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Twilight Zone to be one of Images first HD DVD/Bd releases

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Paul_Scott, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. Paul_Scott

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    don't have the link at the moment, but I've been surprised that no one else has mentioned this yet. I think the news may have come out of the VSDA in Vegas. IIRC, Image has plans to support both formats, likely to start up in 07, and the Rod Serling Twilight Zone sets will be among its first releases.

    ever since I heard the series was gettig remastered in HD, i've been expecting it to show up. I've only got the first two seasons so far, so its not like I have a huge investment in it- and would likely upgrade.

    in any case, its great news that Image is on board, and hopefully Criterion will follow soon after that (I would love Walkabout or Black Narcicuss as much as any other studio release at this point, I think)
     
  2. Robert Crawford

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    I'm not buying this series for the third time which is why I'm glad these players upconvert.





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  3. Rachael B

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    I'm disappointed it's not the Twilight Zone movie.....
     
  4. BrettGallman

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    Wow, this sounds awesome. I was just watching the TZ marathon on Sci-Fi on the 4th of July (like I always do). I always held out on getting these on DVD, and this release adds to a growing list of reasons for me to take the HD plunge.
     
  5. Dave Mack

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    Glad I held out....!
     
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    Speaking of the Twilight Zone Movie....

    I expect Warner will have it out in '07 as well. I would
    not be surprised if it was also made available on HD-DVD.
     
  7. Jeff(R)

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    Great news! Thanks!

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  8. Ronald Epstein

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    Jeff,

    Don't take my post as gospel.

    But consider this....

    During our last chat with Warner the studio admitted they knew
    the demand for The Twilight Zone Movie and that they
    had a few more hurdles to go through to get it out -- but were
    awfully close.

    I could easily see a release next year on both formats.
     
  9. FrancisP

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    I also will pass on this. having already paid a good chunk of change for the definitive sets, they are good enough.
     
  10. Larry Sutliff

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    Same here. This will be cool to have on HD DVD.
     
  11. Jerome Grate

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    Those that have both HD-DVD and BD players can be the test subjects for side by side comparison. A little expensive but the world of those sitting on the fence waiting for a winner needs to know.
     
  12. JediFonger

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    this will be awesome!!!! =). i wonder how many 1/2 hour episodes they can fit per dual layer disc IN HD?

    i dunno this for a fact but i'd imagine that since TZ was filmed, they wouldn't keep a videotape-only master. plus, the visual fx wasn't done for TV/low-res just like they did for B5, so, this ought to be a vast improvement over SD-DVD for a TV series.

    hopefully, we'll see XF IN HD res, that would totally rock.
     
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    No, I'll never replace my LD's of the show. Why bother? B & W, 4/3, LD's will do. That's the only way I'll "....Serve Man" anytime soon. I'll be buying something new.
     
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    "The Twilight Zone" series on HD-DVD or Blu-Ray would definitely make me take the plunge earlier than I had planned. Actually, once the A/V receivers carry 1.3, as well as the 2nd generation of players, I'll probably go ahead at that point. Right now I'm waiting to see if Blu Ray is going to pull their heads out, but I had only gotten the first season of the Definitive Edition of TZ, so I will gladly go ahead and go HD instead of completing the collection.
     
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    Rachael, fully restored shows that look better than they EVER have before would certainly be one reason -- even to upgrade to the Definitive Edition SD-DVDs over your LDs. Unless quality doesn't matter to you.
     
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    They're TV shows and not at all a priority for me to re-collect. Besides, I have the best LD players to reproduce the shows on the rare occasions I actually want to view them. Quality matters but only up to an extent. I would like to upgrade my Twilight Zone movie LD to a modern format. That's where I'd demand some quality.
     
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    Considering they were meant to be shown in 4x3 at TV resolutions, isn't showing them in high-def akin to colorization? The sets, costumes, make-up, etc were probably never meant to be seen at high def resolutions. Perhaps a better use of the disc space would be to put an entire season onto a single dual layer HD-DVD disc at 480p resolution?
     
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    oy, here we go....
     
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    I've been meaning to buy the entire Twilight Zone collection for several years now on DVD. Once I heard about HD versions coming, of course, I figured I'd just wait. However, my guess is the SD DVD collection may drop significantly in price once the HD versions are released and I'm not sure how important it is for me to have these in HD; I'd watch a lot of these in my bedroom (instead of my living room with HD display) where I will not have an HD display for a very, very long time. I'll have to think about it.
     
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    ok someone who is more eloquent then i am please respond to that .......

    how can you say they were meant to be seen that way.

    thats the only way they were able to be seen.
    so there was no choice.

    you can say this about any video format can't you.

    film (movies) should never have been watched in any format because until now there hasnt been a format with high enough resolution for watching at home to equal that of film.
     

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