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'Catch-Up' titles - Released HD-DVDs that have yet to get a Blu-ray release (US Only)

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Brandon Conway, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. Brandon Conway

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    Updated - Weinstein Co. will release Clerks II 2/10/09
     
  2. Carlo Medina

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    I want my WATERWORLD on BD!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Seriously, thanks for putting up that list. Didn't realize how many HD-DVDs Uni had released that I would buy in a heartbeat on BD. That said, I'd rather have them "do it right" then just do a quick port. If the transfers on HD-DVD were stellar, then go ahead and recycle the A/V transfer. If not, then please go back and re-do it rather than give us a sub-par (by HD standards) transfer.
     
  3. Ethan Riley

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    You are quite right; and I notice that for the rest of the year, I have at least one BR on my list to get per week; usually more like 3 per week. And this is WITHOUT the huge number of catalog titles I'd buy if they were offered.
     
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    Updated - Universal will release Friday Night Lights 1/6/09 and King Kong (2005) 1/20/09
     
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    I keep wondering what happened with "The Kite Runner." Paramount announced it for HD-DVD earlier this year, then . . . it just kind of went away. I always assumed it was released on the format, but I can't turn up any reviews for it. The cover art is on this page.
    Does it count as a Blu-ray "catch-up" title (since an HD transfer was undoubtedly off to the presses when Paramount/DreamWorks went exclusively Blu)? I love this film and keep hoping it'll be released soon. Perhaps to tie in with the Blu-ray release of "Quantum of Solace"? They're pretty different films though.
     
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    There were a handful of released Paramount canceled at the last minute when they switched from HD-DVD to Blu-ray earlier this year. If it never got officially released I haven't included it on this list.
     
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    Received word from Netflix yesterday that they are planning to cease HD DVD rentals on December 15.
     
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    The following was released today and has been removed:
    Lucky # Slevin
     
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    Updated - Universal will release The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum on 1/27/09.
     
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    The following were released 11/25 and have been removed:
    Jarhead
    The Kingdom
    Added dates - Universal will release the following on 2/10/09:
    Doom
    The Rundown
     
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    The following was released 12/2 and has been removed:
    Casablanca
     
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    The following was released 12/9 and has been removed:
    Jet Li's Fearless
     
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    The following were released 12/16 and have been removed:
    The Heartbreak Kid (2007)
    Hot Rod
    Into the Wild
    Old School
     
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    I second the thanks for your compiling this list, Brandon. Nice way to see info I'm variously aware of all in one place.

    Recently rejoined Bbuster Online to rent the dozen or so HD DVD exclusives I'm interested in, don't own and think will get to BD later rather than sooner.

    Spun THE RIVER (1984) last night. Vilmos Zsigmond's (Oscar nommed) lensing of course helps, but it's a handsome transfer. Especially poignant, in these economic times, to have watched that on the heels of CINDERELLA MAN.
     
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    You're welcome.
     
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    This is why I'm purchasing some HD-DVD titles like "Grand Prix" real cheaply to tide me over until hopefully better versions appear on BD. (Bought a HD-DVD Player a year ago 1 week before HD-DVD gave up the Ghost!)
     
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    I got mine last Christmas (wanted to see if HDM was really "worth it" and HD DVD was the cheaper option--I've since added a second player that is currently hooked up to an SD TV and serves as that TV's movie player--and it's a back up). I have about 120 HD DVDs, all the ones I wanted (at the barn burning prices I paid for most of them, and with two machines, I know I'll get my money's worth). For me, it's about the films, not the format (as a veteran of the DVD-A/SACD format "war"--I've long accepted that I need to be "flexible" when it comes to formats).
     
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    The following was released 12/30 and has been removed:
    Serenity
     
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    Well, I certainly hope if Warners rereleases Excalibur, they finally get the framing right. The last time it was framed properly was the Laserdisc version. The DVD and HD-DVD releases look like they zoomed into the pic on all sides and it appears horribly cropped.
     

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