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Old 05-24-06, 01:47 AM
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Phantom Menace to be released in 3D Next Spring

I just got my Popular Science today and there was an article in it about Return of 3D to theaters. The article mentions that TPM is set to be re-released next spring in 3D and that the other 5 movies should follow.

Anyway, just thought I'd share the good(?) news?
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Old 05-24-06, 02:59 AM
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I wonder if it will make the movie better?
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I thought they swore off making any of these in 3D....
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Will it's Box Office take stack with what it has already made?
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Originally Posted by Maxflier
Will it's Box Office take stack with what it has already made?
Of course. That's what happened with the SE's.
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So I guess Titanic will eventually be overtaken once Star Wars gets enough theatrical releases...
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I thought they swore off making any of these in 3D....
I think they were referring to the OT.

The shit coming out of Lucasfilm hasn't made much sense lately.
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The prequels should adapt well to this since most of the original footage is either digital or filmed against a greenscreen (easy to separate). But to do the original trilogy would be pretty tough, and would probably require completely recreating backgrounds, sets, vehicles, props, etc. digitally.

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So I guess Titanic will eventually be overtaken once Star Wars gets enough theatrical releases...
No, because James Cameron is the main guy behind this new 3D movement, and he'll just redo Titanic in 3D himself if the record is in danger.
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Originally Posted by SeekOnce

The shit coming out of Lucasfilm hasn't made much sense lately.
it's a revolving door of shit if you ask me.
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it's a revolving door of shit if you ask me.
I couldn't agree more!
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I was doing my weekly search for "revolving door of shit" and this thread came up. I must say that I am greatly disappointed.
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
I was doing my weekly search for "revolving door of shit" and this thread came up. I must say that I am greatly disappointed.
I somehow knew I'd get shit for starting a thread about 'defecation in movies' ...
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you'd think LucasFilms, Fox, DLP and REAL3D would team up and do what Disney/Dolby Digital and DLP did with 'Chicken Little 3D' and make a conservetive effort to bring down the costs of the 3D system/setup so more theatres can book and feature this as such. (sorry for the run-on sentence there).
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Whoooopie!!!

Mesa thinks in 3D yousa coulda punch young Annie!!!
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Originally Posted by DRG
The prequels should adapt well to this since most of the original footage is either digital or filmed against a greenscreen (easy to separate). But to do the original trilogy would be pretty tough, and would probably require completely recreating backgrounds, sets, vehicles, props, etc. digitally.
From what I've read, that shouldn't be a problem. The process allows a 3-D film to be created from an already shot 2-D film.

Lucas has already stated that all 6 ST films will get the 3-D re-release.

It will be interesting to see how well it looks. I hope it works as well as the process used for Chicken Little, which was terrific. Forgot I was wearing the glasses after a while, and it was the first time I've been able to watch a 3-D film that didn't give me a headache or eye strain.
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i am for any film in 3d, if you get to see any in a digital theater its fantastic, Chicken Little looked awesome in 3d
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Fool me once, shame on you.. fool me twice, shame on me.. 3D isn't getting my money, Mr. Lucas.
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So, do you stil need the special glasses, or have they found a way around that? I wear real glasses, so I'm pretty much screwed if they do.
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Originally Posted by Jon2
From what I've read, that shouldn't be a problem. The process allows a 3-D film to be created from an already shot 2-D film.

Lucas has already stated that all 6 ST films will get the 3-D re-release.

It will be interesting to see how well it looks. I hope it works as well as the process used for Chicken Little, which was terrific. Forgot I was wearing the glasses after a while, and it was the first time I've been able to watch a 3-D film that didn't give me a headache or eye strain.
I doubt it will look that good. With digitally animated material I would assume they render it in 3D to begin with, rather than trying to create a 3D image from a 2D image like they are doing with these. I think Episodes 2 and 3 might work better than Episode 1 because they were shot on digital video, but not as good as pure CGI.
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Originally Posted by Jason
So, do you stil need the special glasses, or have they found a way around that? I wear real glasses, so I'm pretty much screwed if they do.
Apparently even with the technology they're using, yes. There's 2 developing right now. Basically it involves showing 144fps and every other frame is for one eye. One of the glasses used is lcd and it basically blocks the eye which the displayed film strip isn't for. So if the current frame is for the right eye, the lcd glass turns the left eye side opaque and vice versa. They said it happens so fast that you'll hardly notice it. There's even a picture of Peter Jackson wearing them. I forgot how the other one works.

I think it's cool. I'm thinking of the first attack on the Death Star, the Speeder Bike Chase in Jedi and of course the Asteroid Chase in Empire.
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Any process that magically transforms 2D into 3D is going to look fake--you're adding a ton of information that's just not in the original image, and it's hard to imagine how you'd do that in a way that looks natural. My guess is it will look more like a diorama than real 3D.

Of course with the prequels he can re-render all the CGI effects to get true 3D, but in the case of the original trilogy that's not an option.

This sounds like the 21st century equivalent of colorizing B&W movies to me. If Lucas wants to wow us with new technology, let him do it in with a new movie instead of constantly fiddling with his old ones.
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Originally Posted by Inverse
Any process that magically transforms 2D into 3D is going to look fake--you're adding a ton of information that's just not in the original image, and it's hard to imagine how you'd do that in a way that looks natural. My guess is it will look more like a diorama than real 3D.

Of course with the prequels he can re-render all the CGI effects to get true 3D, but in the case of the original trilogy that's not an option.

This sounds like the 21st century equivalent of colorizing B&W movies to me. If Lucas wants to wow us with new technology, let him do it in with a new movie instead of constantly fiddling with his old ones.
You have no idea what you are talking about, this isn't the old 3-D with things coming at you. When George Lucas, James Cameron, and Peter Jackson are all blown away by the process even on old movies, I'm there. Sorry but despite what you may have heard from a bunch of idiots who only know how to use the internet to bitch, these 3 guys know how to make films.
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Old 05-25-06, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by shaggy
You have no idea what you are talking about, this isn't the old 3-D with things coming at you. When George Lucas, James Cameron, and Peter Jackson are all blown away by the process even on old movies, I'm there. Sorry but despite what you may have heard from a bunch of idiots who only know how to use the internet to bitch, these 3 guys know how to make films.
One thing I forgot to mention is that PJ's King Kong is one of the other movies being "3D-fied" for a re-release.
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Originally Posted by Kal-El
One thing I forgot to mention is that PJ's King Kong is one of the other movies being "3D-fied" for a re-release.
I have noted this in the past, but I think this film is meant for IMAX, Jackson should have taken Spielberg's intention of 'Jurassic Park' and released this in 1.85 or lower so that the screen would take advantage of Kong's and the Dinosaur's heights. Out of curiosity, what is your source for this news?
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