Studio Canal announces 20 titles

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  1. Mike*Z

    Mike*Z Auditioning

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    20 titles, from Studio Canal, coded in VC-1 & DTS-HD lossless :

    - Ali
    - Arizona Dream
    - Basic Instinct
    - Elephant Man
    - L'Armée des Ombres
    - La Cité des Enfants Perdus
    - La Grande Vadrouille
    - La Haine
    - Le Cercle Rouge
    - The Graduate
    - Le Pacte des Loups
    - The Pianist
    - Three Days of the Condor
    - Million Dollar Baby
    - Mulholland Drive
    - Serpico
    - Terminator 2
    - The Fog
    - Traffic
    - The Deer Hunter

    http://www.tomshardware.fr/studiocan...news-6524.html
    http://www.areadvd.de/news/2006/2006...2_HD-DVD.shtml
     
  2. Ed St. Clair

    Ed St. Clair Producer

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    WoW
    HD is really happening.
    Thanks for the links, Mike.

    Wait...
    Will they be in English???
     
  3. Mike*Z

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    Filme sollen in fünf europäischen Ländern veröffentlicht werden. Dazu gehören Frankreich, England und Deutschland.

    "The films are to be published in five European countries ; including France, England and Germany."
     
  4. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Now here are some titles of interest.
     
  5. Marc Colella

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    Goodfellas was the only title I would've purchased in the standard list of HD-DVD and BR titles.

    This list is already better... as I'd purchase both Melville films, City of Lost Children, Mulholland Drive and possible Serpico.

    Another batch of titles like this and I think I'll be purchasing a HD-DVD player.
     
  6. Travis Hedger

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    So about DTS-HD Lossless, since there is no hardware on the market that decodes this yet, will this simply downmix into DTS 5.1 in the same way that Dolby Digital Plus also has a starard 5.1 track?

    This will be the ONLY time I quadruple dip on a movie.

    I bought the first T2 when it was available in 98, then the Ultimate and Extreme editions.

    I love that movie way too much, but to finally get it in HD, I can't wait. And now WMV-HD doesn't count as I am not going to hook up my PC to my display.
     
  7. Ed St. Clair

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    Just joking.

    Is this how HD DVD gets to "200" titles released in 2006?
    Japan, Germany, U.S., & elsewhere?
    Or, does anyone think it's "200 titles released in 2006" in the U.S.?
     
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    Wow, what a list.

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  9. Dan Hitchman

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    I hate to tell you this, but these will probably suffer from speedup problems just like PAL DVD's as HD in Europe is based off of PAL's frame rate of 25 fps and not the native 24 fps of most movies.

    One would hope, at least, that they will be in their native languages with well translated English subtitles where needed.

    Dan
     
  10. Mike*Z

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    In Europe, 1080p24 films are likely stored in 24p with telecine, or 1080i50, like Euro HDTV.

    If the display does proper inverse telecine and displays at Nx24Hz, no 4% speedup is resulted:
    1080i => inverse telecine => 1080p24
     
  11. Mark Zimmer

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    That's my understanding, that PAL speedup will not be a factor, making imports all the more attractive.
     
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    Some good titles in there.

    Le Pacte des Loups would be an awesome demo disc IMO. Visually stunning film.
     
  13. Marko Berg

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    There is no technical limitation or reason of legacy compatibility for these films to be speeded up. European broadcast HDTV standards should not affect HD distributed on optical media. Should Dan's fear come true, everyone should boycott such botched releases to send a message to studios making such ill-informed choices.
     
  14. Mike*Z

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    10 Studio Canal titles, 11/20/2006, 24.68€ : Basic Instinct, Elephant Man, Fog (John Carpenter), King Kong (1976), La Haine, The Pianist, Rambo, Rambo II, Rambo III, Total Recall
    http://www.ecranlarge.com/news-dvd-809.php

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    Region coding?
     
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    HD DVD currently does not use region coding.

    Even if it were added in the future, it wouldn't affect these either way!
     
  17. Garrett Lundy

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    How is DTS-HD supposedly better than DTS 96/24, which every AVR made supports but very very very few DVDs are encoded with?
     
  18. Sam Davatchi

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    Actually the real question would be, frame rate per second?
     
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    It will be 24p. That's great news. Thanks. It would change a lot of things. I wouldn't have to import and I can buy for cheaper.
     

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