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Your Feedback From Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 3D

February 9th, 2012 · 12 Comments · 3D Movies & Videos


It is about time for the premiere of the new 3D version of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, of course it is a conversion of the original 2D movie into stereoscopic 3D format, but still something that a lot of people have been waiting for, and something that a lot of fans of the Star Wars saga do not like at all. If you are going to see Episode 1 converted in 3D on the premiere or after that, no mater if it is just out of curiosity how good the conversion in 3D is, or just because you are a fan of Star Wars and cannot miss it, then fell free to share your thoughts and comments about the movie in 3D after watching it. A lot is on stake here, because depending how well the 3D conversion of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace is accepted will define if we are going to be seeing more old hit movies resurrected in 3D format on the big screen again or not. Don’t get me wrong here, I’m not too big fan of conversions from 2D to 3D, but the reason behind that is most 2D movies converted to 3D that I’ve seen were not properly converted at all, I actually don’t have anything against a well done 3D conversion…

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  • 1 Martin M // Feb 9, 2012 at 22:54

    Converted movies trailers: (Russian)

    StarWars EpI:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ephvwHFmows

    Men in black 3:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxUXQy6CN4w

    Titanic:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U15SAP2GY_Q

    To see 3D directly on websites, with NVIDIA 3DVision, use Mozilla FireFox:
    http://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-10.0&os=win&lang=en-US

    Microsoft Silverlight could be useful too:
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=229320

    To download YT videos use this:
    http://www.cucusoft.com/download/youtubemate.exe

    To read 3D videos use that:
    http://3dtv.at/Downloads/StereoscopicPlayer178_en.msi

    And have fun.

  • 2 gilbery007 // Feb 10, 2012 at 00:23

    Just come back from the cinema after watching this and I have to say I am really dissapointed with it!

    I walked in worrying about as it is obviously a conversion and one of the poorest I have seen. During the POD race I found it at times hard to see what was going on due to blurring. Me and my friend also spotted a few extra bits added in perhaps to cover up and draw your attention away from the bits they either didn’t convert or converted extremely badly.

    There really wasn’t any good parts that looked good in 3D and I am a big BIG Star Wars fan.

    Don’t waste your money on seeing this on the big screen, wait until release and then make a judgement.

    Very Dissapointed!

  • 3 Florian Gantier // Feb 10, 2012 at 01:23

    Have seen it. For what is already precalculated, everything is well rendered. But 2D plans if watched closely hurt more the eyes because they are the same for the two images. They have made little efforts by putting some 3D reference points in some decors and insignificant details thinking maybe that those would be noticed. 2D plans are also recut to fit in 3D space, but it’s another thing when it comes to real characters which look like more a Disney (oops Tron 3D was better) cartoon with cut flat characters. Even some spaceships scenes or the pod race with the canyon which I would have expected to see in 3D are basically copy/paste and made me thinking: arghh this is not like the gap between the first 3 movies and the 3 others with THX, prerendered scenes and so on. Well, if wanted to remake his movies in 3D, he’d better have modelized every characters like he made for example for Solo meeting Jabba the Hutt. But of course, return on investment would have been far more risky…

  • 4 cam // Feb 10, 2012 at 03:26

    Huge fan of Star wars! What a crap reproduction into 3D. there was nothing coming out of the screen. If there is nothing coming out of the screen you would imagine amazing detailed depth in a movie. In scenes where the focus was on main characters this was good but the background was all out of focus My blue ray 2D version is by far more crisp and detailed for backgrounds.

    Why don’t they create a new Star wars Movie that is specifically filmed for 3D to keep there keen followers happy.

  • 5 JAson // Feb 10, 2012 at 10:33

    OMG…Just saw it. This is horrible…should be pulled from theaters immediately. Its worse than my TV doing 2D-3D conversion.

  • 6 Thereisnomouse // Feb 10, 2012 at 18:56

    Star Wars Episode I + Prime Focus… Shame on Lucas who claimed he will use his own resources (like ILM) to make an unique 3D experience. He’ll swim in a pool of bucks for sure… What an hypocrit : http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=86886

    Be patients, the true 3D conversion is coming with Titanic 3D. All the people who had the chance to see it had one word to describe : amazing. Even with trailers, we can see the difference between the “rotoscopic stuff” from prime focus and the Titanic’s conversion made with time, money and the true respect of the original material.

  • 7 Joie // Feb 10, 2012 at 21:34

    Just left the theater after 20 minutes into it. The theater couldn’t get the 3D to work and it was just blurry. We will be going back another day to see if it gets any better since they gave us a refund on a gift card.

  • 8 gilbery007 // Feb 11, 2012 at 17:06

    Don’t bother Joie save the giftcard for something else (Ghost Rider)… :)

  • 9 Patwell // Feb 12, 2012 at 22:51

    I thought it was a perfectly serviceable conversion. Towards the beginning, most of it was too flat, but it seemed to improve as the film went on. The shots of the vast battlefield toward the end looked really good, the podrace scene was great as expected, and there were in fact a few minor pop-outs. Even most of the dialogue scenes and close-ups had noticeable 3D. The lightsaber duel was intense enough that I wasn’t really paying attention to the 3D.

    There were a few errors I noticed, but nothing as distracting as in Immortals – though most of that movie was deeper. There were some cardboard cutouts, but it wasn’t the norm. I was satisfied overall. It is very clear, though, that the focus was on technical competency and quality control rather than a “wow-factor”.

    It’s certainly miles above The Last Airbender. I’d say the level of depth and pop is similar to Thor, but there’s more roundness and fewer artifacts in Star Wars.

  • 10 wilko // Feb 17, 2012 at 03:40

    its just not 3d!!!

    I took my 8yr old son to start an epic sequence of events, all 6 on the big screen in correct order. It should have been left in 2D.

    I will still pay again to see them so Mr Lucus dont worry on that score. Some films are made for the big screen in 2D. Star Wars are those Films there is too much going on for our brains to deal with to really take in the 3D so dont ruin it by trying. My son loved it but did spend a lot of time lifting his glasses on and off ;p

  • 11 BassPunk // Feb 19, 2012 at 20:44

    Loved it.

    Far better than the Blu-ray and well worth the effort.

    Cant wait for the next one.

  • 12 Duperdog // Feb 27, 2012 at 06:19

    Big fan of Star Wars and 3D in general but this was not well done. I did not see the blurring some saw but most scenes were pretty flat and the humans looked like cardboard cutouts. The big CGI scenes just had to be rendered in 3D so they looked very good. If they do more of the series I doubt I will be spending my money.

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