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Are You Ready For a Martin Scorsese Film in 3D? July 15, 2011 10:13 am

With many cinema purists still on the fence about the benefits of 3D technology, this news should encourage even them to put on there 3d glasses as one of the most revered directors in Hollywood, Martin Scorsese, is soon going to be releasing a film in 3D.

Scorsese makes family-friendly fantasy for 3D.

Who’s Martin Scorsese?

Even if you’re not familiar with the name Martin Scorsese, you’ll almost certainly at least know of his films, as they are some of the most celebrated in modern history. He’s known for dark and gritty subject matter presented in an accessible and entertaining way. Some of his most famous films are Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and Goodfellas.

However for his first outing in 3D he is also making a turn towards more whimsical and family friendly subject matter. Don’t expect dark underworlds or shocking violence in his new film, Hugo, this one is going to be for the whole family.


The film he is making, Hugo, is based on the best-selling book by Brian Selznick, The Invention of Hugo Cabret. It tells the story of a boy, recently orphaned, who is living in a world of mystery and danger behind the walls of a Paris train station. In a story of hope and courage, he invents a robot which seems to be sending him messages from his dead father.

It’s set in a magical world and the trailer reveals some stunning set-pieces that are set to look spectacular through 3d glasses. Anyone going to it hoping to have blood splattering towards them in their seats are going to be disappointed, but for a pure cinematic experience it is set to be astonishing.

3D Films

Unfortunately Hugo is not set to be released until November, so we have a little while to wait for that one. In the meantime though there are plenty more reasons to get out your 3d glasses and go to the cinema.

At the time of writing we have Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon, Kung Fu Panda 2 and of course Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 all out now in 3D.

Coming soon, some of the picks of the 3D films are Captain America: The Fist Avenger (July), Final Destination 5 (August) and Shark Night 3D (September).


If you have a 3D TV then you’ll have even more content that you’ll be able to watch in the third dimension. You’ll have the football season starting again next month of course, promising at least one match a week in 3D.

On Sky 3D you will also be able to watch films such as Toy Story 1 and 2 in 3D, Avatar and Alice in Wonderland. There are also documentaries, including Britain & Ireland From The Sky, Grand Canyon Adventure and The Universe.

3D Glasses

There will be plenty to watch in 3D then, so plenty of reasons to get some 3D glasses. If you are only intending to watch 3D films at the cinema or sporting events at the pub then you’ll just need to get the polarising 3d glasses, which are relatively cheap. On the other hand if you need glasses for your 3D television, you’ll probably need active shutter glasses which are more expensive. You can get universal glasses from, however, which are a lot cheaper than the brand versions and work just as well.

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