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Come on now, where are Batman Begins and the Matrix BR disc at? Can we have a date already! I knwo there are more mssing in action titles but Batman Begins had been out on HD-DVD for almost a year.

Let start with these two for now.
 

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They will be worth the wait,the Matrix set is amazing,and Batman Begins is very good as well.If you can't wait any longer,well....you know what you have to do
 

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I suspect there will be date after there are players to play them on. By August or September at the latest.


Blood Diamond proves they can release them without the features that are supposedly holding them back.


The truth is WB is holding these movies back to hinder Blu-ray's progress in sales and marketshare. Plain and simple.


Plenty of players to play BD movies, but I suspect it'll be on the date when WB runs out of excuses to hold them back.
 

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I thought Java was what was keeping everything held back?
 

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The truth is WB is holding these movies back to hinder Blu-ray's progress in sales and marketshare. Plain and simple.

Then why release on BD at all? If their goal is to hinder BD's progress in sales and marketshare, wouldn't they release their titles on HD DVD exclusively? Your conspiracy theory doesn't hold much water, imo.


"Plain and simple" indeed...
 

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Blood Diamond proves they can release them without the features that are supposedly holding them back.


The truth is WB is holding these movies back to hinder Blu-ray's progress in sales and marketshare. Plain and simple.


Plenty of players to play BD movies, but I suspect it'll be on the date when WB runs out of excuses to hold them back.

They obviously can do anything they want, but these are titles that are perfect for those features. The interactivity is something that all the studios wanted from the new disc formats, and they are going to use it.
 

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WB's probably testing the market with Blood Diamond... This is the first big title they've released on Blu-ray before HD DVD. If Blood Diamond sell well, missing the IME features on Blu-ray, they'll probably re-evaulate holding back for BD-J.


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When and/or if Batman Begins, V for Vendetta, The Polar Express, Smallville: Season 5, and The Matrix Trilogy come out on Blu-Ray you guys won't be disappointed, they are great

very true im watching revolutions right now just got done watching part one and wow truehd is just killer!


i cant wait to watch pirates tommorrow


bluray and hd-dvd or bust!
 

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Blood Diamond proves they can release them without the features that are supposedly holding them back.


The truth is WB is holding these movies back to hinder Blu-ray's progress in sales and marketshare. Plain and simple.


Plenty of players to play BD movies, but I suspect it'll be on the date when WB runs out of excuses to hold them back.

As Steeb already said, your theory is ludicrous. And it's not about how many players there are, it's about how many players can do Java.
 

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I'd buy Batman Begins twice before I even considered buying any Matrix movie. How does anybody watch those movies with a straight face? Ridiculous.


As for why Warner would hold titles back: guess which format will end up making them more money as they wait to release when the install base in much larger. I predict Batman Begins selling more on Blu-ray: not because Blu-ray "sells more" but simply because the Blu-ray install base will be larger than the HD DVD install base was when the title was released.
 

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I wonder, once the BD specs are all complete and everything is ready for WB to author, have they done most of the up front work as to minimize the up front work for these titles? It's likely that the encodes are the same as the HD-DVD versions, so I'm assuming they have all of the assets ready to author the discs. They're probably just waiting on the spec to get finalized.


They may already have them authored to the current unapproved spec with the hopes that the features they're using don't change between now and the actual approve date. If that's the case, they could be ready the second the spec is approved and testing indicates everything they've authored works.


Nah. That's scenario would entail doing work that might get nullified by a changing format.


In any case, I wonder how long, after the BD+ standard is set, it will take them to actually start releasing titles.
 

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WB's probably testing the market with Blood Diamond... This is the first big title they've released on Blu-ray before HD DVD. If Blood Diamond sell well, missing the IME features on Blu-ray, they'll probably re-evaulate holding back for BD-J.

The problem is I don't think that Blood Diamond is a good test, I'm not going to buy it, but I would buy Batman, Matrix, and Smallville. It's a good thing they're also releasing "300" on BD, I'll probably buy that one sight unseen, could care less about it not having IME.
 

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I'd buy Batman Begins twice before I even considered buying any Matrix movie. How does anybody watch those movies with a straight face? Ridiculous.

Ridiculous that someone (i.e. many people) like a blockbuster movie that you don't like? Wow, someone has an elitist idea of themselves.
 
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