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Porn Industry Tiptoes Into 3D Video 292

Posted by timothy
from the been-there-seen-that dept.
itwbennett writes "The 3D porn experience is coming (eventually) to a home theater near you. Most adult filmmakers are moving slowly toward 3D video because of higher production cost, the small number of 3D TVs in the home, and, of course, the glasses. Rob Smith, director of operations at Hustler Video Group says he hopes that market penetration of 3D TVs in the home is high enough that 'by the fourth quarter of this year it will be at the point where we can justify doing a 3D product.' The average adult movie costs around $25,000 to $40,000 to make, and 3D movies cost about 30% more, says Ali Joone, founder of Digital Playground. But Joone thinks the biggest hurdle for 3D isn't so much the cost as the glasses: people don't want to be encumbered by eyewear when viewing a film, says Joone."
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Porn Industry Tiptoes Into 3D Video

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  • Been done (Score:4, Interesting)

    by slim (1652) <john@ha[ ]up.net ['rtn' in gap]> on Wednesday January 13, 2010 @05:48PM (#30756774) Homepage

    1969's The Stewardesses [thestewardesses.com] ("See the lusty stewardesses leap from the screen to your lap") "is the most profitable 3-D film in history" (Avatar may now have beaten it).

  • I see an Increase (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Monkeedude1212 (1560403) on Wednesday January 13, 2010 @05:49PM (#30756788) Journal

    In POV porn.

  • Seriously? (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Evets (629327) * on Wednesday January 13, 2010 @05:53PM (#30756830) Homepage Journal

    Who in their right mind would actually buy a 3D tv that required you to wear glasses while viewing. That's absurd.

  • When did they ask? (Score:3, Interesting)

    by EriktheGreen (660160) on Wednesday January 13, 2010 @05:56PM (#30756876) Journal

    I'd have said the same thing before going to "Avatar" in 3d. The usual litany of anti-3d excuses would apply:

    • The glasses give me headaches
    • The colors aren't right
    • They'll rub on my nose/ears and hurt
    • They'll distort the screen

    I think this is mostly due to hollywood/tech companies chasing the holy grail of 3d for a long time. Many, many vendors have sold products based on claims of "true 3d images" including some spectacularly bad products like the virtual boy or NVidia's attempt at 3d with LCD shutter glasses.

    But with the current crop of tech, they've finally made it useable. The glasses I used actually improved the colors, and the film was bright enough not to notice the slight darkening due to the glasses.

    After the first 15 minutes of viewing Avatar with the dark glasses (RealD 3D) on, I wouldn't want to watch it any other way.

    If you haven't seen Avatar in 3D, do so. Very worth it, and I hope other films are made that way soon. I actually made a joke about wanting to see a 3D porn film on the way out of the theater ("we'd be ducking every time the male lead stood up facing the screen").

    Erik

  • Not for me. (Score:4, Interesting)

    by MaWeiTao (908546) on Wednesday January 13, 2010 @06:47PM (#30757530)

    Many, if not most women in porn look pretty horrid what with the bruises, embarrassing tattoos and plastic surgery. They'll look great in one photoshoot and everywhere else they look like a drug-addled 2 dollar whore. On top of that we have to endure guys getting in the way of the action with closeups of their scrotums flopping around like a fish out of water. HD is already a problem for porn, 3D will only make things worse although at this point in the game it's more a gimmick than anything.

    Maybe all this technology will have the unintended consequence of turning people away from porn. Your average girl is more attractive than most porn stars. And with a real girl you're not usually exposed to someone who's been pounded into oblivion, viewing everything in extreme closeup.

  • by srmalloy (263556) on Thursday January 14, 2010 @10:53AM (#30764032) Homepage

    That was the aspect of the 3D presentation that I appreciated most about Cameron's use of the technology -- without the "See? This is 3-D!" throw-into-your-face schtick older 3D movies used, it made the movie feel as if I was looking through a window at Pandora.

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