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post #91 of 907
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Originally Posted by syncguy View Post

There are reports that Eros has officially denied that Om Shanti Om will be released on Blu-ray in despite of informal confirmations from Eros. Some people have phoned Eros and they have said that Blu-ray aurhoring of OSO is in progress (http://zulm.net/forums/viewtopic.php...&sd=a&start=30) . However, Eros has at least informed blu-ray.com, highdef forum and india weekly that they have no plans to release OSO on blu-ray. Amazon.com also indicates that it is not in stock.

This is disappointing. Reasons could be of commercial nature. Anyone know about this?

once zeros has exhausted their SD trash, then they will come after your pockets with blu trash! I hate these guys!
post #92 of 907
Well, now that Bollywood has Blu-ray, would imports to the United States be affected by region coding? How would that come to pass? Are they even gonna be re-encoded for American players in the process of subtitling?
post #93 of 907
In case of Bollywood movies, produced by major studios, the DVDs aren't region coded. The DVDs are originally produced with subtitles for the world-wide market.

Hope that this practice will continue for Blu-ray movies.
post #94 of 907
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Originally Posted by 8IronBob View Post

Well, now that Bollywood has Blu-ray, would imports to the United States be affected by region coding? How would that come to pass? Are they even gonna be re-encoded for American players in the process of subtitling?

I doubt that!!except a couple by CT/SONY
post #95 of 907
Thread Starter 
One of the things that I do not like that I have seen on some of the handful of bollywood movies that I have.......is that they have the film company's logo in one of the corners of the screen.

Some are there for the entire movie, and some will come up every so often, then go off!

It would be nice if they removed all of these when bringing them over to Blu-Ray!
post #96 of 907
Bad news: Saawariya release date pushed back 2 months.

Sanjay
post #97 of 907
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Originally Posted by RScottyL View Post

One of the things that I do not like that I have seen on some of the handful of bollywood movies that I have.......is that they have the film company's logo in one of the corners of the screen.

Some are there for the entire movie, and some will come up every so often, then go off!

It would be nice if they removed all of these when bringing them over to Blu-Ray!

brother! u r lucky! not see much more junk subjected to viewers in the form of bollyood dvds
post #98 of 907
As long as it comes to Blu-ray the right way, I can wait 2 months no problem.

Lossless audio!!! Please!!!
post #99 of 907
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Originally Posted by mhafner View Post

I know about 2 top films being prepared for release. Can't reveal the titles. The format decision has not yet been made. It depends on 50GB discs availability at mastering time later this year.

let me guess one of them....DEVDAS....right?
post #100 of 907
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Originally Posted by ajamils View Post

Can't wait to see DDLJ, KKHH, K3G on Blur-ray

K3G and KKHH for me.
post #101 of 907
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Originally Posted by lgans316 View Post

Instead of releasing lackluster titles like Saa-wari-yaa Bolly studios can concentrate on releasing their better titles.

Saawariya is from Sony and that is the reason, I think, that it would be the first Bollywood Blu-ray release. Thanks to Sony. Sony may release Lagaan on Blu-ray as well.

The outstanding classics such as Devdas. K3G, KKHH and DDLJ are from Yash Raj and Eros. It appears that these studios are not very keen on releasing these classics on Blu-ray. The reasons could be commercial. May be there is no sufficient encouragement from Sony for these studios to embrace Blu-ray.

Eros recently announced that the latest hit Om Shanti Om will not be released on Blu-ray at this time. Perhaps they are waiting for some encouragement from Sony.

If Sony is not careful, Bollywood may go for HD-VMD and there would be no other choice other tan purchasing a HD-VMD player to watch Bollywood in HD. IMO HD-VMD is an inferior technology. This would be a really sad outcome and should be avoided if possible.

Anyone knows the real story?

Best regards.
post #102 of 907
My apologies, Eros and YRF are hugely incompetent and has failed miserable to make standard dvds right! unfortunately, still after these years while they make millions worldwide from these movies/dvds.
post #103 of 907
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Originally Posted by zoro View Post

My apologies, Eros and YRF are hugely incompetent and has failed miserable to make standard dvds right! unfortunately, still after these years while they make millions worldwide from these movies/dvds.

This appears to be true.

The best Bollywood DVD transfer that I have seen is Parineeta from UTV. All DVDs from YRF and Eros are inferior to this. I really do not understand the reasons. Are they spending more money on the packaging than the DVD-transfer which is most important when making a DVD out of a movie

They cannot possibly be that incompetent as they make good movies.
post #104 of 907
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hey cannot possibly be that incompetent as they make good movies.

Hmm! I doubt that!
post #105 of 907
India is a country with a wonderful history and culture. I would like to be able to enjoy some of this history and culture put on film if only they could drop those damn silly dance and song number.
post #106 of 907
But "those damn silly dance and song numbers" ARE their culture, at least on film. That would be like wanting to watch Chinese films, but only they dropped those damn silly fight scenes that take place in mid air.

Sanjay
post #107 of 907
Grab your culture on BLURAY as HEYY BABY released by ZEROS on BLURAY for nominal $25
post #108 of 907
How can someone in the USA order the Heyy Babyy on BD? Is there a website?
post #109 of 907
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Originally Posted by Nosferax View Post

India is a country with a wonderful history and culture. I would like to be able to enjoy some of this history and culture put on film if only they could drop those damn silly dance and song number.

