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Stereoscopic 3D Trailer for the Movie Alice in Wonderland

August 2nd, 2010 · 14 Comments · 3D Movies & Videos

Here is a true stereoscopic 3D trailer for the movie Alice in Wonderland shared by the reader twisterbr that you can download and watch in 3D. We are a bit late with this one as the movie has been out for quite some time now, but since the movie studios do not release publicly stereoscopic 3D trailers yet it is still quite hard to get your hands on any of these promotional materials. Do not ask me why Hollywood is not taking this advantage in order to promote their 3D movies to the hungry for 3D content crowd and still act so weird by guarding the 3D trailers more then the actual movies!

Anyway, the trailer is in true stereoscopic 3D format and not an autoconversion, although the movie Alice in Wonderland was actually shot in 2D and later converted to 3D, but unlike with some other titles the conversion process here was actually done quite well… and you can see that for yourself if you watch the trailer. The trailer itself is in Side by Side format, 1080p half horizontal resolution (squashed), so do not forget to select 16:9 aspect ratio when opening the video in the 3D Vision Video Player or the Stereoscopic Player. As usual your comments about the 3D video are welcome, so please do share them below after watching it…

Download Alice in Wonderland stereo 3D trailermirror 1

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Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland in 3D is All Over the Boxoffice Charts

March 9th, 2010 · 6 Comments · 3D Movies & Videos

The new Alice in Wonderland movie, featuring Johnny Depp, that officially premiered in 2D and 3D on 5th has managed to generate around $116 million in the North American weekend boxoffice for just 3 days. Just as a reminder James Cameron’s Avatar has opened with a $77 million weekend last December, so Alice in Wonderland clearly topped that, but will it manage to reach Avatar’s $2.6 billion gross worldwide… I seriously doubt that. The movie Alice in Wonderland has managed to take another $94 million internationally in its opening weekend, generating about $210 million in total which is a very good start, but it will most likely remain with a good start only and the interest will quickly diminish…

Avatar is still in the top 5 (number five actually) in the North American weekend boxoffice charts for the last weekend and this was its 12th week already, but still managing to make a little over $8 million. As for Alice in Wonderland I suppose that the interest will be big only in the first 3-4 weeks maximum, but then again the interest here might not be coming from the movie being converted to 3D (it was shot in 2D) and also screened in 3D cinemas as most people suspect. Without a doubt one for the reasons for the big interest is Johnny Depp and him making another great role as the Mad Hatter. But I don’t see a lot of people going to watch the movie more than once in 3D or because of Johnny Depp, unlike what happened with Avatar – people going two, three or even more times to watch it. And Avatar has opened the doors for everything 3D (not only movies) as now everyone is talking about 3D becoming available to the masses, so you can say that Alice in Wonderland had the right timing, but that might simply not be enough. The Monday boxoffice results (day 4) kind of show this negative trend as Alice in Wonderland managed to make just about $9 million in North America compared to over $16 million for Avatar in its day 4 (first Monday). The drop from Sunday’s results is over 3 times for Alice in Wonderland compared to less than 50% for the same time frame with Avatar…

Anyway, enough with the speculations, lets see how things work out for Alice in Wonderland and meanwhile if you’ve watched the movie in 3D please share your thoughts in the comments below. Did you find the 3D effects impressive enough and comfortable to watch or got your eyes quickly tired or maybe got a headache? How would you compare Alice in Wonderland in 3D to Avatar in 3D? And just about any other comment you find interesting to share with other people interested in stereo 3D.

If you are interested in the 2D to 3D process used for Alice in Wonderland…

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Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland Game in Stereo 3D with 3D Vision

March 3rd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Stereo 3D Games

Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland movie is just about to hit the 3D screens at the nearest cinema, two more days left until the premiere, but now I’m going to talk about the already available game based on the movie. Not that the movie is not something interesting to talk about and see for certain, because Tim Burton offers a completely different approach to the well know story about Alice – she has grown up and goes back to the Wonderland for a second time, but now she does not remember anything from here visit in this strange and vivid world. But besides that Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland movie is a must see title because it has been shot with normal 2D movie cameras and then later converted to 3D to be presented in 3D cinemas worldwide. It is expected that this movie will pave the way for way more old and new titles shot in 2D to be converted in 3D and screened and even released on Blu-ray 3D, that is of course if the movie has been really well converted…

But enough for the movie, lets talk a bit about the game based on it. Usually I’m not a big fan of games made to compliment a movie release as they are usually nothing special or even good playing if you are not a big fan of course. In the case of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland game I was also about to pass it up without trying it, but then decided to give it a quick try to see how good it works in stereoscopic 3D mode with 3D Vision. Imagine my surprise after the game started and it looked great in stereo 3D mode, even though there is no profile for 3D Vision, it seems the game does just fine even with the default settings providing mostly depth and a just a little bit of pop-out of the closest objects (you can play with convergence a bit if you want to). The game world is a quite detailed and looks simply great in stereo 3D mode with no graphics issues or serious ghosting to irritate you and you can even increase the depth level quite a lot if you can handle it. The only thing I did not like in the game was the control – very strange key mappings if you are going to play with a keyboard and no mouse support, meaning the game has been designed for consoles and ported, so it is better to be played with a joypad. Anyway, you can quickly get over this or remap the default keys, but i can live with that considering that it works great in S3D and simply looks astonishing, so don’t pass this one.

The game Alice in Wonderland is available at Amazon for just $19.99 USD…

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