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A brief survey on movie theater attendance this year....

 
 
Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 11:11 am
1. How many films did you see THIS year:
A. In the theater (2009)?
B. On DVD (films released theatrically in 2009 only) ?

2. On average, how many films do you see every year?
3. If you could rate this year's collective output of films you saw and the overall level of perceived quality of the films being theatrically distributed this year how would you rate it on a scale of 1-10: 1 being the worst lot of films you have ever seen, and 10 being the best year's worth of films you have ever.
4. Have you seen the latest technological rendition of the 3D film?
A. How many 3D films have you seen in the theater this year?
B. How many of this generation of 3D films have you seen on DVD/Blue Ray?
Optional: What do you think about this latest batch of 3D films? Did you have any negative physical reactions to watching them? Some people who wear glasses complain about getting headaches and/or nauseas from wearing the glasses....
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maporsche
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 11:52 am
@tsarstepan,
1A) more than 40
1b) 30ish
2) around 100
3) 5
4) I've seen maybe 3 3D movies this year, including non-3d movies that had IMAX 3d releases ( like Harry potter). I'm not a big fan. Will probably never watch a 3D movie at home.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 12:11 pm
@maporsche,
Yeah, I wouldn't recommend wasting one's time and money with the 3D version of the DVD's and Blu Rays as there is an obvious lost in translation from the theatrical versions to the home version.
djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 12:22 pm
@tsarstepan,
got conned into seeing this

http://www.dailyinfo.co.uk/images/cinema/wild-wild-west.jpg

when it was in theaters, haven't set foot in one since

watch on either dvd or (borrowed from the internet)

tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 12:24 pm
@djjd62,
My sister dragged me to the movie theaters to see that one as well. http://i48.tinypic.com/15coord.jpg
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2009 01:18 pm
@tsarstepan,
The home "3-D" DVD is more likely to give one a headache than entertain. We'll have to wait until next year when true 3-D capable displays become available but it's going to be the same problem, besides coming onto the retail market with a high price tag, than hi-def DVD -- lack of software (compounded then by two opposing formats -- HD DVD and Blu-Ray). Although the gaming industry is likely to go nuts with it.

With 1080p films on a good home theater video and sound system, the theater has become a less frequent outing for adults, especially someone with a family. The popcorn savings alone is enough to buy the DVD.

Especially since restorations are beginning to be released in Blu-Ray hi-def like "Becket" which actually look better than their theater projected counterparts.

But the dinner and a movie date will likely never really die.
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gammera
 
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Reply Sun 27 Dec, 2009 09:44 pm
@tsarstepan,
1. 45+
A. 15
B. 30
2. 35-40
3. 8
4. just finished seeing Avatar in Imax 3-D and I have to say it was absolutely mind blowing. I have seem a few other 3-D movies this year as well but they didn't even come close the visual effect. I was actually so over-whelmed that I almost collapsed.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 27 Dec, 2009 09:56 pm
@gammera,
Welcome to a2k gammera!

I'll answer my own survey I suppose.
1. 20+ [Not a good year personally... not a reflection on the movies released this year]
A. 11
B. About dozen.
2. 40+
3. 8
4. A. 2 = Up and Coraline.
B. Coraline
5. I made arguments that this technological generation of 3D is an inevitable evolution of cinema. I haven't been hit with any physiological and I wear glasses so I consider myself lucky in that arena.
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chai2
 
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Reply Sun 27 Dec, 2009 10:21 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

1. How many films did you see THIS year:
A. In the theater (2009)?
B. On DVD (films released theatrically in 2009 only) ?

2. On average, how many films do you see every year?
3. If you could rate this year's collective output of films you saw and the overall level of perceived quality of the films being theatrically distributed this year how would you rate it on a scale of 1-10: 1 being the worst lot of films you have ever seen, and 10 being the best year's worth of films you have ever.
4. Have you seen the latest technological rendition of the 3D film?
A. How many 3D films have you seen in the theater this year?
B. How many of this generation of 3D films have you seen on DVD/Blue Ray?
Optional: What do you think about this latest batch of 3D films? Did you have any negative physical reactions to watching them? Some people who wear glasses complain about getting headaches and/or nauseas from wearing the glasses....



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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 27 Dec, 2009 10:23 pm
@chai2,
A very productive year for you theatrically? Wink
What movie was it?
chai2
 
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Reply Sun 27 Dec, 2009 10:27 pm
@tsarstepan,
Avatar

so I guess that covers all the 3D questions.

didn't give me a headache.
TTH
 
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Reply Sun 27 Dec, 2009 11:38 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:
1. How many films did you see THIS year:
A. In the theater (2009)?
B. On DVD (films released theatrically in 2009 only) ?

2. On average, how many films do you see every year?
3. If you could rate this year's collective output of films you saw and the overall level of perceived quality of the films being theatrically distributed this year how would you rate it on a scale of 1-10: 1 being the worst lot of films you have ever seen, and 10 being the best year's worth of films you have ever.
4. Have you seen the latest technological rendition of the 3D film?
A. How many 3D films have you seen in the theater this year?
B. How many of this generation of 3D films have you seen on DVD/Blue Ray?
Optional: What do you think about this latest batch of 3D films? Did you have any negative physical reactions to watching them? Some people who wear glasses complain about getting headaches and/or nauseas from wearing the glasses....


None
....and what is pathetic is I can go see movies in theaters for free!
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Reyn
 
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Reply Mon 28 Dec, 2009 08:56 am
@chai2,
Yeah, my wife and I saw Avatar recently ourselves. Thought it was excellent. Haven't seen anything else this year. I'm hoping it wins an award of some kind.

We rarely rent any DVDs.
Lightwizard
 
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Reply Mon 28 Dec, 2009 12:48 pm
@Reyn,
It's nominated by the Golden Globes but I doubt it will win as Best Picture. It will clean up for special effects and a possible Oscar to Cameron and his engineers for the invention of an revolutionary 3-D process, including the cameras.
Reyn
 
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Reply Mon 28 Dec, 2009 06:53 pm
@Lightwizard,
Lightwizard wrote:
3-D process

3-D? Are there different versions of Avatar that are in 3-D? Or, are you talking about a behind-the-scenes process?
chai2
 
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Reply Mon 28 Dec, 2009 08:31 pm
@Reyn,
oh yeah Reyn.

I saw the 3D version. Got the 3D glasses and everything.

When he was jumping off the cliff, or the trees were falling and stuff, it was really cool.
Reyn
 
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Reply Mon 28 Dec, 2009 08:59 pm
@chai2,
Ah, I see! I just saw the non-3-D version.

Just goes to show you - you learn something every day! Wink
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