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At this point in the technology, what's worse than post-converted 3D movies? 3D TV. The industry is still clinging hard to the idea that people will shell out for 3D televisions with hopes of replicating the theatrical experience of Avatar at home, even though in practice, 3D TV is no more impressive than when Wendy's handed out blue-and-red 3D glasses for a weeklong 3D stunt on ABC in the late 90s (am I the only one who remembers this?) Sadly the 3D TV gimmick will be carrying over even into movies we thought were safe from the scourge-- Variety reports that Warner Bros. is converting two older Harry Potter films to 3D for the DVD release, even though the theatrical release of the next film, Deathly Hallows Part 1, will happen in good old-fashioned 2D.

The post-conversion is happening for the most recent two films, Half-Blood Prince and Order of the Phoenix, both of which were also directed by Deathly Hallows's David Yates. Warner Bros. has also not ruled out completing the post-conversion for Deathly Hallows Part 1 for the DVD release, but given that they're still planning 3D for the second installment, I don't see how they won't give it a shot. Yates will have supervision over the conversion, and since he's busy finishing up the two Deathly Hallows films, that likely means you won't have to worry about them showing up any time soon.

Quite honestly, the world of Harry Potter would be pretty spectacular in 3D, and it's nice to see Warner Bros. now willing to take its time with the technology, especially after the debacle of Clash of the Titans. I'm still not sure about the possibilities of 3D TV, but seeing Hogwarts in the third dimension? I can deal.

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