What Paramount Universal and DreamWorks titles are you waiting for to go Blu?

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  1. Matt Butler

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    Bourne trilogy
    Zodiac
    Transformers
    Land of the Dead
    Dazed and Confused
    Top Gun
    Heroes S1
     
  2. Dale MA

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    It would be nice to see American Gangster done right.
     
  3. Matt Hough

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    For me, THE BOURNE trilogy.
     
  4. Brandon Conway

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    Here's how it breaks down for me:

    Paramount/DreamWorks

    Fortunately, I already picked up all of their BD releases I wanted that they released before August '07. Since then they have only released 15 HD-DVD exclusive titles, with 8 more on the current release schedule, though some of those will likely be canceled.

    So, here's my wish list:

    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy - Unrated
    Hot Rod
    Into the Wild
    The Jack Ryan Collection
    Stardust
    There Will Be Blood
    Top Gun
    Zodiac - Director's Cut

    All in all, not that many releases.

    Universal

    Universal will likely be the most difficult studio transition. Not only did they release a ton of titles on HD-DVD, but they did so with subsidiaries from Toshiba, and they are the only major studio to never release on BD. It may be quite a while before we see many of these catalog titles on BD, possibly a few years in some cases. I'm gonna luck out by getting a free HD-DVD player from work, so I may pick up a few HD-DVD catalog titles on clearance.

    Here's my list:

    Apollo 13
    Army of Darkness
    Battlestar Galactica - Season 1
    Billy Madison
    The Bourne Identity
    The Bourne Supremacy
    The Bourne Ultimatum
    The Breakfast Club
    Brokeback Mountain
    Casino
    Children of Men
    Dazed and Confused
    The Deer Hunter
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Field of Dreams
    Happy Gilmore
    Hot Fuzz
    Inside Man
    King Kong
    Land of the Dead
    The Last Starfighter
    Lost in Translation
    Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
    Ray
    Serenity
    Shaun of the Dead
    Spartacus
    The Sting
    The Thing
    Traffic
    Tremors
    12 Monkeys
    The War

    Weinstein

    There's actually not a single one of their HD-DVD titles I'm interested in. Go figure. It may be a while until they jump back into HDM anyway.

    Warner

    For good measure, I'll list Warner here as well, as there are still ~20 titles left for them to release on BD that they released on HD-DVD. Most of these will be available by the end of the year.

    My list:

    The Adventures of Robin Hood
    Batman Begins
    Casablanca
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    Forbidden Planet
    The Matrix Trilogy
    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
     
  5. Jari K

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    "Bourne"-films and "American Gangster" would be a great start, but I´m very open for several titles. I´ve ordered several Universal-titles (not that many from Paramount/DW AFTER they went for HD DVD) from these sales, so I don´t plan to "triple dip" (DVD => HD DVD => Blu-ray) them for any time soon..

    Universal and Paramount, we are waiting for you. Join us! We still love you. [​IMG]
     
  6. ChrisCook

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    The Bourne Identity
    The Bourne Supremacy
    The Bourne Ultimatum
     
  7. Bradley-E

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    I think the Bourne titles are a given for BLU; along with probably Serenity, Heroes etc.
     
  8. BrianShort

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    What I can think of off hand...

    Bourne Trilogy
    King Kong
    Zodiac (one of the few titles I bought on HD-DVD)
    Serenity
    Children of Men
    Into the Wild

    Probably more!
     
  9. wally

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    In addition to ones above i.e., Top Gun, Deer Hunter, Lost in Translation etc.

    Saving Private Ryan
    Gladiator
     
  10. dana martin

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    BSG season 1
    BSG season 2 all in one damn set
    BSG season 3
    BSG Razor

    Spartacus

    And if uni is really serious about catalog titles, do what WB does with there Ultra Process and do what it is famous for
    Monster Sets, P.s. Dont Use the lame moniker Franchise Collection anymore


    Paramount one title sd /BD The African Queen
    BD set Indiana Jones
     
  11. ErichH

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    Bourne
    Jack Ryan
    Any Fincher Movie
    Pitch Black & Riddick

    Probably 6-8 more titles
     
  12. Ian_H

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    Any I don't already have on HD-DVD. Until my HD-DVD player dies I don't see any need to replace any unless there is a new edition with really worthwhile extras (i.e. I would re-buy Hot Fuzz if the blu-ray had all the extras from the 3 disc DVD set).
     
