First, I took someone's advice and edited the thread title. Hopefully that will get the
attention of the folks at Disney who I know read this forum.
So, I am going to start by saying something very nice to our friends at Disney, and then
I am going to vent.
First, when it comes to 3D, nobody does it better than Disney. I look forward to the 3D
titles that I review for the studio. Almost always, the 3D presentation is amazing. Plus,
(and I think I am correct on this) no other studio has released as much 3D titles to the
marketplace. In essence, Disney's push to get continuous 3D product out to store displays
has greatly helped advance this format.
With all that being said, I find that Disney is seemingly shooting themselves in the foot and
doing crazy things as if they are trying to continually reinvent an established market.
Let's start with BRAVE in 3D. Fantastic title. However, why upon inserting the disc it
defaults to 2.0 audio is beyond me. Who does that in this day and age?
Then there's OZ THE POWERFUL and the fact that they had to offer the 3D Blu-ray disc
separately from the combo pack. I don't think that exactly worked out favorably for them
as that practice has never been repeated.
Now, there's FROZEN. Highly successful film for the studio, and quite frankly, it is my
most anticipated 3D watch so far this year. I really wanted to own this title. It seems
quite a bit of the online community did as well (I have been reading this and other forums).
Why is Disney withholding a proper 3D Blu-ray release?
I am not saying this sarcastically....perhaps I haven't been up on the latest numbers related
to 3D sales. Are they down to the point that a studio like Disney has to change a successful
release model that it has had in place? Earlier, someone mentioned that the studios are
seemingly trying to kill off the 3D format. I laughed and thought that was impossible. However,
seeing what is being done here, I don't quite know now what to think.
Jeezus....Disney 3D Blu-ray, for me, is the crème de la crème of what is possible with this format.
If they start screwing around with their releases, and other studios follow, I am not feeling very
comfortable about the future of 3D in the home.