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Meg 3D [fye.com]: $18.51
Skyscraper 3D [fye.com]: $15.43
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Ready Player One 3D [fye.com]: $15.43
Rampage 3D [fye.com]: $15.43
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Tomb Raider 3D [fye.com]: $15.43
Justice League 3D [fye.com]: $15.43
Geostorm 3D [fye.com]: $15.43
Blade Runner 2049 3D [fye.com]: $15.43
Sing 3D [fye.com]: $15.43
Wonder Woman 3D [fye.com]: $12.96

Sector 7 3D [fye.com]: $14.19

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VCD is short term? It's been around longer than DVD or blu-ray. People still use it. VCD was never meant to compete with laserdisc. It was meant to compete with VHS tape. That it does very well. Same video quality but all the benefits of digital media. Fast fast forwards and rewinds and no need to rewind before returning.

Shooting 3D is different from shooting 2D. That's why there are so many meh 3D films that don't add much to the 2D versions. A good 3D movie doesn't come about just because you are using a 3D camera, it comes about when you plan for a 3D movie during pre-production and frame the movie accordingly. Actually filming the movie is the end of the process.

There's more 3D content being created today than ever. What broadcasters do does not dictate what everyone does. If they did then the industry fully supports VR. Since many events are now streamed in VR. I haven't been to a major event in the last 2 years or so where they weren't taping it in VR. You just have to know what the cameras look like. Most people don't even realize they are cameras. Even Conan was streaming in VR until his show got cut in half.

VR is not more suitable for gaming. VR is suitable for anything. Some of the best rated VR experiences right now are movies. VR movies. There is no interaction other than being able to move around and adjust where you are looking. What happens is a narrative. Those aren't games. They aren't even interactive movies. You are along for the ride. You can just change your seat.
I own a Sony DVD recorder for time shifting back in college and I'm sure I can record VCD with it, but it doesn't mean VCD is still being used because there may still be a few DVD recorders around. Why would anybody use VCD when they can use higher quality compression video for DVD-R? A decade ago there were quite a few VCD in Asia for karaoke purpose but those are very scarce now. If you consider Life of Pi to be very good 3D, I just told you the academy award director Ang Lee spent less than a year working on it. The learning curve for 3D shoot is minimal. Basically anybody can do it with they put their mind to it. VR is a totally different animal. The other thing you're not mentioning is that VR is a first person experience, so is video gaming. Movie isn't for most part. You're not bringing anything of significant in value added on top of traditional movie experience, that's why I think it's very gimmicky. I wouldn't bet this "new format" will materialize for movie experience because there are too many problems with it.
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I probably have to take back what I said about Paramount. The last 3D Blu-ray release for Paramount was Transformers Last Knight in 2017. It has missed the Mission Impossible Fallout, and I just saw the Bumblebee movie not having 3D Blu-ray release anywhere. It may be safe to say Paramount exited 3D Blu-ray business.
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I own a Sony DVD recorder for time shifting back in college and I'm sure I can record VCD with it, but it doesn't mean VCD is still being used because there may still be a few DVD recorders around. Why would anybody use VCD when they can use higher quality compression video for DVD-R? A decade ago there were quite a few VCD in Asia for karaoke purpose but those are very scarce now.
Yet people still do.

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If you consider Life of Pi to be very good 3D, I just told you the academy award director Ang Lee spent less than a year working on it. The learning curve for 3D shoot is minimal. Basically anybody can do it with they put their mind to it. VR is a totally different animal. The other thing you're not mentioning is that VR is a first person experience, so is video gaming. Movie isn't for most part. You're not bringing anything of significant in value added on top of traditional movie experience, that's why I think it's very gimmicky. I wouldn't bet this "new format" will materialize for movie experience because there are too many problems with it.
None of these statements is right. I don't know where you are getting any of this. Are you making it up? Life of Pi took 9 years to make. As I said, by the time they start filming, it has been storyboarded and planned out. It's not like Ang Lee walked around with a camera in his hands spontaneously deciding what to shoot. That's the way it happens in the movies. That's not the way they make movies. Anyways, it's the cinematographer that figures all that stuff out. The director tells them what his vision is. The cinematographer turns that into reality. You really should read up on the movie making process. You don't understand it at all.
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Sadly I was sleeping through this one. Embarrassment
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3D hasn't been a failure. Don't generalize what happens locally in the US to what happens in the rest of the world. Many things were huge outside the US that most Americans have never heard of. Such as video-cd. That was the disc format that people used before DVD. In the US it's virtually unknown. This is why you can get 3D movies in Europe and Asia that you can't get in the US.

