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Warner lets some of the Q4 releases out of the bag, including some surprises.....

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Nick Graham, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. Nick Graham

    Nick Graham Well-Known Member

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    http://www.warnervideo.com/warner_br...ml/titles.html

    Click on "Browse Titles"

    A lot of these were expected, but there are some surprises on there as well, such as Burton's Batman (which looks to be HD-DVD only - IME features I presume?), Batman Anime (might be the rumored anime "prequel" to The Dark Knight that bridges the gap between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight), the theatrical cut of Superman II, SUperman: Doomsday, Twister (w/ cover art) etc. It also lists The Departed: Special Edition separately from the standard version that's out now - are they double dipping it already?
     
  2. Paul_Scott

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    from the Warner Bros. HD website.


    A bit disappointed that there are so few (almost none) pre-1965 classics.
    OTOH, I'm glad to see Justice League: The (New) Frontier listed.
    Also a bit baffled by the inclusion of The Cincinatti Kid. The other two Steve McQueen movies, both arguably more popular than TCK, were poor sellers. It seems odd that Warner would go back to the well on another McQueen title, when there are a bunch of other classics (and stars) that seem more ripe for exploitation. I know I would be more excited about something like East Of Eden or Rebel Without a Cause...or a especially a new transfer of Giant. Just seems odd to me.

    A few of these do look a good ways off though, so I guess the list doens't mean all that much at the moment.
     
  3. Paul_Scott

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    ya beat me by a minute Nick [​IMG]

    hopefully the mods can merge that post into this thread.
    as I said in that thread though, I don't think all that many of these are going to see a Q4 release.
    I think its apparent that Dark Knight is at least 13 months off, and some of these other titles are also still in production or likely to be tied into movies still in production.
     
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    The Goonies!!! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Some other good titles on that list. Glad to see some animated features on there as well. Gives me hope of seeing Looney Tunes sooner rather than later.
     
  5. DavidJ

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    L.A. Confidential!!! That will definitely be mine and many others I am sure.
     
  6. Tim Glover

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    L. A. Confidential was rumored awhile back but it's a GREAT list. I'll tell you that I am THRILLED to get Eraser. For me, it's Arnold's last great one. I know some here really like The 6th Day or whatever it's called [​IMG] but Eraser was classic Arnold. Bad Ass and carrying big daddy guns. [​IMG] And we never got any SE disc for Eraser. Just the first 1997 issue with "jump to a scene" features. [​IMG]

    Thanks for sharing this!
     
  7. King Jeff

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    Seeing Heat on that list brings warm feelings to my heart. That is the one movie I have ever really wanted -- nay, NEEDED on HD-DVD.
     
  8. DavidJ

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    How did I miss that? That really is a great list. I may have to get another job just for that list.
     
  9. Brandon Conway

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    I hope Paul doesn't mind, but I took the list he made and made some tweaks to it.

    Listed on Warner's website for both formats unless otherwise noted:

    10,000 B.C.
    The Adventures of Robin Hood (Blu-ray - already out on HD-DVD)
    Appleseed Ex Machina
    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
    August Rush
    The Aviator
    Batman (1989) (HD-DVD only)
    Batman Begins (Blu-ray - already out on HD-DVD)
    Batman Anime
    Bonnie and Clyde
    The Brave One
    The Bucket List
    Caddyshack (Blu-ray - already out on HD-DVD)
    Casablanca (Blu-ray - already out on HD-DVD)
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Blu-ray - already out on HD-DVD)
    The Cincinnati Kid
    Clash of the Titans
    Complete Matrix Trilogy (Blu-ray - already out on HD-DVD)
    Constantine (Blu-ray - already out on HD-DVD)
    Cool Hand Luke
    The Dark Knight
    The Dead Pool
    Dirty Harry
    The Dukes of Hazzard - Unrated (Blu-ray - already out on HD-DVD)
    The Enforcer
    Eraser (HD-DVD only)
    The Exorcist (HD-DVD only)
    Falling Down
    The Feast of Love
    Fool's Gold (2008)
    Fred Claus
    Friends: The Complete First Season
    Get Smart (2008)
    The Goonies
    Grand Prix (Blu-ray - already out on HD-DVD)
    The Green Mile (HD-DVD only)
    Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (Obviously being planned, but there's not even a film yet!)
    Heat (HD-DVD only)
    I Am Legend
    In the Valley of Elah
    The Invasion
    Justice League: The New Frontier
    L.A. Confidential
    A Little Princess (1995) (Blu-ray only)
    Magnum Force
    The Matrix films (Sold separately - both formats)
    The Matrix Online Game Card (?????)
    Men
    Michael Clayton
    Mutiny on the Bounty (Blu-ray - already out on HD-DVD)
    Natural Born Killers
    Nights in Rodanthe
    No Reservations
    One Missed Call
    Perfect Storm (Blu-ray - already out on HD-DVD)
    Poltergeist
    Poseidon (Blu-ray - already out on HD-DVD)
    The Promise (HD-DVD only)
    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (HD-DVD only)
    The Shawshank Redemption (HD-DVD only)
    Smallville: The Complete First Season
    Speed Racer (2008 film?)
    Spring Breakdown
    Sudden Impact
    Superman Doomsday
    Superman II (Theatrical) (HD-DVD only)
    Taking Lives - Unrated
    Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (Blu-ray - already out on HD-DVD)
    That's Entertainment
    That's Entertainment 2
    That's Entertainment 3
    That's Entertainment Trilogy Giftset
    Twister
    The Ultimate Matrix Trilogy (Blu-ray - already out on HD-DVD)
    V for Vendetta (Blu-ray - already out on HD-DVD)
    The West Wing: The Complete Seventh Season
    Whiteout
    The Wizard of Oz

