Category Archives: DVD/Home Theater

Why all this 3D technology does nothing for me.

AvatarWhat with Avatar, ESPN and Discovery announcing 3D networks, and 3D Televisions appearing at CES, there’s been a lot of talk about 3D technology lately, which is certainly warranted and understandable. However, none of it means anything to me because my brain and eyes are just not wired for it.

I was born with one (maybe more) of the muscles in my left-eye missing or otherwise defective. As such, that eye was pointing to the side. This generally results in what is called a lazy-eye. I went through 5 eye surgeries by the time I was 5 years old. I also happen to suffer from astigmatism.

Due to my sight issues occurring at such a young age, my brain essentially re-wired itself to deal with it and how I see is perfectly normal to me. 75% of what I see in my field of vision is my right eye. When I close my left eye, I only loose a certain part to the left of me, basically, what my right eye doesn’t physically see (the nose kinda gets in the way LOL). However, what I see does not shift any.Β  Now, when I close my right eye, things change a lot. My brain lets my left eye now “see” what my brain had only been processing from my right eye and images shift to the right and down.

Because of this non-convergence in my eye-sight, none of this 3D stuff works with me. With those red and blue glasses I either saw all red stuff or all blue stuff. The images simply do not combine to form a single image. Needless to say, I will not be buying any 3D HDTVs, 3D DVD/Blu-Ray players, or watch any 3D television networks.

Thank god Avatar was released in a 2D version at the local AMC theater; otherwise, I would have skipped it. If you look now, you’ll notice that only the 3D versions are still playing there.

My only hope is that movie studios keep releasing 2D versions of their movies. Well, the ones worth seeing anyway LOL. πŸ™‚

Three movies added to DVD Collection.

I have added the following three movies to my DVD collection:

As usual these days, I’ve scanned in at least the DVD cover and included a trailer.Β  These along with Star Trek (2009) were all Christmas presents. Thanks to everyone that gave me these. πŸ™‚

Oh yeah, Happy New Year!! Here’s hoping 2010 is a great one! πŸ™‚

Star Trek (2009) added to DVD collection!

Star TrekI’ve added Star Trek to my DVD Collection! πŸ˜€

This movie was AWESOME! They did a fantastic job re-introducing the Star Trek franchise with this film and handled the concerns I had going into it. By creating a new timeline (parallel universe) with Spock and the Romulan’s interactions, they are freed from having to match what the first crew did and experienced. It will also help explain why the technology of this particular crew will be so much more advanced than the original due to the input and advances introduced by the original Spock This, in turn, lets them get away with using better special effects than what the original series and movies had at their disposal.

What’s even better than all the effects is the character interaction, story, and acting (something which Star Wars I suffered from). Zachary Quinto as the new Spock was perfect. It’s amazing how much he looks like the original. It was good to see Leonard Nimoy playing Spock again as well. I’m not one to go on and on about movies, so I’ll just say this one more time: It was AWESOME!

I’ve included the outer cover image that the case slides into as well as the front and back images of the case itself. 3 Trailers and 1 TV spot are also included in a combination video that I found on YouTube.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine added to DVD Collection!

Wow! It’s been a while since I’ve said anything on my blog.

I have added X-Men Origins: Wolverine to my DVD Collection. As usual I have scanned in a copy of the front cover and provided a movie trailer. It’s a great movie and I highly recommend watching it if you haven’t! 😎 The Roots of Wolverine: A Conversation with Stan Lee and Len Wein featurette was interesting and informative.

Happy 4th of July and Independence Day added to DVD Collection!

Happy Fourth of July!

First, I want to wish everyone a Happy (and safe) Fourth of July! πŸ™‚

Second, I somehow managed not to own a copy of Independence Day. Well, that situation has now been rectified! I bought the last copy they had at Blockbuster Video and is now part of my DVD Collection! As usual, I’ve included an image of the DVD front cover and a decent quality movie trailer.