WB: “Deathly Hallows: Part 1″ to be Released in 2D Formats, Not 3D


Oct 08, 2010

Posted by EdwardTLC

WB has issued a press release regarding the decision to release the “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1″ film in a 2D format for conventional and IMAX theaters. The first half of the final Harry Potter film was originally slated to be converted into 3D during post production, however, as the press release notes, “Despite everyone’s best efforts, we were unable to convert the film in its entirety and meet the highest standards of quality.”
The full press release is as follows:

Warner Bros Pictures has made the decision to release “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ’ Part 1″ in 2D, in both conventional and IMAX theaters, as we will not have a completed 3D version of the film within our release date window. Despite everyone’s best efforts, we were unable to convert the film in its entirety and meet the highest standards of quality. We do not want to disappoint fans who have long-anticipated the conclusion of this extraordinary journey, and to that end, we are releasing our film day-and-date on November 19, 2010 as planned. We, in alignment with our filmmakers, believe this is the best course to take in order to ensure that our audiences enjoy the consummate “Harry Potter” experience.

Producer David Heyman said, “For 10 years, we have worked alongside Alan Horn and the studio, whose priority has always been to preserve the integrity of Jo Rowling’s books as we have adapted them to the screen, and this decision reflects that commitment.”

Director David Yates continued, “This decision, which we completely support, underscores the fact that Warner Bros. has always put quality first.”

As scheduled, on July 15, 2011, we will deliver to conventional and IMAX theaters our final installment of the film franchise, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ’ Part 2′ in both 2D and 3D formats.

134 Responses to WB: “Deathly Hallows: Part 1″ to be Released in 2D Formats, Not 3D

Avatar ImageVernazz says: Disappointing, but they are doing it for the right reasons. Avatar Imagemoglet says: I didn't want to see it in 3D anyway, but I hope that people who did hope to see it that way won't be terribly disappointed, at least they are not delaying the release of the film in order to complete the 3D conversion. I rather think they learnt their lesson about delays to release dates after the HBP debacle.Avatar Imagequidditchluver says: What?! That's disappointing. :( The theaters in my city don't have 3-D anyway, so I guess its not all that bad. Avatar Imagehpikjdjg says: Well, now they have to change all those Part 1 posters that say 3D.Avatar ImageJPHufflepuff says: I'm REALLY GLAD that WB decided to not release it in 3D rather than a crappy post conversion and ruin the good name of HP. They just earned a little more respect from me. Plus if you read the statement, it seems like the alternative would be to delay the release!!!! Thank GOD they learned their lesson lolAvatar Imagehonigmuffin says: I'm so happy they decided to stick with the release date. Tough luck they had to decide between releasing on the promised date and 3D, but they made the right decision.Avatar ImageGryffindorGarstang says: Yes!!! i hate 3DAvatar ImageStarlysh says: 3D is overrated....so, awesome.Avatar ImageGryffindor_Girl_xx says: I don't care if it's 3D or not, I just wanna see the film!!Avatar Imagedonutlad says: a bit disappointing, but JP Gagen said it perfectly. Its better not to release it in 3D than to have a horrible 3-D conversion (similar to the Last Airbender). 3-D would only work for Harry Potter if it was perfect, and so I appreciate the fact that they're choosing to not release it at all rather than to have it be anything less than perfect. Not to mention I wouldve died if they tried to push back the release date lolAvatar ImageMuggleQueen says: Well it seems WB can no longer be trusted to look after our beloved franchise. First HBP, now this... I suppose it is better than pushing back DH1 release date, but really WB?? Surely there must have been planning to make sure everything is on schedule for the release?Avatar ImageCatdelaCreme says: I honestly don't really mind. 3D is cool, but it's going to be amazing either way right?! Avatar ImageThio says: I was looking foward to a good IMAX 3D converted version... but I'm glad that they acknowledge that it wouldn't be possible to do a good enough work whithin the time window and decide to keep the release date and only show the 2D versions. That was a wise decision.Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: No biggies i suppose. Besides the first part doesn't have a lot of impressive scenes. I'd rather watch the second part in 3D, though it doesn't really matter.Avatar Imagephoenixphire24 says: Aside from Toy Story 3 and Avatar (which was made to be in 3D), I haven't been impressed by 3D conversion. I'd rather have the movie come out on time and look wonderful than wait and be distracted by awful 3D. Nov 19th can't get here fast enough. Avatar Imageblue_rogue says: Fine by me, I don't like live action movies in 3D.Avatar Imagecenyt says: I agree with all of you guys: I'm not very fond for 3d I prefer quality I would have hated if they postponed DH1 .... and yes, WB should planned ahead..Avatar ImagexxIBelieveInNarglesxx says: bit sad it won't be in 3D.but for once:yes!they made the right decision.I'm glad they're sticking to the original release date (maybe they learnt from the HBP delay :P) and making sure the quality is the best. Good one, WBAvatar Imagerotfang07 says: That decision must have cost a mint!! Avatar Imagepottervfd says: JP Gagen said it perfectly. They made the right decision to release it in 2D on the promised date. They're committed to preserving the quality and integrity of the franchise. Plus, I've heard the movie is so beautiful and goregeous and awesome that it doesn't need 3D at all.Avatar ImageAnna Weasley says: if there was any movie that deserved to be in 3D it's definitely Deathly Hallows. Dislike this news.Avatar Imagekarrijustina says: All I can say is thank goodness they're not delaying it. Does everyone remember how much it sucked when they announced the delay for HBP?Avatar Imagelordharbinger says: mmmm curious...very curious...... in a few months they (WB) will sell versions for 3D systems of the two films... only for those with 3D systems at home .. WB attacked again.... MARKETING ...ALWAYS MARKETING.¡ AI AM VERY... DISSAPOINTED¡.Avatar ImagenoxiousCaitSith says: good. 3d is a gimmick that brings nothing to a film. definitely going to see it in IMAX tho.Avatar Imagecherylann says: I generally find 3D to distract away from films. And I hate those annoying glasses. I'm all all for this decision. But I'm sorry for everyone who was looking forward to it. Avatar ImageNinnyTreetops says: AAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA! Yes! It's a victory of reason! Good on WB to see that the results could have trashed up the film. Brilliant, actually. This makes me so happy. DH part 1 in all its colourful glory.Avatar Imagebettb says: I suspect that they may have heard the feedback from the fans that 3D is NOT the highest priority about the film -- that faithfulness to the story and to the announced release date are more important. Personally I don't need it to be in 3D; just looking forward to seeing part one in 42 days [or so]!Avatar ImageSauvium says: I'm actually happy about this decision, I'm not a fan of the whole 3D thing, I don't see the point. Plus, by releasing in 2D, it's opening up to other viewers that can't watch 3D for motion sickness and headaches, like my mum. I've seen every movie with her so far and I really didn't want 3D to be the thing that stopped that tradition. Avatar Imageabandonedboyjon says: EPIC FAIL. if only because they couldn't get it together, i mean, how could they not get it together? i was really excited about this. i appreciate that they are pulling it because of quality, but who didn't budget the time correctly? this is the second time they've disappointed us specifically in this way, why did heyman even mention alan horn? he is the definition of FAIL in the hp world. rant over, acceptance begun...at least the tickets will be cheaper.Avatar Imageabandonedboyjon says: @sauvium ROAR!? - just so's you know, they were going to release it in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D. so you would have been able to see it with your mom anyways.Avatar ImageBlutiful says: Well, it is not a problem, whether to watch the film in 3D or 2D, as long as I have the chance to watch it.Avatar ImageDespina says: I couldn't care less! Old 2D is good enough, provided we get to see it on November 19!Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: I would looking forward to a 3D look for the film too... but at least they know that they couldn't get it done in a high quality version. So I'm still happy with just the 2D look.Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: IMAX is impressive and WB messed up as usual.Avatar ImageJPHufflepuff says: I don't think you guys realize how LONG it takes to do a proper 3D post conversion. They are saying they could have done it, but it would have been absolute crap (like Clash of the Titans) but rather than release a crappy one or delay the release, they're just gonna go with 2D, WHICH IS WHAT WAS INTENDED lol. Honestly they've been talking about this for a while so it's not like they didn't budget time. I'm sure as soon as they were able, they've been working on the 3D, but they were having some challenges and it was going to take longer to get it right. You can bet that they're going to re-release it in 3D once its done, probably before Part 1 comes out. So please give WB the credit it deserves for putting the quality over money finally and giving us what we want. Thanks!Avatar Imagerozoweskarpetki says: Well, I'm absolutely thrilled *grin* In my city they tend to release 1-2 copies without the dreadful Polish dubbing for these sorts of films, the rest is all dubbed. This was all fine until 3D came along... With Alice in Wonderland I had to choose whether to hear Johnny Depp with some awful Polish voice or whether I was going to see it in 3D despite not liking 3D. I was really worried I'd have to make a similar choice with Deathly Hallows, so I'm totally thrilled *grin* Avatar ImageBless_the_children says: After the disaster with "Last Airbender" I am deeply thankful they aren't going to screw up one of our beloved movies with a poor quality 3-D print. Maybe during an anniversary release someday they can release it in 3-D as a publicity stunt - I'll go see it then. :) Thank goodness for IMAX though - I want to see it on the big big screen!!Avatar Imageigo2pigfarts says: Yayy, I hate 3D! Putting 3D glasses over real glasses isnt fun. :/Avatar ImageWillowSauce says: 3D sucks in quality always so who cares!!!!!Avatar ImageExpectoPatronum512 says: I am personally glad that it is in 2D because I wear glasses, and it makes it really hard to see!Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: Well, it looks like I'm in the minority here, but I really like 3D and was disappointed when only the first few minutes of HBP turned out to be in 3D. What's not clear to me from this press release is whether they mean that they've given up on a 3D version altogether or if it will come out later than the promised release date. Maybe they are hedging their bets, waiting to see what the reaction is to this announcement. If there will be a 3D version eventually, I might just wait for it - I'm not one who has to see a movie the day it comes out.Avatar Imagehermy007 says: im just glad they didnt move back the release date. i wasnt planning on seeing it in 3-D anyway...ill survive. :)Avatar Imageaval says: good decision, better than pushing the date back :)Avatar ImageSohumdore says: REALLY dissappointed but truth be told I'd rather have good quality :)Avatar Imageda_member0808 says: I was actually looking forward to seeing it in 3D and IMAX but I'm glad they're taking the time to convert it. Avatar Imagehpfan89 says: I'm ridiculously happy that it will NOT be released in 3-D!!! I absolutely hate 3D and cannot wait to see it at midnight in 2D!!! Woop woop!Avatar ImageMatea says: "I really couldn't care less" :) Avatar Imageratorr2 says: That doesn't bother me. I wasn't planning to see it in 3D anyway. Avatar Imageabandonedboyjon says: @Jp Gagen: the thing is, when you're budgeting time on a film you're supposed to allow for glitches. I think a better question would be: did the wb not understand how LONG it takes to do a 3D conversion? and I think you're right, they will release it in 3D when it's finished. and avatar-like, they will make more money than God...and don't even get me started on how fishy that reality is to me right now. would be an even bigger "tentpole" release, right?Avatar ImageHogwartsHP says: I understand, by the way, some people going to be desappointed, for sure and I understand them too, it would have been interesting to see the 2 parts in 2D & 3D...!§!Avatar Imagemollywobbles23 says: Good. I hate this 3D fad anyway.Avatar ImageDawna says: Bummer! Ah well, less expensive in conventional theater.Avatar Imagegriffindor18 says: I'm so happy it''s not in 3D. I hate 3D. It's to distracting. Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: That is dissapointing. But atleast we still have the Deathly Hallows! It wouldn't really have made a difference, afterall Harry Potter is Harry Potter.Avatar ImageLemonFaerie says: YAY!!!! I am SO happy by this news! I was really not looking forward to the 3D thing, I just don't get everyone's love affair with it. I HATE the glasses, they make it really hard for me to focus on just enjoying the film, and I MUCH prefer a really good IMAX film to one that's been ruined with 3D. Inception was FABULOUS and didn't need 3D to make it so. This is, to me, wonderful news, and I'm also glad to see they evidently learned their lesson about moving the movie dates. Can anyone imagine the uproar if they'd tried, 41 days out from the expected release? OMG! If anything, it makes more sense to only have the second half in 3D anyway, since that's going to be all the battle stuff. I would still prefer just a really good IMAX 2D version, but I can understand doing 3D more in that instance. Good call, WB!Avatar ImageJPHufflepuff says: @abandonedboyjon yes they usually budget for glitches, but the thing is DH wasn't meant to be in 3D. It was after Avatar and everything that they announced the 3D (in February) but they didn't finish filming Part 2 until June. James Cameron is currently working on a 3D post-convert for Titanic and basically in order to do it right, you need about 8 months to a year. The final film for DH was probably not ready until about July or August at the earliest and so they didn't really have enough time to do it properly. If 3D had always been the plan, they would have allowed more time, but since it was not until after they were mid-production that they made the decision, it hadn't been worked into the schedule. They probably thought they would have enough time, but it turned out they didn't. I am extermely happy with this outcome, because I have been wary of 3D post-converts since "Clash of the Titans" and "the Last Airbender." I'm glad the producers/WB stuck with their work of "if it wasn't going to be good, we wouldn't do it"Avatar ImageBradyboy says: Don't mind that the movie isn't in 3d, but I just find the timing really weird. Why wait a month before the movie comes out to make a decision on whether or not its gonna be in 3d. Avatar ImageBradyboy says: Headmistress LemonFaerie, you didn't have to see it in 3d.. they were offering it in 2d as well. Avatar Imagedoughboy6390 says: I think this was smart! Not disappointed at all 3D! 3D is not necessary for truly good cinema and the movies converted to the 3D format have not looked great.Avatar Imagedobby_rocks says: Well this is a disappointment. I wonder if they will have any 3d parts like OOTP and HBP had. At least Part 2 will be in 3D and that seems to be where the majority of the action is going to be anyways. Still disappointed. Avatar Imagedoctorpope says: a little bit disappointing but not that big of deal. they could always re-release part 1 in 3D in the spring. Avatar Imagenealiezealbie says: GOOD. 3D is not all thatt. getting your movie out on time IS. congrats WB for making an excellent decision. :)Avatar Imageginny_weasley1998 says: aw dissapointing but it can be a good thing not to be rushed and ruinedAvatar ImageNoble Birth Descending says: I am so sad! I do hate wearing those 3D glasses over my regular ones though.Avatar ImageSlyBones says: I haven't seen 3D, but I've heard its not very good any way. So its just as well its in 2D. Avatar ImageSlyBones says: I haven't seen 3D, but I've heard its not very good any way. So its just as well its in 2D. Avatar ImageSilvery Doe says: There are no words for the disappointment I feel right now. Wonder if they will eventually release it in 3D.Avatar Imagehallowman says: no way this will cross 1 billion now Avatar Imageabandonedboyjon says: @Jp Gagen: but then you just said it yourself, they practically KNEW they didn't have enough time, so why did they, not only attempt, but hype it the way they did? that's a rhetorical question, because we'll never know even if they tell us straight up-style, they kind of lost my trust when it comes to the way they conduct business back in august 2008. I know what you're saying, but I just think they should be better at this kind of stuff. everyone always talks about the 'big potter machine,' well, I think there's a couple wrenches stuck in there.Avatar ImageLiderc says: Thank you WB, I'm so glad that a company would rather worry about quality over the extra money they'll make from a terribly made 3D makeover. I think 3D is on the verge of killing good movies and this is one step in the right direction by a huge company like WB. Avatar was shot WITH 3D in mind from start to finish, that is the only reason it was worth watching in 3D, Harry potter is better off without 3d, I assure you.Avatar ImageJackHarkness says: Doesn't really matter. 