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Old 05-15-2008, 06:12 AM   #1
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Dawn of the Dead (78) 3-d!! plus sequel

The 3-d release sounds great, not sure about the sequel though (Day 2 comes to mind!). Anyway, from fangoria.com:

May 14: Romero’s DAWN returns—in 3-D!

Producer Richard Rubinstein gave Fango the scoop on a wild development concerning an upcoming revival of George A. Romero’s DAWN OF THE DEAD. Rubinstein, the man responsible for producing many of Romero’s films as well as the 2004 DAWN remake, is planning to rerelease the 1979 zombie epic in true 3-D! In-Three, Inc. of Agoura Hill, CA will be responsible for the “dimensionalization” process.

“When Mike Messina [another producer on the DAWN redux] and I began to investigate using In-Three’s technique, I was very skeptical,” Rubinstein tells Fango. “I couldn’t see how it could be used without re-editing George’s film, which I was not going to do. I was also concerned that converting a 29-year-old movie would not be competitive qualitatively with the new 3-D live-action features being shot today. I was wrong in both cases. George’s DAWN OF THE DEAD can be reformatted into 3-D without any editing, and the image looks spectacular! As it stands now, it will take about a year to complete the conversion of the whole film.” Indeed, In-Three’s work has been hailed by George Lucas, James Cameron and Peter Jackson, among others.

Lucky FANGORIA chief Tony Timpone got a 3-D sneak of several scenes of the 3-D DAWN in NYC and came away suitably impressed. "I was blown away over how easily DAWN OF THE DEAD lends itself to 3-D," he says. "This is not a gimmick. Romero's film looks better than ever, and the extra dimension adds, well, another vibrant dimension to Romero's masterpiece. I can't wait to see the final product when it emerges in 2009. The idea of seeing a spiffed up DAWN (the original!) on the big screen again is a cause for celebration."

Rubinstein also has plans to create a direct sequel to the original DAWN (!) and will be producing a new screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s DUNE, to be directed by Peter (THE KINGDOM) Berg. Keep checking this site for further developments on both DAWN projects. —Chris Haberman
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Old 05-15-2008, 06:59 AM   #2
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Funny how colorizing a black-and-white film is usually considered "sacrilege", but turning a 2-D movie into a 3-D gimmick (and oh yes, it's definitely a gimmick, Tony) is "cause for celebration"

If it wasn't filmed in 3-D, it can't be 3-D.
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:11 AM   #3
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Apparently you haven't seen the 3d version of Nightmare Before Christmas.
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:48 AM   #4
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Funny how colorizing a black-and-white film is usually considered "sacrilege", but turning a 2-D movie into a 3-D gimmick (and oh yes, it's definitely a gimmick, Tony) is "cause for celebration"

If it wasn't filmed in 3-D, it can't be 3-D.
I haven't exactly seen people say, "It's about time." Nobody asked for it, and apathy will probably be the resounding response.

Interesting point though. I guess because it's a gimmick it's acceptable. If they re-released it in theaters with buzzers in the seats to make you jump at the right moments it'd be OK too. 3D is also a b-movie mainstay so people are more comfortable seeing a monster movie becoming 3D than say Citizen Kane.

Also with technology today 3D isn't going to replace 2D any time soon. That's different than colorizing as once it's done it can quite easily become the front runner. I see possible 5.1 or 7.1 mixing as more worrisome than the 3D, as it's more than likely whatever hack job is done creating surround sound for the theatrical release will replace the original mono track on a DVD release.
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Old 05-15-2008, 08:04 AM   #5
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If it takes 3d-ing the original Dawn to get it back into theaters, so be it! It's highly doubtful a regular issue of Dawn would get a wide release. While us fans would flock to it, the general public will figure why pay theater prices when you could rent / purchase the movie for a few $. The 3d version of NBC was awesome. It wasn't in your face 3d, but it created a 3d plane for the movie and if all movies were like that, it would be amazing.
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:12 PM   #6
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I'd be down for this for the sole purpose of me seeing the good DotD in the theatre which I was not only too young to do, but not even born yet.
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:39 PM   #7
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hopefully the 3D version of dawn will come to dvd and the sequel well i have my doubts but at least it has a good director
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:41 PM   #8
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Sorry, I don't agree with bastardizing a movie just to make it more palatable to today's audiences.
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:19 PM   #9
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I'll see it, sounds like fun. I only hope it doesn't cause my copy of Dawn '78 to burst into flames on my shelf.
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:44 PM   #10
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The pie fight scene should be uber fun!!
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Old 05-15-2008, 06:02 PM   #11
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Man... when those zombies bust into the elevator after Flyboy... I will pimp this solely for that bit... I hope it looks cool...
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Old 05-15-2008, 06:12 PM   #12
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The film is unrated. How many theatres will actually show this???
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:15 PM   #13
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I would check this out.I do agree , how many theatres will show UR movie these days.Maybe EXHUMED cinema of Philla Pa will.I wonder how the sequel to DOTD will turn out.I wonder what Romero thinks.



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Old 05-15-2008, 07:15 PM   #14
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While they're at it, maybe they can color correct the blood, for a more realistic look. Get rid of the blue-faced zombies as well. Give them more oozing sores. Hey, let's improve the soundtrack as well...some more modern music.

What other classic films should they fuck with, while they're at it?
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Old 05-15-2008, 08:17 PM   #15
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Dr.Calligari. They could fix all those fucked up angles. The buildings, the doors... I mean, what where they thinking???
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