Deathly Hallows Part One Goes 3D Free

The conversion won't be ready in time

Deathly Hallows Part One Goes 3D Free

by James White |
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In a move that feels rather like Zack Snyder announcing he won’t have a single sequence of slow motion in his next film, Warner Bros., long the champion of and big believer in 3D, has announced that one of the studio’s biggest new releases is ditching the third dimension. Yes, Part One of **Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows **will indeed arrive without the need for special glasses.

“We will not have a completed 3D version of the film within our release date window," announced the studio. "Despite everyone's best efforts, we were unable to convert the film in its entirety and meet the highest standards of quality,” the company added in a press release picked up by The Playlist. “We do not want to disappoint fans who have long-anticipated the conclusion of this extraordinary journey."

Or, in plain terms: we haven’t found a way to do it justice, and we really don’t want the complaints we got with Clash of the Titans. "This decision, which we completely support, underscores the fact that Warner Bros. has always put quality first,” is director David Yates’ comment on the situation.

Of, course, there’s always the chance a 3D version will come down the pipe later, especially if Deathly Hallows proves to have a long run and Warners sees the value of an Avatar-style re-release. The second part of Deathly Hallows, however, is still due to arrive in both 2D and 3D forms.

But at least it won’t cost as much at the cinema when the first film arrives on November 19…

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