I thought the blu-ray standard required 3D to also support 2D? If this disc is 3D only, I'll vote with m wallet and pass on it. What if I have company and they don't like 3D?
I hope thi s is just a labeling error.
As a 3-D owner, I'm hoping it's NOT a labeling error, but thinking it probably is, because it's just too darn good to be true.
Put yourself in the 3D owners' position. ( <- There.)
When we go down to Best Buy to buy Wreck-It Ralph 3D or Monsters Inc. 3D, do we buy it?--No. We buy the 3D disk, plus the 2D disk, plus the combo DVD disk, plus the now-meaningless DC surcharge/disk, for a 4-5 disk price of $45 MSRP.
I don't want them. The 2D Blu-ray was put in the box on the off-chance I didn't have a 3D player yet, and the disk wouldn't be accepted....I do have one. Strike one. (Oh, and if I "have friends over" and "need" to show them the movie in 2D because they don't want to or I don't have the glasses, I've got a button on my 3DTV remote that does that. Save the plastic.) What, is there "not enough room" on the 3D disk for bonus features?--Say, here's an idea we haven't seen in literally years: How about a separate bonus disk of features, that you can put in with either the 2D and 3D combos separately, without having to make special printings of either? Gee, guess we never had room for those lately, had we, but looks like there'll be plenty of room now!
And unlike some, I don't want the DVD. I won't begrudge it to others, but if there are some who are so low-tech as to want the 2D Blu-ray as well, go buy the BD+DVD combo. That's why they sold it separately.
So far, "disk piggyback" has been one of the two problems crippling 3D Blu-ray sales in the country. We've solved "Studio exclusives", now we're trying to work on the studios not worrying that they have to bend over backwards for us, make their 3D Blu releases all things to every customer, and charge the target customers the cost of all those security crutches.
We've been begging and PLEADING with the studios, and frankly, I thought Fox would give in first. Long before Disney. But no, Disney seems to be sending out a test guinea pig of whether those 3D customers they worked so hard to cultivate with their Disney, Pixar and Alice releases actually would buy a 3D Blu-ray solo.
As for the same-price-as-the-combos thing, I'll just take that as typical Disney cold-feet, and that they're trying to stack the deck against the experiment. That, or making sure it's an even playing field to judge the sales numbers.
Darn, it's like Avatar all over again: I want to rush out and buy a copy just to make my statement about making the 3D industry a better and saner place for the customer, but that would mean having to watch the movie.
Edited by Ejanss, April 12 2013 - 03:17 AM.