What's with these Slingshot 3-D DVD releases?

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  1. Dick

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    The original LITTLE SHOP OF HORROR and NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, both public domain titles, are due to be released by a company called Slingshot in 3-D.... Oh, really? Neat trick, since neither film was photographed in 3-D. What cheesy method are they using to "simulate" a 3-D image? It's probably along the lines of the fake 3-D boasted by the people who produced the ROLLER COASTER THRILLS films.
     
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    Oh, avoid this junk. While the glasses and 3-D system are excellent, it only works with material shot in 3-D. These "converted" films are simply the same flat movies processed so that glasses are required to view them. They do not appear to be in 3-D, even with the glasses on. Stick with the real 3-D titles.
     
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    In other words, a marketing gimmick/ripoff.
     
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    The least they can do is 3D-ize movies that would actually mean something in 3-D. Little Shop Of Horrors and Night of the Living Dead don't really allow much for a stereo effect.

    In fact, what is the use, anyways?
     
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    They're public domain, so that means they can mess with them however they want. A shame these come out but we can't get Kiss Me Kate, Creature From The Black Lagoon, It Came From Outer Space or Friday the 13th Part 3 in 3-D!!
     

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