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Old 02-12-2008, 12:37 PM
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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)
Germinal (1993)
Kagemusha (1980)
Ran (1985)
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)

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Old 02-12-2008, 01:32 PM
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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?
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Paramount Vantage / Miramax are the studios.... Do you think there will be a BluRay release concurrent with the DVD release?
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No, it will be a Paramount release and, according to the current rules, available only on HD DVD.

It may be available in other places via Disney, but may well be region-coded.
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No, it will be a Paramount release and, according to the current rules, available only on HD DVD.

It may be available in other places via Disney, but may well be region-coded.

I think Disney owns it for Japan and Europe, if that's the case then there's really no problems.
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I think Disney owns it for Japan and Europe, if that's the case then there's really no problems.

I hope not. However, I bought one Disney Blu-ray that was not supposed to be region coded and it was. So I am skeptical.
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Japan? Only problem would be 40 bucks on average for Japanese movies. That being said there has been no official info on if / when this movie is being released in a high definition format.
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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.
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Oh stop, it will still play. It won't be "obsolete" until a better version comes out. As in, better transfer or better special features.

I'm happy to see there will be an avenue for BR only owners to get this relatively quickly.
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I hope not. However, I bought one Disney Blu-ray that was not supposed to be region coded and it was. So I am skeptical.

Which was?
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Oh stop, it will still play. It won't be "obsolete" until a better version comes out. As in, better transfer or better special features.

I'm happy to see there will be an avenue for BR only owners to get this relatively quickly.

+1. Im sure my HD copy will still play after HD DVD as a selling format goes bye bye.
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It's a long long, really long, shot. But, oh how I wish we could get Dobermann.
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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.
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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!

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Any news of Takeshi Kitano's film released on BD outside Japan?

Any Japanese releases without a USD 50-100 price tag and with English subs?
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This was my favorite film as a kid, and I still love it today.

Ben Stiller's best role.
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How about Star Trek Enterprise series? Anyone know if they plan on releasing this on Bluray DVD?

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You mean other than documentaries?

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)
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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.
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Some of my favorites that I would buy beside the normal Star Wars or Lord of the rings include:

Interview with a Vampire
Braveheart
Legends of the fall
Aliens
Finding Nemo
Sharks tale
Daredevil
Batman (the orginal with Jack N as the Joker)
Shawshank redemption
Twister
Fightclub
All the Friday movies with Ice Cube
Davinci Code
Passion of Christ
Forrest Gump
Butterfly effect
Green Mile

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.
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Anyone know when Chocolat might make it out? I guess it was released by Miramax originally.
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Didn't know Spooks and Life on Mars was shoot on Super 16. Still hope for an HD release then, even if 4:3.
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I just watched this series for the first time and loved it!!! The soundtrack is also freaking amazing! Does anyone know if this series could find it's way onto BD?
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I'm hoping for The Talented Mr. Ripley. The Italian scenery will look spectacular.
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That would be nice, and maybe rework a bit of the CGI in Dune. I'd be surprised if this is announced any time soon though.
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Hi-

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.

BUT

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?

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Well... it looks like this has been going on for a while.

- Lord of the Rings
- Star Wars trilogies

Either of the above 2 would be huge swinger for me.

Others I have a high interest in

- The Alien Saga
- The Matrix (please no comments on the HDDVD version)
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I already have both, but I fear with the recent news I will have to wait longer for 'Back to the Future' from Universal in any format.

At no point in your rambling, incoherent post were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this forum is now dumber for having read it.

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I already have both, but I fear with the recent news I will have to wait longer for 'Back to the Future' from Universal in any format.

No joke.
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
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No joke.
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).
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