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Parasite (1982) 3D Blu-ray Review
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I have this on order and I'm happy to read the 3D is good. Thanks for the review. BTW, is the commentary on the 3D version or only the 2D?
 

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Already received mine -- and the 3D is indeed excellent, with pop-outs galore -- and an excellent restoration. Another great job by 3D Film Archive.
 
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I saw this on its original release. And still remember the pipe scene. Glad to know it’s represented effectively here.

and I remember Vivian ‘Adelaide’ Blaine
 

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I have this on order and I'm happy to read the 3D is good. Thanks for the review. BTW, is the commentary on the 3D version or only the 2D?
No matter which version you choose, you'll have access to the commentary and all of the other bonuses. I watched the bonus featurettes from the 3D layer and listened to the commentary with the 2D playing.
 

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Absolutely horrendous film. It's a chore getting through this.

The 3D is absolutely phenomenal, but that's the only thing of interest here.

And that's the whole point, isn't it?

Put another way: Is anything more horrendous than Stewardesses and... (ugh...) A*P*E? But we bought 'em anyway, to support 3DFA's efforts. As the proverbial little kid said, ".... there must be a pony in here somewhere!" Every Stewardesses, Parasite and (ugh) A*P*E gets us closer to more ponies that 3DFA may get greenlit to tackle.
 

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And that's the whole point, isn't it?

Put another way: Is anything more horrendous than Stewardesses and... (ugh...) A*P*E? But we bought 'em anyway, to support 3DFA's efforts. As the proverbial little kid said, ".... there must be a pony in here somewhere!" Every Stewardesses, Parasite and (ugh) A*P*E gets us closer to more ponies that 3DFA may get greenlit to tackle.


You have a point.

However, I once said that even a bad movie could be good in 3D. I take that back. The excitement is over. Even though this film sported spectacular in-yo-face 3D, it just ... just ... sucked.

And that's the problem with most (but not all) that is to come...

This is not the fault of anyone -- particularly the 3-D archive -- but these are all terrible "B" films that can barely be watched once.

I don't know how you sell this stuff to anyone but the die-hard fans like us.
 

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And that's the whole point, isn't it?

Put another way: Is anything more horrendous than Stewardesses and... (ugh...) A*P*E? But we bought 'em anyway, to support 3DFA's efforts. As the proverbial little kid said, ".... there must be a pony in here somewhere!" Every Stewardesses, Parasite and (ugh) A*P*E gets us closer to more ponies that 3DFA may get greenlit to tackle.

Add Jaws 3D, Metalstorm, Andy Warhol's Frankenstein, Friday the 13th part 3, Treasure of the Four Crowns, Comin at Ya!, etc. that are fun to watch in 3D but story wise are pretty bad. But, us 3D nuts still buy them.
 

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Haven't seen a couple of those, but Jaws 3D and Friday the 13th 3D are practically masterpieces, IMO, in comparision with Parasite.

I'm a fan of some of the stuff put out by Charles Band through his Full Moon Features company, but Parasite was just an awful effort.
 

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I saw Parasite in a theater when it first came out. At the time, the movie brought some scares, but the 3D pop outs were pretty blurry. Watching it now, the 3D is great, but the movie is not so good. Still, I enjoy it for what it is. The restoration is amazing, and I’ve always wanted to see that pipe in my face again, so I'm really glad to have a copy.
 

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Absolutely horrendous film. It's a chore getting through this.

The 3D is absolutely phenomenal, but that's the only thing of interest here.

Well, it's a slog, and without the 3D aspect, it's borderline insufferable. But it's catalog 3D, so I'm all-in. Kind of fun,
 

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