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'Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Film [Blu-ray 3D]'
(3D Blu ray / NR/ 2010 / Sony Pictures)

Overview: Experience the journey of the most-watched sporting event in the world as it was meant to be seen: in dynamic and vibrant 3D on Blu-ray™. Relive the action and intensity of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ as though you were actually in the stadium witnessing all the drama and athletic skill.

3D Blu ray Verdict: OK, taking it from the top, this Blu ray can only play (as is stated) in 3D, and even if you have a 3D TV (which we do) it's only 720p - which is a tad bit disappointing, in truth.

That said, and despite the 720p, the scenes on the football pitch itself are incredible ... frickin' INCREDIBLE! The journalists being interviewed were in also in 3D, but they just sat in one setting and added very little to the overall excitement of the film.

Also, the interview footage was quite 'soft,' and not quite as sharp as the game itself. I mean, come on now the actual game footage was crystal clear, and super-amazingly sharp!

As for what this release truly is, it is a documentary of the World Cup play-offs in South Africa. It points out how having the tournament in South Africa has given pride to the nation as a whole, and brought people of all races in Africa together.

As for the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final itself, the footage makes you feel like you're right in the middle of all the action. For the most part, the 3D was shot very well, except for a few brief instances of mis-synch between left and right images. And what appears to be a brief instances where the stereo seems inverted. There's not too much of this.

Overall, you will be very satisfied as a football (soccer) fan - anybody else, well, skip it, I would have to say, sorry! [AC] This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.77:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.

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