Originally Posted by dad1153
amirm, why two "Matrix" Box Sets (Ultimate and Complete)? Guess somebody friendly to you is getting lucky.
I will be giving these away as gifts at various events, including the upcoming Home Theater Cruise children charity.
Also, why would the guy that runs the MS division that helps encode these movies not get them for free or at a discount price from the authoring facility? If anyone is connected inside that could pull off getting HD-DVD movies as freebies I'd think it'd be you.
I personally do get them for free. And we get advanced encodes the same way. For final goods though, we go ahead and buy them like you all do, to support the format. Per my earlier note and above, I give out a lot of titles and so this is as good as time as any to replenish our stock for that purpose.
BTW last night I saw Under Siege on HD-DVD. I hadn't seen the movie in almost eight years (skipped the DVD entirely since it came out early in the format's cycle so I knew it was a crap transfer) and it was a solid Tier 2-3 transfer. Solid PQ, excellent AQ (make sure you lower the volume when the ship fires the cannons that send Tommy Lee Jones flying... it's LOUD!) and good, solid stunts with some good action/explosions. If it weren't for the times we live in and terrorist wasn't such a dead-serious issue the movie would be more fun than what it is: an unpretentious guy action flick. Even Segal is tolerable when he hams.
Yes, this is one of my favorite movies. And I just saw it on TV last week in my hotel, making me buy it.
I might buy an HD-DVD movie later today (probably "Blood Diamond") but I'm still broke and not sure I can afford more than $25. But since the 2 million HD-DVD players from Walmart are coming I think we don't have to be paranoid about these amazon.com sales anymore. It's not like HD-DVD is going away anytime soon!
HD DVD is not going away
. But we need to get the other studios to see they are leaving money on the table, everyday they wait. So if folks can afford it, let's go ahead and send some money toward Amazon (or your favorite retailer)...