HARRY POTTER Films Still Receiving The 3D Treatment
Published: October 13, 2010 - 9:36pm
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows may not be getting the 3D treatment, yet, but the rest of the films are being converted for the home theater market.
The Warner Home Entertainment Division has assigned Prime Focus the task of converting two of the Harry Potter Blu-ray films into 3D. As of now, work has begun on converting The Half Blood Prince to 3D followed by The Order of the Phoenix with Prime Focus London as the lead facility on the conversion, with additional work being done by the company's Hollywood and India facilities.
The work of stereoscopic conversion of Deathly Hallows: Part 1 was ceased when it became apparent the 3D version would not be ready in time for the Nov. 19 release date but Warner has not, however, ruled out completing the conversion later.
Prime Focus and Warner received a lot of negative criticism after they rushed conversion for the Clash of the Titans remake. Since then, the company has worked to rebuild its reputation. One way was turning down jobs that were being rushed and recently they've received a public compliment from Jeffrey Katzenberg (a vocal critic of conversion) at last month's 3D Entertainment Summit for the company's 3D conversion work on a DreamWorks Animation title.
Warner is keeping a tight lip in regards to its 3D plans for the "Potter" back titles, including street dates for 3D home video and whether there will be a theatrical re-release for the series. What is known is that they are for sure converting the last four Potter films, all directed by David Yates.