Dawn of the Dead (78) 3-d!! plus sequel

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  1. rxfiend

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    The 3-d release sounds great, not sure about the sequel though (Day 2 comes to mind!). Anyway, from fangoria.com:

    May 14: Romero’s DAWN returns—in 3-D!

    Producer Richard Rubinstein gave Fango the scoop on a wild development concerning an upcoming revival of George A. Romero’s DAWN OF THE DEAD. Rubinstein, the man responsible for producing many of Romero’s films as well as the 2004 DAWN remake, is planning to rerelease the 1979 zombie epic in true 3-D! In-Three, Inc. of Agoura Hill, CA will be responsible for the “dimensionalization” process.

    “When Mike Messina [another producer on the DAWN redux] and I began to investigate using In-Three’s technique, I was very skeptical,” Rubinstein tells Fango. “I couldn’t see how it could be used without re-editing George’s film, which I was not going to do. I was also concerned that converting a 29-year-old movie would not be competitive qualitatively with the new 3-D live-action features being shot today. I was wrong in both cases. George’s DAWN OF THE DEAD can be reformatted into 3-D without any editing, and the image looks spectacular! As it stands now, it will take about a year to complete the conversion of the whole film.” Indeed, In-Three’s work has been hailed by George Lucas, James Cameron and Peter Jackson, among others.

    Lucky FANGORIA chief Tony Timpone got a 3-D sneak of several scenes of the 3-D DAWN in NYC and came away suitably impressed. "I was blown away over how easily DAWN OF THE DEAD lends itself to 3-D," he says. "This is not a gimmick. Romero's film looks better than ever, and the extra dimension adds, well, another vibrant dimension to Romero's masterpiece. I can't wait to see the final product when it emerges in 2009. The idea of seeing a spiffed up DAWN (the original!) on the big screen again is a cause for celebration."

    Rubinstein also has plans to create a direct sequel to the original DAWN (!) and will be producing a new screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s DUNE, to be directed by Peter (THE KINGDOM) Berg. Keep checking this site for further developments on both DAWN projects. —Chris Haberman
     
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    Funny how colorizing a black-and-white film is usually considered "sacrilege", but turning a 2-D movie into a 3-D gimmick (and oh yes, it's definitely a gimmick, Tony) is "cause for celebration"

    If it wasn't filmed in 3-D, it can't be 3-D.
     
  3. rxfiend

    rxfiend Joe Six-Pack

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    Apparently you haven't seen the 3d version of Nightmare Before Christmas.
     
  4. X-human

    X-human I ate my keys

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    I haven't exactly seen people say, "It's about time." Nobody asked for it, and apathy will probably be the resounding response.

    Interesting point though. I guess because it's a gimmick it's acceptable. If they re-released it in theaters with buzzers in the seats to make you jump at the right moments it'd be OK too. 3D is also a b-movie mainstay so people are more comfortable seeing a monster movie becoming 3D than say Citizen Kane.

    Also with technology today 3D isn't going to replace 2D any time soon. That's different than colorizing as once it's done it can quite easily become the front runner. I see possible 5.1 or 7.1 mixing as more worrisome than the 3D, as it's more than likely whatever hack job is done creating surround sound for the theatrical release will replace the original mono track on a DVD release.
     
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    If it takes 3d-ing the original Dawn to get it back into theaters, so be it! It's highly doubtful a regular issue of Dawn would get a wide release. While us fans would flock to it, the general public will figure why pay theater prices when you could rent / purchase the movie for a few $. The 3d version of NBC was awesome. It wasn't in your face 3d, but it created a 3d plane for the movie and if all movies were like that, it would be amazing.
     
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    I'd be down for this for the sole purpose of me seeing the good DotD in the theatre which I was not only too young to do, but not even born yet.
     
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    hopefully the 3D version of dawn will come to dvd and the sequel well i have my doubts but at least it has a good director
     
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    Sorry, I don't agree with bastardizing a movie just to make it more palatable to today's audiences.
     
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    I'll see it, sounds like fun. I only hope it doesn't cause my copy of Dawn '78 to burst into flames on my shelf.
     
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    The pie fight scene should be uber fun!!
     
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    Man... when those zombies bust into the elevator after Flyboy... I will pimp this solely for that bit... I hope it looks cool...
     
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    The film is unrated. How many theatres will actually show this???
     
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    I would check this out.I do agree , how many theatres will show UR movie these days.Maybe EXHUMED cinema of Philla Pa will.I wonder how the sequel to DOTD will turn out.I wonder what Romero thinks.



    Sean
     
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    While they're at it, maybe they can color correct the blood, for a more realistic look. Get rid of the blue-faced zombies as well. Give them more oozing sores. Hey, let's improve the soundtrack as well...some more modern music.

    What other classic films should they fuck with, while they're at it?
     
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    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    Dr.Calligari. They could fix all those fucked up angles. The buildings, the doors... I mean, what where they thinking???
     
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    i just want some 3-d porn.
     
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    Tom Savini might actually be up for that, hasn't he voiced a few complaints about the blood's color?

    I'm usually the first to say if it ain't broke don't fix it, but 3D just isn't that big of a deal. I doubt it'll be done at all. If anything it'll probably get the one theatrical run and then that'll be it we'll never ever see it again. That's pretty much how it works. There's nothing in danger. Night of the Living Dead got the 3D treatment from Razor3D, and yet the flat version remains more popular. Much more popular. I look more at is as saving one's breath.

    I don't see anyone jumping into every Creature From the Black Lagoon thread demanding that the 3D version be released, as that was how it was originally shot. Or cursing about Dracula never being shown with green tinting anymore. Neither of these films are readily available as the filmmakers intended them to be seen.
     
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    Unless it turns out to be some travesty like the 30th Anniversary of NOTLD with new footage being shot and inserted into the original, I say BRING IT ON!!!. Too much Dawn is never enough:evil: Can't wait for the 5 disc special edition of this 3-D release:D


    LUCIO!!!!
     
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    Any thoughts that cuts might be made to get an R-rating and a wider release in 3-D?
     

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