3D is still just a headache-incucing overpriced gimmick, and the only reasons the film industry is pushing it is because 1, they can charge more, and 2, it makes piracy more difficult. It all comes down to cash, not quality. It doesn't enhance the experience in any way. Within the next couple of years it will be dead and gone, back to being a novelty.Avatar Imagebellatrix15101 says: I'm actually rather happy about this. 3D is mostly all hyped up because it's the "new thing". And wearing 3D glasses would definitely complicate things when it comes to death scenes....... (i'm planning on bringing an entire box of kleenex into the theater, just FYI)Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: hoooraaayyy!! :D Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: hoooraaayyy!! :D Avatar Imagethundermountain7 says: I think they are doing the right thing. B/c I would rather see it at it's best then in 3d but so good. Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: really i was actually looking forward to it but we ll see in part 2Avatar Imagejoeys_mommy says: THANK MERLIN! I was not looking forward to seeing it in 3-D since I wear glasses and for some reason teh 3-D glasses always hurt my Eyes. HORRAY FOR 2-D!!! Now...Just 41 days until the movie!!!!Avatar Imagebudgie says: 3D doesn't matter, the story does.Avatar Imageglow_freak says: I'm really disappointed about this, and I don't know why they are still going to release the second part in 3D - now I don't think it's worth the time. I say either do them both or don't do either.Avatar ImageElphabaROCKS1 says: Acctually, I'm glad. I didn't really want it to be in 3D (it would have ruined it in my opinion)Avatar Imagejacket says: I'm really really glad they aren't doing it in 3D! I really hate 3D movies because I have glasses and the 3D glasses never fit over them so I was really angry that HP was going to be in 3D. Also everything is coming out in 3D now and it really bothers me. I think they6 should keep all the HP movies in 2D because it's the very last movie and all the others were in 2D so it just ruins the effect if they do one in 3D.Avatar ImageAlec wick says: Well I was originally really sceptical about the movie being in 3D but after a while the idea really grew on me and I hot really excited and now I'm very sad :( and disappointed but at least they're doing this for the right reasons so that the film doesn't look terribleAvatar ImageHBPFan says: I don't mind that it won't be in 3D - it doesn't make a difference to me at all. Just as long as it's going to be as good as they say it's going to be in every other aspect...Avatar ImageAlec wick says: Well I was originally really sceptical about the movie being in 3D but after a while the idea really grew on me and I hot really excited and now I'm very sad :( and disappointed but at least they're doing this for the right reasons so that the film doesn't look terribleAvatar ImageIceholic says: No loss there. Avatar Imagemollywobble says: Thank you David Heyman and David Yates. I have a feeling the two of them fought for this more so than Mr. Horn. Granted, if the 3-D effects looked awful for part 1, it was going to hurt sales for part 2. So even though they'll make less initially, they'll probably make more in the long run. Avatar Imagepottershrink says: i'm delighted - threeD always gives me a headache and makes me feel nauseous. It also contaminates the film as they start going for all the 3D shots and gimmicks at the expense of the rest of the film.Avatar ImageSindi says: dang! I was looking forward to 3D :( Oh well... It wont ruin the movie for me though, 3D wasn't the reason i was going to watch it, it was just a little plus.. Still very very very very VERY excited to see the Movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: I'm rather relieved. I didn't like the idea of post-production 3D, and I agree with bellatrix15101 about the difficulty of sobbing one's way through the death scenes while wearing the glasses (on top of my own glasses). I would rather JUST ENJOY THE FILM. (Only 40 days to go, folks!) Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Disappointing, but they are doing it for the right reasons.Avatar ImageHarrypotterultrafan says: i'm really glad they decided to keep the release date because if they didn't i would've gone mad!