Batman Begins for Blu-Ray?

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  1. todd s

    todd s Lead Actor

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    I don't own either format. But, I am curious why Batman Begins is not out for Blu-Ray? I know its available for HD-DVD and is a Warner release. A studio who is supporting both formats.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Greg Kettell

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    From what everyone has said, Warner wants to be able to provide the same type of IME content on the BD as they do on the HD DVD, which means BD-J must be finalized.
     
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    It's certainly a title I'm chomping at the bit to get.
     
  4. Jim_K

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    This along with the rest of their HD-DVD exclusive titles are coming to Blu-Ray this year according to Warner.

    I'm also chomping at the bit waiting for it (among others).
     
  5. John Berggren

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    I'll be all over this title on Blu Ray
    Batman Begins is probably my favorite superhero movie since X-men 2.
    Can't wait for The Dark Knight... Now if they'll just make an X-men 3.
     
  6. Sam Davatchi

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    This is one of the very few titles that I'm going to double dip if it comes out on BD.
     
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    Are you just unaware of the title 'X-Men: The Last Stand' aka 'X3' which is currently out on BD, or is your statement a commentary on the quality of this film? [​IMG]
     
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    I agree! BB and maybe "V" are about the only two I can think of off the top of my head that I really want from the HD-DVD exclusive titles available.
     
  9. John Berggren

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    I am unaware of any such film existing. You must be confused. Singer is going to make it after he comes back from the Superman side project thing.
     
  10. John Berggren

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    Is that "For Vendetta"?

    Love that film and would be all over the Blu Ray.

    Can't wait for Children of Men on Blu Ray too.
     
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    I'm subscribing just so I can see where this goes.... [​IMG]
     
  12. Dave H

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    Dude, where have you been?
     
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    Umm yeeeeeah...there is a x-men 3 John. It does IMO suck though compared to xmen 1 & 2.
     
  14. Todd H

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    Welcome to earth! [​IMG]
     
  16. John Berggren

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    Completely fabricated. You know IMDB and all their crazy antics.
    It's not even April Fools Day... they must have set this one up early.
     
  17. Shawn Perron

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    I'm with John on this one, that last movie didn't actually exist. My groaning and laughing throughout the entire movie must have been a feverish nightmare.
     
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    If Batman Begins comes out with DTS-HD Master Audio I will pick it up on Blu-ray. Just because I want to do a side by side audio/video comparisons between HD-DVD and Blu-ray. [​IMG] Hell why rebuy Batman Begins in Dolby True HD on Blu-ray, I allready own it with DTHD on HD-DVD. [​IMG]
     
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    Honest...I'm not trying to stir the pot or start a flame session. I'd really like to know. WHY was BD-J stillborn? Isn't that part of the product development phase...the part you accomplish BEFORE product roll-out? Sony is peopled with fine, bright boys and girls. None of the particulars should have been a great mystery as this product was readied for market. If BD-J wasn't workable, then, aren't there other interactive, multi-media approaches?

    I have been a solid supporter of HD-DVD for about nine months. I had nothing against BD, in principal, and still don't. My decision was reached after seeing the reasonable cost factor, weighing a couple of "ifs", then tossing in a little impulse.

    When early news was bandied about, regarding high-def video, before either came to market, I was assuming that I would favor BD, based on product features I had heard about through various channels. My decision to go with HD, came about in large part, because of Sony's early stumbling and technical issues...that's all...and, price of course. Now here we are, so many more months down the road, and BD-J is still an issue.

    It seemed to me that BD didn't DESERVE to be the reigning high-def format.

    Now it seems that HD might end up losing the war due to lack of a marketing department and failure of political will.

    Maybe I'm simple minded, but I just don't get it...either one of them. I look forward to several years from now, when perhaps we'll have a detailed history of what went down, what didn't, and why.
     
  20. Alistair_M

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    I don't know why warner doesn't do the same 'in movie experience' that the descent has on bluray - basically is a re-encoded movie with all the 'inmovie stuff on it' so its all one movie - no bdjava needed.

    There's plenty of space - 20 gigs on a bd50 is ready for the inmovie experience version!

    Have a look at this review for how lionsgate did the 'in-movie experience' - look at the section hd-bonus content...

    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/descent.html
     

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