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awmurray put it better than I could from a previous thread:

The idea is to show support for HD DVD by buying movies on a specific day. There is no better way to show support for HD DVD than by backing it financially. That is the language the movie studios understand best. If there is a strong demand for HD DVD software, then hopefully Blu-ray only studios will at least go neutral.


I would also add that the point is to also have a little fun and to try to see how high we can spike sales for one day.

I have e-mailed Universal and Amazon to see what, if anything, they can do to promote April 15th. I will be e-mailing others as well.

The date has been confirmed as the one year anniversary of the launch of HD DVD in the U.S.
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You guys know that the Blu-ray guys are planning on doing the same thing on the same day we do it, right? Fighting dirty, just like Sony.
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Can you either list or link what is currently up for presale and will be available after that date?

I'm not waiting until April to get Children of Men. It'd be nice to have that included, being it's a D&D exclusive

With all that said, add me to the list!

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^^^^ good idea. And from what I remember, Blu Ray has most of the movies I want to buy and they don't start coming out until May. Now if Amazon and Universal would make a 50% off day on April 15, that might change things.

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I'm down.... that's five days after my b-day, so I'll have plenty of money to get rid of.

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You can count me in too. I'm relatively new to HD-DVD, so I definitely need to add some more movies to my small collection.
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Can you either list or link what is currently up for presale and will be available after that date?

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03/27/07
Children of Men (Universal)
Digital Video Essentials (DVD International)
Happy Feet (Warner)
March of the Penguins (Warner)
National Geographic: Relentless Enemies (Warner)

April 03, 2007
The Good Shepherd (Universal)

April 10, 2007
Dog Day Afternoon (Warner)
Payback: Straight Up - The Director's Cut (Paramount)
A Scanner Darkly (Warner)

April 17, 2007
Feast (Weinstein)
The Game (Universal)
The Jerk (Universal)
School for Scoundrels (Genius)
Smokin' Aces (Universal)
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Yep. I'm in for that. A few I want to order, but I'll hold off until then.
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You guys know that the Blu-ray guys are planning on doing the same thing on the same day we do it, right?

Uh, no.
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You guys know that the Blu-ray guys are planning on doing the same thing on the same day we do it, right? Fighting dirty, just like Sony.

In that case, I'm buying a bunch of HD-DVDs on 4/15!
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You guys know that the Blu-ray guys are planning on doing the same thing on the same day we do it, right? Fighting dirty, just like Sony.

But the reasons are different.

Us HD DVD owners are doing it because we love HD DVD, we like movies, it is the one year anniversary of HD DVD, etc

The Blu-Ray supporters are doing it because they hate HD DVD and are for more DRM.
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You guys know that the Blu-ray guys are planning on doing the same thing on the same day we do it, right? Fighting dirty, just like Sony.


I've currently got 25 HD-DVD pre-orders paid for and awaiting their street dates! Even if I supported that format, there aren't 25 Blu-Ray titles available that I would even want! I guess I'm about a decade too old and a few IQ points too high to appreciate the likes of Ultraviolet, Talledega Nights, or Stealth!
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You guys know that the Blu-ray guys are planning on doing the same thing on the same day we do it, right? Fighting dirty, just like Sony.

True , but they were instructed to buy two . We outsmarted them and have no limits !! LOL

keep at it , results are worth it !!
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You guys know that the Blu-ray guys are planning on doing the same thing on the same day we do it, right? Fighting dirty, just like Sony.

To be honest they probally work for Sony.

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Check this out

03/27/07
Children of Men (Universal)
Digital Video Essentials (DVD International)
Happy Feet (Warner)
March of the Penguins (Warner)
National Geographic: Relentless Enemies (Warner)

April 03, 2007
The Good Shepherd (Universal)

April 10, 2007
Dog Day Afternoon (Warner)
Payback: Straight Up - The Director's Cut (Paramount)
A Scanner Darkly (Warner)

April 17, 2007
Feast (Weinstein)
The Game (Universal)
The Jerk (Universal)
School for Scoundrels (Genius)
Smokin' Aces (Universal)

Thanks SEMAJ92.

To add to that so people will know what other titles may be available to pre-order from Amazon on 4/15:

April 24, 2007
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Universal) - Available for pre-ordered now
Failure to Launch (Paramount)
The Nutty Professor (1996) (Universal) - Available for pre-ordered now
Planet Earth: The Complete Collection (BBC) - Available for pre-ordered now

May 01, 2007
Alpha Dog (Universal) - Available for pre-ordered now
Dreamgirls (DreamWorks)
The Hitcher (2007) (Universal) - Available for pre-ordered now

May 08, 2007
Black Christmas (2006) (Weinstein)
Harsh Times (Weinstein)

May 15, 2007
The Fountain (Warner)

May 22, 2007
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (Universal) - Available for pre-ordered now
Flags of Our Fathers (DreamWorks)
The Hurricane (2000) (Universal)
M:I-2 (Paramount)
Mission: Impossible (Paramount)
The Skeleton Key (Universal)
Smokey and the Bandit (Universal)

May 29, 2007
The Big Lebowski (Universal)
Dragonheart (Universal)
The Frighteners: Director's Cut (Universal)
Lost in Translation (Universal)
Midnight Run (Universal)
The River (Universal)
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if you guys can get any hddvd to spike higher then #9. I'll personally destroy my ps3 on youtube.
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