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Old 03-03-23, 11:09 PM
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Just received the real SCAR 3D Uncut and ALONE IN THE DARK 2 3D from dtm.at in Austria. Ordered on 1/1/23 and received today! Best packaging I've ever seen. 5 layers of heavy cardboard.

I'll be looking for other 3Ders I don't have, which is hardly any.
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Just received the real SCAR 3D Uncut and ALONE IN THE DARK 2 3D from dtm.at in Austria. Ordered on 1/1/23 and received today! Best packaging I've ever seen. 5 layers of heavy cardboard.

I'll be looking for other 3Ders I don't have, which is hardly any.
I've been buying a lot of these offbeat German 3D discs for a while now. Just received an order of 20 late last week. Probably another 60 or 70 over the past year or so. I highly recommend checking Amazon's US or Canadian marketplaces before ordering direct from overseas, as you'll often find overseas retailers selling used copies here for a steal, usually with the same shipping you'd pay US or Canadian sellers on the sites ($3.99 US / $3.49 CDN).

I've had decent luck with a seller called Momox Shop. They seem to list more consistently on the Canadian site than the US site, but they do turn up there. They list most of their 3D discs (and presumably other stuff) as 'Used - Very Good", but I find a lot of their items are closer to 'Used Like New', and their pricing is considerably lower than the competing sellers on the sites. For example, here's the Canadian listing for ALONE IN THE DARK 2 3D.
Amazon Amazon
You can see that Momox is priced at $8.48 for 'Used - Very Good', while the next highest price is $48 for 'New' from a France-based seller called Prestivo, which also has presumably
the same copy listed on Amazon's US marketplace the same copy listed on Amazon's US marketplace
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Something else to watch out for with these German discs. The 3D format seemed to be more popular there than just about anywhere, so it's a good place to find 3D editions of lesser movies that never got released over here. However, a lot of German 3D discs aren't true 3D at all. They do this weird thing where the 2D image is kind of 'sunken' into your screen. It's a total ripoff. I've also experienced at least one disc EUROPA REPORT 3D which seems to have had some cheap-o 3D algorithm applied to it. So there's definitely some nice depth in the spaceship corridors and rooms, but frequently when characters are standing in front of walls, it looks like the walls are literally growing outward and attaching to them, almost like a freakish halo effect, rather than two separate planes.

I can't vouch for ALONE IN THE DARK 2. Hopefully it's real 3D. Not sure whether Uve Boll's the type to spring for either real 3D cameras or a conversion, but you never know. I've been curious to see SCAR 3D, but I've only ever seen an anaglyphic version online in North America. Was it ever released on disc over here in actual 3D?

Germany also produced a lot of 3D Blu-rays of Asylum B-movies, which I've always assumed were botch jobs like EUROPA REPORT. I did order a couple of them so far, but have only watched one so far: ASIAN SCHOOL GIRLS (
Amazon Canada link, with Momox cheapest again Amazon Canada link, with Momox cheapest again
). This is a weird one. Pretty sure it's not 3D, or at least wasn't filmed in 3D, but sometimes it feels like it is. That could just be me working overtime to convince myself because of the copious nudity on display (and because it's a just-slightly-above-average Asylum movie, for once). One positive in the experience was discovering that Germany recently released an
uncut limited edition uncut limited edition
of the film (2D only), so I'll grab that if it's ever cheap.

Another tip for German 3D discs: there's one German reviewer named "Krumbacher, Gert" who posts simple technical reviews on Amazon for a number of them. He rarely says much about the films themselves, which you can find elsewhere. For example, you can see one of his reviews on
this listing for the Russian animated movie SNOW PRINCESS 3 this listing for the Russian animated movie SNOW PRINCESS 3
(all three are available in 3D with English tracks, all Region B) which is what promoted me to give it a try.

In case in helps others still hunting for 3D stuff, here's some other pick-ups from the past year or so. Some of these I fully expect will be crappy 3D, or 'inset 2D' or some crap like that. (mainstream US releases in these pics are mostly from the US, Canada or Random Space, and are just mixed in because I haven't put them all away yet). The first two pics are stuff I haven't watched yet (or haven't seen in 3D yet); third pic is stuff I've watched and will probably keep. Most of the rest will likely end up being re-sold.
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I have found that almost everything out of Germany is shit 3D. I've collected almost everything now what I want, just waiting for a few to come down in price. (HAPPY FAMILY (can't find) and THE MERMAID (w/English somewhere on it).

With 550 3Ders now, can't seem to update my signature, I've run out of room. Looking to buy UHDers, but only of sci-fi/horror I really like...again running out of storage room.
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Speaking of German. Which Into the Spider-Verse 3D is supposed to be better, the German or Australian Blu-ray? Thanks. I knew some time ago, but slips my memory now.
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I have both, the German disc only has the movie's on-screen text including comic voice balloons in German. They could have used the multi-angle function to include it in English like Disney does, but they didn't so I got the Australian disc.

The 3 new Dreamworks titles went up for pre-order on Random Space Media today, don't know when they'll ship but wanted to show my support as always.
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I have found that almost everything out of Germany is shit 3D. I've collected almost everything now what I want, just waiting for a few to come down in price. (HAPPY FAMILY (can't find) and THE MERMAID (w/English somewhere on it).
This is why I've been so selective. Reviews are hard to find for a lot of stuff. But in fairness, I've got a ton of German discs with excellent 3D, including many in the photos I posted and a whole bunch more I didn't. However, due diligence was the only reason I could find them. A lot of these are simply low-end B-movies or higher-end foreign films I wanted to see, but not keep, so I figured if the 3D disc was cheaper than the 2D American disc -- and regardless of whether the 3D was shit -- I'd go with the 3D import and watch it in 2D if need be, since it was destined to be relisted on Amazon anyway (which explains some of the known "bad 3D" titles in my pics).

Some of the best import 3D movies in this arena have actually been more expensive, but again research told me there was no other option for titles like CORGI, BIGFOOT JUNIOR and especially its sequel, or the big-budget Russian sci-fi shows ATTRACTION and SURVIVAL GAME (both without subs, but I'd already seen them on subbed DVDs, so these were bought just to check out the 3D, which is strong on each of them), both MINISCULE films (actually, one of those was cheap), and a number of others. Sometimes we're stuck.

I've also picked up a lot of 3D movies from Hong Kong (most not pictured earlier). Not just Hong Kong and China movies, but several European and Japanese films that have been released through Hong Kong distributors. All English-friendly. All region A. And all pretty affordable when they're part of a larger order. I'm assuming the MERMAID movie you're referring to is not the mainland Chinese movie? That still seems to be available, so I'm curious if there's another 3D movie with that title?

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The 3 new Dreamworks titles went up for pre-order on Random Space Media today, don't know when they'll ship but wanted to show my support as always.
There's a banner on their home page showing May 10 for all three, so hopefully they'll stick to that. Nice to see them finally putting a date on something.
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Was Free Guy released in 3D Blu-ray anywhere purchasable in world?
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Was Free Guy released in 3D Blu-ray anywhere purchasable in world?
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Thx Bang.

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