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Flat Blu rays of 3D Movies

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by TJPC, Sep 21, 2019.

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    I collect every 3D Blu ray of every 3D movie I can, especially if I have seen it theatrically. I believe if the movie was shown in the theatre in 3D, that is the way it was meant to be seen. (I wouldn’t watch a wide screen movie in Academy ratio at home either).

    Increasingly however more 3D movies are only released flat on Blu ray. Most enthusiasts have been able to buy 3D discs from Europe or Hong Kong that were not available in North America, I thought it might be useful to make a list of titles shown in 3D in the theatre but not available on disc anywhere. I’ll start:

    Men In Black International
    Mission Impossible Fallout
    X Men Dark Phoenix
     
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    None of those were shot in 3D. They were post-converted. I disagree that if a movie was shown in 3D that it always means that is the way it was meant to be seen. Some 3D conversions are studio-imposed against the wishes of the filmmakers. But yeah, if the filmmakers are on board with the conversion then the studios should at least be willing to make the 3D version available for home viewing.
     
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    Wonder Park
    Hotel Transylvania 3 (but is available in 3D on Vudu)
    Pete's Dragon
    Nutcracker and the Four Realms
    Sherlock Gnomes
    The Emoji Movie
    Trolls
    Bumblebee
    Missing Link
    A Wrinkle in Time
    Captain Underpants
    Ferdinand
    Money From Home
    Starchaser the Legend of Orin (was on 3D field-sequential VHD in Japan)
     
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    I don’t buy animated or children’s movies, so I did not know about these others. Thanks!
     
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    Let's take a little look at the numbers -- because, after all, that's was studio execs and other rights-holders and distributors have to pay attention to.

    Here are some comps on some Golden Age blu-ray releases:

    Title 3D or Flat Blu? Amazon Sales Rank

    The Maze 3D # 13,134
    Gog 3D # 34,918
    House of Wax 3D # 58,928
    Dragonfly Squadron 3D # 100,279
    Money from Home Flat (oops!) # 139.961
     
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