‘Dawn Treader’ 3D Blu-ray Review

Blu-ray.com has posted a review for the 3D Blu-ray Disc release of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, which released on May 24. Their overall score was 3 out of 5. Here is a clip:

“As 3D Blu-ray releases go, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader boasts fairly convincing depth, albeit in a flat, digital image. The encode itself is certainly sound, but the film — bright and bleached as it is — just doesn’t lend itself to a dazzling 3D presentation.”

The reviewer also comments on the difference in color between the Blu-ray release and the trailer:

“Second, there has been some confusion surrounding the color palette featured in the film’s trailers and TV spots. But the sun-bleached appearance of the high definition transfer represents director Michael Apted’s intentions. In other words, don’t be alarmed by how washed out colors appear. There’s no need to adjust your display.”

In other words, the trailer is oversaturated. The Blu-ray Disc is more faithful to how the film appeared (or should have appeared given a proper projection) in theaters.

Read the full review

46 Responses

  1. Queen C The Gentle says:

    Whoo! 1st comment right now! I don't have the blu-ray 3D but just the blu-ray. VDT was good I think I liked the locations the most of the film.

  2. Not Of This World says:

    I liked the 3D in the theatre. Hopfully for those who have 3D TVs are able to enjoy this! I wish I had a 3D TV 🙁

  3. Liberty Hoffman says:

    I never saw it in 3D so I have to take their word for how good/bad it was 🙂

  4. Lucy says:

    I saw it in 3D in theaters also. It was good, or would have been if the stupid guy in front of me hadn't tried to touch every 3D effect like it was real and thus persisting in blocking my view!

    I now have the 2D blu-ray and am pretty contented with it. I do hope those who have the technogy do enjoy the 3D home viewing release, though I don't personally feel very left out, I care more about the movie itself than any fancy gimmics, truth be told.

  5. Fireflower says:

    The 3D was good in the theater, but Edmund's head looked fuzzy the whole time!

  6. Aslan's BFF says:

    In theaters the 3D was totally mind-boggling and beautiful. I saw it the first time in theaters without 3D and thought, "Oh yeah, cool movie." Then I saw it in 3D and was just … struck! It was almost like going to heaven for an hour and a half and then coming back in some sort of a daze.

    My sister made us both Narnian costumes. I was Edmund from Prince Caspian. And she was Peter from Prince Caspian. Yes, we got stares. But it was one of the most fun things I have done! So I like to think that I "felt" more for the movie than anyone else on the planet. (unless someone else wore costumes)

    Let me know if the 3D is worth getting a new TV and DVD player etc etc etc …

  7. always narnian says:

    I didn't think the 3D in theatre was good. It didn't seem really 3D…

  8. DamselJillPole says:

    cool. Now which film are they filming NEXT??????!!!

  9. Michael says:

    I agree with you Lucy. I just enjoy the movie, I don't care much for all the fancy stuff. I saw the movie in 3D in theaters and it was quite good although it didn't always seem fully 3D.

  10. Dylan says:

    Nice, that would probably embarress the hec out of me. The movie was incredible in 3D, I think itd be cool if they put LWW in the theaters again, just for the sake of seeing it in 3D.

  11. narnian resident says:

    I dont like blu-ray but we got the blu-ray anyway cuz that one had the most special features.

  12. Thee Narnian Meerkat says:

    I wish I had blu-ray…lol
    By the I "slightly" changed my name from just plain "Narnian Meerkat" to "Thee Narnian Meerkat". 🙂

  13. Reepicheep says:

    This review of VDT's 3D sounds a lot like the 3D in cinemas, which I wasn't impressed with. Now, more news on SC getting greenlit please.

  14. aussie_lucy says:

    Is it worth buying the 3-D Blu-Ray if we already own it on Blu-ray?

  15. Lucy says:

    Per my understanding, they're not doing SC (sad face). I think they MIGHT do MN, though, which would be really awesome. I hope they hire a really great actress to play Polly and that Digory looks at least somewhat like the older him potrayed in LWW (the movie).

  16. Lucy says:

    I would say no, it's not, just enjoy the regular blu-ray, but maybe that's just me.

  17. farsight-mssngr says:

    VDT is very magical and magnificent in the 3d movie. I haven't watched it yet in 3d blu-ray but I watched it in 3d cinema and it was magnificent!

  18. glumPuddle says:

    My second viewing of VDT was in 3D. Wasn't impressed. There's just no getting around the fact that it wasn't shot in 3D.