Anyways, the studios don't have to support VR. That's not how it works. They just have to keep producing movies the same way they have.

Having said that, the studios are investing in VR. It's not a gimmick. It's the future. If you aren't using VR, then you probably don't know that many movies already have a VR tie in to promote the movie. Sooner than either of us expects, people will talk about flat screen movies like we talk about silent films. The big hold up is right now there isn't a good way to capture real life VR. There are some ways but they are time consuming and less than idea. It needs to be as simple as using a film or video camera. We aren't there yet.
Normally your argument about assuming what's popular in the US doesn't reflect the rest of the world would be correct. The reality is that most major movie studios are in the US though.
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Normally your argument about assuming what's popular in the US doesn't reflect the rest of the world would be correct. The reality is that most major movie studios are in the US though.
They are increasingly being funded by the Chinese. Have you ever wondered why many movies now have a Chinese bent to them? Take Skyscraper for example. What's the golden rule? Increasingly in Hollywood, the Chinese are the ones with the gold.
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weird that they keep making new 3d movies when manufacturers insist nobody wants 3d, thus it's dropped from all the tvs.
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weird that they keep making new 3d movies when manufacturers insist nobody wants 3d, thus it's dropped from all the tvs.
Because movie theaters like to have a reason to charge a premium on top of the already ridiculous cost to see a movie?
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Because movie theaters like to have a reason to charge a premium on top of the already ridiculous cost to see a movie?
yeah and if people are actually paying that money, then it would seem to mean that it makes no sense for tv manufacturers to take away 3d. If someone likes it in the theater, they'd likely want to try it at home in 3d if they had a 3d oled with good quality 3d. They still put it in some projectors, too, I think.
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Sadly I was sleeping through this one. Embarrassment
There is always next year. FYE ran 31.4% off for 3 years in a row. If you looked at last year's FYE 31.4% off post, if you missed those titles you actually buy them for at least $4 cheaper this year. So it's not the end of the world unless you have to have them now.
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Yet people still do.
VCD is dead. If people are still recording VHS quality using VCD, then the same hardware could record DVD that offers much better MPEG video with less compression artifact. Even in Asia, I haven't seen Karaoke disc made in VCD format in many years. They've moved on to DVD. You need a DVD player to play karaoke VCD, so what's the point of having VCD?

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Also, Ang Lee talked about his journey learning 3D filming in a Chinese interview. It took him 9 years to make Life of Pi but it didn't mean that it took him 9 years to learn 3D. Before we get sidetracked, my main point was that 3D isn't a big leap above the traditional movie filming. But the VR you're talking about, that's a totally different animal. It's science fantasy at this point because not too many movies are suitable for VR experience, because most movies aren't first person experience unlike video gaming which is almost always. There is very little VR can offer to home video, and the idea can be easily squashed if one counters with the track record of 3D. It's fantasy land at this point. Paramount and Universal aren't waiting to jump into this the next big thing especially VR because they know better. Whatever the difficulties 3D faced today, VR will face in hundredfold.

I do want to comment on the Chinese market. A lot of movies put in famous Chinese actress just to boost Chinese ticket sale. Great Wall was a major flop in U.S., but in China it singlehandedly turn that movie into profit territory. The same actress Jin Tian was also in Kong Skull Island, Pacific Rim Uprising, the latter was another flop in U.S. but recouped a lot of money in China. Transformers AOE, Resident Evil Retribution, and the Meg had Li Bing Bing. Chinese sale did very well for those movies, and probably better in China on some of them. X-Men Days of Future Past had Fan Bingbing and the movie did better than any X-men, though I think it was a better movie anyway so I don't think she mattered much. Movie studios are leveraging the Chinese market that way. But China has invested very poorly. In the first 10 months in 2018, over 300 movie theaters closed in China. Most theaters are losing money and struggling. Some of the investment in U.S. didn't turn out so well. They are being a lot careful these days because the consumer spending in China has contracted by a lot since the trade war started. Movie going is luxury to them. They have less money to throw around than you think.

