With the trailer for Titanic 3D officially unveiled last week, we’re focusing on the best movies that showcase the three dimensional viewing experience on Blu-ray. So if you’re stuck for ideas this weekend and have a 3DTV and 3D Blu-ray player, why not try out one of the following?
Looking for action, awesome 3D effects and an audio track to blow your speakers away? Why not give Tron 3D on Blu-ray a go. Rebellious teenager Sam (Garrett Hedlund) is still haunted 20 years on from the mysterious disappearance of his father and leading video game developer Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges). On receiving a message from his father’s former workplace, Sam’s quest to find the truth sends him spiralling into a computer generated world with flying motorbikes, space age weapons and a ruthless villain. Tron’s beautifully built 3D world really is a stunner and this BD is sure to leave you longing to return time and time again. Special features include a Disney Second Screen App which allows viewers to access interactive features online that play in-sync to the film. Accompanying this is a whole host of features looking at the cast, the filming and post-production techniques, the design elements and much more.
Want more bite from your scary movies? If so then look no further than Piranha 3D, directed by Alexandre Aja and available in stunning 3D BD. The small community of Lake Victoria is once again swamped with an influx of students hoping to party away the six weeks of Spring break. But this year, something deadly is lurking in the waters and it has a taste for human flesh. Blu-ray.com praises the 3D image quality in their review saying, ‘it’s a solid and exceptionally fun 3D transfer that’s got just the right amount of punch to wow viewers and compliment the craziness’.
Special features include deleted scenes, director commentaries and a huge documentary that runs 30 minutes longer than the movie itself, providing a substantial amount of information on the casting, special effects, stunts and soundtrack.
Alice in Wonderland 3D
A stunning re-imagining of the classic Lewis Carol tale, Burton’s vibrant imagination turns this family favourite into one of the best looking 3D BDs on the market. Awarded four and a half stars by Blu-ray.com for its outstanding picture quality and five stars for its 5.1 surround sound audio, this Double Play pack also includes a 2D BD for those who’ve yet to purchase a TV or player with a third dimension. Telling the story of 19-year-old Alice who returns to the whimsical world she first encountered as a young girl, Burton reunites her with the White Rabbit (Michael Sheen), the Mad Hatter (Depp) and the terrifying Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter). Special features certainly impress including individual character profiles, a look at scoring and animating topsy turvy Wonderland as well as a peek at the props and stunts alongside interviews with cast and crew.
So what do you think of our choices? Hit the comments to tell us what movies you’d like to see in 3D, or tell us what else you’ll be looking forward to watching on Blu-ray this weekend.