretty well, considering it was done 21 years ago.

Will very likely buy it. Just hope they keep the extras from the two-disc DVD. Looks like a lot of good stuff there.

--THX
I think the studios create different masters for broadcast. With Fox likely selling the BD later this year, I'm sure they were certain to give HBO a less than stellar product to use.
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Re: Cameron Talks Avatar Redux, 3D, Titanic, Abyss/True Lies Blu-ray

Originally Posted by MTRodaba2468 View Post
I'm thrilled about The Abyss and True Lies getting Blu-releases soon.
Same here, but moreso for True Lies. Truly one of those great 90s action films along with The Rock. Damn, I miss 90s action movies.
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Re: Cameron Talks Avatar Redux, 3D, Titanic, Abyss/True Lies Blu-ray

Wow, I almost broke down and bought True Lies for $5 the other day.
Old 05-04-10, 07:32 AM
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Re: Cameron Talks Avatar Redux, 3D, Titanic, Abyss/True Lies Blu-ray

Originally Posted by CertifiedTHX View Post
HBO aired The Abyss this weekend-- the theatrical cut-- so I got a chance to see it. The print looked bad, as if nothing had been done to it for many years, but was serviceable for my first viewing.

Great work. Great film. The submersible scene and subsequent resuscitation scene were amazing. And the CGI holds up pretty well, considering it was done 21 years ago.

Will very likely buy it. Just hope they keep the extras from the two-disc DVD. Looks like a lot of good stuff there.

--THX
The extras on the original DVD release are really good. Well worth the few buck I'm sure you can find it for.
Old 05-04-10, 07:34 AM
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Re: Cameron Talks Avatar Redux, 3D, Titanic, Abyss/True Lies Blu-ray

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Shit part about HBO showing this,even in HD, it that it's presented only as 4x3. Insult to injury...It's going to take Cameron miracle to restore this one and give it a high quality HD presentation.
Yup. I was so disappointed.
Old 05-09-10, 01:57 AM
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Re: Cameron Talks Avatar Redux, 3D, Titanic, Abyss/True Lies Blu-ray

Regarding 3D in general, Cameron said: "We've demonstrated that the 3D market is an extremely lucrative market and this is not a fad."
One movie proves non-fad?? Mmmkay.

I'll take True Lies, though. Glad I picked up the DVD a couple years ago, but definitely would like a good version.
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Re: Cameron Talks Avatar Redux, 3D, Titanic, Abyss/True Lies Blu-ray

True Lies and Abyss for me.
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Re: Cameron Talks Avatar Redux, 3D, Titanic, Abyss/True Lies Blu-ray

Purchasing "True Lies" and "The Abyss" on Blu-ray is a *no-brainer* since neither title ever got a proper DVD release ...

(Although, come to think if it, both of these titles still had a better A/V presentation on DVD than the Original Star Wars Trilogy flicks ... )
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Re: Cameron Talks Avatar Redux, 3D, Titanic, Abyss/True Lies Blu-ray

in for the abyss the second it is available - one of my favorite movies of all time.
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Re: Cameron Talks Avatar Redux, 3D, Titanic, Abyss/True Lies Blu-ray

The Abyss and True lies on Blue? That is great news.

I couldnt care less about any future plans for the useless fad that is 3d, however.
Old 05-21-10, 11:05 AM
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Re: Cameron Talks Avatar Redux, 3D, Titanic, Abyss/True Lies Blu-ray

FUCK!!!!

In case anyone wants to watch a really fucking ugly presentation of The Abyss, HBO is currently providing such......

Oh WHEN the hell are they going to get to this?? Yeah, I know, probably next year...
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Re: Cameron Talks Avatar Redux, 3D, Titanic, Abyss/True Lies Blu-ray

Good news about True Lies.
Old 05-21-10, 11:21 AM
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Re: Cameron Talks Avatar Redux, 3D, Titanic, Abyss/True Lies Blu-ray

Every time this thread is bumped my heart swells with hope, only to be popped like pin to a balloon when I read the latest posts.
Old 05-21-10, 11:25 AM
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Re: Cameron Talks Avatar Redux, 3D, Titanic, Abyss/True Lies Blu-ray

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Every time this thread is bumped my heart swells with hope, only to be popped like pin to a balloon when I read the latest posts.
yeah..me too.

one day...we'll get the list of special features for True Lies....please.I'd love a commentary on that. And it'd be even better for Arnold to be in it too. LOVE his commentaries.
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Re: Cameron Talks Avatar Redux, 3D, Titanic, Abyss/True Lies Blu-ray

I'd settle for a movie only version on Blu. It would still be better than the crapper released a few years ago.
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Re: Cameron Talks Avatar Redux, 3D, Titanic, Abyss/True Lies Blu-ray

I'm not so upset about Cameron doing Titanic in 3D.

The terrible job done on these new releases are the results of putting the film through a processing software that does the 3D automatically and takes like 2 weeks or something. Cameron mentions that it yields bad results and to truly convert to 3D and have it look acceptable it could take anywhere from 6-12 months, etc.

He's overseeing his own films in this regard so I'm okay with it. I do, however, echo the comments of posters that this new trend is disturbing. Not every film needs this conversion process... and it should be a case-by-case thing...
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Re: Cameron Talks Avatar Redux, 3D, Titanic, Abyss/True Lies Blu-ray

Yes, but some of us see it as akin to colorization. It's not the quality of the process that's the real issue; it's that it's being changed into something it wasn't. Yes, sometimes we have double standards when it comes to sound mixes (if they're done right), but usually we want the image not to be altered.

I don't mind if they do it as long as they continue to make the 2D version of the film available. And, that may mean doing a separate transfer instead of the cross-compatible "one image for each eye" approach, as the conversion process could change the image of one or both eyes. I guess that depends on how it's done.
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Re: Cameron Talks Avatar Redux, 3D, Titanic, Abyss/True Lies Blu-ray

I asked Jeff Kleist at blu-ray.com if we can expect these Cameron films this year. His response: "I would say that the likelyhood of seeing Cameron films in time for Christmas is high."

I cannot wait to get a hold of True Lies. I haven't watched that in years since it's only available on a crummy non-anamorphic dvd.

In addition to The Abyss and True Lies, I imagine Lowry is finished with their restoration of the first Terminator. I'm sure Fox will have that ready by year's end as well.
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Re: Cameron Talks Avatar Redux, 3D, Titanic, Abyss/True Lies Blu-ray

Glad to see True Lies is coming to BD at some point, but seriously 3D is getting out of hand. Do we really need a re-release of Avatar? No. Do we really need Titanic in 3D? No. Do we really need ANY film that wasn't shot for 3D to be presented in 3D? No. What's the point of releasing 2D movies in 3D? There is no point. It's pointless.
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Re: Cameron Talks Avatar Redux, 3D, Titanic, Abyss/True Lies Blu-ray

Do we need any movies at all? No. Why bother releasing them? It's pointless.

If you don't like a 3D release, don't buy it.
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Re: Cameron Talks Avatar Redux, 3D, Titanic, Abyss/True Lies Blu-ray

if re-re-releasing Avatar in 3D is a means to bring The Abyss and True Lies to Blu-ray...bring it on.

I vote w/ my wallet

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