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Pointless releases for HD DVD/BD

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Stephen_J_H, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. Stephen_J_H

    Stephen_J_H All Things Film Junkie
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    With Borat having been announced on BD, I thought it would be good to start a thread of titles for which an HD release would be utterly pointless:
    28 Days Later
    Open Water
    Bamboozled
    Reno 911: Miami
    any Dogme 95 films.
    Anyone want to continue?
     
  2. John Garcia

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    Currently released that had no need for a high def release:

    Hitch
    Scooby Doo
    Failure to Launch
    House of Wax
    Rumor Has It
    RV
    Talladega Nights
    50 First Dates
    A Knight's Tale
     
  3. BrettB

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    Are we just naming movies/tv we don't like? [​IMG]
     
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    I like a few of those movies I mentioned, but did anyone really need ANY of them in HD?
     
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    And I wondered the reason to bring out The Blair Witch Project in HD on the XBox Marketplace. Video and 16mm doesn't exactly shout out: TIER 1 PQ! [​IMG]
     
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    I was wondering the exact same thing. Initially, I thought the titles Stephen J H listed were titles shot on video that wouldn't benefit from an BD or HD DVD transfer and that that's what is point was...

    Anyway, equally confused here.
     
  7. Sean Bryan

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    Well, come now. No one needs any movies in HD. What different people want is a different story however.

    But the original point of this thread was not for folks to list movies they don't think are 'worthy of HD' because they don't like them (or don't think we need them). It was to come up with a list of films that have low A/V quality do to the way they were made, and therefore aren't going to benefit much from being presented in HD.

    Scooby Doo, for example, reportedly looks really good in HD. That it isn't a good movie isn't relevant to what the original poster was getting at.
     
  8. Sean Bryan

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    Has Borat been announced? I thought I read that the listing (wherever it was) was in error.
     
  9. Eric DiPiazza

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    The Jackass films.
     
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    ...I was going to make a response, but I'll just wait for David to show up and take care of it.
     
  11. Neil Joseph

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    Perhaps you mean titles like Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow due to the way it was filmed.... soft. ?

    I happen to love A Knight's Tale although the transfer had a few specs of dirt. It was one of the early releases where Sony seemed to not care about cleaning up speckles or dirt and noise before transferring to HD.
     
  12. Peter Overduin

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    In some respects; we will criticize movies we dont like for being issued as HD releases, and those that the poster's first mentions are easily among those movies that; whether we like them or not, are simply not 'ambassadors' for HD content. I would personally add that they are all examples of 'lousy art,' and thus would have been happy to not even see them on DVD at all.

    For me, the frustration is that studios release this putrid crap (movies that are not good forms of art in either sound, scripting, acting, producing and/or directing) while they hold back on many more worthwhile endeavors in what can be deemed as the still early going of a format war.

    Studios would not doubt argue that ET, Jurassic Park, Star Wars et al will not be released till they as studios feel there can be some maximization of profit and return of value to the shareholder, where we enthusiasts would argue that if they would release the software, the true 'shareholders;' the consumer - will buy the hardware. Since all these publicly owned companies - both studios and OEMs - have agendas that are at variance with each other; I dont see where this will change.

    Not even in a the throes of a format war.
     
  13. TonyD

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    pointless thread more like it.

    every movie should be released in hi def format
     
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    I agree.

    Wasn't Borat shot in 720p Digital Video? They could just present it in that resolution.
     
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    I second that.
     
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    I third that.

    Heck lets just keep all these films stuck on VHS...



    (as borat would say!)

    NOT!
     
  17. Stephen_J_H

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    Perhaps I should clarify. When I meant that something was pointless to release on BD/HD DVD, I was referring to material where the original elements did not warrant an HD release. I don't know where people are getting that Borat was shot in 720p from. It's very clear if you've seen this in the theatres that it was shot on DV, like most of the dogme 95 films, Bamboozled, Open Water and 28 Days Later. Those who mentioned The Blair Witch Project et al had the right idea.

    Let's face it: does anyone want to see classic television that wasn't originated on film show up in HD? The source simply doesn't warrant it.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    Smells like a threadcrap to me.
     
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    Why? Just because he doesn't agree with you?
     

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