Saturday, April 8, 2017

"Smurfs: The Lost Village" Already Confirmed for BluRay 3D


I am happy to report that Sony is not out of the 3D game when it comes to BluRay as they have already announced that "Smurfs: The Lost Village" is coming out to BluRay 3D!  We have no idea how well the film will do in theaters (and it's fairly average to boot), but after Sony decided to skip the 3D release of their latest 'Resident Evil' movie, it was safe to assume that they were out of the game.  This proves they are not.  However, it should be noted that they don't appear to be selling it alone: it looks like the only way to get it is if you buy the film on UltraHD 4K.  Personally, I think this is a great compromise and I would love to see other studios follow suit.  I never really understood why studios insisted on charging more for a 3D disk when the disks are not that expensive to begin with (and the costs could be offset by ditching the DVD) and early releases put the 2D and 3D on the same disk without issues.

Since UltraHD is all about the future it makes sense for them to just pack the 3D version with them.  I wasn't a huge fan of the movie, but I will buy it show support for the format.  Really, I think that's the only thing that is keeping them alive, because the companies must sell a fair amount of these disks.  They don't want to risk pulling people away from the new format in favor of the dead (for the moment) format, so putting them together in one package effective doubles their sales for the same product.  Or they could get retailers to get an exclusive set like they did with "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story."  Speaking of which, I've got something to discuss about that release as well...check back Monday or Tuesday for that one!

5 comments :

  1. Resident Evil Final Chapter has already been released in 3D in Japan:
    http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Resident-Evil-Blu-ray/176630/
    and is scheduled to be released in 3D in several other countries in May -- just not the U.S.

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  2. just because its on blu-ray.com doesnt mean its official

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  4. True, but it is also true that the 3D version has indeed been released in Japan, and it includes an English audio track.

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