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Batman Begins & King Kong on HD-DVD, when?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Dan Hinson, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. Dan Hinson

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    Any news on when we can expect Batman Begins and/or King Kong on HD-DVD?
     
  2. Dave H

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    The latest rumor I've heard is July for Batman and August for Kong, but who knows.
     
  3. Steve Tannehill

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    I thought Batman Begins was supposed to be out July 11.

    - Steve
     
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    They haven't been announced yet, so nobody really knows.
     
  5. Mark Zimmer

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    And Warner has been announcing between 1-2 days and 2 weeks ahead of time only. But considering Warner has already announced its 7/11 releases, I'm pretty certain we won't see Batman Begins then too. The guy doing the compression on Batman Begins posted on AVS last week, I think, that he had just turned it over to QC so there's still the whole replication and packaging process to go through. I wouldn't expect it before August.
     
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    Will Kong fit on a 30 gb disc, or are they going to split the movie up over multiple discs?

    Seems like 30 gb may not be enough for a 3 hour movie.
     
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    Greetings

    30 GB is more than enough for Kong. The MS people have indicated that there is plenty of space even for the 4 hour LOTR film. Perhaps fewer extras ... but no big loss for me. [​IMG]

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  8. Ed St. Clair

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    Not before Oct., for either release.
    IMNotSoHO
     
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    King Kong should fit with plenty of space left over, I would think.
     
  10. Ed St. Clair

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    When 'we' are talking about Kong fitting on one 30GB disc, is everyone talking about an EX version?
    Thanks.
     
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    Didnt the guy who worked on it say over at AVS it was almost done
     
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    These two movies will probably be the ones that will get me to buy and HD-DVD player.

    I've been resisting buying one because there isn't any movies I'm willing to buy on HD-DVD, but Batman Begins and King Kong are.

    So bring then out already so I can get my HD-DVD player. [​IMG]

    Norm
     
  13. Ed St. Clair

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    Don't worry, Joey!
    That's just "IMO" (I just add Not So Humble, to IMO :) ).
    So my Oct. "guessament", is in no way written in stone.
    I'm not saying the titles are not done yet.
    I have yet to see a confirmed date for either of these titles, that's why I say Oct., and I'm sticking to it! ;-)
     
  14. TonyD

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    so the kong long version was just announced for sd, what about any version for hd dvd.
     
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    I will definantly buy Kong and Batman as soon as they come out [​IMG]
     
  16. Dan Hinson

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    Batman Begins: October 10
    King Kong: November 14


    woo-hoo!
     
  17. Dave Moritz

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    Oh ya Batman Begins & King Kong will be in my HD-DVD player as soon as I is available. And that will most likely end my shopping spree on HD-DVD titles while I save up some cash for a Sony Bluray player. That is all depending on how many problems pop up and if I can justify spending $1k on the machine. But at least I will have that cash to use for something else if I change my mind.
     

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