Goosebumps 3D

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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Scary and intense creature action and images, and for some rude humor.
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Single Side, Dual Layer (BD-50)
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Rob Letterman
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Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1
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In Goosebumps, a young kid teams up with the niece of young adult horror author R.L. Stine after the writer's imaginary demons are set free on the town of Greendale, Maryland. Based on the Scholastic Goosebumps books written by R.L. Stine. (Gary Reber)

Special features include a cast blooper reel (HD 03:08); an alternate opening (HD 03:08); seven deleted scenes (HD 12:39); the featurettes All About Slappy (HD 04:44), Beginner's Guide To Surviving A Goosebumps Creature (HD 05:47), Strange Things Are Happening…On Set (HD 03:30), and Creaturefied! (HD 08:56); a cast screen test gallery and; an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 2.39:1 1080p MVC 3D picture conversion was performed by Legend3D. Depth and perspective are naturally rendered. The creatures and their movements are imaginably created and in 3D are wonderfully dimensional and voluminous. Humans, as well, are natural in volume. The visual effects are expertly rendered, which immensely helps to eliminate disbelief, for a thrilling visual experience. Contrast is nicely captured with natural black levels and revealing shadow delineation. The color palette is naturally rendered with rich and warm hues that enhance the overall vibrancy of the imagery. Fleshtones are natural rendered throughout. Resolution is excellent, with fine detail exhibited in creatures, human, objects, and structures. Compared to the 2D, the 3D version really heightens the visual excitement. This is a nicely crafted 3D visual experience that will not disappoint. (Gary Reber

The Dolby Atmos/Dolby TrueHD 7.1-channel soundtrack is ONLY available on the 2D version. This is a disappointment and poses the question of why? Still, not all is lost, as the DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1 soundtrack on the 3D version is a terrifically aggressive holosonic® experience, though, of course, the added two surround channels and the height channels noticeably surpass the standard surround presentation by adding aural depth and extra dimension. This is most evident with respect to the immersive sound of the orchestral score, which fills every channel, and in nuanced sonics in atmospherics and sound effects. Still, atmospherics and sound effects are quite descriptive and dimensional sounding in the 5.1 version, with aggressive surround envelopment that is directional. Deep bass is strong throughout in ruckuses and destructive creature actions, crashes and explosions, which are nicely executed in the .1 LFE channel, with bass extension to sub-25 Hz frequencies. Danny Elfman's score is almost continuous and dynamic sounding, with a wide and deep soundstage that extends aggressively to the surrounds. Robust action sonics thrive within the 5.1 limits. This is a terrific soundtrack experience that really energizes the soundfield, whether 5.1 or 7.1 or 7.1.4, and is sure to please audiences of all ages. (Gary Reber