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i didn't want to see it in 3D anyway.... Warner Brothers mad the right decision! GO WB,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,GO HP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:DAvatar ImagePetra says: Who cares, important is that they didn't push the release date... :DAvatar Imagejustinthemighty says: Kind of a bummer. The 3D wasn't at all necessary, but I was planning to see the 2D, the IMAX 3D, and the RealD versions just for the hell of it. It would have been fun to compare the experiences, since I planned to see the film multiple times either way. What I'm slightly more worried about is the fact that the general public knows nothing of these press releases. You'll have people who are not crazy HP fans who were possibly drawn in by all the 3D hype, and this just feels like something that can potentially backfire. They really should have thought this through. Like a few others have mentioned, the process isn't something Warner could have possibly thought would be quick. I remember hearing about the 3D Potter plans in January, so it's not like the deadline suddenly snuck up on them. They had to have known [earlier than now] that they weren't going to finish in time. I'm glad to hear Warner decided to go with quality instead of giving us a shoddy/incomplete conversion, and I would have been extremely pissed if the release date changed, but I'm surprised they were willing to scrap it [simply thinking in terms of finance]. Some reports put the potential lost revenue in the neighborhood of $50 or $60 million, since 3D tickets are more expensive. I know that's not much compared to what the films bring in, but it's still $50 million they won't be pocketing. Even if Warner isn't worried about the money loss, they should still have considered the bad press. At the very least, they should have announced this months ago to allow word to spread a bit more about the change. There will still be uninformed people who will show up expecting 3D. Added note: As a few people have mentioned before me, 3D wasn't the only version being released. I'm not understanding all the 3D hate flying around, since the 2D option was always going to be there. One wasn't replacing the other. If you're not a fan of 3D, the choice to see the 2D version instead was still available all along. [Sorry for the wall of text.]Avatar Imageanne1 says: Hooray! Personally I think the 3D gimick is getting a bit much and adds nothing at all to the quality of the films, even films like Avatar and Alice in Wonderland didn't look any better for it.Avatar Imagecritterfur says: I'm actually happy this happened, to be honest. I won't go so far as to say that the recent flood of 3D films is just another "fad", the way it was in the 1950s (when it served the purpose of bringing viewers of the new television technology back into movie theaters), but it does seem like 3D is being applied awkwardly to movies that don't really need it and weren't filmed with it in mind. Also, even with the strides they've made it 3D technology, they still haven't managed to erase the problem of the darker levels of the images on the screen, due to wearing the glasses. Also, watching something for prolonged periods in 3D gives me a headache. I'm perfectly fine with both parts being released in 2D (although it looks like they will stick with 3D for the second part of the finale). Call me a traditionalist if you will, but I want to enjoy the movie for what it is, and not have it be weighed down by an unnecessary effect. Avatar Imagecritterfur says: Also, to those who have stated that the movie was also going to be released in 2D anyway, and don't understand the dislike for 3D, here's my situation...I live in a smallish town. We're big enough that we have a movie theater which currently has 6 screens, and recently went through a pretty big renovation (increasing the size of the screens and putting in stadium-type seating). This means that in order to play the 2 or 3 (or sometimes more) new movies that come out every week, and still keep older ones around for a few weeks for those who don't catch them right away, these 6 screens get filled up pretty fast. When our movie theater was doing its renovations, the recent 3D craze had yet to appear (Avatar hadn't been released yet), so none of our theaters were equipped to even show films in 3D (I saw plenty of films that were meant to be in 3D in 2D, like Avatar, Alice in Wonderland, How to Train Your Dragon, etc). Now our movie theater wants to cash in on the craze, but they only had enough money to convert one of our screens to incorporate 3D (and it's one of the smaller screens...our screens aren't all the same size because our movie theater wasn't built as a multiplex or anything, it's the same