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WHV Press Release: The Polar Express Presented In 3-D (DVD/Blu-ray)

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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted August 18 2008 - 02:56 AM

All Aboard for a Journey Like Never Before! THE POLAR EXPRESS PRESENTED IN 3-D on Blu-ray™ Hi-Def and DVD Debuts October 28 from Warner Home Video Burbank, Calif, August 18, 2008 – The Polar Express, the beloved classic and one of Warner Home Video and Shangri-La Entertainment’s all-time best-selling family DVDs, is pulling into the station October 28 for the first time presented in eye-popping 3-D on Blu-ray™ High-Def and DVD. With this dazzling new technology that includes four sets of 3-D glasses, the whole family can experience the magical journey to the North Pole together like never before. Just in time for holiday gift giving both will also include the original theatrical 2-D version. The Polar Express Presented in 3-D will sell for $34.99 SRP in Blu-ray™ High-Def and $20.97 SRP on DVD. Synopsis The Polar Express Presented in 3-D joins a cherished group of holiday films like ‘It’s A Wonderful Life,’ ‘A Christmas Story,’ ‘Miracle On 34th Street,’ and ‘A Christmas Carol’ to be part of family celebrations at this time of year. The Polar Express is based on the beloved Caldecott Medal children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg about a doubting young boy who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole on Christmas Eve. He embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. The Polar Express – which has sold nearly 7 million copies in print and ranked #2 on the National Education Association’s Teachers Top 100 Books for Children – was selected as “Critics Choice” by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA); won the Grammy® for Best Song Written For a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media and was honored with a Golden Globe® nomination for Best Original Song and three Academy Award® nominations including Best Original Song, Sound and Sound Editing. Blu-ray™ Hi-Def Special Features in 2-D Smokey and Steamer Song not seen in theaters · You Look Familiar: The many Polar faces of Tom Hanks · A Genuine ticket to Ride: 5 featurettes True Inspirations: Profiling author Chris Van Allsburg Believe: Josh Groban performance and behind the scenes Flurry of Effects: 5 motion-capture sessions Snow Angels: Moviemakers’ Christmas memories Theatrical trailer THE POLAR EXPRESS PRESENTED IN 3-D $34.99 SRP Feature Running Time: 100 Minutes Note: All enhanced content listed above is subject to change.


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#2 of 5 OFFLINE   RolandL



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Posted August 18 2008 - 03:56 AM

You had me excited for a second. I thought they were going to use the field-sequential method. Too bad its in the anaglyph method which gives you nothing but headaches and crappy 3-D.

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#3 of 5 OFFLINE   Jeffrey Nelson

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Posted August 20 2008 - 07:21 AM

If it is really anaglyph 3-D, they should be soundly ridiculed for calling it "dazzling new technology"... I'm hoping (most likely in vain) that it's actually a new process, not because I want to see POLAR EXPRESS, but because it might make 3-D releases possible of films I do actually want to see at home in good 3-D, like HOUSE OF WAX, DIAL M FOR MURDER, etc.

#4 of 5 OFFLINE   Jesse Skeen

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Posted August 21 2008 - 10:32 PM

This, along with the anaglyph Hannah Montana disc, is beyond stupid. When is that thing actually going to come out that works with those DLP TVs labeled "3-D Ready"??
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#5 of 5 OFFLINE   RolandL



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Posted August 22 2008 - 02:55 AM

The "3-D Ready" TV's work fine with SD DVD's that are field-sequential 3-D but, you will need a PC that outputs 120hz, PC software and a field-sequential system. There are not that many 3-D field-sequential SD DVD's though.

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