Yeah, I don’t think I know a single person who even owns a 3D TV. Might have been cool to see those 3D versions theatrically, but I really don’t have any interest in watching them in my living room.
Anyway, I was sure we’d at least get TFA and R1 in UHD for Christmas since there was no new movie in theaters, even if the OT was a long shot. Since that came and went, I’m not expecting anything before IX comes out on disc. Hopefully they’ll do it so that I won’t have to re-buy too much. Be a shame if IX came out in a steel book that matched TLJ but then three months down the road we find out that the only way to get TFA in 4K is in a boxed set. I might hold out on the disc for the first time and just go digital for IX if we haven’t heard by then what’s going on with TFA.
What makes you think they won’t just put out TFA and RO on 4k this year?
It made at least some sense not to do it this past holiday since they needed to push Solo after it underperformed in theaters. Speaking of which, it wouldn’t at all surprise me if Disney does eventually include more of the Lord and Miller footage in an eventual re-release, if only to help recoup their losses. Maybe that’s something they could save for the inevitable over-priced franchise collection, just as the OT deleted scenes were exclusive to the “complete saga” blu-ray.
It doesn’t help that there hasn’t been a new 3D set on the market for a couple years now. Maybe the Avatar sequels will revive the market. That there were two different home systems didn’t help much. Active 3D sets requiring more expensive glasses that need batteries. 4K sets actually do 3D better with no loss of resolution.
I was amazed to find out there was an outboard 3D converter gizmo for 2D sets. It uses the old red/blue system, but from what I’ve read, it works pretty well once calibrated.
I’m not a fan of how the “passive” method was implemented at home, with the fpr filter always there over the display and making everything look like you’re watching it through a screen door.
Years ago, Samsung was working on a tv that would’ve used the “active passive” version of RealD’s tech, but it was deemed too expensive.
Maybe Cameron will pressure the industry to figure out a solution in time for Avatar 2’s home release a little over two years from now.