Lists of Blu-ray & HD DVD Titles (Scheduled, Announced, Rumored, Wish List)

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  1. Nils Luehrmann

    Nils Luehrmann Producer

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    Several titles have already been announced, as well as some pre-order listings on retailer sites, and in the coming days we can expect several more titles to be announced for Blu-ray and possibly HD DVD as well.

    I'll be making separate lists for scheduled, announced, and rumored titles coming out on either Blu-ray and/or HD DVD, and will add them to the next few posts. In addition, as I did with the Warner and Fox special edition series threads, I'll also include a wish list compiled from titles that people ask for in this thread.

    In the meantime, if anyone hears of any news on titles, release dates, rumors, etc, please share it in this thread and I'll do my best to keep the lists updated.
     
  2. Nils Luehrmann

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  6. Juan C

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    Excellent idea, Nils.

    All the following comes from press releases:

    Blu-ray

    Fox
    Twenty initial titles, including:
    Behind Enemy Lines
    Fantastic Four
    Kiss of the Dragon
    Ice Age
    The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

    Lionsgate
    Ten initial titles, including Terminator 2.

    Paramount
    Initial titles:
    Aeon Flux
    Four Brothers
    The Italian Job
    Manchurian Candidate (remake)
    Sahara
    Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow
    Sleepy Hollow
    Tomb Raider
    U2: Rattle and Hum
    We Were Soldiers

    Other titles in 2006:
    Mission Impossible trilogy

    Sony/MGM
    Initial titles:
    Bram Stoker's Dracula
    Desperado
    The Fifth Element (in multichannel uncompressed audio)
    For a Few Dollars More
    The Guns of Navarone
    Hitch
    House of Flying Daggers
    A Knight's Tale
    Kung Fu Hustle
    The Last Waltz (in multichannel uncompressed audio)
    Legends of the Fall
    Resident Evil Apocalypse
    Robocop
    Sense and Sensibility
    Species
    Stealth
    SWAT
    XXX

    Summer 2006:
    Black Hawk Down (DL BR)
    The Bridge on the River Kwai (DL BR)
    Stargate Atlantis

    HD DVD

    Paramount
    Initial titles:
    Aeon Flux
    Four Brothers
    The Italian Job
    Manchurian Candidate (remake)
    Sahara
    Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow
    Sleepy Hollow
    Tomb Raider
    U2: Rattle and Hum
    We Were Soldiers

    Other titles in 2006:
    Mission Impossible trilogy
     
  7. AnthonyL

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    http://www.dvdexclusive.com/article.asp?articleID=2623
    "The Mission: Impossible and Lord of the Rings trilogies as well as Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Peter Jackson's King Kong all will be released on high-definition digital discs this year."

    Wow! King Kong should look amazing!
     
  8. Daniel-M

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    Iwon't even consider a high-def format before the James Bond-movies is released
     
  9. Shawn Perron

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    Well if it's Bond movies you want, then there is no question you want a Blu-Ray player, since unless HD-DVD buries Blu-Ray immediately, it's only the Blu-Ray format that will have it. Sony owns MGM which owns Bond. It's not even a remote possibility that we will not see Bond on the Blu-Ray format.
     
  10. Paul_Scott

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    Sony made a point in it's press release that all future Bd new release titles will be day and date with the standard dvd- so it's pretty obvious when we will get Casino Royale '06 (early spring '07), but i wonder if thats also when we will get the Bond catalog titles.
    it would make sense not to miss 2007 for some kind of promotion- so what i'm guessing is- the remastered DVDs will hit shortly before the theatrical premiere, and then the high def Bds will make a big splash 4- 6 months later.

    Bridge On The River Kwai is about the only title i've seen so far that has me interested, but i can't help but wonder if Sony is just going to put out the same (pretty weak) transfer that is already on the dvd.

    considering they would put out a superbit of an unrestored From Here To Eternity, i get the feeling that 3 or 4 yrs from now, we will be waiting for Bd remasters much in the same fashion we wait for dvd remasters today.
     
  11. Ed St. Clair

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    If your a movie fan, you may want to consider a universal player.

