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I was trying to see what movies would generate large sales of hardware for HD DVD. I came up with 3.


3.Gladiator would sell many players, but only if it comes out on HD DVD first, ala Batman and Matrix.


2. Although not in theaters yet, American gangster will sell extremely well. It has the potential to be the next Scarface.


1. Scarface, I believe is the killer movie (no pun intended). Everyone I know owns and loves this movie. I know people who watch it once a week. When Universal releases this movie, and players are anywhere close to $200, HD DVD will be entrenched in J6P's homes all across the US.
 

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Honestly I dont see any movies that would really push the sale of Players. Most of the movies metioned people already own. The average person could care less about re-buying movies even in HD. They are just not going to run out and dump a couple hundred on a player just to have a movie in HD like we do



It might move some but IMO very little.
 

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Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones or Jaws Ultimate Collection...others I can think of are Star Trek Ultimate Collection. IMO collections will help sell players in this format since people need something substantial to sell hardware to them - especially if they are rebuying existing titles.
 

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It obviously isn't going to be one movie. When a customer sees the The three Bourne Films, Gladiator, The Matrix, Lord of the Rings, Saving Private Ryan, American Gangster, Scarface, Jurrasic Park next to their favorite TV shows in HD like Heroes, Nip/Tuck, Battle Star Gallatica, and House. Then more HD DVD players to move.
 

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Originally Posted by CKYRO1 /forum/post/0


I was trying to see what movies would generate large sales of hardware for HD DVD. I came up with 3.


3.Gladiator would sell many players, but only if it comes out on HD DVD first, ala Batman and Matrix.


2. Although not in theaters yet, American gangster will sell extremely well. It has the potential to be the next Scarface.


1. Scarface, I believe is the killer movie (no pun intended). Everyone I know owns and loves this movie. I know people who watch it once a week. When Universal releases this movie, and players are anywhere close to $200, HD DVD will be entrenched in J6P's homes all across the US.


i have to disagree with the OP. none of those movies will help push a format. nor will Titanic, ET, or any other single movies.


what will help push hd dvd (or blu-ray for that matter) are classic sets, most notably star wars(although owned by fox), 007(blu-ray as well)LoTR, the godfather series, and others like indiana jones and back to the future. also, if multiple speilberg classics were released at once(JP, et, jaws, SPR, etc) than that would be a boost as well.


no one single movie will push a format. the 2 most highly anticipated hi def releases to date have both been multi disk sets.... planet earth and the matrix trilogy. its going to take more than 1 movie to win this war
 

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Myself and alot of people I know would buy an HD DVD player if LOTR came out on HD DVD first.


If/when LOTR does come out, and it IS on HD DVD first, HD DVD will win the format war.
 

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Honestly I dont see any movies that would really push the sale of Players. Most of the movies metioned people already own. The average person could care less about re-buying movies even in HD. They are just not going to run out and dump a couple hundred on a player just to have a movie in HD like we do



It might move some but IMO very little.

I agree with you 100%.

It's the future Hollywood "block busters" day and date HD release for $12.99.

Everybody already has yesterday's hits. And they probably wont be able to tell much difference anyway (between SD and HD).
 

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"at that price"

Doesn't matter. It was enough to sway someone who didn't own a player to purchase the software and then get a player. really they only save about $30 dollars, how long before there are legitimate deals, or more recent classics that people must have before someone does the same thing. In a theory like no-oone would ever purchase something based on a title (or the Title that pushes them over the top) then the price of a single software title shouldn't convince someone to buy a much more expensive player.
 

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The way I see it, we either buy the movies that we love regardless of price, on the best possible format, for the best possible picture to enjoy the best possible experience... Most of these movies we have already seen or are "must see" (for example: 300 is a "must see/blind buy" for me)...IMO, new releases aside from the "must see" are blind buys only when the price is "cheap enough" to be an impulse buy with little or no regret, other than that, it is just a rental...A lot of these movies put up by the BD studios are simply rental material at this point/price...it is known that the BD side has many more players install via PS3 but yet the sales rate between the 2 formats when counting software sold per units favors HD DVD by large...why?...movies that we love, catalog....By the time prices become cheap enough to be "impulse buys" the HD DVD side could have sold many more cheaper players to just simply "go away".
 
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