I’ll be perfectly honest with you — I don’t “get” the obsession with 3D. I get it from a business standpoint: studios can make even more money by charging extra with 3D, and being able to say your movie is in 3D sorta gives it a little something “special” that it might not otherwise have like, say, for instance the last “Saw” movie. After 50 “Saw” flicks, being able to say that the 51st one is in 3D gives that little something “extra”. Of course, once every movie and their cousin starts becoming 3D, that little something extra won’t be so extra anymore, which is why I foresee the 3D trend to be just that — a trend that will eventually die out. Since I don’t “get” the popularity of 3D in theatrical releases, you can pretty much guess that I also don’t get bringing it home to your TV.
Disney feels different, though. Besides trying to milk some extra bucks out of you via their 3D theatrical releases, Disney will be releasing an additional 15 titles on Blu-ray 3D for your 3D home viewing entertainment, bringing their total library to 20 so far. “Tron: Legacy” and “Tangled” will be two of the new releases, but the studio also plans on re-releasing other titles in the Blu-ray 3D format, including:
“The Lion King”
“Beauty and the Beast”
“Meet the Robinsons”
“Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”
Besides the new spanky 3D format, each disc will include “thematically linked 3D menus, 3D previews of coming-attractions trailers and an introduction to the eye-popping world of Disney Blu-ray 3D featuring beloved characters Timon and Pumbaa from ‘The Lion King’”.
That’s special, right?