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4.0 out of 5 stars You need to change TV settings when watching this, 31 Dec. 2009
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This review is from: The Final Destination in 3-D, 4 th Installment [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
This is not the first 3D DVD or blu-ray, yet I still see reviews from people that do not understand that "good" 3D requires technology that does not yet exist in our homes. I even saw one review reference the fact that using blue and red glasses does not consitute 3D. Anaglyph 3D has existed for decades.

Anaglpyh 3D will have varied results from person to person. For example, in this film, it uses red and blue lenses where the red lens covers the left eye. Due to the wavelength of red, this means the left eye will not get any other colour information. This means the wider colour information comes in to the right eye with the blue lens. Most people have a "dominant eye", a bit like being right or left handed. If that dominant eye is your left eye, then you will likely see little or no colour other than red. If your dominant eye is your right eye, then you will get a better experience. Interestingly some blu-ray 3D movies have used magenta and green lenses, where the magenta lens is over the right eye. So this alternative scheme standard works better for those who are left-eye dominant.

It is very important when watching this film to increase the brightness setting on your display. The glasses will cause a loss of light, and you need to compensate for that. You may also find it beneficial to increase contrast as well. This will minimise ghosting and increase the 3D impact. Of course we are not dealing with videophile accuracy here...just creating an enjoyable 3D experience. Note that anaglpyh 3D can cause a level of eye strain and so you may need to stop mid-way for a break. Not compensating the TV settings first to allow for the glasses will likely increase eye strain.

It ia also important to understand that 3D immersion depends on screen size. For example, Avatar is playing at both regular cinemas and IMAX cinemas in 3D, but the 3D effect observed in the huge IMAX screen is much greater. So in the home, expect the experience to be one of greater depth with slight "out of the screen" rather than feeling something is coming out to 2 inches infront of your nose.

I have watched this through. If you understand what the movie is from the outset, a semi-horror flick with some gore and some cringe moments, and you like that kind of thing, you will enjoy it. If you are expecting some deep meaningful drama with a coherent storyline and plot, you are in the wrong place.

The 3D worked quite well on this film having adjusted the display. I felt it was one of the better anaglpyh 3D encodings so far. The image depth was maintained throughout the movie and there were quite a few moments where images popped out of the screen.

It's a harmless bit of fun, and the 3D does work for right-eye dominated people who adjust their TV settings first :)
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Initial post: 13 Jan 2010 02:23:28 GMT
Jjcroad says:
Thank god someone said this. I wish others would stop comparing the old skool red n blue 2 Real D all the time. There in 2 worlds of there own at the moment. jeeze lol. Thanks 4 the ifo m8. I am buying my copie now =)

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Nov 2010 17:57:52 GMT
does this 3d copy only use the blue and red lenses? ive just brought it for my brother 4 xmas and i dont kno much about 3d technology but i kno that his 3d glasses arent blue and red lenses they are the clear 1s. will this blu ray still work in 3d 4 him?

Posted on 31 Dec 2010 16:11:53 GMT
Adi says:
Just tried this 3d dvd on my new Panasonic 3d tv and it does not work.
I changed all setting to try to get it to work (side by side, top and bottom - which did trigger the glasses but the image was doubled - in auto and original settings the glasses were not triggered to work in 3d). Can anyone tell me if this means that only new 3d's can be viewed? (I believe this film was released in 3d in 2009, does this problem happen with all of films with red/blue glasses? e.g.Coroline?). What does one need to look for when buying a 3d film? Has anyone had the same problems?

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Dec 2011 11:31:36 GMT
Wazza Jude says:
I think this dvd uses the old anaglaph type 3d rather than the type used by the now modern type.,which is why your t.v/glasses 'don't work'.

Posted on 17 Apr 2012 20:36:32 BDT
The Reviewer says:
This is not a proper 3D blu-ray so you could try playing the normal 2D version (which is the one I have as it is the only one included in the Quadrilogy boxset) and get your TV to convert the 2D to 3D (providing your TV lets you do this). Again it won't be as good as a 3D blu-ray but it would probably work a lot better

Posted on 17 May 2012 09:29:08 BDT
I. Burne says:
you dont understand what we are saying about 3D! on our 3D TV's. We now expect 3D films to be in the new format that produces fantastic 3D images on TV's such as LG, Sony and Panasonic.

If you had one of these you would understand why this aNAGLYPHIC CRAP IS USELESS IN COMPARISON.

Find out the facts before you and your uninformed mates here start making comments

In reply to an earlier post on 17 May 2012 09:29:38 BDT
I. Burne says:
yes, dont bother with it

In reply to an earlier post on 30 May 2012 09:04:44 BDT
Wazza Jude says:
there are some great little youtube uploads in the old anaglaph type 3d....try the '..pangea' one,fantastic.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jun 2015 17:17:44 BDT
Last edited by the author on 21 Jun 2015 17:18:43 BDT
I. Burne - You do realise the original review was made in 2009 before the true Blu-Ray 3D standard was well established?! Monsters vs Aliens was the first release in March 2010 and was bundled with Samsung TVs and BD players as an exclusive.

So YOU should check the review date and the appropriate facts that were relevant back then rather than write such a rude and misinformed response!
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