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Unread post by grim_tales » 14 Sep 2010, 08:29

Thats the same for me Brad. You can reuse the glasses but its still more expensive (extra £1/£1.50 or something) even if you dont actually buy glasses.
It cost me £9 (even with a special discount) to see a film in the cinema our group went to, due to the 3D.

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Unread post by gasteropod » 14 Sep 2010, 13:34

Nah at ours you just buy the glasses once and when you re-use them you just pay the standard £6.50 ticket price.

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Unread post by bradavon » 14 Sep 2010, 16:18

That's how it should be at ALL cinemas. I take it it's a local one and not a chain? As far as I can tell, that's super rare. Apparently the cost is due to the extra cost of 3D, which obviously makes no sense: 1. So the glasses are free then? 2. I'm sure they've made their money back by now.

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Unread post by romerojpg » 14 Sep 2010, 17:33

Yup the whole 3D/digital screen extra price this is a joke now. I read a detailed article on this a while back and takings for 3D films are far more than normal films, and box office for this year is about 8% up because of 3D, 3D is making them a lot of cash. So yes that extra 8% has already paid for the 3D tech in most cinemas, so the fact they are still asking for extra fees from us is a total joke.

Will we always be charged extra for a 3D film? is so we should all stop going to see them as they are taking the piss.

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Unread post by grim_tales » 14 Sep 2010, 17:40

gasteropod wrote:Nah at ours you just buy the glasses once and when you re-use them you just pay the standard £6.50 ticket price.
As Brad says, I think it should be that way at all cinemas :)

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Unread post by gasteropod » 14 Sep 2010, 17:51

bradavon wrote:I take it it's a local one and not a chain?
They just have 3 cinemas: Cleethorpes, Louth, and Barnsley.

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Unread post by romerojpg » 14 Sep 2010, 18:03

Cheaper than a 3D IMAX film in our local in the best seats £20+ :lol: :lol: :lol: classy. I would want some sexy extras for that price :thumbs:

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Unread post by bradavon » 15 Sep 2010, 14:34

£20! OMG! You can get sex for less than that in some parts of the world.

And yes like our TV license, as we keep paying it, they'll keep charging it.

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Unread post by gasteropod » 15 Nov 2011, 20:56

Which of the three cuts is James Cameron's preferred version?

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Unread post by bradavon » 15 Nov 2011, 21:31

I bet it's the original theatrical cut. Like Aliens and T2. The others he considers Special Editions, for the fans.

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bradavon wrote:I bet it's the original theatrical cut. Like Aliens and T2. The others he considers Special Editions, for the fans.
Eh? The special edition of Aliens is his preferred cut.

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Unread post by bradavon » 15 Nov 2011, 23:00

Really? I didn't know. I know T2 isn't. He's vague on the subject.

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Unread post by gasteropod » 15 Nov 2011, 23:08

bradavon wrote:He's vague on the subject.
Not particularly, I'll quote his introduction to Aliens from my Blu-ray:
This is Jim Cameron, and what you're about to watch is the special edition of Aliens. I actually prefer this version to the release version because I think, as it's been best described by one of my friends, it's 40 miles of bad road. I think it's a longer, more intense, and more suspenseful version of the film. The conventional wisdom at the time was 'don't make the film too long', but at 2 hours and 37 minutes this is the ride that we intended you to take. So, enjoy it.
Hope that clears things up for you ;)

So yeah, curious to know which version of Avatar is his preferred version, I fancy watching it again now. Will wait for it to come down in price, though.

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Unread post by bradavon » 16 Nov 2011, 02:05

bradavon wrote:I know T2 isn't. He's vague on the subject.
I hope that clears things up for you ;)

The stories woeful on Avatar, good imagery though.

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Unread post by gasteropod » 16 Nov 2011, 03:26

I already know T2 isn't...

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Unread post by degeneration » 16 Nov 2011, 19:22

The story isn't Woeful in Avatar. The story is fine, it is just done in a more flash than substance way. If the story is woeful, then pretty much so must the story be in Dancing With Wolves. They are more or less the same just differing in era and setting!

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Unread post by romerojpg » 16 Nov 2011, 20:09

Only an idiot would call it woeful :lol:

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Unread post by bradavon » 16 Nov 2011, 20:20

degeneration wrote:If the story is woeful, then pretty much so must the story be in Dancing With Wolves. They are more or less the same just differing in era and setting!
:o :o :o

The same basic story but to compare them is ridiculous. It is woeful. Cameron clearly really didn't care about anything but the graphics.

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Unread post by degeneration » 17 Nov 2011, 08:04

bradavon wrote:
degeneration wrote:If the story is woeful, then pretty much so must the story be in Dancing With Wolves. They are more or less the same just differing in era and setting!
:o :o :o

The same basic story but to compare them is ridiculous. It is woeful. Cameron clearly really didn't care about anything but the graphics.
- Hence my "more flash than substance comment".

Avatar - more flash than substance, set in a future era.
DwW - more substance than flash, set in a past era.
but both have the same story. DwW is obviously the better film.

However, I was not comparing the films, I'm comparing the stories. They are basically the same.

Star of film is on the perceived good guys side. He ventures into the and starts to experience the "bad guys" side of things. He learns to appreciate and understand their ways. Turns out the good guys are actually the bad guys and the bad guys are actually the good guys. He ends up joining their side and fighting for them. Then after it is over, he chooses to live with the "bad guys".

Which film am I describing DwW or Avatar?

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