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Topic # 228825 24-Jan-2018 13:50
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I noticed here in Christchurch Reading Cinemas and Hoyts don't seem to do 3D movies anymore. I just wondered if that was the same nationwide? 

 

I know 3D movies never took off at home, but enjoyed them in the cinema. Seeing movies are still being made in 3D, that seems a shame.


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  Reply # 1947547 27-Jan-2018 14:53
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Are 3D movies even being made any more?

 

They were a pretty much passing fad, which now seems to have passed. Apart from Avatar which was a bit of a poster child for the format, I don't think I know anyone who particularly enjoyed the format. Personally, I found it unpleasant, and after going to one, I actively avoided going to screenings in that format.

 

I suspect you are in a fairly small minority.


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  Reply # 1947556 27-Jan-2018 14:59
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I hate it. Had to leave one screening of something because too bad eyestrain. Its the BS depth of field that does it for me. I can tollerate depth of field effects in a 2d image so long as not overdone, but in 3d its just dire.





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  Reply # 1947559 27-Jan-2018 15:08
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JimmyH: Are 3D movies even being made any more?

Yes. Star Wars The Last Jedi was excellent in 3D. I rate it the best I've seen.

Whoever did the 3D design for that maybe the whole team they really put a lot of thought into it. I'd like to know more about that.

Unfortunately for many 3D releases it appears only three or four scenes are planned and the rest get very little attention.


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  Reply # 1947564 27-Jan-2018 15:29
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Do new TVs coming onto the market support 3D even?


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  Reply # 1947568 27-Jan-2018 15:45
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Home projectors are still healthy.

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  Reply # 1947571 27-Jan-2018 15:52
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3D movie production is healthy in USA and elsewhere. Graph for interest.

Apparently the key driver is the popularity of 3D in China and asian markets while the American box office is static.



At some point where adequate broadband delivery of 3D content is available for those markets I can see 3DTV back again.

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