Monday, October 17, 2011

This is Halloween

so i don't use my blog very often for this kind of thing, but i feel pretty compelled to bring this to the attention of my friends.

as many of you know, i am definitely not an advocate of the 3-D movement. in general, it's a waste of money to see something in 3D at the movie theater. the only movie that i felt was truly worth anything in 3D was Coraline. in fact, i paid to see it twice in the theater! anyway, i say all that to say this: please don't waste $16 or more to go see Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3D this holiday season. instead, what you SHOULD do is spend $20 to purchase it on Blu-ray!!

so last night i had the immense pleasure of watching one of my all-time favorite movies (probably top 10) on Blu-ray for the first time. DOOD. what an experience. keep in mind, this is a movie i've seen almost 100 times since it's release in 1993. and i still couldn't believe how many new things i noticed in this movie after watching it. and even though i'm always amazed by this movie every time i watch it, last night i was blown away by textures and colors happening that i never noticed before. it was truly an eye feast! anyway, i highly recommend checking it out if you haven't yet. for me, it was a much better investment then a gimmicky 3D experience.

oh, and Happy Halloweenie!

(wow, i haven't drawn Jack since coming to Nickelodeon!)


Aminder Dhaliwal said...

The only movie i've recently liked in 3D was KFP2, I actually felt the depth and then saw it again in just digital and thought it looked way cooler in 3D. Also - if you haven't got it already watch coraline on blu-ray too!

kris.w said...

oh yeah! KFP2 was definitely pretty good in 3D. and Coraline on Blu-ray sounds like a great idea! i'll add it to my short list of blu-ray movies that should actually be worth buying :0)

Adam Lucas said...

eyooo...Yeah Nightmare is in my top 10 too. I love that movie. I used to watch it on repeat and memorize the songs when I was probably a little too old to be doing so. I saw the 3d version too a few years ago and you're right it's not worth it. Cool seeing it again in a theatre but i think i need to finally get a blu ray player and get the flick.

Yazzo said...

*clap* Hear hear sir! I agree %100. Apart from the price difference, the other downside of 3D, at least for me, is that it's distracting - it takes attention away from the story, which SHOULD be more important than flashy visuals. It's cool to see a few times, but unless you have an IMAX theater nearby, I wouldn't spend the extra $ on 3D all the time.

Oh, and love the doodles! :D

kris.w said...

good points man! and thanks, i'm glad you dig 'em :0)