3D Is Dying! \o/

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  • BinaryBob101 10 Jun 2011 13:38:07 24,411 posts
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    So, apparently stocks have plummeted at Dreamworks and a few other studios, mainly due to the fact that now more 3D films are actually being seen in 2D. This has been the case with Kung Fu Panda 2 and Pirates 4.

    Pretty bloody good.

    More important is that some of the bigger blockbusters due in the next couple of years are being shot in 2D alone and will not be retro-fitted. See, The Dark Knight Rises, etc.

    Here's Mark Kermode ranting a bit about it all:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkszddV8egs&feature=feedu

    It's the 50s/60s/80s all over again. Boom and bust fuckers!

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  • Deleted user 10 June 2011 13:39:54
    Thank fuck for that.
  • sport 10 Jun 2011 13:40:30 12,808 posts
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    I'm still waiting for Betamax to make a comeback.
  • ModishNouns 10 Jun 2011 13:40:58 4,664 posts
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    Yep. Not a moment too soon.
  • BillMurray 10 Jun 2011 13:41:10 7,905 posts
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    Yessss.
  • L_Franko Moderator 10 Jun 2011 13:41:10 9,697 posts
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    Good job.
  • sport 10 Jun 2011 13:41:59 12,808 posts
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    Will this also affect the 3D TV sales?
  • DFawkes 10 Jun 2011 13:42:26 24,047 posts
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    I still love 3D, but films half-heartedly converted after filming can definitely fuck right off.

    Oh for goodness sake, I've caught my scrotum in my zip again - Margaret Thatcher, 1986

  • MrTomFTW Moderator 10 Jun 2011 13:42:33 39,755 posts
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    3D is fine as a novelty but while its more expensive and needs glasses (that darken the picture no less) then I'm glad the fad is passing.

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  • yegon 10 Jun 2011 13:43:06 5,414 posts
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    Fingers crossed eh :)

    Does nothing for me in film tbh, although I don't mind it in games. Glasses free is a must though, me likey my 3DS.
  • lucky_jim 10 Jun 2011 13:43:33 5,349 posts
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    I've still not seen a 3D film at a cinema, I don't feel I'm missing out too much.

    This isn't gonna be good for Sony pushing their 3DTV tech, is it (yeah, I know that applies to other companies too, but Sony have been pushing their 3D tech harder than most). People who are on the fence are surely less likely to invest if the supply of 3D blu-rays dries up, which I'd have thought was a likely result of fewer 3D films being made.
  • Nexus_6 10 Jun 2011 13:43:54 3,903 posts
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    Don't really care for 3d films, either in the cinema or in the home, as long as 3d games continue to be developed.
  • Dirtbox 10 Jun 2011 13:45:30 79,182 posts
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    This is going to put a crimp in Sony's plans.

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  • L_Franko Moderator 10 Jun 2011 13:46:49 9,697 posts
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    It will be back though, I'm sure.
  • Blerk Moderator 10 Jun 2011 13:47:32 48,225 posts
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    Hurrah!
  • sport 10 Jun 2011 13:47:36 12,808 posts
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    L_Franko wrote:
    It will be back though, I'm sure.

    Maybe as holograms \o/
  • oceanmotion 10 Jun 2011 13:48:25 16,124 posts
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    Excellent. Though, maybe the price has something to do with it.

    I wonder what this will do for TVs, Games at home. Not that I've seen or played one, but is it better suited for that and is it best skipping and moving on VR?
  • Dirtbox 10 Jun 2011 13:48:50 79,182 posts
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    There's no chance it'll come back as long as it has to rely on glasses, it's a broken concept.

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  • Deleted user 10 June 2011 13:49:00
    I really struggle to believe any company thought there was a serious future in 3D tv. Surely they knew the future wouldn't really be people sitting around wearing expensive chunky 3D glasses in their own homes?

    Feels to me like they always new it was a gimmick, and anyone stupid enough to buy one while the fad was lasting was just a bonus for them.
  • BinaryBob101 10 Jun 2011 13:49:03 24,411 posts
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    I've only seen one film in 3D and that was Thor, which was of course retro-fitted. There were no 2D showings at my local cinema. It was totally abysmal, made the dark scenes muddily impossible to watch and had virtually no depth in any of the "standout" scenes which could have benefited from 3D.

    I complained loudly to the manager and got my money back.

    It's interesting to note that with Captain America coming up shortly my local cinema is only showing it in 2D.

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  • lucky_jim 10 Jun 2011 13:49:07 5,349 posts
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    Nexus 6 wrote:
    Don't really care for 3d films, either in the cinema or in the home, as long as 3d games continue to be developed.

    That's kinda what I was getting at in my earlier post Nexus 6. I mean, how many people will be willing to splash out on a 3D telly just for games? Ok, most of us here might consider it, but there's a chance the wider public will stop buying the things once the films dry up; which in turn would make it harder to justify making games that support them.

    That said, I don't know how easy or difficult it is to add 3D to a game, which could also be a factor. But I can see a future where the only games that support 3D are Sony first party titles.
  • ronuds 10 Jun 2011 13:49:38 21,788 posts
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    It's a technology that keeps resurfacing for no reason. Not sure what made them think it would catch on just because it's in HD now.

    I wonder what'll happen to 3DTV sales if there's no 3D content to show on them? I doubt gaming will be enough to keep it going.
  • Lexx87 10 Jun 2011 13:50:15 20,863 posts
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    Woooooo

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • L_Franko Moderator 10 Jun 2011 13:51:01 9,697 posts
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    sport wrote:
    L_Franko wrote:
    It will be back though, I'm sure.

    Maybe as holograms \o/

    Sexy holograms!
  • oceanmotion 10 Jun 2011 13:51:18 16,124 posts
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    Funny when he said the suits, money men and James Cameron pushing it. The latter I think doesn't give a toss as long as it makes billions with his name and technology on it.
  • ModishNouns 10 Jun 2011 13:51:22 4,664 posts
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    L_Franko wrote:
    It will be back though, I'm sure.

    Heh, yes. Give it another 20 years in the wilderness and then, "Hey! Look what we can do with these cool glasses!"
  • Deleted user 10 June 2011 13:51:46
    ronuds wrote:
    It's a technology that keeps resurfacing for no reason. Not sure what made them think it would catch on just because it's in HD now.

    They basically resurrect it every generation to get everyone back into cinemas again, and it works for a bit, then that generation realise it's shit, and it dies again for a while.

    Good for a short term money boost though.
  • Scurrminator 10 Jun 2011 13:52:10 8,465 posts
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    I fail to see how a 40 to 60 split in tickets equates to failing.
    It's not going to go away. As long as there's a choice it's fine by me.
    If it's shot in 3D I'll watch it that way, of it's retro fitted I'll watch 2D.
    I don't see the need for these threads whilst there is a choice.
    You're preferred way of viewing films is not the 'right' way.

    You dare to strike Scurrcules!?

  • Dr-Strangelove 10 Jun 2011 13:52:13 2,132 posts
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    IMAX was always better than 3D. In fact 3D IMAX films are fantastic.

    They should just move everything to IMAX/70mm and just downsize from there.... And yeah, fuck 3D in the arse.
  • ecu 10 Jun 2011 13:52:20 77,311 posts
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    lucky_jim wrote:
    I've still not seen a 3D film at a cinema, I don't feel I'm missing out too much.

    I've seen a fair few, the only one that's worth it is Avatar.

    They really have milked this for everything, as fast as they could. Probably because they knew it'd only be a short term thing.
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