Are we finally in the realization that 3D is here to stay? Is it time for more 3D content to become available to us? I think so…
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In case you hadn’t noticed, there have been a bunch of high profile, top flight Hollywood films released on Blu-ray recently – and in 3D versions. Plus, LG and Disney have a new content deal. This and more 3D content is a very good thing to start to prime the pump for a successful 3D holiday selling season.
For example, Hollywood studios like 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment have recently released 3D Blu-rays of Avatar, Prometheus, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and I, Robot. Other 3D films like Hitchcock’s Dial M for Murder, and Secrets of the Wings are available now, with Ice Age: Continental Drift coming in December and Pina coming in January.
Walt Disney Pictures is planning to release 3D Blu-rays of Tinker Bell and Disney Pixar’s Brave before yearend. There will also be a BD3D release of Up (2009) and a re-issue of the classic Finding Nemo on BD3D.
These titles and more like The Avengers, Brave and Toy Story, John Carter, G-Force and Tangled will also be available on LG TV as 3D rentals via LG 3D World App. This is the result of a new deal the companies have struck up to help make it easier for consumers to access and watch 3D movies at home. There is even some talk about leveraging ESPN sports content and adding a range of free to access 3D content like documentaries.
3D World App comes bundled on LG’s Smart TV and requires an Internet connection, of course. Disney’s 3D movies will rent for $4 to $8 per movie, and films must be viewed within two days of purchase. Films available right now include the Toy Story trilogy and Alice in Wonderland among others. By spring 2013, additional titles will be made available, including Finding Nemo, Bolt, Gnomeo & Juliet, Tangled and Tron: Legacy, among others.
As part of a limited offer running through the end of the year, LG is offering a $50 credit for Disney rentals with select 3D-enabled Smart TVs. New Smart TV buyers can get the coupon at www.lg.com/3Dworld.
LG’s 3D World contains 2-day rental movies as well as more than 300 free 3D videos from multiple categories like sports, kids and documentaries. LG’s 3D World is available via all LG Smart TVs including these series: LS5700, LM6200, LM6700, LM7600, LM8600, LM9600, PM9700, PM6700 and PM4700.
In addition, Disney has also done a deal with MSO Cablevision to bring 3D content to it subscriber base. As a Cablevision customer, I can tell you 3D content is sorely needed, so this is good news. –Chris Chinnock
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