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Episode I 3D Release Date Announced 313

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from the ruining-your-childhood-in-3d dept.
TheBrakShow writes 'Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox announced today that the 3D theatrical launch of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace now has an official release date — February 10, 2012!' Are enough fans interested in watching the weakest films of the trilogy again just to experience them in 3D?"
I for one am looking forward to a new and improved Jar Jar experience.
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Episode I 3D Release Date Announced

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  • by lul_wat (1623489) on Friday March 04, 2011 @05:55PM (#35384474)
    If you havn't already, I highly recommend RedLetterMedias free youtube reviews of Episode I, II, & III. Each review is nearly as long as the movie and tears them a new asshole.
  • by ShavedOrangutan (1930630) on Friday March 04, 2011 @06:14PM (#35384652)

    NASCAR needs to update, oh and stop going around in circles.

    Circle is fine, but I think they should have the even numbered cars go clockwise and the odd numbered cars go counterclockwise. It would make a more interesting show.

  • by vadim_t (324782) on Friday March 04, 2011 @06:36PM (#35384874) Homepage

    Ehh, no.

    Polarized 3D isn't limited to two planes. The polarized filter ensures the left and right image each go to the right eye, and it can look 100% like you look at the world normally.

    The problem is that the perspective doesn't change when you move your head, so when you do it looks like the movie is made of paper cutouts placed at different depths (but still not limited to two). There's also that polarization is sensitive to the angle from which you're viewing the screen.

    For the absolutely best effect you'd need head tracking. Of course the image would have to be rendered in real time. But then you can really create the impression that the monitor has a hole in it through which you're looking at say, a game.

  • by UnknowingFool (672806) on Friday March 04, 2011 @06:47PM (#35385004)

    The main problem with George in the prequels was that he was writer, director, and producer. He served different roles in the original trilogy but he was never all three. For prequels, no one had the authority or balls to tell George that his movie sucked.

    For example, the storylines were needlessly complicated. Maybe in George's mind complicated meant complex but in reality the more complicated, the greater chance of a plot hole. Take for example the virgin birth of Anakin. That really served no purpose. His father could have died in mining accident, a burglary attempt, solar storm; any of those would be far simpler and easier to handle.

    For me it's like George created artificial conflicts and constructs so that he could exploit later as plot devices. But someone on the outside might have pointed logical flaws. Remember how Anakin missed his mother and how her later death would trigger his descent? That wouldn't have worked had the Jedi council or Queen Amidala returned to Tatooine and freed his mother. Cause if I was Yoda and sensed all this fear in the chosen one over his mother, I would make sure his mother was okay.

  • by Ecuador (740021) on Friday March 04, 2011 @10:49PM (#35386386) Homepage

    Wow, you have not understood how 3D cinema works at all. You even invent new terms (biplanar vision), when we are simply using Stereoscopy, a technique known since the 19th century. Your eyes see two different images due to parallax in the real world, and that important part of depth perception is what we try to imitate by feeding a slightly different image to each eye, as if there was a camera where each eye is. Well, guess what, that is not all the depth perception information we use in real life - there is also the focusing that we do that depends on the distance of objects, so each person is "tricked" by Stereoscopy in a different way. That's why we say some people don't "get" 3D.
    As for the technical details, you have mixed things up. RealD does not use alternating frequencies, that is the Dolby 3D method (wavelength multiplexing). RealD is using circular polarization and polarization is not related to the frequency. Then there are the linear polarization methods, like Imax 3D, with the obvious disadvantage that you can't tilt your head sideways or your polarizer glasses won't work. These three systems all "feel" different, for example my wife gets a better 3D effect with Dolby 3D, while I think that it is worse when I move my eyes around and generally prefer Imax 3D but most likely due to the huge screen. Even if each method gives you a bit different effect, if you can't trick your brain into seeing 3D just by using stereopsis, then I guess no system will be useless to you...

  • by captjc (453680) on Saturday March 05, 2011 @11:28AM (#35388942)

    I remember in Pulp Fiction Jules saying that getting thrown out of a window is no way for a nigga to die. Only in episode 3 for Mace to get thrown out of a fucking window.

    That was the final insult for me. I can take alot shit from movies but that made me lose my appreciation for Lucas permanently. He could do a special edition of all the movies where he undoes all the crap and I will still not care.

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