Fox/MGM announce 19 titles for BD this Fall

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Brandon Conway, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. Brandon Conway

    Brandon Conway captveg

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Messages:
    8,345
    Likes Received:
    1,114
    Location:
    North Hollywood, CA
    Real Name:
    Brandon Conway
    http://home.businesswire.com/portal/...ews_view_popup

    MASTER & COMMANDER OCT. 2 OCT.

    THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW OCT. 2 NOV.

    FROM HELL OCT. 9 OCT.

    THE FLY (1986) OCT. 9 Q1 08

    EDWARD SCISSORHANDS OCT. 9 NOV.

    28 DAYS LATER OCT. 9 North America Only

    ROBOCOP (MGM) OCT. 9 DEC.

    AMITYVILLE HORROR (1979) (MGM) OCT. 9 North America Only

    BATTLE OF BRITAIN (MGM) NOV. 6 Q1 08

    A BRIDGE TOO FAR (MGM) NOV. 6 Q1 08

    I, ROBOT NOV. 13 Q1 08

    DIE HARD NOV. NOV.

    DIE HARD 2: DIE HARDER NOV NOV.

    DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE NOV. NOV.

    RED DAWN (MGM) NOV. Q1 08

    MR. AND MRS. SMITH DEC. 4 DEC.

    INDEPENDENCE DAY DEC. 4 DEC.

    CAST AWAY DEC. 4 North America Only

    RONIN (MGM) DEC. 4 DEC.
     
  2. Brandon Conway

    Brandon Conway captveg

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Messages:
    8,345
    Likes Received:
    1,114
    Location:
    North Hollywood, CA
    Real Name:
    Brandon Conway
    Actually, it's 19 catalog titles, plus new releases such as Live Free or Die Hard, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and Prison Break.
     
  3. BrettGallman

    BrettGallman Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2002
    Messages:
    1,392
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm guessing 28 Weeks Later will be another day and date release. It better be, anyway.

    That's a good list of catalogue releases, but I wish there were more, considering it's supposed to take up to the end of the year. Also, I won't get too excited considering Fox's history with delays.
     
  4. Paul Arnette

    Paul Arnette Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2002
    Messages:
    2,616
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm really trying to buy only the must-own titles for the near-term, so, with that in mind, I will be picking up:


    If, by some miracle, they actually release the Die Hards individually, I will only pickup the first one. I will also pickup Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. I would love to be able to rent 28 Weeks Later, Live Free or Die Hard, and The Simpsons Movie too.
     
  5. Ken Koc

    Ken Koc Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2004
    Messages:
    1,058
    Likes Received:
    175
    I guess the films have have lots of special effects or CGI to qualify for BD release. How many times ca one watch those films? No true classic titles announced? No BD for me. I'll stick to my HD.
     
  6. Brandon Conway

    Brandon Conway captveg

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Messages:
    8,345
    Likes Received:
    1,114
    Location:
    North Hollywood, CA
    Real Name:
    Brandon Conway
    Oh, come on - Die Hard and RoboCop are both true classics. [​IMG]

    Seriously, though - it better be the uncut RoboCop with the Special Features of the DVD. And Master & Commander better port over all the bonus from the SE DVD.

    No more bare bones titles Fox!
     
  7. WillG

    WillG Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2003
    Messages:
    5,567
    Likes Received:
    114
    Some good stuff on there.

    I'm a bit dissapointed though that the Alien films don't seem to be included. I read somewhere that at least "Alien" was rumored to be in the pipeline for BD
     
  8. Neil Joseph

    Neil Joseph Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 1998
    Messages:
    8,341
    Likes Received:
    1
    Real Name:
    Neil Joseph
    When is the release date for Live Free & Die Hard and Fantastic Four #2?
     
  9. Brandon Conway

    Brandon Conway captveg

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Messages:
    8,345
    Likes Received:
    1,114
    Location:
    North Hollywood, CA
    Real Name:
    Brandon Conway

    It says "day and date" with the DVD, so I guess we'll have to wait until they announce those. The other three Die Hard's are in November, so logically LFoDH will be on the same date.
     
  10. Chris S

    Chris S Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2000
    Messages:
    2,538
    Likes Received:
    4
    Real Name:
    Chris S
    Strange there is no mention if these titles will be using BD+.
     
  11. Robert Crawford

    Robert Crawford Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 1998
    Messages:
    29,236
    Likes Received:
    4,615
    Location:
    Michigan
    Real Name:
    Robert
    Let's leave such format bias comments to the proper two threads. Thank you.

    By the way, though they might not be as classic as "Twelve O'Clock High, I think "Battle of Britain" and "A Bridge Too Far" qualifies as classic war films.





    Crawdaddy
     
  12. TheBat

    TheBat Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 1999
    Messages:
    3,088
    Likes Received:
    28
    Real Name:
    Jacob
  13. Brandon Conway

    Brandon Conway captveg

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Messages:
    8,345
    Likes Received:
    1,114
    Location:
    North Hollywood, CA
    Real Name:
    Brandon Conway
    So, the official count for the press release is 29 titles.

    6 day-and-date Fox titles, only three which were specifically mentioned (FF: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Live Free or Die Hard, Prison Break).

    4 day-and-date MGM titles.

    19 catalog titles from Fox/MGM combined. (list above).

    So - any idea what those other 3 Fox titles and 4 MGM titles would be? I think The Simpsons Movie is rather obvious.
     
  14. BrettGallman

    BrettGallman Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2002
    Messages:
    1,392
    Likes Received:
    0
    28 Weeks Later might be another Fox title, and The Simpsons is a no-brainer, I think. I would love for "Sunshine" to be the other one.

    As for MGM, I know they're distributing the new Halloween film (along with the Weinsteins), but I have no idea how this affects its HD status.
     
  15. Cees Alons

    Cees Alons Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 1997
    Messages:
    19,293
    Likes Received:
    282
    Real Name:
    Cees Alons
    At least 9 titles of that list for me.

    [​IMG]


    Cees
     
  16. justinslot

    justinslot Agent

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2007
    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    0
    Robocop is definite for me (that was my first Blu-ray preorder back in the day! Before I figured out how expensive the players were, and all the bad initial reviews came out, and I cancelled it.) Red Dawn, Die Hard and The Fly are all possibles. The Fly is the first hi-def Cronenberg, I believe.
     
  17. loganhunter2002

    loganhunter2002 Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2006
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can't wait until Fox cancels the titles again. [​IMG]
     
  18. Douglas Monce

    Douglas Monce Producer

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2006
    Messages:
    5,514
    Likes Received:
    12

    I'd call BATTLE OF BRITAIN and A BRIDGE TOO FAR classic titles. And Ronin is an amazing action film with no CGI.

    Doug
     
  19. Southpaw

    Southpaw Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2006
    Messages:
    882
    Likes Received:
    2
    I wouldn't get too excited about these titles...Fox will end up delaying them anyways.
    And I'm not being sarcastic...as a BD owner, I'd love to see several of these...Fox just has a horrible track record.
     
  20. Ken Koc

    Ken Koc Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2004
    Messages:
    1,058
    Likes Received:
    175
    Where's PATTON, BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUBDANCE KID, SOUND OF MUSIC?
     

Share This Page