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Old 05-06-05, 10:48 AM
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Shark Boy & Lava Girl - 3D trailer looks better than the title suggests!

From the looks of the trailer, , Robert Rodriguez has another kid's hit on
his hands with his new 3D film "Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl".
He alone, among the leading film makers understands the pure magic of 3D stereoscopic movies to kids. I'll predict that all kinds of stuff will be coming out in 3D after this summer. "Polar Express" did FIFTEEN TIMES AS MUCH
in 3D IMAX theaters per screen as the flat 2 dimensional version did. There
is no reason why 3D can't be a big big thing again, especially for kids and teens. To get the wide release, Rodriguez has opt for the basic RED and
CYAN glasses technology. Who's to say that he won't also run some digital
polarized dates as well, he's no dummy! Since, he's mainly going the colored
glasses route...there is a way to get a better experience. Some theaters
are going to be offering the much better plastic glasses with cast acrylic lenses. The better glasses are also available on line for about $3. Google
"Shark Boy"or "3D stereo glasses"..there are several sources on line for these
better glasses. These plastic glasses make the DVD experience better too,
when that comes along. Of course the best 3D is polarized...that will come as
more theaters get the heavy duty digital projectors needed for polarized 3D.
For DVDs the plastic colored glasses are the logical way to go. Recent
computer processing has greatly improved the look of these anaglyph
3d movies, the glasses seem to be the weakest link...that's why I'd suggest
the better plastic glasses, or clip-ons like I'll be using (over 40 eyes!!)
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Old 05-06-05, 11:00 AM
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so... where's the link to the trailer?
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Old 05-06-05, 03:48 PM
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The trailer can be seen here: http://movies.channel.aol.com/movie/...main&mid=19470

I think at least ONE theatre will run a digital polarized (clear glasses) version; the new 3-D theatre at Mann's in Hollywood.

The eventual DVD release will of course be anaglyph also, but we may see a Sensio 3-D DVD version too at some point, which will be in full color. SPY KIDS 3-D just came out for Sensio, and the movie is a whole different experience without the red/cyan glasses.

www.sensio.tv

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Old 05-06-05, 06:09 PM
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Looks pretty cool
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Old 05-08-05, 11:58 AM
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Looks entertaining. Definite big screen viewing needed.
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Old 05-08-05, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by 3dmoviebuff
"Polar Express" did FIFTEEN TIMES AS MUCH
in 3D IMAX theaters per screen as the flat 2 dimensional version did.
While the Polar Express was extrememly successful in its IMAX run, I don't think this figure is correct at all. The flat version still made more money then the 3D. It was around 162 million total, with like 45 million coming from the IMAX 3D version. Those are domestic figures but I can't imagine the international numbers differ much.

Of course, the 3D tech this is running on will be the normal kind so people in average theaters can see it, as opposed to an IMAX run. Either way, Spy Kids 3D was a hit with somehting like 110 million US, so I'm sure this'll be successful too.
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Old 05-08-05, 05:26 PM
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Actually, the 3-D version of POLAR EXPRESS was indeed far more successful than the 2-D version, if you look at the numbers.

The 3-D version played on just 60 or so screens, and made nearly $50 million.

The 2-D version made $210 million wordwide, but it took 3000 screens to do it.

Therefore, almost 25% of the box office came from just a small number of 3-D screens.
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Old 05-08-05, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve Phillips
Actually, the 3-D version of POLAR EXPRESS was indeed far more successful than the 2-D version, if you look at the numbers.

The 3-D version played on just 60 or so screens, and made nearly $50 million.

The 2-D version made $210 million wordwide, but it took 3000 screens to do it.

Therefore, almost 25% of the box office came from just a small number of 3-D screens.
Ah, didn't notice the per screen thing there. My bad. It was nonetheless the most succesful for Imax 3D to date.
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