I'd love to see some foreign (non-English speaking) and classical music films make their way onto BD:
Das Boot (mini-series and feature film)
La Cité des enfants perdus (1995)
Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)
La Reine Margot (1994)
Le Roi Danse (2000)
Dark Blue World (2001) (I know, it's mostly English, but I just had to add it!)
Black Robe (1991) (ditto)
And in Opera and concert performance:
Barenboim conducting Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (from Bayreuth, 1992)
Simon Rattle conducting Mahler's Symphony No.5 (on EMI)
Rene Jacobs conducting Le Nozze di Figaro (2004)
Colin Davis conducting Mozart's Die Zauberflöte (2003)
Kenneth Branagh's production of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte (2006)
Christophe Rousset conducting Rameau's Zoroastre (2006)
"I know you believe you understand what it is you think I said..."
I have no shame! Give me Wings (1927), The Dawn Patrol (1930), Strategic Air Command (1955), and The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)!
What's up with Weinstein? Does anyone know? They ave some great titles ike Kill Bill: TWBA and Grindhouse plus more that could get them some $$$$$ if they would release on HDM. Any word out there on 2008 plans?
It will be available to import on region free Blu-ray. Disney owns this movie's rights basically everywhere outside of the U.S. No need to buy a HD DVD version of this movie which will be obsolete in six months.
Yeah, so maybe this is one of the more random Blu-Ray requests, but dammit, I want Heavyweights on BD. Why? I'm not a huge fan of the transfer for SD DVD, and I love the movie, so I would buy this in a heartbeat. It would look nice.
Yes! I laughed instantly at your thread title. This movie is a classic in my eyes, having grown up watching it many times. Isn't the SD in 4:3 only? I'd love to see it in its original aspect ratio. I remember seeing Monster Squad in 2.35:1 when the DVD finally hit. I was in awe at how much I was missing when watching in 4:3 on TV. Damn, that needs to come out in HD as well!
It's a bit early, don't forget that very few shows are shot in HD and none are shot on film.
In terms of films we've had Layer Cake and James Bond. We're also due Sense and Sensibility, Lawrence of Arabia and Battle of Britain. Of course, how "British" they are is up for debate.
Reviving a very old thread as Bleak House is now out on HD-DVD and BluRay in the UK I believe - after being on pre-order for months.
Robin Hood and Hotel Babylont are also out on HD formats.
Torchwood and Cranford - other recent high profile HD productions - are not yet available.
It is also incorrect to say that no shows are shot on film - that is very wide of the mark.
The BBC drama series shown on BBC HD are almost universally shot on HD video - however a large number of SD dramas ARE still shot on film - Super 16 is widespread. Spooks, Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes are all recent Super 16 productions (all Kudos productions AFAIK) AIUI, and the recent Sense and Sensibility BBC in-house costume drama was Super 16 as well ISTR. Most BBC drama has been Super 16 since the mid 90s (apart from the more episodic stuff - starting with Cardiac Arrest - which is increasingly shot on 576/50i SD DigiBeta and flickered in post to give it a 25p "film look")
The BBC in-house HD commissioning rules preclude BBC HD productions being shot on Super 16 - hence these shows are not aired on BBC HD (and I think are post produced in the SD video domain)
Does anyone remember what BD titles Paramount had announced for 2007, then canceled when they went HD exclusive? The only one I can think of is The Jack Ryan Collection. It would seem to me that when/if Paramount goes back to BD, then these would have a good chance of being among the first released.
Some of my favorites that I would buy beside the normal Star Wars or Lord of the rings include:
Interview with a Vampire
Legends of the fall
Batman (the orginal with Jack N as the Joker)
All the Friday movies with Ice Cube
Passion of Christ
Are just the few that are on my wish list. I already have 100 total BR and HD DVD titles (total) but always looking for some of my favorites to hit the stores.
I have not seen like this so... (edit... until now )
Here's me... I owned an HD DVD player for the holiday season and returned it after the Warner announcement. I LOVED the way HD movies looked and the Toshiba, an awesome up-scaler, made my SD DVDs look much better than my trusty RP-56 does (on my 100" screen).
I crave a Blu equivalent of the A3, with a stable profile, awesome up-scaling, and great price.
I could get over that if certain movies were released on BluRay. That is the point of this thread.
What movies, if released in high-quality, all the goodies, etc. would get you to just quit analyzing and waiting for the perfect bluray player and just buy one?
PS PLEASE do not get into perfect versus imperfect players, profiles, media wars....
Also, you think Lucas and Spielberg were reluctant to release their movies with 2 formats to choose from? I bet we will never see any of these releases on HDM
I'll give you 1000:1 odds that we do. 5:1 that Indiana Jones is on Blu-ray by Christmas 2008. There have been statements by Lucasfilm that a super deluxe Star Wars was in the mix only to be shelved for a resolution of the format war (and no, I will not dig up a quote).