As sdurani said, that's part of our culture, at least our cinematic culture. And while some are "silly," quite a few are wonderfully choreographed, beautifully sung sequences that add an extra dimension to the film not present in most Western films. At times, they're used to forward the ever-persistent love story, or show camaraderie between friends, or simply to entertain. And if you know anything about us Indians, we love our stars to a degree Hollywood fanatics can't even fathom, and their very presence in the musical numbers can actually elevate or sully the rest of the film. The dynamic just doesn't exist here in the West.

That said, there are many terrific Indian films that DON'T have a single song in them. If you'd like a short list of the better ones, just ask and I'll be happy to recommend some.
post #110 of 907
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Originally Posted by DaViD Boulet View Post

How can someone in the USA order the Heyy Babyy on BD? Is there a website?

go to www.erosentertainment.com
post #111 of 907
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Originally Posted by gdeep View Post

go to www.erosentertainment.com

go baby go blu
post #112 of 907
It appears that Om Shanti Om would be released in late March. This is very good news that Bollywood is going for Blu-ray (not HD-VMD).

http://www.zulm.net/forums/viewtopic...&sd=a&start=15

"Someone has phoned Eros Australia and found out that Om Shanti Om will be released in about 3 weeks. So OSO will be the second Bollywood release on Blu-ray."
post #113 of 907
I ordered Heyy Babyy last night on bluray and I will order OSO once it's out.
post #114 of 907
Please post a review of Heyy Babyy BD once you see it. And by review, I mean PQ and AQ. We already know the movie is a rip off of Three Men and a Baby.
post #115 of 907
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Originally Posted by pappy97 View Post

We already know the movie is a rip off of Three Men and a Baby.

Which itself is a taken from the French film 'Trois Hommes et un Couffin' (Three Men and a Cradle).

Sanjay
post #116 of 907
Hi gdeep,

I wish to find out whether the subtitles are on black bars. If so, whether they can be moved out of black bars using blu-ray subtitle repositioning function.

Thanks.
post #117 of 907
I'm glad we finally have official word on a Hindi film releasing on Blu-Ray. I hope to God that the studios and directors take the time to master their films with as much care as most of the studios here do. And I also hope we won't see some of the underhanded crap I've witnessed with some of the DVDs I've rented from Indian stores. For instance, I've seen discs that were clearly VHS copies burned to DVD, of all things. Obviously, part of the problem there is that burning of multiple copies from the original is rampant at a lot of local Indian stores. They often buy one then make several extra copies so they'll have enough to rent out. Moving to Blu-Ray should reduce this problem.

But it all begins with the studios themselves. If they only produce DVD or upconverted DVD quality releases on Blu-Ray, it'll be a waste. Indian films tend to have such rich color palettes and elaborately detailed clothing and sets that they deserve the full HD treatment.

My wife and I disliked Heyy Babyy but I'm rooting for the Blu-Ray release to be a good one. And that goes double for Om Shanti Om, which we both loved.
post #118 of 907
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Originally Posted by syncguy View Post

Hi gdeep,

I wish to find out whether the subtitles are on black bars. If so, whether they can be moved out of black bars using blu-ray subtitle repositioning function.

Thanks.

I will let you guys know the pq and aq and subtitles display once i get the movie.
post #119 of 907
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Originally Posted by Starlord View Post

I'm glad we finally have official word on a Hindi film releasing on Blu-Ray. I hope to God that the studios and directors take the time to master their films with as much care as most of the studios here do. And I also hope we won't see some of the underhanded crap I've witnessed with some of the DVDs I've rented from Indian stores. For instance, I've seen discs that were clearly VHS copies burned to DVD, of all things. Obviously, part of the problem there is that burning of multiple copies from the original is rampant at a lot of local Indian stores. They often buy one then make several extra copies so they'll have enough to rent out. Moving to Blu-Ray should reduce this problem.

But it all begins with the studios themselves. If they only produce DVD or upconverted DVD quality releases on Blu-Ray, it'll be a waste. Indian films tend to have such rich color palettes and elaborately detailed clothing and sets that they deserve the full HD treatment.

My wife and I disliked Heyy Babyy but I'm rooting for the Blu-Ray release to be a good one. And that goes double for Om Shanti Om, which we both loved.


The worst quality DVDs are pirated versions. In most cases these appalling quality DVDs are available in Indian grocery stores well before the official DVD is released. In some cases this happens while the movie is still running in its first few weeks!

Please, please stay away from such pirated versions. I refuse to watch such DVDs.

Fortunately, it will be hard, if not impossible to pirate blu-ray quality movies. This is like god-given to Asian movie industry which is plagued by piracy.

End to piracy means more money to make better movies.
post #120 of 907
Do you think the people in India and China are ready to buy movies for $20+ ? Even the rich people out there try to get pirated copy of the movies. Only very few movie lovers actually buy genuine copy of the movies. Moreover the packaging and the quality sux for the price. Rentals are the only means these high def formats can survive in countries like India and China. Perhaps if they price around $10-$15 people may consider buying them.

The Asians who live in developed countries know the big picture of HDM due to excellent market exposure. Educating the J6P in the developing countries is a herculean task.
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