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List of Stereoscopic 3D Movies Available on DVD Video Discs

December 11th, 2009 · 5 Comments · 3D Movies & Videos

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A lot of people ask for Stereo 3D movies very soon after they get their hands on some sort of a stereoscopic 3D setup and the demand of such titles has increased since the release of 3D Vision by Nvidia. The reason behind that is “hidden” in the fact that 3D Vision is mainly intended for playing games in stereoscopic 3D mode as this is its main strength thanks to the drivers that can convert almost any normal 3D game into S3D title. As for Stereoscopic 3D movies and pictures, there are still problems with general availability of such content – both user contributed and commercially sold, but thanks to this the user demand is increasing more and more. Next year we’ll probably see a big increase at least in S3D movie availability thanks to the new 3D Blu-ray standard, but this is still in the near future and with the help of consumer digital 3D cameras like the Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W1 and the Minoru 3D web camera, things are starting to slowly move in the the right direction in the consumer segment. There is also some movement seen in among the Adult Entertainment Industry also starting to slowly jump on the “Stereoscopic 3D is the future” thing with new websites offering Stereoscopic 3D porn movies in a downloadable format with HD quality and other stereo 3d adult oriented websites starting to generate more attention from new users of different 3D capable hardware.

What you probably don’t know is that actually there are quite a lot older movies available in different stereoscopic 3D formats that you can purchase on DVD Video discs, although you might have trouble with obtaining some of the older titles. You should be aware that there are quite a few movies available on DVD, but only in an anaglyph format, something that is not very good as these can be watched only with a pair of anaglyph (red-cyan usually) glasses. For best stereo 3D effect you better go for field-sequential movies on DVD as these can be watched on wide variety of supported hardware and these do provide much better results in terms of depth perception and color reproduction compared to the anaglyph only versions. Also you should preferably go for movies that were shot in actual 3D and not titles that were shot in 2D and then afterwards were converted to provide stereoscopic 3D effect. If you own an Nvidia 3D Vision active shutter glasses and a compatible 120Hz monitor/projector or a 3D DLP TV you should definitely go for field-sequential movies which you can watch with the help of the free Nvidia Stereoscopic 3D Video Player for example.

And now back to the question on where to find which movies are available with a stereoscopic 3D version that you can obtain and enjoy at home? There are some lists available on the internet, but one of the most comprehensive and detailed that you’ll find is the Illustrated 3D DVD List that is being maintained by Andrew Woods. This is why I suggest that you start by visiting his website and checking out the list and then you can continue looking for more information and possibly movies that were not present in the list there.

Take a look at The Illustrated 3D DVD List by Andrew Woods…

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