    HD DVD:

    Universal:
    The Bourne Supremacy
    The Chronicles of Riddick
    Van Helsing
    Apollo 13
    U-571
    12 Monkeys
    Dune
    The Thing
    End of Days
    Backdraft
    Waterworld
    The Bone Collector
    Spy Game
    Pitch Black
    Conan the Barbarian
    Dante's Peak

    Warner Bros., New Line and HBO:
    Above the Law
    Alexander
    Angels in America
    Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
    Batman Begins
    Blade
    Catwoman
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    Constantine
    Contact
    Dark City
    The Dukes of Hazzard
    Eraser
    Executive Decision
    Final Destination
    Friday
    From the Earth to the Moon
    The Fugitive
    Gothika
    Hard to Kill
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    House of Was (2005)
    The Last Samurai
    The Mask
    The Matrix
    The Matrix Reloaded
    The Matrix Revolutions
    Maverick
    Million Dollar Baby
    The Music Man
    Mystic River
    Next of Kin
    North by Northwest
    Ocean's Eleven
    Ocean's Twelve
    Passenger 57
    The Perfect Storm
    The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
    The Player
    The Polar Express
    Red Planet
    Rush Hour
    Se7en
    Soldier
    The Sopranos
    Spawn
    Swordfish
    Troy
    Under Siege
    U.S. Marshals
    Wild Wild West

    Paramount:
    The Manchurian Candidate
    Spongebob Squarepants
    Elizabethtown
    Coach Carter
    The Italian Job (2004)
    School of Rock
    Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
    Forrest Gump
    Braveheart
    Ghost
    Grease
    Mission Impossible 2
    Black Rain
    Save the Last Dance
    Sleepy Hollow
    U2 Rattle & Hum
    Vanilla Sky
    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
    Star Trek: First Contact
    We Were Soldiers
     
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    Universal is expected to announce support of Bd soon- so every studio will be releasing content on both formats.
    there may be a lagtime between some studios porting over content from HD DVD to Bd, but i doubt we will see many 'exclusives' on HD DVD.
    the format war is over- unless Bd implements a ton of restrictive copy protection nonsense that requires the consumer to jump thru hoops and install phone jacks just to watch a movie- then it might be a horse race again, but as of now, it looks like Bd is clearly the format that people should be paying more attention to.
     
  13. Frank_T

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    I think it's a foregone conclusion that BD players will require some type of phone or broadband connection.
     
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    As much as I'd like to run right out and buy The Fifth Element (especially if they put back in the special effects technicians commentary track from the UK Region 2 DVD that was dropped from the US Region 1 DVD), I hesitate.

    Won't these first discs be like the first DVDs - i.e. badly done? The visual quality of the "first batch" of DVDs are considered crap by today's standards. Will the same be true for these new format discs?

    And how about the ass-ugly packaging the first BluRays will have:

    http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=28691

    Surely that ugly blue will be replaced by something shelf-worthy eventually?
     
  15. Juan C

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    Ed, those are the HD DVD titles that were announced a year ago, right? Notice how the Paramount slate has shrunk substantially (they must have got burnt by the delay in HD DVD hardware).

    Oh, here are the Lionsgate initial titles for Blu-ray:

    The Devil's Rejects
    Dune (mini-series)
    Lord of War
    The Punisher
    Rambo: First Blood
    Reservoir Dogs
    Saw
    See No Evil
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day
    Total Recall

    The latest issue of Video Business magazine has a Blu-ray insert. You can see it here: http://redigitaleditions.com/ActiveM.../rvd060102.asp

    There's also mention of Master and Commander, Ladder 49, Kill Bill, National Treasure, Pirates of the Caribbean and I Robot.

    And for the umpteenth time: Blu-ray will not require any kind of connection for 'conventional use'. It may be if you want to acquire any kind of 'value-added' material (such as additional audio tracks or subtitles, for instance).
     
  16. Shawn Perron

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    As someone else pointed out, there should first be a movie exclusive to the HD-DVD format before owning a universal player should even be considered. As we approach the launch of the formats, we will find out if this is even the case. If the studios backing HD-DVD all release every title on both formats, there will be no reason to even consider purchasing a HD-DVD player, nevermind a universal player.

    Maybe Universal will stay exclusive, and thus truly make it a Universal player. [​IMG]

    The only real scare we still have coming is finding out if Warner truly is going to stick with those blu laser DVD-9s AKA BD-9. A BD-9 makes even a single layer HD-DVD look spacious.
     
  17. Ed St. Clair

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    Juan C,
    A year ago, correct.
    It was in 2005, it's now 2006!
    ;-)
    These titles where recently updated. Note the HBO titles. At the very most, four months ago.

    I am going to hold you to this, Paul!
    ;-)
    So no one has to ever buy a universal HD player, hooray!
    Poor Samsung!
     
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    With the many times of Desperado being released I only pray that it would be the directors cut of the film for once.
     
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    Sweet, I've been holding out from buying an upconverting dvd player because I've been waiting for these HD formats to hit the market (that and I think my Panasonic RP-82 is a hell of a machine).
     
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    I want a lot more info on the DRM schemes employed by both... I cant wait to see Laurence of Arabia as gloriously as we saw it in that Blu Ray demo last year tho!

    Sam
     

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