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Episode I 3D Blu-ray?? [message #12667] Tue, 14 August 2012 21:11 Go to next message
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Was the cinema release of the 3D-erised version of Episode I so dismally
disappointing that they aren't bothering to release a Blu-ray version? Or
are they waiting to release it as part of the hype build-up for Episode II
3D?

It seems doubtful that LucasFilm would wait until after all the movies
have been released in 3D-erised versions.

I guess "no news is good news", seeing as the 3D effect was quite hopeless
anyway.
Re: Episode I 3D Blu-ray?? [message #12699 is a reply to message #12667] Wed, 15 August 2012 04:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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In article
<YourName-1508121311070001@203-118-187-52.dsl.dyn.ihug.co.nz>,
YourName@YourISP.com (Your Name) wrote:

> Was the cinema release of the 3D-erised version of Episode I so dismally

> disappointing that they aren't bothering to release a Blu-ray version? Or

> are they waiting to release it as part of the hype build-up for Episode II

> 3D?

>

> It seems doubtful that LucasFilm would wait until after all the movies

> have been released in 3D-erised versions.


Why? Lucasfilm has always drawn out the release of "better quality"
versions of their films. They've blamed it on how much work it is to
restore and enhance the video, but every other company on plant earth
seems capable of doing it ten times faster.



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Re: Episode I 3D Blu-ray?? [message #12766 is a reply to message #12699] Wed, 15 August 2012 17:01 Go to previous message
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In article <mr-665D5E.10292615082012@News.Individual.NET>, Sandman
<mr@sandman.net> wrote:
> In article

> <YourName-1508121311070001@203-118-187-52.dsl.dyn.ihug.co.nz>,

> YourName@YourISP.com (Your Name) wrote:

>>

>> Was the cinema release of the 3D-erised version of Episode I so dismally

>> disappointing that they aren't bothering to release a Blu-ray version? Or

>> are they waiting to release it as part of the hype build-up for Episode II

>> 3D?

>>

>> It seems doubtful that LucasFilm would wait until after all the movies

>> have been released in 3D-erised versions.

>

> Why? Lucasfilm has always drawn out the release of "better quality"

> versions of their films. They've blamed it on how much work it is to

> restore and enhance the video, but every other company on plant earth

> seems capable of doing it ten times faster.


That was for the original DVD releases, and it does take time to transfer
and enhance the original film stock properly ... but all that work has
already been done (with the exception of any new / altered scenes) for the
2D Blu-rays and the 3D-erised cinema release.

It could of course be the other reason. The Blu-ray release took so long
partly because LucasFilm was waiting for HD to be more widespread. If
they're waiting for 3D to be more widespread in homes, then they'll have a
LONG wait - many people see it as nothing more than a gimmick to sell
newer TVs, and not worth spending money on (that's also why TV
manufacturers are now instead pushing into "smart" TVs as the latest
gimmick to sell new TVs).
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