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Since everybody has been asking about possible HD exclusives for 2007, I've compiled a list of possible HD-DVD releases. These are some of the highlights:


·Alpha Dog (Universal) Bruce Willis

·Alexander the Great (Universal)

·American Gangster (Universal) Russell Crowe / Denzel Washington, directed by Ridley Scott

·Arthur and the Invisibles (Weinstein Company) Robert De Niro fantasy tale directed by Luc Besson

·Battle For Fallujah (Universal) Harrison Ford stars

·Birds (remake) (Universal)

·Blink (Universal) Leonardo Di Caprio stars

·Boone's Lick (Universal) Western starring Tom Hanks and Julianne Moore

·Bourne Ultimatum (Universal) Matt Damon in final chapter of the hit franchise

·Bran Mak Morn (Universal) Fantasy adventure from Robert E. Howard's books

·Castlevania (Universal) Paul Anderson directs the videogame adaptation

·Charlie Wilson's War (Universal) Mike Nochols directs Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts

·Children Of Men (Universal) Alfonso Cuaron directs this highly acclaimed sci-fi film

·Damage Control (Universal) Michael Mann directs Jamie Foxx

·Eastern Promises (Focus Features) David Cronenberg directs Viggo Mortensen / Naomi Watts

·Escape From Planet Earth (Weinstein) CGI animated comedy about Area 51 & escaping aliens

·Evan Almighty (Universal) Big-budget sequel to Bruce Almighty starring Steve Carell / Morgan Freeman

·God Of War (Universal) Mythological creatures in ancient Greece, based on the videogame

·Grindhouse (Dimension Films) Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez combine for this horror film

·Halloween (Dimension Films) Rob Zombie directs the remake of Carpenter's classic

·Hannibal Rising (Weinstein Company) Prequel to the Hannibal Lecter series

·Hot Fuzz (Rogue Pictures) Anticipated second feature from creators of sleeper hit Shaun of the Dead

·I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Nancy (Universal) Adam Sandler comedy

·Igor (Weinstein Company) Animated comedy featuring voices of Christian Slater / John Cleese

·Juvenile (Universal) Steve Carell comedy

·Kingdom (Universal) Jamie Foxx / Chris Cooper in political thriller

·Last Legion (Weinstein Company) Epic tale of warrior who must protect young Caesar in ancient Rome

·Meet the Little Focker (Universal) Sequel to Meet the Fockers

·Power Of Duff (Universal) Ron Howard directs Russell Crowe in this drama

·Sin City 2 (Weinstein Company) Robert Rodriguez directs sequel with Mickey Rourke, Brittany Murphy

·Smokin' Aces (Universal)


This list includes potential blockbusters from such acclaimed directors as Ridley Scott, Mike Nichols, David Cronenberg, Quenten Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Luc Besson and Michael Mann! Then there's the 2006 hits such as The Good Shepherd, Inside Man, Munich, and others that are still possible releases in '07.


Add to this list the non-exclusive hit titles like 300, Transformers, Harry Potter & the Order Of the Phoenix, Shrek The Third, Austin Powers 4, Pan's Labyrinth, Death Race 3000, Fahrenheit 451, I Am Legend, Ocean's Thirteen, TMNT, When Worlds Collide, Wonder Woman, Zodiac, and many more!


And, yes, unless there's a studio defection we WON'T see Die Hard 4, Spiderman 3, Pirates Of the Caribbean, Cars, and Bond...but there are literally HUNDREDS of great releases coming in 2007 to HD-DVD. So everyone STOP PANICKING over the studio support please...it will come as sales increase. And sales WILL continue to increase throughout the year.
 

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Thanks for making the list it has some great movies in there. I'll be buying Grindhouse and Sin City 2 for sure. Man that Castlevania movie is going to suck
a shame too since it's my 2nd favorite game series and could make a good movie. Hopefully they'll make up a vampire hunter please leave Simon, Richter and Trevor alone.
 

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These are merely new 2007 films that are probably going to be exclusives on HD-DVD! This does not include the other thousands of titles Universal controls -- any number of which could be released in 2007 and beyond.


Check out films on this list: http://www.firstshowing.net/2006/12/...007-hype-list/


5 of these highly anticipated titles will be HD-DVD exclusives, including Tarantino's Grindhouse! Bourne Supremacy will be one of the summer blockbusters, and Transformers, 300, Shrek 3, and all the rest mentioned will be available on HD-DVD as well.


