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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Blu-ray 3D) --> 11/15/16

thought since there was a thread created at bluray.com we could get some discussion going on the eventual/probable 3D release later this Fall.

will you buy it if it had significantly more extras even if you're not 3D capable but included on a separate Bluray? or buy it if it were 4K Ultra HD?

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Star-W...Blu-ray/64238/

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Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Bluray 3D) --> release TBD

yes, i would, to be truthful...

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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Blu-ray 3D) --> 11/15/16

Just give me the 3d. Really don't care about extras anymore.
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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Blu-ray 3D) --> 11/15/16

It would have to have some spectacular extras. I'm not interested in movies converted to 3D.
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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Blu-ray 3D) --> 11/15/16

yes, UHD (with the IMAX shot scene) with Dolby Atmos, more extras: commentary track, 3D bonus disc.
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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Blu-ray 3D) --> 11/15/16

We really need another thread for this?
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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Blu-ray 3D) --> 11/15/16

I can wait for the 7,8,9 box set.
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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Blu-ray 3D) --> 11/15/16

Originally Posted by trespoochies View Post
We really need another thread for this?
No, we don't.
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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Blu-ray 3D) --> 11/15/16

So does everyone at this forum have a 3D HDTV?

I'm just curious why most here seem to lose their minds when a movie released on BD doesn't have a 3D disc included? I know complaints have been directed at Disney specifically.

I know Star Wars could have been seen in 3D when it was in theaters, but did the 3D really improve the experience of watching it?
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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Blu-ray 3D) --> 11/15/16

Yeah, we're pissed Disney dropped 3D the way they did, yet still continue to release nearly everything in 3D. That and the fact that Disney still releases 3D overseas.

In the case of this movie, the 3D was barely worth watching. You didn't get any added value by seeing it in 3D. I'll still buy only to support the format, but I'll only watch it maybe once or twice. Kind of banking on the fact that the 3D release will include some additional extras we didn't get with the recent one.
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^ interestingly the best 3D scene was the still shot of the Star Destroyer sticking it's nose out towards us the viewer - did it add "value"? probably not, but it was a cool shot.
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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Blu-ray 3D) --> 11/15/16

There was a 1 hour Making of documentary in addition to the other snippets of material.

What else could they possibly add? Only thing I could think of would be a director/cast commentary.

But then again, how many here actually sit and listen to commentaries now? I know they're nice to have to feel like you have the most complete version of the product, but I did a thread a few years ago asking if you guys still listen to audio commentaries and most answered no. Main reason= No time.
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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Blu-ray 3D) --> 11/15/16

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^ interestingly the best 3D scene was the still shot of the Star Destroyer sticking it's nose out towards us the viewer - did it add "value"? probably not, but it was a cool shot.
You're right, it was the coolest shot, especially in IMAX. I just wish there was a lot more than just that one we could be talking about when it came to the 3D.

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
But then again, how many here actually sit and listen to commentaries now? I know they're nice to have to feel like you have the most complete version of the product, but I did a thread a few years ago asking if you guys still listen to audio commentaries and most answered no. Main reason= No time.
I do, for a lot of movies. I know i'm in the minority, but give me a good commentary, and I'll make time to watch it. Hey, we all buy movies with the intention of seeing it more than once. I usually make one of those viewings one where I can hear a good commentary.
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I want to see a featurette on how a special effects shot (escape off of Jakku) is rendered and captured on 15/70 IMAX film stock.

Originally Posted by trespoochies
I do, for a lot of movies. I know i'm in the minority, but give me a good commentary, and I'll make time to watch it. Hey, we all buy movies with the intention of seeing it more than once. I usually make one of those viewings one where I can hear a good commentary.
I do too.
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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Blu-ray 3D) --> 11/15/16

I didn't answer the poll as I'm not buying "another" edition- I'm either buying the 3D edition or none at all.

I know Star Wars could have been seen in 3D when it was in theaters, but did the 3D really improve the experience of watching it?
It's not a question of "improving the experience", it's that the movie was shown in 3D in theaters so that's how I want to see it at home. It was in color so I want to see it in color also. I hate how 3D has been treated as an "add-on" with separate showings and increased charges for it. In the 50s and 80s, 3D movies were either shown in 3D or they weren't shown at all (only exceptions being drive-ins which weren't capable of showing 3D, and a few titles in the 50s were shown in 2D due to problems projecting 3D back then as it required 2 projectors run perfectly in sync.)

