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#1 of 13 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted December 31 2010 - 01:31 AM


 

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#2 of 13 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted December 31 2010 - 01:59 AM

Thank you so much for the informative review, Ron. Having watched the film several times for the purposes of reviewing the two different 2D releases, I can just imagine how incredible the images are in 3D.


And have you seen the outrageous sums the 3D Avatar is going for on Ebay? I understand Fox wants to wait for more 3D sets to make their ways into homes, but this film in 3D would surely be a prime draw for people to invest in the format. A continuing shame about these exclusivity deals.



#3 of 13 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted December 31 2010 - 04:52 AM

Thanks for the review Ron.  I haven't watched the entire film in 3D yet.  I am hoping to do it this weekend. 

 Most of you reading this review, who don't own Panasonic displays, will not have the opportunity to actually watch this disc in your homes until 2012.

 In the off the record conversations I have had with people I was told general release won't be until 4th Quarter 2013.  Good news is it will most likely be the extended cut.



#4 of 13 OFFLINE   AlexS2

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Posted December 31 2010 - 02:01 PM

4th Quarter 2013? Looks like they will be using the 3D blu general release to kick start the lead up to Avatar 2 then.

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Posted December 31 2010 - 10:04 PM

Great review Ron. Go back now and watch some of those scenes in 2D. The movie just falls flat, the Na'vi look very unrealistic and cartoonish. I use the word 'pasty looking'. The 3D is truly incredible. My wife and I felt the same watching the 3D version as you and enjoyed it more than the theatrical experience. I can not wait to have my Panasonic 50VT25 ISF calibrated at the end of this month by Gregg Loewen!

#6 of 13 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 01 2011 - 03:21 AM

Hi Hank! I have to admit, as a 2D movie I find it difficult to watch this film.  It just doesn't have the same impact for me as it does in 3D. Absolutely love this disc. It really makes the viewer feel that the investment they made into upgrading their display was a sound one.

 

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#7 of 13 OFFLINE   Johnny Angell

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Posted January 03 2011 - 09:36 AM



Originally Posted by Hank 

Great review Ron. Go back now and watch some of those scenes in 2D. The movie just falls flat, the Na'vi look very unrealistic and cartoonish.

I admit I don't have a 3D TV, but I watched Avatar multiple times in 3D Imax and I was surprised and happy about how much I enjoyed watching Avatar at home in 2D.  Yes I would love to have the panny and Avatar3D, but I still plan on enjoying it in 2D multiple times this year.  The movie does not fall flat for me.


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Posted January 03 2011 - 10:23 AM

panasonic is now selling a 3D panasonic blu ray player where you can get a free copy of avatar in 3D with it. Jacob http://g-ecx.images-...V175015680_.pdf

#9 of 13 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 03 2011 - 11:11 AM

Jacob, That is incredible news.  Very affordable for everyone to obtain their own copy of AVATAR without buying a $2-4k display. Hope Panasonic makes this offering with the purchase of their new upcoming 2011 Blu-ray models.

 

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#10 of 13 OFFLINE   TheBat

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Posted January 03 2011 - 11:22 AM

i saw avatar in 3D many times. both regular 3D and imax 3D. I enjoyed it. I think I liked the imax version better. less contrast problems. I also enjoyed watching it in 2D on the small screen as well. I dont know if any of you have watched the collectors edition with an extra 20 minutes. I have the same attutide that others have about the lotr:EE. that the longer cut is better. it feels more complete specially with the alternate opening. i would highly recommend it. I look forward to the ee cut in 3D hopefully someday. its great news that people can buy the panasonic player to get a free copy of avatar. Jacob

#11 of 13 OFFLINE   GregK

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Posted January 03 2011 - 11:46 AM

The IMAX version of Avatar without a doubt was superior to the general run Real-D version. No phasing artifacts. Double the brightness. Less ghosting.

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Posted January 03 2011 - 08:26 PM

The traditional IMAX opening night 3D screening of Avatar easily ranks as one of my best theater going experiences of the last decade (you could practically hear the sense of awe emanating from the entire audience), alongside seeing Fellowship of the Ring on opening night back in 01 (that would probably be my number 1 of all time movie going experience) that said, 2D Avatar still offers a magnificent experience imo, especially at home on a nice HD setup. The 2D picture still offers a tremendous sense of depth, and there is much more opportunity to take in all the details than there is in the 3D version of the film.

#13 of 13 OFFLINE   Steve Tannehill

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Posted September 28 2011 - 02:06 PM

I picked this disc up from eBay along with Ice Age 3, for a reasonable Buy It Now price. It came from China, the packaging is mostly in Chinese, but the movie is in Englush (DTS-HD Master Audio) and English subtitles during the Na'vi-speak. This is the best 3D I've seen, both theatrically and now at home. It makes me glad I invested in 3D when my old RPTV died.





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