If you have no patience, feel free to grab the videogame. Please stop thread-crapping though. This is a stellar list of films for 2007.

Let's just hope they are released before Universal goes dual format.


The argument that studio support doesn't matter because there are more HD-DVD releases than one could possibly afford to buy is a pretty weak one - it is they same as saying CE support doesn't matter much because I would just buy ONE player from ONE company anyway.


In the end it is all about having the CHOICE to buy a certain movie you are interested in in glorious HD. So going dual format is the way to go - or you have always to make the decision if you want to miss out on any possible Universal/Weinstein or any Fox/Sony Pictures/MGM/Disney and Lionsgate movie. Or buy them on DVD, which is just pathetic once you are used to HD PQ on somewhat revealing equipment.
 

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There is maybe 4 or 5 titles I would buy on that list, but on the whole its not that great



Compare the list with what is coming out on blu ray? I think my first venture into HD is going to be with the PS3. There is simply more movies I want to see on blu ray at this time.
 

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There's 2 on that list that I would be interested in. I would hope that's just a sampling of exclusives for HD DVD, because it's a rather poor list, at best. Currently, I have many more BD exclusives that I'm interested in.
 

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Wow...I'm surprised so many people think this list is weak! There are so many films listed that I am literally DYING to see, and I didn't even list all the upcoming releases for 2007 -- just some highlights.


Sure I'd like to be able to get Spiderman (Sony), Pirates (Disney), Bond (MGM) and Die Hard 4 (Fox), but there are enough blockbusters coming to HD-DVD to satisfy me for now. I'm certainly not buying a second player (especially a videogame) in order to have the priviledge of viewing half-a-dozen more current hits in HD this year!
 

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I am very interested in this list. I have little or no interest in anything on the BD list except Casino Royale and I'll get that on DVD, like just about everyone else who will be buying it!


Prior to CES all the speculation was that LGF or Disney would become neutral. Now all the speculation is that Univerasal will. The whole idea with this is to persuade consumers to purchase BD in the hope that Universal will be neutral. I don't think its going to happen. So many givens now turn out to be failures these days that I wouldn't count HD DVD out just yet. Who knows manybe MS will buy a studio like Sony did.


Cheers,


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Well Smoking Aces, Bourne, Children of Men, Hot Duzz, not to mention the release of Battlestar Galactica, the previous Bourne film, more Sopranos, all the Harry Potter films, the first Matrix movie, Face/Off, and the newly redone Star Trek episodes in HD to name a few. That's quite a bit to get excited about.


Not to mention at any moment Universal could announce Shaun of the Dead and Dawn of the Dead which would make me quite happy. That already is quite a bit of money for me. Not to mention the 20 odd HD-DVDs I own already.


Certainly Patoon and Courage Under Fire isn't rushing me to Blu Ray.
 

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All of the speculation leading up to CES ended up being wrong. Even if most of the studios embraced Total HD, Sony would still be the lone Blu-ray exclusive as long as it benefits them. Though I don't think HD DVD is going anywhere in the short term, I believe the format war will turn in Blu-ray's favor by summer when the James Bond, Spider-man and Pirates of the Caribbean franchises begin to appear on shelves in blue cases only. There is simply going to be too many high profile releases to stop the Sony machine from rolling on to victory. I would have doubted their victory if players remained in the ridiculous $1,000 range. However, the PS3 has proven to me that it will be a formidable player in the success of Blu-ray and it can be purchased for $500-$600. It is time to end wishful thinking and get a reality check.

Unless J6P is playing games and buys a PS3 at an estimated $500-$600, which is a fairly high price, then I believe there's a good chance for Blu-ray being the favored format. J6P ain't spending $1000.00 on a player no matter what. On the other hand, J6P will have the opportunity to buy a $200-$300 HD-DVD player within the foreseeable future and when that takes place, J6P will opt for the cheaper player bar none.


The issue of price, in and of itself will be one of the most, if not the most important determining factor in deciding what disk to buy. My father who recently retired for example, isn't gonna be replacing his Sony dvd player with an expensive Blu-Ray player when he arrives at his local Best Buy. Guaranteed.


I can easily afford to buy a Blu-ray player right now, but with the limited current releases and the lofty price for admission, I don't want to sacrifice my hard earned cash on a potentially extinct player. However, in the next coming 6 months I may have to rethink this option.


My 2 cents.
 
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