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Chronicles of Narnia on Blu-ray??

post #1 of 25
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any news of what Disney has said about this?


I would love to see the box set of Narnia they released on DVD last year on Blu-ray
post #2 of 25
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Originally Posted by HD-Gaming View Post

any news of what Disney has said about this?


I would love to see the box set of Narnia they released on DVD last year on Blu-ray


Last I read online was "eventually." Not helpful, I know.
post #3 of 25
I believe the latest is "fall 2007". But I don't think there's any announced date.
post #4 of 25
OP, you might want to add a question mark to your title....otherwise members will enter the thread expecting to see information, instead of you asking for information
post #5 of 25
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OP, you might want to add a question mark to your title....otherwise members will enter the thread expecting to see information, instead of you asking for information


sorry about that





I just hope Disney gives the release the same treatment they did with Pirates
post #6 of 25
Hopefully so. Take their time and do it right!
post #7 of 25
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sorry about that





I just hope Disney gives the release the same treatment they did with Pirates


You know, it's interesting. I've see many a Redcoat complaining loudly about how Disney/BVHE is slowing their releases down, including CARS. I agree with you, though. If their releases come out slower, but are really great releases, then that's what I want. I want them to take their time and make some great discs that people will really want to own. I wouldn't want to see discs with recycled menus that are the same across every title, lacking lossless audio, and being shoveled out so fast the encodes begin to suffer on mere catalog titles.

It really is refreshing to see Sony and Disney/BVHE taking their time and not repeating the mistakes of last year. They really get it. Here's hoping after all this time, Fox and MGM have learned from their example.
post #8 of 25
That beaver is going to stick out like a burning bush in HD.

And you can quote me on that.
post #9 of 25
I really disliked Narnia. Felt like Lord of the Rings lite. Definitely wouldn't purchase this.
post #10 of 25
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Felt like Lord of the Rings lite. Definitely wouldn't purchase this.

I never understand these types of comments, Narnia doesn't really have anything that resembles LOTR. TLTWTW is a children's tale first and foremost. A simple yet elegant story that is aimed at children and children at heart. The only thing that people use to say it is LOTR lite is the fact that there is a battle at the end. Other than that, there isn't anything that resembles LOTR.

I'm a huge fan the Chronicles of Narnia and this is probably the film that will make me spend more money for a Blu-Ray player instead of waiting for a decent price on a player. Luckily, they haven't released it yet, so I haven't spent the big chunk of change a Blu-Ray player will cost me yet...but once this is released I will be anxious to see it on High Def.
post #11 of 25
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I never understand these types of comments, Narnia doesn't really have anything that resembles LOTR. TLTWTW is a children's tale first and foremost. A simple yet elegant story that is aimed at children and children at heart. The only thing that people use to say it is LOTR lite is the fact that there is a battle at the end. Other than that, there isn't anything that resembles LOTR.

I'm a huge fan the Chronicles of Narnia and this is probably the film that will make me spend more money for a Blu-Ray player instead of waiting for a decent price on a player. Luckily, they haven't released it yet, so I haven't spent the big chunk of change a Blu-Ray player will cost me yet...but once this is released I will be anxious to see it on High Def.

I agree 100%. These movies have nothing in common.
post #12 of 25
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Luckily, they haven't released it yet, so I haven't spent the big chunk of change a Blu-Ray player will cost me yet...but once this is released I will be anxious to see it on High Def.

I saw HD clips from this movie at CEDIA and my jaw is still dropped.
post #13 of 25
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I saw HD clips from this movie at CEDIA and my jaw is still dropped.

I can imagine...this movie I think would look fantastic on High Def. I'm trying to save money now because I assume it will be released this year and when it is released then I know I will have to go format neutral earlier than expected. lol. It sucks being into all this stuff and being a college student. Hehe.
post #14 of 25
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I agree 100%. These movies have nothing in common.

I think WETA workshops doing production design and making a lot of the props and armor is one thing in common, and does add a small element of similarity.

