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Dolmen Video and Mikado go HD DVD only (Italy)

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There is still some good news for HD DVD. Dolmen Video and Mikado have announced to go HD DVD only in Italy.

Their first four movies, which will be available starting January, will be:

Kyashan - La rinascita

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0405821/
http://www.apple.com/jp/quicktime/trailers...hern_large.html
Shinobi

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0475723/
http://www.apple.com/jp/quicktime/trailers.../shinobi/l.html
Reincarnation

http://www.moviexclusive.com/review/reinca...incarnation.htm
http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/...nation/trailer/
Wolf Creek

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0416315/


All HD DVDs will be presented in the OAR and will be encoded utilizing AVC.

Except for the price of 24,99 EUR, there are no other infos regarding extras and languages.
 

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Some more info on the distribution rights to the following movies. There are more of course but i am cherry-picking those that should be BD exclusive in the US

Mikado


Hotel Rwanda (MGM Home Video in the US)

Nine Lives (Magnolia in the US)

Zatoichi (Miramax)

Girl with a Pearl Earring (Lions Gate)

Comandante (HBO)

Naqoyqatsi (Miramax)

Full Frontal (Miramax)

Bowling for Columbine (MGM)

Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (Columbia TriStar)

Dolmen


Rashomon - Hope they really release this in HD!!


Either way, some more import options for HD-DVD fans.
 

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Originally Posted by oolitic /forum/post/12966322


Some more info on the distribution rights to the following movies. There are more of course but i am cherry-picking those that should be BD exclusive in the US

Mikado


Hotel Rwanda (MGM Home Video in the US)

Nine Lives (Magnolia in the US)

Zatoichi (Miramax)

Girl with a Pearl Earring (Lions Gate)

Comandante (HBO)

Naqoyqatsi (Miramax)

Full Frontal (Miramax)

Bowling for Columbine (MGM)

Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (Columbia TriStar)

Dolmen


Rashomon - Hope they really release this in HD!!


Either way, some more import options for HD-DVD fans.
Requiem for a Dream (Dolmen)
 

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SWEET!!


SHINOBI!!


About Time (on any HD Format!)!!


Now bring in Shawdowless sword and we are set!
 

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Originally Posted by Figgie /forum/post/12966799


SWEET!!


SHINOBI!!


About Time (on any HD Format!)!!


Now bring in Shawdowless sword and we are set!

Shinobi has been available in Japan for a long time on HD DVD already and also in France, but I guess no English subs on any releases yet. Don't know if the new ones have those either. I'm going for Reincarnation and Casshern as I already have Shinobi (SHV's Japanese release).
 

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Ahh


well I have Shinobi in SDDVD and that has English Subs. Which is odd as it was an import
 

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Good news! I did not buy the Japanese Shinobi but I have the French one (I had no time to watch it yet though!). Does anyone know when the decision to go HD DVD only was taken (I mean, before or after Warner's announcement to go BD only)?
 

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Will this have any reasonable effect on the format war?

Screw the format war. They are titles that people WANT.. available in HD-DVD. Since some folks cannot play both formats, and are limited to one (be it Blu-Ray or HD-DVD), this is still an improvement. It is also one of the nice perks regarding HD-DVD (no region encoding).
 

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Some of these HD DVD imports are excellent. Certainly beats importing standard DVDs when you don't have a region-free player and have to manually do so many workarounds.
 

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How accurate is this info, concerning the OP post?




I emailed Tony at Xploited and this is his response:


"they were announced back in nov. for release in jan., but still have not officially been announced with a release date. it looks like whoever posted that may have found some old info from nov. since jan. has come and gone (almost!) without any official word on those. so...we'll see if they ever materialize!"
 

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Originally Posted by Blasst /forum/post/12984178


How accurate is this info, concerning the OP post?




I emailed Tony at Xploited and this is his response:


"they were announced back in nov. for release in jan., but still have not officially been announced with a release date. it looks like whoever posted that may have found some old info from nov. since jan. has come and gone (almost!) without any official word on those. so...we'll see if they ever materialize!"


That's a little disappointing, but hopefully something comes from it.
 
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