Paramount Re-enters Hi-Def Formats w/Spring & Early Summer Line-up

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  1. Tim Glover

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    Nice to see Paramount back in the game. Good for HD DVD & Blu-ray. [​IMG]

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    Failure to Launch (both)...April 24
    Flags Of Our Fathers (both)...May 22
    Mission Impossible (both) available separately now...May 22
    MI-2 (both)...May 22
    Coming To America (BD only?)...June 5
    Trading Places (both)....June 5


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  2. Cory S.

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    I can finally get Mission and Mission II on HD-DVD. I just didn't have the money at the time to get the Ultimate Missions Boxset...
     
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    Two of my Eddie Murphy favorites hit HD and BD in June.






    Inserted this post here, Thomas, to keep equal things in 1 thread - CA
     
  4. Tim Glover

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    I think there are many people like you Corey who were waiting for the contents of that set being offered separately.

    I can only hope that Paramount will flood the gates with their great catalog titles from the '80s.

    Ferris Beuller
    Airplane
    Top Gun
    Beverly Hills Cop

    and many more! Come on Paramount! [​IMG]
     
  5. Dave>h

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    Trading places = 80's Jamie Lee Curtis in HD!

    Oo la la.

    And a really funny great movie too!

    Dave
     
  6. Tim Glover

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    Forgot about that quick little scene with Jamie. Actually, little is the wrong word. [​IMG]
     
  7. Cory S.

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    I really hope that WB/Paramount also releases Letters From Iwo Jima the same day that Flags Of Our Fathers hits HD. I mean, that would be around the 5 month mark for Letters, since it was released in December.
     
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    Some more info regarding Mission Impossible & MI-2...


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    The Naked Gun trilogy and Crocodile Dundee 1 & 2 also. I'd buy all day and date!
     
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    I'd move heaven and earth to get one of the formats if Once Upon a Time in the West came out in HD. Sadly still no sign of it - I guess Paramount have got a lot of dross to get through before that one comes out [​IMG]
     
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    Glad I held off on the MI set. Now I can go ahead and pick up MI3 on Blu-Ray and MI in May.

    Oh and another vote for Once Upon A Time in The West on Blu-Ray/HD. Just thinking about that has my mouth watering.
     
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    Hopefully, Paramount will continue to ramp up title production - I've been very disappointed with their Hi-def support up to this point.
     
  13. Tim Glover

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    The MI-3 on HD DVD has some rather cool video commentary though that the Blu-ray version doesn't have. It's pretty interesting seeing and hearing J.J. Abrams and Tom Cruise discuss the film....[​IMG]
     
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    vanilla sky, titanic, the trek films, Indys and The Warriors would be nice.
     
  15. Jim_K

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    Trek and Indy would be fantastic, though it'll probably be a few years before we see the later.

    Besides those & OUATITW, rounding out the top of my Paramount Hi-Def wishlist would be The Godfather, Godfather II, Chinatown, Apocalypse Now & Braveheart.
     
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    I think TREK movies are closer than INDY, but who knows hmm, next year before INDY4 premiere, they can GENERATE big buzz with relasing INDY TRILOGY [​IMG] or they will wait few months and make a package with Indy4 FALL/WINTER 2008, maybe hmm

    Marek
     
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    If and when I have HD-DVD/Blu-Ray, TRADING PLACES is mine. My favorite 80's Murphy movie. But where's 48 HRS. in HD/SE? And HD BEVERLY HILLS COP?

    In terms of Paramount HD wants for that day (excluding Spielberg titles):

    ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
    CHINATOWN
    GODFATHER I/II
    THE ELEPHANT MAN
    THE NAKED GUN (with new extras, the TV scenes especially)
    PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES (ditto...my favorite comedy)
    ZODIAC (almost a given)
    THE UNTOUCHABLES
    THE WARRIORS
    TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE
    SOUTH PARK: BIGGER, LONGER, AND UNCUT
    STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN
    STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME
    THE TRUMAN SHOW

    And COLLATERAL, AMERICAN BEAUTY, GLADIATOR, ROAD TO PERDITION, and OLD SCHOOL from DreamWorks.
     
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    I would rather have Paramount not flood the market with titles yet. These dudes are still using DVD quality soundtracks on many of their titles!!

    Flags of Our Fathers in... Dolby Digital!!?? The Blu-ray could easily have a PCM track if they don't have TrueHD or DTS MA encoders yet! If it's a BD-50 then even 24 bit PCM is doable.

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  19. Tim Glover

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    Good point. Can HD DVD also accept a PCM track?

    The more I really think about HD DVD & Blu-ray too, the more I think we were probably a year away from this being a better launch for both. On the one hand, we get very nice image with 1080p that does seem to push the envelope about as far as they can. (give or take a few exceptions)...but with the audio on these (and alot of these are superior for sure! [​IMG])...still seems like we aren't getting what we could.

    I know that is for another thread entirely. [​IMG]...

    However, since I went front projection a few years ago, Image has evolved in being a tad more important to me overall, but I still want the best audio a format can offer.

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