I didn't see this in theaters. And with me being as old as I am, I think more of the original production with Glenn Ford. We actually studied the first one in film school.
So this is certainly a rental for me.
And maybe this is off topic ... but I was over at HiDef Digest and saw the write up on this release. Says it's Sony's 2nd 1.1 profile release. There's been so much noise from some folks that are rabidly enthusiastic about another HD Disc format that I'm now surprised to hear how quiet it's gotten about the fact that some of the features in these new discs may not work on the vast majority of the stand alone machines that will be out there when the content hits the street. Is this issue just dead now for some reason? Have I missed something?
I've always said all along that PIP and interactivity don't mean anything to me. But at the same time, it's not hard to imagine a customer service problem coming out of this incompatibilty (that's putting it mildly).
So my question is ... have I missed something? Does anyone know if Sony is going to do anything special to head off any problems? Are they relying solely on the PS3 to play these discs?
I have always been more supportive of HD DVD. But I have invested in BD and very much enjoy using that platform to show off many really fabulous Blu-ray Discs. So I truly am just curious. I can think of a couple rationales right now that any distrubutor might lean on to put this out:
1.) There won't be a huge number of players that will be affected.
2.) People don't really care about the features that won't work.
Both of those seem at least somewhat believable. Any thoughts from any knowlegable (I'm not) BD enthusiast?
One more thought ... to try and show my genuine good natured curiousity. It seems to me that releasing 1.1 stuff now represents Sony heading into the same kind of quagmire that HD DVD found itself in when so many of their discs wouldn't play properly on so many machines. It was a mess. Yet my Panny is a rock! Absolutely Take-It-To-The-Bank reliable. I've never had any problem at all playing a BD in that machine. But with the path they're on now (the new 1.1 releases), isn't BD heading into some of that same water that HD DVD finds itself in still?