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Old 12-04-16, 11:15 AM
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Recommend a 3D movie

So I'm finally 3D capable and picking up a few... any that are really good examples of 3D? I prefer they also be good, or at least entertaining movies. I know... picky, picky. I have a few already, Tarzan and Captain America: Civil War from black friday and Brave and Dredd from long ago. Star Trek Into Darkness, World War Z and Hobbit films (UK set) on order. I might have a few others (I may have bought the 3D option if the price was close to Blu only when purchased) but I have to sift through them and figure it out. Any recommendations appreciated.
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Old 12-04-16, 11:30 AM
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Any/every Pixar movie is worth seeing in 3D. Also Avatar is incredibly good. Some others I really like are Gravity, Hugo, Disney's Christmas Carol, and Drive Angry (guilty pleasure of mine that has cheesy yet fun effective 3D).
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to be honest, Ghostbusters (2016) was the best 3D and most fun i had with the medium since Avatar in the theater blew me away...
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Mad Max 3D. Pacific Rim 3D is always fun to watch if you enjoy the movie. And pretty much any Disney and/or Pixar movie.
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Import Noah from Germany and Sammy's Adventures: The Secret Passage. I don't remember where I imported Sammy's Adventures from as there are region A and B releases out there. It's for an animated film for younger ones, but it has great visuals.
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Old 12-04-16, 01:42 PM
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Don't forget the 50's classics...Creature From Black Lagoon, It Came From Outer Space, Wax Museum, etc etc. These blow away any of today's 3D as they were actually shot with 3D cameras & not post-converted like 99% of today's 3D movies.

There have only been a handful of modern 3D non-animated movies that really got it right. Avatar, Life of Pi, and Hugo are three that come to mind immediately.
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Old 12-04-16, 02:38 PM
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Don't forget the 50's classics...Wax Museum, etc etc. These blow away any of today's 3D as they were actually shot with 3D cameras & not post-converted like 99% of today's 3D movies.
That's House of Wax, the 1953 version with Vincent Price. Only ever saw it on television in 2D, but all the reviewers here have high praise for the movie's 3D presentation on blu-ray.

Haven't seen it, so I can't recommend or condemn Comin' at Ya, a 1981 movie that apparently exists solely to show off 3D effects. Click the link to see a review by DVD Talk's Jesse Skeen .
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Old 12-04-16, 03:41 PM
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A scheming wife and her lover leave her widely disliked millionaire husband, hobbled by a broken leg, in the middle of the desert to die.
Inferno is an excellent color 50's Noir/ Men's Adventure flick that is compelling even in 2D. It's use of 3D (mostly positive parallax , in frame depth) contributes to making the desolation of the environment and the hopelessness of the main characters plight feel even more visceral.

available in both Region B and region free versions in the UK.

in contrast,

The Bubble is a somewhat sluggish, Twilight Zone style sci-fi story that is all about negative parallax (pop out) moments. If you are looking for a movie that is constantly trying to throw stuff in your face, you won't find many that out do this.

For modern films,

This is still my #1 both for basic entertainment value as well as having the most artifact free 3D I've seen on my set up.

I've only watched about 20 minutes of it so far, but put me in the camp that thinks Force Awakens works exceptionally well in 3D. I'm getting more mild crosstalk than with GotG, but for the most part the post conversion is rendered extremely well and the depth perception really enlivens what's an otherwise shameless re-mix/retread for the most part (imo, of course).
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Best ones I've seen at home so far are: Avatar, Piranha, Tron Legacy, House of Wax, The Bubble and Comin' At Ya (3D effects porn!)

ALL of the 1950s titles out are must-sees; though looking back at Dial M for Murder the 3D doesn't really stand out, it's just sort of there.
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Originally Posted by Alan Smithee View Post
Best ones I've seen at home so far are: Avatar, Piranha, Tron Legacy, House of Wax, The Bubble and Comin' At Ya (3D effects porn!)

ALL of the 1950s titles out are must-sees; though looking back at Dial M for Murder the 3D doesn't really stand out, it's just sort of there.
I disagree about Dial M. The 3D is great and really adds to it. It's almost a character unto itself.

Creature from the Black Lagoon is easily my favorite 3D release. Jurassic World is very good and watched it several times because of the 3D. I was impressed with what they did with Titanic.
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I disagree about Dial M. The 3D is great and really adds to it. It's almost a character unto itself.
I felt the same way. Was very surprised how much the 3D seemed to add to a story that is staged more like a drawing room drama.
It's almost a different film in 3D.
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Old 12-05-16, 03:03 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions. I would love to have Avatar and Gravity (among others) but unless they pop up on a great sale I hesitate because I'm thinking they'll show up as a 4K/3D/Blu set.... Does that seem likely?
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Nope, not likely. The only company that is currently doing those type of sets is Sony, and that's only on new releases.
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My personal favorite is "The Adventures of TinTin." It contains some jaw-dropping 3D effects. But many of the ones already mentioned offer a terrific 3D experience as well.
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Old 12-06-16, 09:58 AM
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My 3D demo discs are Hugo, Pacific Rim and Madagascar 3. I've been able to continually wow friends with those 3 titles.
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Old 12-06-16, 10:17 AM
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So it turns out I have a couple more than I thought. I dug up Captain America: Winter Soldier and The Avengers. I also have Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. What the hell was I thinking? I hope it was a gift.
Amazon UK had a bit of a sale going so I snagged Age of Ultron, Captain America: First Avenger, and Thor: The Dark World. I also grabbed Gravity and would have bought Avatar but it was a PRIME EXCLUSIVE, and even though I am a Prime member it would not go in the cart. Prime manages to screw me with my pants on again. Well it cost me a bit more but I got Avatar from Best Buy as it is at the top of nearly every list.
I'm done for now unless a great sale pops up.
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This thread probably should be merged with the existing 3D thread....
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