  19. always narnian says:

    I agree. You could only tell it was 3D at like two parts when water splashed at you. the rest was…ick! It just wasn't great…

  20. Liberty Hoffman says:

    that's awesome!
    my sister went as Prince Caspian for the movie "Prince Caspian" and I went as Lucy 😀 I always go as Lucy 😀

  21. Not Of This World says:

    Though I do wish we had a 3D TV, I'm not totally upset. I agree with you guys. At the end of the day, 3D or not, it was a great movie 🙂

  22. Thee Narnian Meerkat says:

    Okay, 3D just ISN'T cool. It just gives you a headache! Seriously, when I saw a couple of movies in 3D, it just looked dark and I couldn't see a whole lot and it gave me a headache. So, ya, why waste your money on 3D stuff? Regular is just fine for me. ^_^

  23. glumPuddle says:

    If you already paid for 3DTV and 3DBD player, and you really liked the movie… I say why not?

  24. I saw in in 3D in theaters, and the only part that actually popped was some sea serpent guts flying out at me. That was the only thing. What was supposed to be in 3D?

  25. Narniac4Aslan says:

    I thought that they were still concitering SC for the next movie, though nothing's for certain right now
    But a quick opinion on my part- they should do SC cause if they wait too long they're gonna haveto get someone else to play Eustace and that would be enough to turn me off from seeing the movie- though I probably would see it anyways just to support the narnia franchize…

  26. Samuel says:

    If I recall correctly the very last article seemed to suggest that while Walden is pushing for MN, someone else (Either Fox or Lewis' foundation) is pushing for SC… or was it the other way around? Either way there's apparently still discussion (since we haven't heard any official announcement since) as to which book to do next. I've flip flopped on the issue, but I think now the best course of action is to make the movies in pair of "dark" and "light" themes i.e. LWW and PC, VOTD and SC, MN and LB, then HHB

  27. Aslan's BFF says:

    Well, as you can see, I don't get embarrassed easily. Plus, I was having fun so yeah. 😉

  28. 8SilverSky says:

    As of right now, it looks like you can only get the 3D Blu-Ray as part of a Sony-Exclusive TV bundle. It's a silly thing a lot of movie studios are doing with their 3D movies.

    So unless you want to buy the entire package, you probably won't be able to get it (as of right now). Unless, of course, you can find it on Ebay 🙂

  29. Praying Pevensie says:

    I don't know.

    Me and my cousins watched a movie at home one night, and within the first five minutes, everybody's eyes were hurting, and everyone was asking to take them off. 3-D is no fun guys. They hurt your eyes. I hardly ever watch TV and I have glasses. My siblings however, watch TV all the time and my brother has 20 20 eyesight !

  30. Praying Pevensie says:


  31. High Queene Shelly Belly says:

    that's cool you wore a costume! you guys sound like fun! I wore my pirate shirt with the huge puffy sleeves and my aslan head necklace and pirate boots. gotta get in the mood, right?:)

  32. High Queene Shelly Belly says:

    i saw it first in 3d, which was a nice enhancement, not gimmicky with tons of things flying t your face. i wouldn't reccomend getting a 3d tv just for the 3d version though. i WOULD reccommend getting a bluray just for the narnia movies, it's way gorgeous and worth the investment.

  33. Dylan says:

    Agree with you there on light and dark alternations, but I really want to see LB be the very last movie made.

  34. Queen Su says:

    That's great fun that you went has Edmund and Peter. 🙂 My sister went as Lucy in VotDT, my brother went as Reep, and I went as Susan from the first movie. It was awesome! 🙂 Of course, no one else was dressed up for the midnight showing… 🙁
    I thought the 3D was good. They could have done a better job, but I enjoyed it just the same.

  35. Queen C The Gentle says:

    Hey does anyone know how u can make a video for Youtube and how to get the clips for it? I want to make a video of the Narnia cast.

  36. Anhun says:

    The only 3D effect I saw was Lucy's arrow.

  37. nenita says:

    super cheveres las pelis..pero ceria mejor que en otra peli salgan todos los protagonistas…pero vakan las pelis

  38. Aslan's BFF says:

    I'm glad you think so. Every other non-narnian-freak thought I had mental issues. 😉

  39. Aslan's BFF says:

    It's a shame all of us couldn't have gone together. THat would have been truly awesome.

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  41. Lyn says:

    I've read they're filming Silver Chair next, I get the feeling the movies will come out in the publication order of the books.

  42. Little Bucko says:

    Sometimes chests have secret compartments. Sometimes you don't even have to open the chest to find it.

  43. Reepicheep the Great says:

    The 3D version looked fine in the theaters, especially the part with the sea monster!

  44. Ethanael says:

    I'm impressed! You've maneagd the almost impossible.

  45. Miracle says:

    I can't believe I've been going for years whitout knowing that.

  46. eclipse14 says:

    I thought the 3D was nice, much easier on my eyes than I thought it would be. But the regular version is really nice too.
    How is the Blu-ray version? I don't have a Blu-ray player so I'd just like to know.