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on 16 February 2016
INTRODUCTION:

In buying 3D blu-ray movies, one has to be careful. Sometimes, it only comes with 3D blu-ray, with no 2D blu-ray. It is wise to read the top of the front cover carefully. In the past, 3D and 2D are housed in their separate BD-50 discs. Now with the latest releases by Entertainment One: I Frankenstein, The Legend Of Hercules and Pompeii, on the top of the front cover is clearly stated 3D blu-ray + blu-ray. To my surprise, both 3D and 2D are in ONE single disc!!! No wonder the price is relatively a little cheaper (about $20 vs $29).
I hope this is not a new trend, compressing two movies into one disc! If you have 3D blu-ray player & TV, a menu will show up allowing you to choose 3D vs 2D. But if you do not have 3D TV, this menu will not show up. It is automatic default to 2D.

VIDEO (3D):

I, Frankenstein (3D) arrives on blu-ray with MPEG-4 MVC 1080p 2.40:1 encode. Post-conversion to 3D was done in the View-D™ Stereo process created by Prime Focus North America and India. The picture exhibits a colour palette cloaked in golden-brownish hues, with dark shadows and solid blacks. Contrast is well balanced. The 3D effect is effectively dimensional with excellent perspective and depth, with a focus on the positive parallax and occasional out-of-screen effects. The action sequences are non-stop, with the enhanced dimensionality created by the 3D conversion. This is an exciting, visually dimensional picture that delivers an engaging 3D experience. (4.0/5)

VIDEO (2D):

I, Frankenstein (2D) arrives on blu-ray with MPEG-4 AVC 1080p 2.40:1 encode. The digital source is relatively clean. Clarity is good, but lacks the depth in the 3D version. (3.5/5)

AUDIO:

I, Frankeinstein only comes with DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio track, instead of the 7.1 in the theatre. The soundtrack is infused with a strong, driving orchestral music score that is nicely recorded with a wide and deep soundstage that extends to the surrounds for strong envelopment. Atmospherics and sound effects aggressively define the soundfield with directionalized impact. Deep bass is a constant strong sonic effect. Dialogue is clear. (4.5/5)

MOVIE:

Based on The Darkness Studios graphic novel I, Frankenstein created by Kevin Grevioux, the thriller takes place 200 years after Dr. Frankenstein's shocking creation came to life. Celestial forces name the creature Adam, and arm him with weapons to defeat the demons that are constantly seeking his destruction, also to uncover the secret of his longevity and use it to sustain their own immortality. The gargoyles were on the opposing end. The script features one of the most random pairings of supernatural creatures to ever hit the screen. (2/5)

FINAL THOUGHTS:

I hope that this is not a new trend – to put both 3D and 2D blu-ray on ONE disc. For high definition movies, this is not acceptable. I wonder if the quality would have further improved if they were on separately discs, and not compressed together. As to this movie, the plot is inexplicably random, paper thin, and dumb. Fortunately, the 3D post conversion is not as bad as I thought. If you have a 3D TV, the 3D version is definitely preferred. I personally did not mind the mindless fun for 92 minutes. For 3D blu ray, it is still relatively cheap.
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on 8 July 2014
At first I thought it was a bit strange that Frankenstein was portrayed like a superhero, but if you can suspend beilief it is a really entertaining and visually stunning film. Done in a gothic way similar to films like Underworld except instead of vamps and werewolfs it's got flying gargoyles against demons. worth a watch.
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on 1 September 2014
OK.. Brand new and sealed. Very good film.

Only dropped star not through fault of seller but manufacturer. It actually pauses for a second or so in the film. I have analysed the disc and even ripped it to test it out. It seems it's a manufacturing defect. Not a big deal but If you buy new you expect no defects.
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on 27 March 2015
good movie, where frankenstein's the good guy, and great special effects
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on 2 May 2016
Ok film, seen it before in other films (Underworld series)but to me just doesn't really cut it like other films do in the same style and it just seemed all a bit silly really. Worth a watch if your bored on a Sunday afternoon but just take it for what it is.
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on 25 July 2015
It's a different slant on the normal Frankenstein films..made modern and very enjoyable...same story line of course but what else is there for this type of film...I loved it very much...enjoyed the modernization.
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on 20 April 2015
I really wanted to like this movie. From the cover, I thought it would be similar to Van Helsing-silly one liners, a bit campy and general good fun. But it took itself too seriously and the pacing was quite slow.
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on 31 October 2014
This is a great film if your 12 years old, but the effects and story are same as other and better films.
You can make computer action scenes all day long.......got bored and turned off after 45min.
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on 7 February 2016
May not be a classic, but it does at times have some great visuals, some very good effects and style. If you did like the Underworld vampire/werewolf series of movies, you probably will like this.
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on 10 April 2015
Despite the fact that the main character wasn't actually Frankenstein, but his "creation" I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Some fantastic effects and real edge of the seat stuff.
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