House of Wax 3D 10/1/13

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  1. X-human

    X-human I ate my keys

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    Seasons come and go, but this year Fall will not return without its Price...

    Wow, lots of Vincent Price this Halloween. It's doubtful that the '33 feature will be in HD; which is too bad as more Fay Wray in HD is always a good thing!
     
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    I've had a 3d capable set for a while now but man, the 3d classics that have been announced in the past few months has really gotten me for the first time thinking about buying glasses and upgrading my player. Creature From The Black Lagoon, Amityville 3D, and now House of Wax? Soon I may no longer have any recourse.
     
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    Not worthless, quite the opposite.

    The majority of people don´t have the means to play 3D, so, if a 2D version is available on disc I can´t see why it is worthless.

    If blu-ray is still a growing market, we can only deduced that the 3D market is still very small.

    I can understand the those with the option to playback 3D want a review of that but going so far as calling a 2D review worthless is wrong.
     
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    Precisely why I said "nearly so". :rolleyes:

    It's not out of reason that a review titled "House of Wax 3D" should include a review of the actual 3D. Am I wrong in this? I'm not 3D capable either, but this job should have gone to somebody with the proper equipment to do a proper review.
     
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    Worthless or nearly worthless are the same thing in my book.

    If the edition is called "House of Wax 3D" why the hell should he called it other than than?
     
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    would you rather be squashed by a falling piano, or nearly squashed by a falling piano?
     
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    lol Great point, dave.

    The writer should have mentioned in his title that he was only reviewing the 2D version. He shouldn't leave it up to the reader to read through half of his review before fessing up about it. It is deceitful.
     
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    Different things... Reviews don´t physically hurt people.
    Nearly squashed by a falling piano would mean the piano still hits you and you could get killed but not be squashed.

    A very obsolete and unrelated one.
     
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    I have this and I can say that the job Warner did is exceptional. They ponied up for a 4K scan of the original negative, which still yields an overall soft picture quality (very much so in certain spots). This is the best this film will ever look. The colors are amazing and the 3D is great throughout (both the gimmicks and the depth). Kudos to Warner for putting so much into this disc. The original black and white film is also on the disc, though in standard definition.
     
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    There are exceptions. Read any review of Echo Bridge's The Prophecy. It's migraine inducing how bad they are.
     
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    I wish they would had done a HD scan of that one. I highly enjoyed that version and don't like the fact it's always treated as an "extra."
     
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    Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) is on the disc, but it's not in black and white. It was an early 2-strip Technicolor film and is presented that way on the disc.
     
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    My apologies. You are correct.
     
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    This is currently $7.99 at Best Buy. Regardless if you have a 3D TV or not, this is a great blu-ray and a classic film. If you do have a 3D TV, it's a must buy.
     
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