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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Richard--W, Feb 22, 2013.
I sincerely hope that your assumption is correct.
This trend reminds me of those 1960's and 70's reissues of Gone With the Wind, Julius Caesar and The Great Caruso in widescreen 70mm. Those were horrible, but I must admit I'm curious to see what some titles look like in 3D, for example the upcoming 3D version of The Wizard of Oz, which I think would lend itself visually to stereo.
Even thought the conversion on TWOO should never have been done in the first place.
We all have our reasons. Can't imagine this version of Dr. NO being "quality" 3D, but IMO, TWOO has the potential for a great conversion if done right. Catalog titles like Top Gun and Titanic are definitely 3D version keepers in my collection and Jurassic Park is on the horizon as another hopeful conversion. There are a few 3D conversions of older movies, like March of the Wooden Soldiers that IMO, turned out extremely well. Paul
Seeing as they weren't cheap Taiwanese bootlegs, of course. (No, really: Just to keep the thread shorter, could we maybe agree to a moratorium on thread responses that think this's actually real?)
Reality check: the 3-D conversion on blu-ray is for real and it's for sale. Whether or not it's authorized appears to be the question. Since the Bond producers do nothing but make wrong decisions, I assumed it was authorized when I made the initial post. But now I'm not so sure. Either it's authorized and they are testing the market in Taiwan or its an unauthorized bootleg. EON has neither confirmed nor denied if this 3-D conversion is authorized. I've stated elsewhere on this forum that I'm opposed to 3-D conversions of classic films. I think all films should remain as originally envisioned. As an aside, not all Asian labels are bootlegs or bad transfers. Not by any means. I've purchased a number of Asian films on Asian labels that are every bit as professional as American studio labels. The Kaneto Shindô films on Asmick Ace, for example. One of my latest acquisitions is Powell and Pressburger's GONE TO EARTH (1950) on a Korean DVD. It is simply an authorized port of the out-of-print Fremantle U.K. DVD. Lovely film in beautiful color. Looks fine.
Er, yeah. (Or, whether it's just some homemade TV-conversion copy slapped on a disk and sold on Taiwanese streetcorners. TV-to-3D is the New Bootleg.) Just OOC, you weren't one of those people who thought that Rear Window thing was real too, and that was on this hemisphere?
I like your thinking, especially regarding bootlegs of OOP discs. That is one case where I think bootlegs can be justified. And I share your views on 3-D conversions of classics: they should never be done.
Perhaps you misunderstood me. Bootlegs are unethical in any case. I know the practice is rampant in Asia, but legitimate releases are sold in Asia as well. I buy the legitimate releases only. I don't buy counterfeits and bootlegs as a rule. I don't buy 3-D conversions of classic flat films, either. I was merely reporting a new release in my initial post that seemed in the moment to be perfectly legit. It might be, I don't know.
For the record, I don't support bootlegging of widely available content such as new releases or material which is readily available (in print) on home media. Are you stating that the release you mentioned above was a legitimate Asian release of a region 2 disc that was OOP? I assumed that you were referring to a bootlegAlso, I understand that you are not certain of the legitimacy of the 3-D release mentioned above.
I don't know why they bothered: it's watchable but the 3D adds very little to a movie which is still highly entertaining even at such an advanced age.
Better than the dodgy homemade 3D Bladerunner though.
so was this a proper conversion ?
No, it was an unauthorized bootleg.