I don't know the reason for delaying the 3D disc of this movie, but it sounds like Disney IS releasing Zootopia on disc in 3D later- I already have it pre-ordered from Target to show my support for it. Since I'm finally employed again, I'm planning on buying EVERY 3D Blu-Ray release to show my support for it, at least until it has enough market support from the general public to not be considered a "niche" market and every movie produced in 3D is guaranteed to get a 3D disc release.
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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Blu-ray 3D) --> 11/15/16

Originally Posted by Alan Smithee View Post
I'm planning on buying EVERY 3D Blu-Ray release to show my support for it, at least until it has enough market support from the general public to not be considered a "niche" market and every movie produced in 3D is guaranteed to get a 3D disc release.
As much as I love a 3D movie at home, there's no way that I would ever even CONTEMPLATE buying every 3D release that comes out in Region A. There are two main reasons for this:

1. Expense--There is no real reason except for corporate greed that causes the list prices for 3D Blu-rays to be so high. Generally speaking, of the major studios, only Universal and Lionsgate have decent prices for their 3D discs...and that's mainly because they, for most releases, have combo 2D/3D releases that will play in anyone's setup for no extra money. I appreciate that, so I support their releases whenever possible. As far as the other studios go, I buy my 3D discs used and cheap.

2. Bloat--Alan, even though my spending this year is off the charts, I still don't have either room to store nor time to watch every single 3D disc that comes out. And even if I did, would I really find myself revisiting that Smurf movie or The Green Lantern multiple times? Nah...I wouldn't.

So, for now, the only new 3D movies that I buy come from studios who aren't gouging us for the privilege, and everything else is bought used for cheap.

Keep up the good fight, though, Don Quixote. We'll see if your stand will work for the common good.
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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Blu-ray 3D) --> 11/15/16

So you'll buy a movie you don't like and would never watch ONLY because it's in 3D. Part of the mentality behind your hoarding issue.

And it will always be a niche market.
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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Blu-ray 3D) --> 11/15/16

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^ interestingly the best 3D scene was the still shot of the Star Destroyer sticking it's nose out towards us the viewer - did it add "value"? probably not, but it was a cool shot.
Admit it, it was the company you were with that made that shot
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Nope, i'm not a big enough Star Wars fan to buy another edition of this so soon just for extras, and I hate 3D.
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I don't know what the sudden interest on 3D is. Not just here, but facebook and anywhere the Force Awakens dvd is mentioned. Had no idea that so many 3D tvs were sold!

I'll buy whatever they put out (that I can watch) for this movie. Absolutely loved it.
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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Blu-ray 3D) --> 11/15/16

I am not buying the initial release solely because I am waiting for the 3D. If the 3D never arrives, I will wait for UHD. If that never arrives, I will just DVR it from Starz or whichever channel Disney is contracted to these days. Has nothing to do with whatever 5 minute snippet is missing from the extras.
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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Blu-ray 3D) --> 11/15/16

I'd buy another release if the extras looked good. I don't have a 3D TV so don't care about that aspect.

I rarely watch extras on movies anymore, but Star Wars is one of the exceptions.

I hope that Lucasfilm continues to produce quality special features, now that they are owned by Disney.

The original prequel DVDs are great examples of compelling and interesting special features. Those documentaries are entertaining in their own right, and make one appreciate the effort and artistry that went into the making of those movies, regardless of how one feels about the finished product.
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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Blu-ray 3D) --> 11/15/16

Originally Posted by trespoochies View Post
We really need another thread for this?
Of course we don't. Look at who started it.

And to answer the poll, of course not. Why would I waste my money on a useless 3d disc?
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Of course we don't. Look at who started it.

And to answer the poll, of course not. Why would I waste my money on a useless 3d disc?
we get it. you hate 3D. please, keep coming to these threads to express this.

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re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Blu-ray 3D) --> 11/15/16

2. Bloat--Alan, even though my spending this year is off the charts, I still don't have either room to store nor time to watch every single 3D disc that comes out. And even if I did, would I really find myself revisiting that Smurf movie or The Green Lantern multiple times? Nah...I wouldn't.
If there ever get to be so many 3D discs released that I don't have room to store all of them, that will be a GOOD thing. Again, I'm doing this more to keep "voting" for 3D existing at all than to have the movies- with the bad press 3D gets, studio complaints of low sales and Disney not releasing some titles at all, I feel I should do whatever I can to help the situation. I've been a fan of 3D for decades and this is the BEST-quality home 3D that has ever existed- I don't want to see it become a failed technology due to low sales or public interest. I haven't watched Green Lantern yet but The Smurfs was one of the first 3D movies I watched at home. Yes, it was kinda dumb but one of those movies you have to just appreciate for what it is. No, I likely wouldn't have bought it if it wasn't in 3D.

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