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There's one thing about summer time......T.V. viewing sucks. Except for Live PD on Friday and Saturday nights we don't watch much on the tube. Summer time equals movie watching time and we do watch a ton of movies during the summer months. After screening Friday the 13th Part 3 in 3D last night I thought I was done with 3D for a few weeks but today I find myself wanting to watch one more 3D movie. I just can't decide which one to watch. I did a good cleaning job on my 3D print of Jaws recently so I might want to see how that turned out. So tonight it's between Jaws 3D and Amityville 3D. Hmmmmmm.....what to do?
 

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JAWS 3 3D...a no brained!
Ha ha John Sparks. Jaws 3D was my pick as well but then going down the film racks I saw GREASE and that just said something to me. So, I pulled out GREASE and that what we watched tonight. 35mm, Dolby A, 1978 2:35 (this is a 1994 print)

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I realize that not everyone loves 3D and the truth is 10% of the population can't even see 3D. 3D has appeared and disappeared more time than I care to count. There's no doubt that AVATAR (2009) opened the flood gates once again. No one to blame but James Cameron for that!! I, for one, am very glad he did because during the transition from 35mm to digital, Technicolor 3D was also born making it possible for theatres to show 3D product for those theatre operators who didn't think that the digital conversion was going to last and didn't want to spend 30-40 thousand dollars for each digital projector!! Although my collection is made up of the best of the 3D titles from the 80's 3D reboot, the quality and equipment upgrades for the new Technicolor prints far exceeds their predecessors. I guess I've never understood the disdain so many people have for 3D. Is it a gimmick? Sure it is but I consider much of the new CGI a gimmick as well.
As far as our home theatre is concerned, we'll continue to screen 3D movies in both digital and 35mm until the curtain closes for the last time.
RANT OVER.
This rant was the product of a conversation I recently had with another film collector. He doesn't care for 3D.
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I'm just happy the current wave has lasted as long as it has. Maybe the gap to the next big 3D moment won't be as long. I suspect the pandemic will cause producers to reexamine 3D as a way of getting butts in seats, and maybe *fingers crossed* they won't treat it like a cash cow to be exploited for maximum profit, because this most recent wave should have taught them that the people will revolt against things like surcharges, especially when the greed is so transparent. I'm looking at you, Clash of the Titans.
 

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I suspect 3D will remain alive at least until Christmas, 2021 when Avatar is released. That will surely drawn in the 3D traffic.
 

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Today we purchased the $39.99 Roku stick so we could stream Amazon Prime in our home theatre. Had trouble getting it on the screen and when we did it took forever to set everything up but when I finally put the picture on the screen it was impressive. Sharp, hi def 1080P picture and the track was impressive as well. Tomorrow night we're going to watch Knives Out. For those of you who wanted to know......Roku works great on the OPPO 103. Just make sure you use the setup that applies 115 volts to the Roku stick. It would not work for us without using that application. All of the necessary cables and hardware is included in the $39.99 kit. We bought ours from Target. Their listed price is $49.99 but they will match Amazons price.
 

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