Clash Of The Titans heads up Warner's 3D Blu-ray deluge

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Clash Of The Titans heads up Warner's 3D Blu-ray deluge

Post by maximus » Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:09 pm

Warner Home Video has announced six new 3D Blu-ray titles for general release, kick-starting the format.

Although the discs are only pencilled for release in the US at the moment, it is nice to see 3D titles actually hitting the shops rather than being tied to one manufacturer.

The six films aren't exactly blockbuster classics. Clash of the Titans is the biggest name (and this was ridiculed in the cinemas for its awful 3D), followed by Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (if the 3D is as bad as the title then we're in trouble) and documentaries Deep Sea, Space Station and Under The Sea.

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Interestingly, the documentaries were previously bundled with specific manufacturers. Sony had the sole rights to Deep Sea while LG was bundling Under The Sea and Space Station.

This is something which still seems to be happening. Recently it was announced that Avatar 3D will come out exclusively with Panasonic TVs later this year and Sony has announced it will have Alice And Wonderland with its TVs before anyone else.

Speaking about the releases, Dorinda Marticorena, SVP of worldwide marketing and high-def at WHV, said: "This is an exciting time in the industry and we are thrilled to be a part of this evolution in home entertainment."

As with what's happening with Blu-ray/DVD combis at the moment, the 3D Blu-rays will be in combi packs with normal Blu-rays.

UK release date and pricing is still to be announced, but pricing in the US is a whopping $44.95 a pop and you can get them from 16 November.


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Re: Clash Of The Titans heads up Warner's 3D Blu-ray deluge

Post by jthspace » Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:57 pm

Trouble is, some of the recent 3D films have been disappointing, like the studios think, "this film is mediocre so let's release it in 3D and make some money". Now they will release it to disc even quicker and disappoint more people.

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Re: Clash Of The Titans heads up Warner's 3D Blu-ray deluge

Post by maximus » Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:56 am

I agree. They have a bandwagon and they are all clambering aboard. I have seen some superb releases of older titles on blue ray but not seen anything that would tempt me into buying a 3D tv set just yet. In any case I read that there are talks going on at the moment to bring "Real 3D" to tv's. This is the system used in the cinemas and doesn't require those ludicrously expensive active shutter glasses, just a pair of 99p circularly polarized glasses.

In any case we just bought a Sony s370 player and it's not 3D compatible. We are buying a new tv also but like I said, will wait a while yet before slapping a large amount of money on the counter for a 3D model.
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