This year’s summer of sport will see many major sporting events filmed, and in some cases broadcast, in 3D for the very first time. To mark this occasion, the Blu-ray Disc Association has put together a selection of the best Blu-ray 3D titles.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 3D
The final instalment in the colossal franchise sees Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, reprise their roles as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger in an almighty 3D showdown which seals the fate of the wizarding world forever. Bonus features give added insight into the last part of this world renowned series with deleted scenes, ‘When Harry Left Hogwarts’ documentary, interviews with the cast and crew, Maximum Movie Mode functionality and much more. If you just can’t get enough of the world renowned wizard then Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 is also currently available in stunning 3D Blu-ray too.
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Winner of 11 Oscars, James Cameron’s epic blockbuster Titanic will dock on Blu-ray 3D on September 10th. Beautifully capturing the romance between young socialite Rose (Kate Winslet) and penniless drifter Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio), two passengers on board the ill-fated maiden voyage of RMS Titanic, the BD promises drama, mystery and unforgettable performances from its stellar cast. Bonus content will include documentaries, audio commentaries, 30 deleted scenes, 60 behind-the-scenes featurettes and a stills gallery.
The Green Hornet 3D
Oscar winning director Michel Gondry subverts the classic comic book genre by placing funnyman Seth Rogen in the leading role of Britt Reid, a reluctant heir to LA’s most respected media empire. The stunning 3D action comes thick and fast as Britt uses his unique position, alongside his father’s inventive employee Kato (Jay Chou) and new secretary (Cameron Diaz), to make a difference to the city by fighting crime.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3D
One of the most spectacular cinematic 3D experiences to date, Transformers: Dark of the Moon packs a real punch in high-definition Blu-ray 3D. Shia LaBeouf returns as Sam Witwicky as the heroic Autobots and evil Decepticons fight once more for the future of Earth. With incredible action set-pieces that will take your breath away, Transformers is a home 3D experience that needs to be seen to be believed.
John Carter 3D
From Oscar–winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton, John Carter is a 3D action adventure story set on Barsoom, the exotic and mysterious planet we know as Mars, starring Taylor Kitsch and Willem Dafoe. Based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs classic novel, John Carter is the story which inspired many of the most imaginative and well known Hollywood movies, past and present. If you missed it in the cinema, you can see this epic adventure in high definition 3D in your own home, when it gets released in July.
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D
Picking up where 2008’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth left off, Journey 2 sees Josh Hutcherson venture to a legendary uncharted island with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Vanessa Hudgens. The perfect blend of family fantasy and 3D adventure, the BD includes an interactive map called ‘Are You Strong Enough to Survive Mysterious Island?’, deleted scenes and a hilarious gag reel featuring the cast’s mishaps whilst on set.
Martin Scorsese’s family adventure follows the story of twelve-year-old Hugo (Asa Butterfield) who lives inside the walls of a Parisian train station in the 1930s. His very survival depends on anonymity, but when the enchanting Isabelle (Chloë Moretz) comes into his life, it quickly takes a dramatic twist and soon his most closely guarded secret is put at risk. Winning five Oscars at this year’s Academy Awards including best Visual Effects, Art Direction and Cinematography, Hugo is the perfect Blu-ray to experience in high definition 3D.
The Green Lantern 3D
The Green Lantern Corps are a brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order. When a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, the fate of Earth lies in the hands of new recruit Hal Jordan, the first human ever selected. Starring Ryan Reynolds and directed by Casino Royale’s Martin Campbell, this adaptation of the DC comic is one sci-fi adventure that you won’t want to miss. The vast and mysterious universe that the film is set in looks fantastic in high-def 3D, as does the incredible superpowers of the Green Lantern Corps.
Drive Angry 3D
Roaring into a third dimension, Drive Angry sees Nicolas Cage star as Milton, a ghost who escapes from hell to save his granddaughter with the help of beautiful sidekick Piper, played by the stunning Amber Heard. Packed with adrenalin fuelled bonus materials and rip-roaring action sequences, fans can expect a BD experience like no other thanks to the ‘Full-Access’ bonus feature, enabling viewers to access behind-the-scenes interviews at key points during the film.
Based on the acclaimed graphic novel, Priest brings bloodthirsty 3D action to Blu-ray. Starring Paul Bettany as a warrior priest, this post-apocalyptic tale tells of a savage war between man and vampires. After his niece is kidnapped, Bettany’s priest must break his vow of peace and hunt down the vampire hive before it’s too late. In addition to the 3D presentation of the film, the Blu-ray also includes an exclusive picture-in-picture experience and 3D views of the film’s weaponry.
Saw 3D: The Final Chapter
The seventh and final instalment in the terrifying Saw series sees Bobby (Sean Patrick Flanery) battle to overcome a series of gruesome obstacles in a bid to rescue his wife – only this time, Jigsaw’s infamous traps are in terrifying 3D. Special features include a look at all the slicing and dicing in the franchise as all 52 traps are explored, alongside audio commentaries, deleted and extended scenes and bookmark functionality.
Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Film Trilogy 3D
This trilogy reveals the secrets of the ocean in stunning high definition 3D. Narrated by Jan Michel Cousteau, son of legendary ocean explorer and film-maker Jacques Cousteau, it contains three fascinating documentaries – Dolphins and Whales 3D: Tribes of the Ocean, Sharks 3D and Ocean Wonderland 3D.
Flying Monsters 3D
Did Flying monsters really ever exist? 220 million years ago dinosaurs were beginning their domination of Earth but another group of reptiles was about to make an extraordinary leap: pterosaurs were taking control of the skies. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, this fascinating documentary on Blu-ray lets you follow the story of how and why these mysterious creatures took to the air – all in stunning 3D.