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I don't think the 3D Film Archive were involved with the restoration of the Magnificent Bodyguards 3-D Blu-ray.
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LOL!!! They stole a musical phrase from Star Wars at the end of the trailer ...WOW!!

I hadn't listened to it, when I posted it. :) I wonder if that was just some trailer shenanigans? Lucasfilm aren't the types to be trifled with.
Given the wholesale lift of multiple motifs, my guess is this is akin to the repated use of Aliens motifs in trailers.
 

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More hyperbole than ever seen in the known world - together again in a single trailer!

SEE foam rocks hurled at the camera!

I’ll wait for Mr. F to chime in, but this appears to be the first Korean 3-D production, using over/under, ie. 3-D 2-perf. Be interesting to see how they’ve processed the image, 3-D aside.

2-perf seems to have been a bit problematic in transfers. Add 3-D?

One must wonder, from a purely tech perspective how it compares to side-by-side, a la The Stewardesses.
 

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More hyperbole than ever seen in the known world - together again in a single trailer!

SEE foam rocks hurled at the camera!

I’ll wait for Mr. F to chime in, but this appears to be the first Korean 3-D production, using over/under, ie. 3-D 2-perf. Be interesting to see how they’ve processed the image, 3-D aside.

2-perf seems to have been a bit problematic in transfers. Add 3-D?

One must wonder, from a purely tech perspective how it compares to side-by-side, a la The Stewardesses.
According to the IMDB, this is another Super Touch 3-D production, like Dynasty or Revenge of the Shogun Women. Hopefully elements are better, though 3DFA did yeoman's work with those titles.
 

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According to the IMDB, this is another Super Touch 3-D production, like Dynasty or Revenge of the Shogun Women. Hopefully elements are better, though 3DFA did yeoman's work with those titles.

They apparently have the camera negatives, although it hasn't been specified if they are working from them or not. At least visually, the bluray could have superior image quality to those of Dynasty and Shogun Women (due to the sources available). It would seem that Fortune Star have created Bodyguard's master in house, although it has been suggested 88 Films may do some additional work to ensure it looks as good as circumstances will allow.

Although 3-DFA have not been involved with this, I feel their successful kickstarter campaigns for those two titles really paved the way, and proved the viability of this title, if there were any doubts. Shogun Women was fully funded within 2 hours, and neither of those films had anyone on the level of Jackie Chan. Hard to argue that there isn't an audience for Magnificent Bodyguards in 3-D when there's clearly an audience for those titles.

I believe 88 Films is a British label.

They have some US presence, and this is one of the titles they announced for both regions.
 

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They apparently have the camera negatives, although it hasn't been specified if they are working from them or not. At least visually, the bluray could have superior image quality to those of Dynasty and Shogun Women (due to the sources available). It would seem that Fortune Star have created Bodyguard's master in house, although it has been suggested 88 Films may do some additional work to ensure it looks as good as circumstances will allow.

Although 3-DFA have not been involved with this, I feel their successful kickstarter campaigns for those two titles really paved the way, and proved the viability of this title, if there were any doubts. Shogun Women was fully funded within 2 hours, and neither of those films had anyone on the level of Jackie Chan. Hard to argue that there isn't an audience for Magnificent Bodyguards in 3-D when there's clearly an audience for those titles.



They have some US presence, and this is one of the titles they announced for both regions.
The added value that 3DFA provides, especially on over/under 3D titles, is correction of vertical or horizontal misalignment, some of which is inherent in the process [Google Optimax III and you may get an idea]. Hopefully Fortune Star has done the work here. Some over/under titles, like Comin' At Ya and Metalstorm, could have really benefited from some TLC in this department.
 

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They are now listing the North American release for November 12th. As expected, it has been mastered from the camera negatives.

Jackie Chan leaps out of the screen in Magnificent Bodyguards, the first Hong Kong movie shot in 3D! The icon joins a team of guards who are escorting an ill man across a land filled danger and possible death, a land known as Stormy Hills, but does the man hold a deadly secret? Directed by Wei Lo, the person who gave the world the Bruce Lee classics The Big Boss and Fist of Fury, this is prime mandarin madness with a score which will be familiar to lovers of a certain successful sci-fi saga. Featuring Real-D 3D, Anaglyph 3D and 2D Options this remastered early Jackie Chan Classic is presented as it was originally shown for the first time on disc.

Bonus Materials​

  • Brand New 2K Restoration From the Original Camera Negatives
  • High Definition (1080p) Presentation in 2.39:1 Aspect Ratio
  • 2 Disc Set including Real-D 3D, Anaglyph 3D and 2D viewing Options.
  • 2.0 Cantonese Dual Mono with English Subtitles
  • Classic English Dub

Sales Points​

  • Global First 3D Blu-ray release of a videostore era classic!
  • What could be more fun than Jackie Chan in 3D?!

The added value that 3DFA provides, especially on over/under 3D titles, is correction of vertical or horizontal misalignment, some of which is inherent in the process [Google Optimax III and you may get an idea]. Hopefully Fortune Star has done the work here. Some over/under titles, like Comin' At Ya and Metalstorm, could have really benefited from some TLC in this department.

I remained sceptical of the Super-Touch/Optimax system until I saw the work 3-DFA did on The Man Who Wasn't There. I seem to be able to accommodate a certain amount of vertical misalignment anyway, but find I can often sense it even if it doesn't strain the eyes. It certainly made a difference on a system that has vertical parallax in many shots that varies from background to foreground.
 

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They are now listing the North American release for November 12th. As expected, it has been mastered from the camera negatives.





I remained sceptical of the Super-Touch/Optimax system until I saw the work 3-DFA did on The Man Who Wasn't There. I seem to be able to accommodate a certain amount of vertical misalignment anyway, but find I can often sense it even if it doesn't strain the eyes. It certainly made a difference on a system that has vertical parallax in many shots that varies from background to foreground.
The best of the over/under formats was still Bob Bernier's Space-Vision. Chris Condon's lenses, used on Jaws 3-D for the underwater sequences, and on Earl Owensby's various 3D productions, were also excellent. Condon, of course, was also behind the side-by-side 3D lens developed for The Stewardesses.
 

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88 Films have confirmed Magnificent Bodyguards will be released with a limited edition lenticular cover:



The best of the over/under formats was still Bob Bernier's Space-Vision. Chris Condon's lenses, used on Jaws 3-D for the underwater sequences, and on Earl Owensby's various 3D productions, were also excellent.

I concur with that opinion. There's probably technical reasons, but it seems 1980s 3-D films rarely come close to looking as good as Space-vision. Flesh for Frankenstein is still the high water mark among titles I have on 3D-Bluray, certainly in terms of visual clarity.
 
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Just an update. I received word from 3DFA that they did not do this blu-ray. Bummer, but I'm still hoping it's quality work.
 

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