Eastlink Cable said this week it will be offering Active 3D movies on its Video on Demand (VOD) service beginning in October.

Active 3D, also known as Alternate-frame sequencing 3D, is the term used to describe the method used by broadcasters to present stereoscopic 3D images.

In order to view the movies, Eastlink digital cable customers will need a high definition cable set top box, 3DTV television and active 3D glasses. The company did not announce pricing but consumers on other Canadian cable systems have typically been paying about $8 to view 3D movies.

The first 3D movies offered are The Green Lantern 3D starring Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively and the James Cameron produced Sanctum 3D starring Rhys Wakefield, Allison Cratchley and Christopher Baker.

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