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Topic # 55428 4-Jan-2010 13:09
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Has anyone seen another 3D movie (ie Stereo vision ) recently (other than Avatar) where the 3D effect is as well done , and as easy to watch ie no headaches or queasiness as Avatar 3D. Some people complain Stereo vision movies 
( I don't get nausea in movies (apart from Cloverfield of coarse - which really messed me up (and half the other movie-goers) but that was just the jumpy camera technique, it wasn't 3D))  ?



I'm curious because Avatar 3D is the first I've seen using the "new" type glasses instead of the old 2 colour disposable cardboard jobs.


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  Reply # 286873 4-Jan-2010 13:53
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I saw Monsters Vs Aliens using the same glasses as Avatar. Short answer is no, not all 3D effects are as good as each other...it depends on how they're implemented in the film.



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  Reply # 286903 4-Jan-2010 15:42
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gehenna: Thought that may be the case. I just struck it lucky first time with Avatar.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 286905 4-Jan-2010 15:57
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There is a better 3d technology than avatar, but the glasses cost more.

The best 3d I saw was at disneyland . They had objects floating right in your face, so that you would actually try to grab them.

Anyway, google it.

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  Reply # 286924 4-Jan-2010 16:42
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Actually, wreck, that's not correct. The 3D technology used by Skycity and so on in NZ is Dolby 3D, which is the one that requires expensive glasses. The alternative which we don't use in NZ is RealD, which requires an expensive screen and cheaper glasses.

We're actually quite lucky. RealD technology has a problem where if you tilt your head slightly everything looks wonky.




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  Reply # 288489 9-Jan-2010 18:42
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Sky Cinemas make you give there glasses back after the movie. Apparently they cost about $500.
Hoyts Cinemas Sylvia Park however use the Real D technology and recommend you keep the glasses for future 3d use or use ones you obtained from a prior 3d screening.

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  Reply # 288495 9-Jan-2010 19:15
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Same as Hoyts in Riccaton Christchurch they also use the RealD Technology and also recommend you keep the glasses.

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  Reply # 288518 9-Jan-2010 20:50
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I really miss the 3d Imax, although glasses were heavy the 3D was fantastic with ladders/rocks etc falling. Always amused me watching people duck when they chipped rock and it flew at the audience.

I'm yet to see the "new" 3d movies but then again I tend to give movie theatres a miss, especially when there are better and cheaper options available :-)

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  Reply # 288617 10-Jan-2010 09:53
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I've heard some good things about the XpanD format for 3D movies as well, but we've only got 6 XpanD screens in this country. 5 at Weta Digital's Wellington complex, and 1 at Park Road Post Productions' complex. None public (unless Weta plays movies? Not in Welly so I don't know).




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  Reply # 288857 11-Jan-2010 09:07
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wreck90:

The best 3d I saw was at disneyland . They had objects floating right in your face, so that you would actually try to grab them. 


I remember seeing Captain Eo there as a kid. That was the one with Michael Jackson in it.
The main baddie was this chick who was human on the top half and spider on the bottom. At one point, she reached out, right infront of your face with one of her huge spider legs, and it made me C$%) myself!!!

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  Reply # 288894 11-Jan-2010 10:01
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jurgensp99: Sky Cinemas make you give there glasses back after the movie. Apparently they cost about $500.
Hoyts Cinemas Sylvia Park however use the Real D technology and recommend you keep the glasses for future 3d use or use ones you obtained from a prior 3d screening.


Interesting. Will keep that in mind when booking for Avatar 3D in Wellington.

We've got SkyCity in the Hutt (Westfield), with The Embassy and Reading in town (might be others, not sure).

Anyone been to see Avatar 3D at any of the above, and if so did you use the more expensive glasses?

EDIT: Talked with a colleague. Reading had one theatre setup for Dolby 3D. Apparently, Embassy is 2D only. Not sure about SkyCity Westfield.

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  Reply # 288917 11-Jan-2010 11:10
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Skycity and Reading are the only 3D cinemas in the Wellington region. Reading use the glasses that you have to give back.

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  Reply # 289422 12-Jan-2010 20:58
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Haha, speaking of the 3d glasses i was waiting in line for avatar and a sky city employee was carting a huge black garbage bag through the 3d glasses beeper and it went off.

But, ah, i really liked the movie and the trailers for the other 3d movies coming soon were pretty mind blowing.

But do the glasses really cost $500?

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  Reply # 289426 12-Jan-2010 21:04
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gehenna: Skycity and Reading are the only 3D cinemas in the Wellington region. Reading use the glasses that you have to give back.


Sky City (queensgate) use the expensive, hand back glasses too.

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  Reply # 289429 12-Jan-2010 21:12
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Saw "Up" in 3D at SkyCity Cinemas in Lower Hutt. The picture looked overly dark when wearing the glasses and I couldn't concentrate or focus on the screen. Glasses had to be returned at the end of the movie.

Just saw "Avatar" in Sydney last week. Was much better though I still had to take a 'break' from the 3D and take the glasses off now and then. We got to keep these glasses and they are "Real 3D" glasses. Website is "www.reald.com" on the package.

With both these movies I didn't notice anything that great with the 3D. Perhaps I still think back to movies like "Jaws 3D" and "Treasure Of The Four Crowns" which had the Red/Blue glasses. Those movies seemed to have more 'in your face' action. Though, quite possibly it was because they hammed it up for the 3D effect!

Theres an article on the nzherald and stuff website recently about 3D. This one http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/3218732/3D-bad-for-eyes explains why I probably have so much trouble watching 3D. :(

It will certainly be interesting to see wether this current 3D phase continues, or just becomes and modern version of the old Fad.




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  Reply # 289455 12-Jan-2010 22:25
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ZollyMonsta: Theres an article on the nzherald and stuff website recently about 3D. This one http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/3218732/3D-bad-for-eyes explains why I probably have so much trouble watching 3D. :(


Amusingly enough, I just read that article and it appears that it says the opposite - that newer 3D tech is fine but the old red/blue with multiple projectors was the problem.  There's a Nightline item on it shortly so I'll definitely see what they say.




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