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As you probably know, the Oscar nominations were announced today. After eliminating the non-exclusive studios (Warner/Paramount etc.) or Studio's that haven't announced any support the number of nominations for Blu-ray is 36 and HD DVD is 7. That's an astonishing 84% v 16%


The biggest nominee was Dreamgirls which, as far as I can see, is a Dreamworks title. Warner seemed to do very well with quite a spread of titles picking up noms. Disney's "The Queen" was the most nominated exclusive title on either format with 6 and Children of Men was the most nominated HD DVD title with 3
 

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You might want to check out the announced films for "Razzie" awards as well, as they are Blu-Ray-heavy too. Basic Instinct 2, Little Man, Benchwarmers, RV, Employee Of the Month -- all crap Blu-Ray exclusives to go along with the likes of Stealth, Crank, Ultraviolet, SWAT, xXx, Into the Blue, Silent Hill, Click, A Knight's Tale, Annapolis, Talledega Nights, The Big Hit, The Covenant, AVP, Flyboys, etc.


BTW, the best nominated films are The Departed and Babel, which will be available on both formats. What difference does the number of nominations make when they are generally the same movies nominated for different categories? Movies like Venus and Little Miss Sunshine won't mean anything to BD -- it will be Pirates, Bond and Spiderman 3, if any, that could spawn sales for the format. Personally, I'll take The Departed, Children Of Men and Pan's Labyrinth before any other nominated films.
 

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Just goes to show that Blu has the titles covering the entire spectrum. Sure it's hard to be on either of those lists when you have just one studio.

If you meant exclusive studios, then HD-DVD actually has TWO -- Universal (incuding Universal Studios, USA Films, Rogue Pictures, Polygram, Focus Features, NBC Television) & Weinstein Films (including Dimension Films).


They also have Warner, Paramount, New Line, HBO, and Bandai.
 

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Doesn't surpise me...HD DVD is porn and Universal....only!!
 

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Man, you're REALLY reaching.

Didn't have to reach at all! Reaching would be claiming that CES is "hardware only" and the naughty BDA should have played nice or that the lack of HD DVD releases only means they're going to release 10 titles a week later in the year. That's reaching

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You might want to check out the announced films for "Razzie" awards as well, as they are Blu-Ray-heavy too.

So whether someone prefers art or commercial rubbish, BD can cover their needs? Nice to know



Does anyone remember last years Oscars when Chris Rock went to see what films people liked? Most of them had never heard of half of the Oscar films but I bet they'd seen most of the Razzies!

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So, your post is pointless.

Because some films are on both formats? The point was 86% of the exclusive titles are BD only. You might not care, but the point was blindingly obvious!
 

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How about a more straightforward calculation of x% titles are BD backed and y% are HD DVD backed. Now that would be a more valid metric since it would show what each side is missing.....

I believe that's been done. Of course that's not entirely accurate since few people are going to be interested in titles from the 40's. I think the most accurate comparison, on titles at least, was the top 20 of last years DVD sales. That should be a fair indication of what consumers want
 

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Doesn't surpise me...HD DVD is porn and Universal....only!!

Get it right you thebland flamer! HD DVD is Universal, Weinstein, Studio Canal, and Bandai and most of the Porn industry.

They also have Paramount, Warner, HBO, Magnolia, and.....and....porn!





But this thread has got to be a joke right? Talk about reaching
 

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how can people with so much time on their hands afford such high-priced electronics merchandise??


is this a site filled with lottery winners?
 

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how can people with so much time on their hands afford such high-priced electronics merchandise??


is this a site filled with lottery winners?

I wonder about that too. Or, maybe its a case of guys who have already earned their big bucks, relaxing now and engaging in their HT pursuits with hard-earned money.


The others who are still working, like Amir, amaze me with the amount of time they spend here. They obv. love HD and tech in general.
 

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It's not just the numbers.


It's the main categories : Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, lockout of universal. The only big category they're nominated is Best Director.


Those are the big ones that people pay most attention to. I won't necessarily buy winner of the Best Documentary or Best costume design (unless there's other reasons to do it).
 

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It's the main categories : Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, lockout of universal.

True, some categories are more important than others. However if we're saying Universal didn't fair well, then admittedly the neutral companies seemed to do best there.
 

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how can people with so much time on their hands afford such high-priced electronics merchandise??


is this a site filled with lottery winners?

Just people with good jobs who are AV nuts!
 

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Look, Babel will win Best Picture and Scorsese will get Director for The Departed. Btw, these will be available on both formats. So, your post is pointless.


Yeah, I'm Purple. Ain't no Shame in My Game.


Babel bombed at the box office...The Departed took in $120 million and Scorese is way over due. A film that bombs at the box office usually does NOT win Best Picture.Warner Bros. is re-releasing The Departed in theaters since it's nominated for an Oscar. Citizen Kane bombed at the box office and was nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars...It Lost. Most Oscar winners for best picture "usually" make over a $100 million at the B.O. (Forest Gump,Million Dollar Baby,Titanic, Lord Of The Rings ect..)
 

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how can people with so much time on their hands afford such high-priced electronics merchandise??


is this a site filled with lottery winners?

I'm a Pressman for a living and I live alone, No wife and no kids.My money left over after bills is mine to do as I please. Hang out in the 20K+ High End forums room...rich guys hang out there.
 
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