Woo Hoo! The Crow and Gangs of NY announced for BD in the UK...!

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  1. Dave Mack

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    http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=65347

    EIV Blu-ray in August

    Entertainment in Video have announced their support for the Blu-ray Disc high definition format with the release of seven blockbuster titles on 13th August 2007. Priced at £24.99 each is a collection of titles that include some already available in other regions: The Departed, Phantom of the Opera and Million Dollar Baby, others that are exclusive to HD DVD in other regions: Brokeback Mountain and Lucky Number Slevin and finally those which are all-new to high definition: Gangs of New York and The Crow.

    All titles are Region B coded ( debatable as these are catalog titles...)
    and presented in 1080P Widescreen with varied audio options (Dolby Digital/DTS 5.1 Surround as a minimum, DTS HD Master Audio in select cases). Extras from the DVD releases are carried over and presented in standard definition. Full details follow…

    Gangs of New York

    * 1080P Widescreen
    * DTS 5.1 Surround Sound
    * Director’s Commentary
    * Set Design
    * Exploring the set of Gangs of New York
    * Costume Design
    * History of the Five Points
    * Discovery Channel Special: “Uncovering the Real Gangs of New York”
    * U2 Music Video: The Hands That Built America
    * Making Gangs of New York
    * Trailer


    The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

    * 1080P Widescreen
    * DTS HD 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, Stereo Surround Sound
    * The Making of Phantom of the Opera
    * Production: Swarovski Featurette
    * Special FX Featurette
    * Music/Recording Featurette
    * Production Design Featurette
    * Costumes/Make-Up Featurette
    * Editing Featurette
    * Alex Bailey’s Production Stills
    * ”Behind the Mask”: The Story of the Phantom of the Opera
    * The History
    * The Music of the Phantom of the Opera Featurette
    * ”The Phantom of the Opera”: Steve Harley and Sarah Brightman
    * ”The Music of the Night”: Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman
    * ”Wishing you were Somehow Here Again”: Sarah Brightman
    * Look out for hidden extras!


    Million Dollar Baby

    * 1080P Widescreen
    * Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, Stereo Surround Sound
    * ”Born to Fight”
    * Producer’s Round 15
    * James Lipton Takes on Three


    Brokeback Mountain

    * 1080P Widescreen
    * Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, Stereo Surround Sound
    * On Being a Cowboy: Actors discuss their preparation for their roles
    * Directing from the Heart: Ang Lee
    * From Script to Screen: Interviews with Larry McMurty & Diana Ossana
    * Sharing the Story: The Making of “Brokeback Mountain”


    The Departed

    * 1080P Widescreen
    * DTS 5.1 HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    * Additional Scenes with introductions by Martin Scorsese
    * Stranger than Fiction: The story of the Boston mob – The real-life gangster behind Jack Nicholson’s character
    * Crossing Criminal Cultures: How Little Italy’s crime and violence influence Scorsese’s work
    * Theatrical Trailer


    The Crow (Collector's Edition)

    * 1080P Widescreen
    * DTS 5.1 Surround Sound
    * Commentary by Jeff Most and John Shirley
    * Deleted Footage and Extended Scenes
    * Featurette
    * Profile of James O’Barr
    * Brandon Lee’s Last On-Screen Interview
    * Poster Art
    * Production Design
    * Storyboard Sequences


    Lucky Number Slevin

    * 1080P Widescreen
    * DTS 5.1 HD Master Audio
    * Making of Lucky Number Slevin
    * Trailer

    If they're not region B, we're golden, (that is, if you like Gangs or The Crow...)
     
  2. Dave Mack

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    wow. I guess I'm the only one here who does...

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  3. Ben_Williams

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    Awesome!
     
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    When the SD version was as good as it was, why even bother with Gangs Of New York in high def? [​IMG]
     
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    These have all been confirmed as Region B releases, so they won't play in US machines.
     
  6. Ben_Williams

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    d'oh!
     
  7. Nick Graham

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    Why did BDA adopt region coding? Which studios still wanted it? I would snap up The Crow in a heartbeat if it could actual play in US players.
     
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    Disney definitely, and knowing Fox probably them too.
     
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    Actually it was Fox who insisted on region coding. Disney release quite a few titles region free. All of FOX's US titles have been region A coded, although some of their European releases are region free.
     
  10. Dave Mack

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    anyone who has an original sammy who didn't update the firmware could watch them if they are Rb.
    Maybe this will get Disney here to get these out.
    Comcast OnDemand has an HD version of "The Crow" up and it looks pretty good.
     
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    If this is actually the case then FOX's alleged support of Blu is more of a hindrance than a help. Fox is looking like more of a trojan horse im the house of Blu than Sony's PS3 does. Who needs enemies to undermine BD when BD has a 'friend' like FOX. It makes you think they should have plagued HD DVD with their 'support'.
     
  12. Dave Mack

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    very true, unfortunately. The list that Fox originally announced helped me choose BD in the first place. Still glad I did but c'mon already!

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    For the UK market, EIV supporting Blu-Ray exclusively is a pretty big deal.

    They have catalogue titles like Seven and Lord of the Rings.

    It seems hard to believe that LotR will be exclusive to Blu-ray in the UK.

    This was the only title that would have made me get a HD-DVD player.
     
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    I thought I had read somewhere that Disney was big on region coding because it assisted their whole 'Disney Vault' paradigm.
     
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    I'm not big on importing, too pricey. But if this is a prelude to a US release this is good news. I'd pick up Gangs of NY and The Crow.
     
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    That really sucks. Maybe the title thread should be remaned from 'Woo Hoo to 'Boo Hoo! [​IMG] Well maybe the Euro release means we will be seeing the US release sooner than later.
     
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    It shouldn't matter. At this time, I do not believe that at this time any HD DVD is region coded so it should play just fine in the Euro players. Hopefully region coding on HD DVD will never be turned on.
     
  19. Dave Mack

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    Yeah, I would actually import Th Crow if the transfer was good.
    I wish BD was like HDdvd with no region coding but perhaps because these titles are released here under different studios they have to enable it...?
     
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    I think both are Disney releases, so it is likely they will have region coding turned on.[​IMG]
     

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