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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. Paul.S

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    It looks like about 12 titles have streeted or been announced since the list was compiled in late October, about eight weeks ago. That's about 1.5 titles per week, or six per month. With I think about 153 titles on the list, IF that release rate continues--and making the big assumption that all of those exclusives will hit BD--we're looking at about two years before the HD DVD exclusives list evaporates . . .?
     
  2. Brandon Conway

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    Not unreasonable, especially in the case of the previously HD-DVD only Universal.
     
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    Universal ... PLEASE release Streets of Fire on Blu-ray!!!!!!!
     
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    I agree. And with extras this time and HD sound!
    Diane Lane as Ellen Aim in HD!
     
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    I'm just happy to be enjoying those HD DVDs now (and almost all at fire sale prices). But I do remember the wait for titles to come out on SD DVD to replace some worn VHS copies and how frustrating it was at times--so I can empathize.
     
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    Clerks II is now being released on 2/3/09 rather than 2/10/09.
     
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    The following was released 1/6 and has been removed:
    Friday Night Lights
     
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    DVD Empire is listing A Mighty Heart, Kite Runner, and Things We Lost In The Fire for March 24.
     
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    Here's another vote for Streets of Fire. Would love to have an HD copy of this with lossless audio. Heck, even high bitrate lossy audio would be a step up and the video would have to be a huge improvement over the DVD.
     
  11. Brandon Conway

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    Since The Kite Runner never officially made it out on HD-DVD it's not on the list. However, thanks for the heads up on the titles. [​IMG]
     
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    The only two titles I am "crying over" is Star Trek season 1 and Forbidden Planet.
    I actually have the hybrid DVD/HD-DVD Trek season 1 and that, plus Forbidden Planet are the only reason why I might seek out an inexpensive used HD-DVD player.
    I am mulling over picking up Forbidden Planet HD-DVD.
    I am reasonably sure this will soon come out on blu-ray but I don't want to risk it. It is one of my favorite movies.
     
  13. Jesse Blacklow

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    Bill Hunt over at The Digital Bits says Forbidden Planet is one of the titles that's supposed to be released in 2009. It's listed in the Dec 3 Rumor Mill post.
    The ST:TOS releases are a mystery, since we keep on hearing rumors, but nothing concrete. Technicolor, who helped with the restoration, told at least one source that Toshiba was a major financer of the effort, which further throws things out of wack.
     
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    All of the claims regarding competition during the format war causing the Blu-ray side to do such great things for the consumer are a bunch of hooey. The format war ending and the market growing as a result of consumers now being comfortable to get involved when more companies started releasing software and more manufacturers started making players competing for the much larger market is what I always wanted. Blu-ray player prices have dropped like a rock with all of the competition for the growing market and software is being released more frequently. The only good thing about that format war is that if there is ever another consumer audio video format released, a single consumer electronics company won't try to buck the industry and proceed on its own like Toshiba did. Competition among all manufacturers to build the best players at the best price and release the best software at the best price for a single format is the only competition that makes sense for this particular market type.
    After DVD and CD being adopted by virtually 100% of households in the US despite no competing format, I didn't think we would see such nonsense as SACD/DVD-A and Blu-ray/HD DVD again, but we did.
    Chris
     
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    Wow that made me have "format war" flashbacks. [​IMG]
    Pretty please can we pretty please keep this thread focused on Brandon's list, updates to same and speculation on when current exclusives may hit BD pretty please?
     
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    FWIW, I dunno why Chris dug up my post from way back.
     
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    Updated - Paramount will release A Mighty Heart on 3/24/09
     
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    Brokeback Mountian's release date of 3/3/09 has been updated into the original post.
     

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