"Borat" for making benefit of Blu-ray on March 6...with lower Fox pricing?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Jesse Blacklow, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. Jesse Blacklow

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    Saw a link to the "Borat" BD at Amazon. What's most interesting is that it's a Fox disc, with an MSRP of $29.98 and an Amazon price of $19.95. This is an Amazon pre-order (not the best source), but is it possible that Fox has actually heard the pleas of Blu-ray fans?
     
  2. Robert Crawford

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    They better do something because there are several titles of theirs that I want, but won't preorder due to their pricing and I am pretty confident that I'm not alone in that thought process.



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    thanx for info, it would be very nice to have all their TITLES in same range [​IMG]

    Marek
     
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    NIIIIICE! Buy it or I will be execute.
     
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    Thanks for this information. I hope it's a trend for many of their future releases.
     
  6. Jeff Cooper

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    The digital bits is reporting that this is an error on Amazon's site. Borat has not been announced yet for blu-ray (at any price).
     
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    doh!
     
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    i didn't think borat was shot with HDV, looked soft on the big screen to me, so i think it's show on SD. on BD, it'd just be upscaled [​IMG]
     
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    I thought this was shot on 8mm and processed by chained up gypsies in some back room in Kazakhstan?[​IMG]
     
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    Haven't seen the film but just from watching the commericals the video seemed very soft. Probably not a good canidate for BD trasfer of the year. [​IMG]
     
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    it depends on which scene. some scenes were film, some scenes were DV, it was a mixture of medias.

    do we really need Khaz's fake national anthem to be in TrueHD 5.1? though it'd be hilarious.
     
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    All films should be 1080p with lossless audio.

    DD of a bad soundtrack sounds compressed. Lossless of a bad soundtrack sounds identical to the original.

    I've always been amazed at how the audio of old mono movies from optical soundtracks sounds SO MUCH BETTER on laserdisc than on DVD.

    There's no such thing as a movie that doesn't warrant lossless audio, despite what the studio may decide.
     
  13. Stephen_J_H

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    This was mostly shot on DV. What's the point of releasing it on Blu-Ray? Next, Paramount will be announcing the release of Jackass 1 & 2 on both formats, and Lionsgate and New Line will announce the release of Open Water on BD and Bamboozled on THD, respectively. This is not the way to support an HD format.
     
  14. Paul Beck

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    Amazon does not have this with a price at all. Only that you can be notified when it is available for preorder.
    FALSE INFORMATION in this posting.
     
  15. TonyD

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    jesse were did you see a price and pre order link
     
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    Directly below the link is the info for the SD DVD release which is $29.95 on sale for $19.95.

    Perhaps it was just a mistake.
     
  17. Jesse Blacklow

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    When I originally posted almost a week ago, the link showed a price. If Paul had read a couple posts above his, he would have seen that Amazon's original listing was in error, and must have been changed after they were notified.
     

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