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Because movie theaters like to have a reason to charge a premium on top of the already ridiculous cost to see a movie?
I believe Star Wars Last Jedi got about 40% of its ticket sale on IMAX. I do hate that Dolby format has separated itself from 3D lately. I haven't seen 3D in Dolby format for a long time. It's very disappointing that you're paying premium for Dolby and not getting 3D when available. For example, last week Alita was on Dolby but only in 2D, Same goes for Captain Marvel.

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yeah and if people are actually paying that money, then it would seem to mean that it makes no sense for tv manufacturers to take away 3d. If someone likes it in the theater, they'd likely want to try it at home in 3d if they had a 3d oled with good quality 3d. They still put it in some projectors, too, I think.
I don't know. It's a good point that they are getting revenue in theater but decided not to release them for home video. We're not talking about movies region free UK imports. There are already several movies from Paramount that hasn't been released in 3D anywhere. I'm really disappointed they won't have Bumblebee in 3D.
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VCD is dead. If people are still recording VHS quality using VCD, then the same hardware could record DVD that offers much better MPEG video with less compression artifact. Even in Asia, I haven't seen Karaoke disc made in VCD format in many years. They've moved on to DVD. You need a DVD player to play karaoke VCD, so what's the point of having VCD?
The point is, people don't record video cd. It's a medium for consumption. Just like DVD. Just like blu-ray. People still use it. The same way vinyl records are a medium for consumption and not for recording at home. People still use records too.

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Also, Ang Lee talked about his journey learning 3D filming in a Chinese interview. It took him 9 years to make Life of Pi but it didn't mean that it took him 9 years to learn 3D. Before we get sidetracked, my main point was that 3D isn't a big leap above the traditional movie filming. But the VR you're talking about, that's a totally different animal. It's science fantasy at this point because not too many movies are suitable for VR experience, because most movies aren't first person experience unlike video gaming which is almost always. There is very little VR can offer to home video, and the idea can be easily squashed if one counters with the track record of 3D. It's fantasy land at this point. Paramount and Universal aren't waiting to jump into this the next big thing especially VR because they know better. Whatever the difficulties 3D faced today, VR will face in hundredfold.
So he didn't say it took him 1 year to learn how to use 3D did it? You made that up. Once again, the director gives his vision. It's the cinematographer who takes care of the details of how it's film. That's what they do.

Also, you are making assumptions about VR that are not true. VR isn't only a first person experience. Unless you consider sitting in an audience a first person experience. By that measure, so is watching a movie. Whether 2D or 3D. Much of VR being streamed today is someone sitting in an audience. Just like they stream it in 2D and 3D. So the "difficulties" are the same. But I really get the sense that you have no idea what the "difficulties" are.

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I do want to comment on the Chinese market. A lot of movies put in famous Chinese actress just to boost Chinese ticket sale. Great Wall was a major flop in U.S., but in China it singlehandedly turn that movie into profit territory. The same actress Jin Tian was also in Kong Skull Island, Pacific Rim Uprising, the latter was another flop in U.S. but recouped a lot of money in China. Transformers AOE, Resident Evil Retribution, and the Meg had Li Bing Bing. Chinese sale did very well for those movies, and probably better in China on some of them. X-Men Days of Future Past had Fan Bingbing and the movie did better than any X-men, though I think it was a better movie anyway so I don't think she mattered much. Movie studios are leveraging the Chinese market that way. But China has invested very poorly. In the first 10 months in 2018, over 300 movie theaters closed in China. Most theaters are losing money and struggling. Some of the investment in U.S. didn't turn out so well. They are being a lot careful these days because the consumer spending in China has contracted by a lot since the trade war started. Movie going is luxury to them. They have less money to throw around than you think.
As I said, it's much more than a token appeal to the Chinese market. The money to make the movies is increasing coming from China. Look no further than Tencent. They are a force in Hollywood now. In China, 3D is big. 95% of the revenue for Jurassic World in China came from 3D showings. 95%. In China, the 2D version of Jurassic World might as well not exist.

Since China will soon overtake the US as the largest movie market in the world, what happens in China is what matters. 3D is what matters in China.
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