But I certainly don't look at Narnia as LOTR lite.

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post #15 of 25
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I agree 100%. These movies have nothing in common.

Narnia lags hard through out most of running time. And that Tumnus scene made me ask "OK when's Chis Hanson going to ambush?"

But yeah it does feel like LotR lite. So does Troy for that matter (Gladiator+LotR).

Narnia would have been better uncut. Like seeing the Centaurs legs getting lopped off then a decapitation. Or having the Polar Bear eat some one alive.
Rip of the Minotaurs Horns one by one, while he snarls. Yank one of the wings off a gryffin while it plumets waving the other.

So much wasted potential.

And I know this wouldn't be inculded(but the White Witch should have a full frontal nude scene). Also more nazi action.


Still I bet the solid theatrical release will look awesome on BD.
post #16 of 25
Can never go wrong with nazi action. LOL!
post #17 of 25
I don't think it's LTR lite, either. However, I do think that even for a kids tale, it could have been darker and a bit more suspenseful, and maybe a bit more stylized too. I have read and enjoyed all the books (The Horse and his Boy is by far my fav), and I really think that the allegorical nature of the stories still could have been served better by installing more emotion into the movie. That said, I still thoroughly enjoy the movie, and will pick it up as soon as it comes out (and I get a BR player).
post #18 of 25
I think the movie would have been more amazing or impressive if it had come out before LotR. Same could probably be said for any fantasy based movie that comes out in the forseeable future.

I for one read some of the books (3 I think?) as a child and do really like the film, I also look forward to the next one.
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by PLC1843 View Post

I never understand these types of comments, Narnia doesn't really have anything that resembles LOTR. TLTWTW is a children's tale first and foremost. A simple yet elegant story that is aimed at children and children at heart. The only thing that people use to say it is LOTR lite is the fact that there is a battle at the end. Other than that, there isn't anything that resembles LOTR.

I'm a huge fan the Chronicles of Narnia and this is probably the film that will make me spend more money for a Blu-Ray player instead of waiting for a decent price on a player. Luckily, they haven't released it yet, so I haven't spent the big chunk of change a Blu-Ray player will cost me yet...but once this is released I will be anxious to see it on High Def.

I think these comments come from the crowd that is more worried about action than story. Crank anyone?

Having said that, there are parallels in themes going on but completely different takes on it. As you said Narnia is a children's story while LOTR is not.
post #20 of 25
There were more than 3 books. 6 I think. If I remember, LTWTW was the 2nd book, although the author intended it to be read first. I'm sure a simple search which I am too lazy to do will reveal more. SOmeone will. AVS doods are cool like that.
post #21 of 25
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There were more than 3 books. 6 I think. If I remember, LTWTW was the 2nd book, although the author intended it to be read first. I'm sure a simple search which I am too lazy to do will reveal more. SOmeone will. AVS doods are cool like that.

There are seven books, LTW&TW was first but a prequel was written later.

Publication order..........................................Chronological order
1. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.....1. The Magician's Nephew
2. Prince Caspian..........................................2. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
3. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader..............3. The Horse and His Boy
4. The Silver Chair..........................................4. Prince Caspian
5. The Horse and His Boy...............................5. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
6. The Magician's Nephew..............................6. The Silver Chair
7. The Last Battle...........................................7. The Last Battle

As a child I read through the first three, never read Silver Chair or anything after.

edited for columns
post #22 of 25
Thanks Jiffy! So, was the nephew of the Magician, the same guy as the professor in TLTW&TW??
post #23 of 25
Yep. And for the extra nitpicky, chronologically, the story of The horse and his boy took place during the period within the end part of TLTW&TW.

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post #24 of 25
So did the professor inherit the wardrobe from his uncle, the magician? That's cool. I should go back and read them. I only read 2 (TLTW&TW and The Last Battle). I really should have read them all.
post #25 of 25
No, the wardrobe was built by the Professor. Read the The Magician's Nephew, the explanation is near the end of that book.

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