Boo: Wait, Harry Potter is Coming Out on 3D

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There might not be enough time to render Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 in 3D for theaters, but rest assured, Warner Brothers is going to get you to put on those spectacles no matter what. Harry Potter is coming out in 3D after all – for your home television.

Warner Brothers announced that they will be re-releasing Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix AND Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in 3D Blu-ray right after they said they didn’t have enough time to do it right for the HP7 Part One theater release. They’ve already started work converting the sixth movie at Prime Focus London, with help from the company’s outlets in Hollywood and India. They haven’t ruled out doing HP7 Part 1 as a 3D home release as well.

There’s so much wrong with this there’s no logical point to begin. Why focus on the re-releasing films that just came out? Why not go back and do the first installment of the series, which at least has been around longer (but not long enough to warrant a re-release)? Why focus on a home release? Do you know how annoying it is to watch a 3D movie with a group of friends when you only have four pairs of glasses and one of them has been chewed up by the dog? And, conversion again? Really? There’s been sparingly few films that have converted well, and let’s just hope they don’t rush this one. Director David Yates is going to start working on them in early 2011: Let’s all hope for as late a release as possible.

Are you going to re-buy all your Harry Potter films in 3D?

[via Variety]

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