Posted October 10 2012 - 10:47 AM
As a reviewer, I had the task of seeing the movie in all 3D formats and I must say, the differences speaks volumes. First view, was a Real D theater. I have never seen anything as bad as this. I litteraly thought the events in the storm were filmed vertical and not horisontal. It was a pure 1/6 view! This could as well be contibuted to a weak bulb and a poorly adjustment. Next view, was an XPand theater, which was much better. I always get a seat quite close to the screen, to get immersed. And this was some of the best 3D I've seen. 5/6 Then I had the option of seeing the movie in a high-end Dolby 3D theater. High-end because the owner and the operator are enthusiasts and they spare no expense, and they went to the extreme that day and delivered a new bulb. It was by miles, the best 3D I've ever witnessed. Avatar didn't come close. I was immersed in depth the movie through and I actually had difficulties determining light loss when moving the glasses up and down. It was not noticeable. What grand use of 3D even in the closed confines of rooms and in the caves. 6/6 The MasterImage delivered poorly, but better than the Real D, but the 3D was dim and dull. 2-3/6 Then I've watched the movie again. In my own theater, in a pitch black room. Black walls, black carpet and ceiling and a JVC X9 (RS60). I had hoped for same as Dolby 3D, but the XPand glasses dims too much. This IS a dark movie and it needs all the light it can get. IF it gets that, you will notice! I will give the 3D experience 4/6. It was good, but not grand. You simply can't put your trust in a single 3D rating. The movie will look as good as your equipment and your surroundings permits you. A colleague of mine, has seen the movie on his flatscreen. He gets close up to 1-1½ meter and it is as good 3D, as it was with our Dolby 3D experience. The 3D picture on this disc is pitch perfect. It is up to your equipment and surroundings, to deliver it!
Waiting impatiently for Sir Ridley Scotts Prometheus!
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