Originally Posted by The Perfect Weapon
When I got the DVD version of the movie in 3-D, I saw it on a small TV with my DVD player, and cripes did that ever look not good. Then I later saw it on a Blu-Ray player on a big TV and the upconversion does help. I understand that the Blu-Ray disc looks better but it's not like seeing it on the big screen at all; you lucky sons of bitches who have seen it in a theatre.
Small trick that worked wonders on the dvd release: Wear two pairs of the glasses together while watching in a completely darkened room, using the "Cinema" picture option on your tv. It's a trick that's been bandied around the net on the release of the first dvd and it did really improve the 3-D. Unfortunately, the overall quality is still probably not worth wearing the glasses the entire time just to see the handful of shots that work seamlessly.
The blu-ray release, from what I heard, seems to have a better anaglyphic scheme. I really think the anaglyphic positioning on the dvd release is off. Unfortunately, I'm not ready to pony up another $15 for the blu just yet.
Why the dvd boxset commentary for Part 3
didn't make the Special Edition releases is beyond me. It's a fun commentary to boot.
I really hope to see Part 3
in the theater again one day. To this day, I still think the 3-D effects in it are more fun and (ahem) eye-popping than even the current crop of 3-D films. Not only did the opening titles pop off the screen, but they came halfway, paused a beat, and then extended on out even further. Great stuff!