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5 Kubrick Films Coming to Blu-ray and HD-DVD October 23 with TrueHD!

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From DVD @ The Manroom (trust me, it's not dirty):
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Stanley Kubrick fans, today is your day. Warner Home Video has announced '2001: A Space Odyssey (Special Edition),' 'A Clockwork Orange (Special Edition),' 'Eyes Wide Shut (Special Edition),' 'Full Metal Jacket (Deluxe Edition)' and 'The Shining (Special Edition)' will be available individually on HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc on October 23 for an SRP of $28.99.

Better yet, it appears both versions of all the films will include Dolby TrueHD 5.1 lossless audio, and the Blu-ray versions will be pressed on BD-50 discs. Thank you, Warner!

We're still waiting to receive full disc specs and high resolution cover art, and will update each disc's detail page as soon as we have them.

And yes, I know it's for both formats. If any HD DVD people feel the need to complain, just keep it to yourselves and copy/paste.
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I count 5 ... I hope they remastered Full Metal Jacket.
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I count 5 ... I hope they remastered Full Metal Jacket.

yeah.
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Originally Posted by desmond212 View Post

yeah.

but the title says 3...

doesnt matter if warner is pressing to 50GB discs if they aren't doing a separate encode to use the extra space. if they don't they'll only at max go over a single layer disc by 5 discs.
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I count 5 ... I hope they remastered Full Metal Jacket.

D'oh! I've requested a title change.
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Aren't Kubrick movies all filmed in a 4:3 aspect? Why would anyone buy a 1080p movie with black pillars on the sides???? Unless of course its out of print on DVD...

Otherwise, I'd rather stick with the special collector's edition of these movies on DVD.
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It says July 30th? Did I lose a few days?
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Aren't Kubrick movies all filmed in 4:3 aspect? Why would I buy a 1080p with black pillars on the sides????

I'd rather stick with the special collector's edition of these movies on DVD.

They're filmed for either aspect, although almost all DVDs have been cropped to either 1.66 or 1.77.
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Originally Posted by Rieper View Post

Aren't Kubrick movies all filmed in a 4:3 aspect? Why would anyone buy a 1080p movie with black pillars on the sides???? Unless of course its out of print on DVD...

Otherwise, I'd rather stick with the special collector's edition of these movies on DVD.

The Adventures of Robin Hood, HD DVD. But yeah, Warner will probably crop them.
post #10 of 254
Yay! 2001! Yay! 2001!!!!!!

Be interesting to see how this transfer compares with the one that just ran on HDNet.
post #11 of 254
This is GREAT news, looking forward to Clockwork Orange, 2001 and The Shinning. Good they will be on 50GB discs but I hope that means they will actual be a different encode, it would suck for these to be 29GB encodes that simply would not fit on BD-25
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Originally Posted by Rieper View Post

Aren't Kubrick movies all filmed in a 4:3 aspect? Why would anyone buy a 1080p movie with black pillars on the sides???? Unless of course its out of print on DVD...

Otherwise, I'd rather stick with the special collector's edition of these movies on DVD.

You are kidding, right? I am all over these regardless of the aspect ratio.

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Why are some of Kubrick's films not available "letterboxed" on home video?

Kubrick had total control over the aspect ratios (ratio of the width of a film image to its height) of his films, in their theatrical release and on home video. He liked to experiment, and he liked to question conventions regarding aspect ratios, so it's no surprise that there is no real consistency regarding the home video versions of his films.

Spartacus and 2001: A Space Odyssey were the only films he shot using a "widescreen" format (Super Technirama on Spartacus and Super Panavision on 2001), so those would be the only two really hurt by not being letterboxed (both are available on video and DVD letterboxed to approximately their proper aspect ratios).

A Clockwork Orange and Barry Lyndon were shot and released in most theaters in the matted 1.66 : 1 widescreen ratio, and The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut were shot open-matted (or full-frame) and framed for a theatrical release in the American standard ratio of 1.85 : 1.

However, Kubrick preferred on all these films that they be transferred to home video fullscreen (a ratio of about 1.37 : 1). Had he remained alive to see the rising popularity of widescreen and high-definition TVs, he may have eventually changed his mind about these films.
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3 definite buys (2001, clockwork orange and full metal jacket)!
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The INHD version of Clockwork looked very good and was 16:9, hopefully the BD will retain this apsect ratio. I would hate it if somehow Clockwork ended up being 4:3 or something like that.
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I hope this is a World wide Release, i definitly buy all of them if.
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Originally Posted by Kampf kobold View Post

I hope this is a World wide Release, i definitly buy all of them if.

All Warner BD releases are region-free.
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All Warner BD releases are region-free.

I prefer watching it in my language


You saw the Date of the News? its from July 30. ????
post #18 of 254
as long as it is "original" aspect ratio, i dont care if it's 4:3 or 16:9, what matters is how the film was originally shot in. but if both versions were made i'd def prefer widescreen.
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So I guess we get the first true HD double-dip with Full Metal Jacket?
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So I guess we get the first true HD double-dip with Full Metal Jacket?


No, The Fith Element has been the first. But i think its no honor to beat the record
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So I guess we get the first true HD double-dip with Full Metal Jacket?

First Blu-ray, yes. HD DVD fans get to pick up Troy for the second time.
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No, The Fith Element has been the first. But i think its no honor to beat the record


sony did offer a disc exchange.
post #23 of 254
The Fifth Element remaster was offered to be and has been replaced for free for previous buyers, so unless Warner does that with FMJ, it is indeed the first double-dip.
post #24 of 254
I hate sound like a Blaphemer, but the best thing to happen to Kubrick fans that are home theater enthusiasts is his passing.
He probably would never approve anything but 4x3 cuts and mono soundtracks.
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The Fifth Element remaster was offered to be and has been replaced for free for previous buyers, so unless Warner does that with FMJ, it is indeed the first double-dip.

I think for US buyers only But it doesnt matter. So Warner gets the trophy for the first Blu-Ray double dip
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Aren't Kubrick movies all filmed in a 4:3 aspect? Why would anyone buy a 1080p movie with black pillars on the sides????

What the hell difference does aspect ratio make to whether someone buys an 1080p movie or not?

Casablanca is 4:3 with black bars on the sides. Forbidden Planet is 2.35:1 with black bars on the top. None of that really impacts the HD presentation -- they're both fantastic.
post #27 of 254
High Def Digest doesnt announce "Full Metal Jacket" as a Special Edition. Only the others.

http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/news...y,_HD_DVD_/807
post #28 of 254
I really hope they are sold separately. I only really want to have The Shinning.
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"He probably would never approve anything but 4x3 cuts and mono soundtracks."

Yea I can agree the 5.1 remaster of Clockwork orange would have never come out while he was still alive, I was not happy having to deal with a mono version of this movie for so long given the excellent soundtrack involved.
post #30 of 254
Wonder if there are plans for the Kubrick Collection on BD. 3 additional films and the great `A Life In Pictures' DVD.

The set is one of the jewels of my SD collection.
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