  13. EricKA

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    My want list by Studio:

    Paramount:
    Saturday Night Fever[​IMG]
    Grease
    Flashdance
    Transformers
    Indiana Jones Films (1-4)
    Star Trek Movies
    Airplane!
    Zodiac Director's Cut

    Universal:

    Flash Gordon
    Mo Better Blues (with isolated score track)
    Lost in Translation
    Jaws
    E.T.
    BTTF Trilogy
    HULK
    Howard the Duck
    Mary Queen of Scots
    Play Misty For Me
    Pride and Prejudice
    30 Rock
    Battlestar Galactica (old and new series both)

    Dreamworks:
    Shrek 1,2, and 3
    Blades of Glory
     
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    Paramount:

    Chinatown
    Days of Heaven
    The Conversation
    Il Conformista
    Nashville

    Universal:

    The Red Violin

    Sadly, I don't think I'll be seeing any of those titles on BD anytime soon.
     
  15. Ray Chuang

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    I believe that Transformers will likely to be available on Blu-ray within the next few months, especially since even Michael Bay admitted they already did a digital master specifically designed for the Blu-ray format. I'm hoping the film comes out on Blu-ray disc by June 2008 at latest. [​IMG]

    As for the other titles, I want to see the Star Trek movies and the Indiana Jones movies on Blu-ray by the end of 2008.
     
  16. Joseph J.D

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    Paramount:

    The Star Trek films
    Star Trek Remastered: all 3 seasons
    Indiana Jones set (soon to be 4 films)
    Transformers
    Zodiac: Director's Cut
    FaceOff
    There Will Be Blood
    Stardust
    Beowulf

    Universal:

    Children Of Men
    King Kong: Extended Cut
    Serenity
    Hot Fuzz
    Shaun Of The Dead
    Battlestar Galactica (new series)
    Elizabeth
    Elizabeth: The Golden Age
    The Thing
    American Gangster- with the extended cut also in HD
    Pitch Black
    Jurassic Park (all 3 films)

    There's plenty more, but these are good to start. [​IMG]
     
  17. Jim_K

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    To be honest they can take their time with the titles already out on HD DVD for all I care. I'm in no rush, plus I'd much rather see new to HDM titles.

    Off the top of my head (a lot of these probably don't have a chance but there you have it)

    Paramount
    Once Upon a Time in the West
    Apocalypse Now
    Braveheart
    Godfather trilogy (or at least I and II)
    Indiana Jones trilogy (or soon a quadrology)
    Chinatown
    Rosemary's Baby
    Star Trek films I-IV and VI
    War of the World (1953)
    The Conversation
    Funeral in Berlin
    Marathon Man
    Stalag 17
    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
    The African Queen
    Seven Men From Now
    Last Train From Gun Hill


    Dreamworks
    Saving Private Ryan
    War of the Worlds (2005)
    Minority Report
    A.I.
    Gladiator
    Collateral
    Almost Famous (Bootleg cut)
    Road To Perdition

    Universal
    Jaws
    Jurassic Park trilogy
    ET
    Scarface
    Touch of Evil
    Double Indemnity
    Conan
    Psycho
    Rear Window
    Vertigo
    The Birds
    Frenzy
    Shadow of a Doubt
    Schindlers List
    Munich
    High Plains Drifter
    Frankenstein
    Bride of Frankenstein
    Son of Frankensetein
    Dracula
    Invisible Man
    Creature From the Black Lagoon
    The Mummy (1932)
    The Wolf Man
    Brides of Dracula
    Curse of the Werewolf
    Blood Simple
    Cape Fear
    Winchester 73
    Bend of the River
    The Far Counrty
    Criss Cross
    This Gun For Hire
     
  18. Craig Beam

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    One word: VERTIGO. Then I can die happy.
     
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    Vertigo is also the one I am most looking forward to. After seeing how well it looked in 720p, I can't begin to image how beautiful 1080p will be (can we also get more bonus features on this?).
     
  20. Brian-W

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