movie theater that's existed in our town for 50 years, it's just had upgrades and screen additions over the years...it started out as one big screen, which still exists). So anyway, having only 1 out of 6 screens able to show 3D, and it being a tinier, cramped theater, is not so good. That also means we have less options when it comes to a 3D movie. When Toy Story 3 came out, our theater put it in the little 3D equipped theater, but when Last Airbender came out, our theater was still playing the 3D version of Toy Story 3, and had to put Last Airbender in a traditional 2D theater. What I was always afraid of (and what would likely happen here) is that Deathly Hallows would be sandwiched into the little 3D theater, because our movie theater couldn't afford the space to put up both the 2D and 3D versions. The town I live in is sort of out on the prairies, and the closest multiplex theater is 2 hours away, so I really might not have had the option to watch the film in 2D if I'd wanted to. Also (and this might be my more cynical, geeky side talking), when George Lucas released the Special Editions of the Star Wars movies back in 1997, everyone was really excited, until they learned that Lucas intended to these new versions to permanently replace the old ones I grew up on, meaning that now it's almost impossible to find the original movies in any sort of good quality, and every digital cleanup or 3D process is giving to the Special Editions, and not the originals. I just don't want to be permanently saddled with a version of a film that ruins the experience. Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: I am glad they chose what they did and did not give up the quality of it. All the others have been in 2D and they have all been, to say the least, spectacular, so I am sure this one will be too. And it is an added excitement that the last one will be in 3D.Avatar ImageKeaHellstorm says: damn it, 3D is awesome... Excited anywayAvatar Imagehallowman says: still excited but now theres no hope of it crossing 1 billlion :(Avatar Imagenearramorgan says: WHAAAATTTT????? NOT IN 3D???!!!! Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: ugh. :(Avatar Imagephoenixes are in ravenclaw says: Im happy about this. I glad that they would rather not put the movie in 3D than put a bad 3D movie in theaters. I also didn't want it to be in 3D.Avatar Imagehp931 says: YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HATE 3D!!!!!!!! HARRY POTTER IS A 2D MOVIE AND THAT'S THE END OF IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!@Avatar ImageSpellWraith says: As several people have pointed out, it was only ever going to be a conversion job (i.e. artificial 3D) anyway. 3D, schmee-dee, who needs it?Avatar Imagegreenfinch says: Mm, I'm actually glad it's not in 3D- the technology was pretty exciting when it first came out, but it's so overused now. I like that they're sticking with 2D format, and keeping Nov. 19th.Avatar ImageCrazy and Proud says: Disappointing. :( Of course I'll still go and see it, I just hope that soon after they try to release it in a 3D format too. Though after some 3D films I'm unsure if it really is disappointing or a slight blessing. The 3D might have ruined the quality of the movie. :SAvatar ImageLucia Meadows says: 3D conversion just isn't as good as filming in 3D in the first place. I did like the 3D scenes from OotP and HBP, but I was also glad that the entire film wasn't in 3D. Maybe I will go to the IMAX screen after all.Avatar Imagebella vita says: I'm extremely disappointed, but like everyone else here I'd MUCH rather only be able to see it in 2D on Nov 19 than have to wait months for them to finish the 3D conversion so I can see it in both 2D and 3D. My cousin and I had always planned on seeing it in 2D for the midnight screening then going back a couple of days later to see it in 3D. I REALLY hope that they will finish the conversion and just release the 3D version at a later date like right before Part 2 comes out or something like that. Anyway, while this certainly isn't the end of the world or the worst that could happen, it's still a huge letdown.Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: I don't like 3D, so this is good news for me. If the film had come out in 3D, I would've wanted to watch it, but I would've been sick from the motion. I hope others aren't terribly disappointed, but I think it's better not to delay and to have the best possible product, which seems to mean 2-D only.Avatar ImageGloria says: Awwww, sh**!!! And I was soooo looking forward to seeing Snape's nose in 3D...! Oh, well... just another WB letdown; what else could we expect...?Avatar ImageIceholic says: Don't worry about WB losing money with this, Justin the Mighty. They'll just accuse a few more randomly chosen people with illegal downloading and force them to settle outside the Courts because they can't afford to prove their innocence in a legal battle against the major media corporations. They'll get those $50 million back in a flash. Avatar Imagejustinthemighty says: ●hugs Iceholic's anti-establishment inner Slytherin●Avatar ImageShinyPineapple says: 3D makes my head hurt >.< but i'd love it either way! (:Avatar ImageIceholic says: :DAvatar ImageIceholic says: :DAvatar ImageIceholic says: Someone has to stand up and fight Evil! \o/Avatar ImageEeyore says: Works for me. I don't like 3D anyway and always look for a regular showing.Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: A bit disappointing but its better in 2d than in incomplete 3d. atleast the final is in 3d.Avatar Imagelpierich says: yay, maybe WB and the rest should read these post and stop doing 3D all together :) Avatar ImageCatherine says: that is a total disappointment....it seems that WB has been having loads of trouble lately living up to their release dates with HP movies! but at least they arent delaying the release, and if they really believe it would have been rushed and crappy, i can deal with it...but i was totally looking forward to an avatar worthy 3D Potter world!Avatar Imagemuggle..andproudofit says: I must say i'm glad ,I wasn't going to go see it in 3D ,(I hope people who were going aren't dissapointed ) Avatar ImageRhiannon7 says: I am actually happy. The only 3D film I really enjoyed was Avatar. I find the effect to be distracting from the story. So good on you WB for making a great decision and not causing another HBP uprising over something which will not change the way I see the movie. Never planned to buy the 3D tickets in the first place.Avatar ImagePolka Square says: WHAT!? oh well it IS Harry POtter so i wont fuss yey 39 days!!!!!Avatar ImageLizzydizzy says: I wanted to see it in 3D because I thought it would make the adventure and action scenes even more awesome. I like 3D if it actually works and suits the film. Bit bummed.Avatar ImageLizzydizzy says: I wanted to see it in 3D because I thought it would make the adventure and action scenes even more awesome. I like 3D if it actually works and suits the film. Bit bummed.Avatar ImageFilthyMudblood___ says: I'm actually really glad that they aren't doing it in 3D. I'm not a fan of 3D, really.Avatar Imagehereward says: Forcing a 2D film into 3D will always be a compromise involving the subjective opinions of the hired techies doing the conversion. This is adding a half-baked layer of abstraction to the original film as envisioned by the director. I am glad WB have seen sense in only releasing it in 2D.Avatar ImageSusmita singh says: Definitely disappointing:-( but at least they are not delaying the release.Avatar ImageSusmita singh says: Definitely disappointing:-( but at least they are not delaying the release.Avatar ImageXx_mirt_xX says: 3D is soo not original xDAvatar Imagepfowlerp says: When the film was announced in 3D I felt torn... I didn't really want to go see it in 3D because I watched HP 1-6 in 2D; However, I was still interested in seeing the 3D version. Overall, I'm pleased with the decision by WB. I'm ecstatic that they chose to keep the original release date... It certainly appears WB did learn from their mistake with HBP ;) After investing this much time and money into a 3D version, I’m convinced they'll work to complete DH1 in 3D. I wonder if WB will aim to release the completed DH1 3D version at the same time as Part 2. The added time should be enough to allow WB to complete a good quality version of DH1 in 3D. Maybe they’ll offer tickets to a back to back 3D showing of DH 1 & 2 (with a short break in between of course). That sounds like something WB would do, & I would fall victim to this strategy if it were to happen. ;)Avatar ImageAsria says: It would've been a HUGE disappointment if they'd decided not to release it at th 19. anyway. What if we had to wait until next summer? I'm glad they did this:)Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: I'm personally glad it's not in 3-D, but again at least they didn't push back the date to convert it to 3-D and keep it high quality. Avatar Imageksddancer says: Cool! I cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!

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