So NV Lucas Wants To Bring 3-D Movies Back

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  1. GersonSith Jedi Master

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    Here's a news snippet I got from Yahoo!:

    "Star Wars" creator George Lucas and "Titanic" director James Cameron were among those promoting a new digital alteration that converts two-dimensional movies into 3-D.

    Theatergoers still have to wear those familiar cardboard glasses with red-and-blue cellophane, although backers of the new technology say it doesn't cause the eyestrain common with past 3-D efforts.

    Lucas said he hopes eventually to release all six of his "Star Wars" movies in 3-D format that can be shown in regular moviehouses, not specialty theaters such as IMAX.

    "It looks better than the original, to be honest with you," Lucas told theater owners Thursday at their annual ShoWest convention.

    Developed by In-Three Inc. of Agoura Hills, Calif., the new technology involves converting a movie into two slightly offset images, one for each eye. The special glasses trick the brain into perceiving the picture as a single image.

    Unlike some 3-D systems that require two side-by-side film projectors, In-Three's system operates with a single digital projector, the filmmakers said.

    A snippet of "Star Wars: Episode II ? Attack of the Clones" converted to 3-D was screened, and the images showed remarkable depth in a scene where Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi pursue an assassin in a flying vehicle.
  2. DarthDarkstar Jedi Master

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    Oh my goodness... that would be.... amazing.
  3. MR-V1N Jedi Knight

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    That would be really cool!
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