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WTF news: Gamer 3D to be released on blu-ray 3D this May

Feb. 12, 2013by: Paul Shirey

So, remember that silly little actioner starring Gerard Butler where he was a human avatar for a bratty videogame jockey in a fight-to-the-death TV show?  Yep, that's GAMER, the 2009 Nevaldine/Taylor (CRANK) directed sci-fi action flick starring Gerard Butler, Michael C. Hall, Kyra Sedgewick, Amber Valetta, Logan Lerman, Alison Lohman, Terry Crews, and Ludacris.  It was a box-office flop, but has since gained a mild cult following, but not big enough to justify this whopper of news. 

Apparently, GAMER is getting the 3D treatment, specifically for blu-ray and digital download this May.  Yessir, you heard me right and no I'm not making this up.  Now, I have to confess, I kind of dig GAMER for what it is; a silly, stupid, explosive, whacked-out action flick that makes for great home video viewing.  So, perhaps there's some allure there, as it plays great at home, but the theatrical experience leaves you feeling chumped (as I felt after seeing THE LAST STAND and BULLET TO THE HEAD recently. Definitely should've waited til video). 

Now, before you unleash hell on me for having the, ahem, Unpopular Opinion, I ask you to envision the below scene in 3D.

Aaaand, we're back.  Look, GAMER was never going to take home golden statues, but at the very least it's an amusing jolt to the system and could easily make for a fun "drinking game" movie.  If I had a 3D TV, I will admit that at some point you would catch me watching GAMER 3D.  I would be ashamed and proud, all at once.

Here's the synopsis, in case you forgot:

Butler stars as Kable, condemned criminal and globally famous super-soldier in the ultimate multi-player game, “Slayers.” Human controllers direct each thought and move of real-life prison inmates battling in hyper-intense environments – where the goal is freedom and the penalty is death. But when Kable suddenly decides he wants out, his rebellion threatens the twisted plans of game creator Ken Castle (Hall), who will stop at nothing to crush the renegade commando in this taut, adrenaline-packed action-thriller.

GAMER 3D hits blu-ray, digital download, and On Demand on May 7, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: Anyone else kinda crushin' on Amber Valetta? I've been smitten since Transporter 2 and Dead Silence.
Source: Lionsgate

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12:20AM on 02/14/2013
really wasn't impressed with Gamer. The trailer made it look good, but it didn't really do much for me. It had potential to be cool, and the idea was unique. I suppose if any movie should be made in 3d it would be this one.
really wasn't impressed with Gamer. The trailer made it look good, but it didn't really do much for me. It had potential to be cool, and the idea was unique. I suppose if any movie should be made in 3d it would be this one.
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10:32AM on 02/13/2013
Whether it's on the big screen or on TV. 3D sucks ass.
Whether it's on the big screen or on TV. 3D sucks ass.
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7:53PM on 02/12/2013

3d

I like neveldine taylor. However they haven't made a GOOD movie outside of the CRANKS if you can really call those GOOD movies. I love the crank movies for what they are: A D D fueled romps of madness violence sex and sleaze. Gamer was similar but differen't from the Cranks. However they are technical directors who love using the newest camera's and they use unorthedoxed methods getting some of there shots so it's not surprising that GAMER is getting the 3D treatment as the movie kind of begs
I like neveldine taylor. However they haven't made a GOOD movie outside of the CRANKS if you can really call those GOOD movies. I love the crank movies for what they are: A D D fueled romps of madness violence sex and sleaze. Gamer was similar but differen't from the Cranks. However they are technical directors who love using the newest camera's and they use unorthedoxed methods getting some of there shots so it's not surprising that GAMER is getting the 3D treatment as the movie kind of begs for it. PLUS Gamer was better than Ghost Rider SOV
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6:39AM on 02/13/2013
It´s no badge of honor being better than Ghost Rider 2.
It´s no badge of honor being better than Ghost Rider 2.
7:46PM on 02/12/2013
One of the worst movies I have seen. Un-entertaining and horribly shot/edited.
One of the worst movies I have seen. Un-entertaining and horribly shot/edited.
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5:24PM on 02/12/2013
This is a movie that when I saw the preview I thought, this looks bad. I went to a redbox didn't see anything I wanted but got this so it wasn't a wasted trip. Didn't expect much, but was blown away I later purchased the blu ray. There's not much to the story but it is a fun ride.
This is a movie that when I saw the preview I thought, this looks bad. I went to a redbox didn't see anything I wanted but got this so it wasn't a wasted trip. Didn't expect much, but was blown away I later purchased the blu ray. There's not much to the story but it is a fun ride.
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4:06PM on 02/12/2013
I liked Gamer, but I'm good with my Blu ray copy especially since I think 3D is bull sh!t.
I liked Gamer, but I'm good with my Blu ray copy especially since I think 3D is bull sh!t.
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3:34PM on 02/12/2013

I dig Gamer

but there are soooooo many more movies that deserve a 3D conversion before this... I mean seriously: Speed Racer. End of discussion.
but there are soooooo many more movies that deserve a 3D conversion before this... I mean seriously: Speed Racer. End of discussion.
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4:00PM on 02/12/2013
I feel like Speed Racer in 3D would make viewers' heads just explode.
I feel like Speed Racer in 3D would make viewers' heads just explode.
6:22PM on 02/12/2013
There would be seizures.
There would be seizures.
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2:57PM on 02/12/2013
So, wheres "Running Man 3D"???
So, wheres "Running Man 3D"???
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2:34PM on 02/12/2013
I love this movie.
I love this movie.
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1:24PM on 02/12/2013

LMFAO

Anything to make a buck these days. Why not just give another one ? that sounds like a better idea. Gamer was a sick movie I loved it.
Anything to make a buck these days. Why not just give another one ? that sounds like a better idea. Gamer was a sick movie I loved it.
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1:03PM on 02/12/2013
Horrible movie. Good idea, horribly executed.
Horrible movie. Good idea, horribly executed.
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12:38PM on 02/12/2013

they have the money/tools to convert a movie to 3D

now given a choice of ANY post-theatrical release movie to convert, "Gamer" doesn't really stand out. but there was probably a limited list of movies to pick from, i'm sure Gamer was the best choice.
now given a choice of ANY post-theatrical release movie to convert, "Gamer" doesn't really stand out. but there was probably a limited list of movies to pick from, i'm sure Gamer was the best choice.
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12:29PM on 02/12/2013

they actually did this for I Robot as well.

I own a 3d tv(I'm one of those guys who does actually like 3d, although not for everything) so I was flipping through the 3d blu r ys in the record shop some day, and was startled to see they sold a copy of I Robot 3d. Also a film that wasn't originally released in 3d and as far as I know never had a 3d release in theaters.
I own a 3d tv(I'm one of those guys who does actually like 3d, although not for everything) so I was flipping through the 3d blu r ys in the record shop some day, and was startled to see they sold a copy of I Robot 3d. Also a film that wasn't originally released in 3d and as far as I know never had a 3d release in theaters.
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12:23PM on 02/12/2013
Nice ass indeed but a horrible actress & damn did that scene with the fat dude give me the creeps. Oh well i think hollywood has just hit a new low
Nice ass indeed but a horrible actress & damn did that scene with the fat dude give me the creeps. Oh well i think hollywood has just hit a new low
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