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Top Gun 3D

Discussion in 'The Movies' started by Chris Blount, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Did anyone else see the Top Gun 3D conversion yet? I watched it last night. Man, they are getting good at this stuff. It's really amazing how 3D conversion technology has progressed. I would almost swear that the movie was filmed in 3D.

    Worth a look if you have the chance. The flight scenes are amazing. I am so looking forward to Jurassic Park 3D.
     
  2. dettxw

    dettxw MRVing

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    I'm trying to decide if the good 3D conversion is a good thing or not. If you can just convert it later, why film in 3D?

    It was weird hearing the bartender talk to his boss at the Warren Theaters the other day when they were discussing Top Gun 3D. The boss was asking the bartender if he was going to see the movie and the younger guy wasn't too interested - because Top Gun was made before he was born. These kids are so young these days!
     
  3. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Chris, my big question about this film is about the grain. The HD transfer used for HDNET is too grainy, and the Blu-ray transfer has too much grain reduction (looks like videotape.) Do you think they started with the Blu-ray transfer when they did the 3D conversion or do you think they did a new master?
     
  4. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Hard to say. The grain in there and it's easy to see, but I expected that. The film has always been grainy even when I saw it back when it came out in theaters.
     
  5. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Do you have the regular Blu-ray? I was amazed how much grain they took out, especially compared to the HDNET version which looks worse than DVD.
     
  6. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 New Member

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    It cannot be too grainy unless artificial grain is added. I don't know much about the 35mm film stock they used, but it would have been an intentional choice.
     
  7. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Yes, I had the regular Blu-Ray (which I sold). It also comes with the regular Blu-Ray but I haven't compared them yet.

    All I can say is that in the 3D version, the grain is definitely there and it's actually amazing how they were able to do the 3D conversion with the grain. You would think it would be hard to work around it.
     
  8. Hoosier205

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    The only substantial changes in the 3D conversion...you know...besides the 3D conversion...are the color timings and detail.
     
  9. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 New Member

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    FYI - The 2D disc included with the new 3D release is the same 2D release from 2008. The 3D version appears to be from a newer master than the one used for the 2D version.
     
  10. BarrySandrew

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    It was a new master that was scanned at 6K for archival purposes. The color timing was done by Tony and CO3. The grain that remains was his creative call. The 3D version is precisely the way he wanted the film to look.
     

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