Originally Posted by stevenmh
(1) Considering past history of BDA press releases and announcements, any Iger and Murdoch comments are meaningless to me. The war will ultimately be won or lost on retail shelves, not thru smokescreens and chest thumping.
(2) The lack of a BD release is precisely my point. Why isn't it being released day and date on BD? This seems like a perfect opportunity to show support for the format. I've been listening to the studio support argument and "content is king" mantra from the blu side since before the formats launched. Where are the movies? Why spend $500 on a BR player to watch BR studios release on DVD only?
(3) I'm speculating as well. Your speculation is as valid as mine, and mine is as likely to turn out wrong as yours. I've got nothing personal here, just putting my thoughts out there since we're talking rumors.
Good points, my friend.
You are absolutely right in that retail shelfs will determine this format war. I think we agree that is the way IT SHOULD BE. However, I have yet to see or read anything other than posts on this board that suggests that the bluray supporting studios are unhappy with the BDA. Public comments by Iger and Murdoch are evidence that they have no problem supporting bluray and I have not seen any evidence contrary to that.
As for your second point, I dont have an answer for you as to why Disney is not releasing the Jungle Book on bluray. For DVD and VHS, they were always pretty slow to bring out catalog titles (Afterall, how long did it take to bring the Lion King to dvd?) But I find the fact that day-and-date movies, such as PotC 3, Ratatouille and Cars are all coming to bluray is good enough for me to say that Disney is supporting bluray. Not to mention the tour they are doing around the country.
Your third point, I think speculation is GOOD, as long as it is clear that it IS speculation. I had an opinion and I shared it. I have no beef with you whatsoever and will always enjoy speculation with people who are reasonable.
I admit, I am not always reasonable, but for the most part I try to be. :-)