    Now, some of these are obviously listed because they have been in plans for a while (The Shawshank Redemption on the insert ads, anyone?), while others are complete surprises to me.

    Hopefully, the several HD-DVD exclusive (and one Blu-ray exclusive) titles are only listed as such due to how the info is on the website. I mean, I see no reason why The Shawshank Redemption or A Little Princess would be exclusive either way.

    Personally speaking, at the very least I'll be getting the following releases on Blu-ray:

    The Adventures of Robin Hood
    The Aviator
    Batman Begins
    Bonnie and Clyde
    Casablanca
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    The Cincinnati Kid
    Constantine
    The Dark Knight
    Dirty Harry
    The Goonies
    A Little Princess (1995)
    Poltergeist
    Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
    Twister
    The Ultimate Matrix Trilogy
    The Wizard of Oz

    As for some titles being listed twice (like The Departed) - probably a website listing glitch.
     
  10. Ivy Mike

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    Very nice!

    It'd be nice to get some clarity on the release dates, etc. In due time, I suppose. How many do you think will actually be released Q4? The Dark Knight will be a long way off, for example...
     
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    More than say Scarface? [​IMG]
     
  12. Paul_Scott

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    No, really, I don't mind. I'm glad you added to it, as I just copied and pasted that list from another forum. I'm using an older browser, and the Warner and Fox websites aren't loading fully for me. The only way I can see these is someone lists them.
    Those are some interesting additions.
    Probably the most pleasant suprise on there for me is Justice League: The New Frontier. I hope this pans out as a day and date release in Feb. I'm very much looking forward to this one as I love the source, especially the depiction of Wonder Woman.

    my modest shopping list out of those would be
    • The Cincinnati Kid
    • Clash of the Titans
    • Cool Hand Luke
    • The Exorcist (HD-DVD only)
    • Justice League: The New Frontier
    • L.A. Confidential
    • A Little Princess (1995) (Blu-ray only)
    • The Wizard of Oz

    For some reason they list things that we know we won't see for more than a year (the Dark Knight), yet they leave out Amadeus and One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest- both of which they already said were due out in Q1 08.
     
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    The Goonies and the Dirty Harry series! Fantastic! [​IMG]

    I hope that The Exorcist doesn't end up being HD-DVD exclusive... would LOVE to see it on BD.
     
  14. David Wilkins

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    Not to rain on anyone's parade, or come across as ungrateful for indications of intent from a fine hi-def studio, but....very little of this is news. Between the titles that were released long ago, and titles that have been listed as "on the way" virtually since the dawn of the format...very little, indeed.

    I'll take several of them, but holding one's breath would be a bad idea. I wouldn't be surprised if most of the titles released in Q4 are nowhere on this list.
     
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    Not that the list is definitive of anything, but I'm more than a little disappointed not to see the whole damn Superman Ultimate Collection on it.

    Otherwise, some really great stuff.
     
  16. Larry Sutliff

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    I must have:


    The Aviator
    Batman (1989) (HD-DVD only)
    Batman Anime
    Bonnie and Clyde
    Clash of the Titans
    The Dark Knight
    The Dead Pool
    Dirty Harry
    The Enforcer
    Eraser (HD-DVD only)
    The Exorcist (HD-DVD only)
    The Goonies
    The Green Mile (HD-DVD only)
    Heat (HD-DVD only)
    L.A. Confidential
    A Little Princess (1995) (Blu-ray only)*
    Magnum Force
    Poltergeist
    Sudden Impact
    Superman Doomsday
    Superman II (Theatrical) (HD-DVD only)
    That's Entertainment Trilogy Giftset
    Twister
    The Wizard of Oz

    *I was just thinking about Cuaron's A LITTLE PRINCESS the other night, remembering how much I loved it and wishing there was at least a decent DVD out there, let alone a high def release. I can't wait to purchase this one!
     
  17. Jim_K

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    These just look like placeholders. It's nice to know what they have planned though most of these could be coming as far away as late 08.

    Aside from the new films (who knows) I'll probably get the following catalog titles.........

    Batman (1989) - I'd be surprised if this won't be a box set w/ the 4 Burton/Shitmaker films
    Bonnie and Clyde
    Cool Hand Luke
    The Cincinnati Kid
    Heat
    Poltergeist
    L.A. Confidential
    The Wizard of Oz
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Clash of the Titans - this is a nice surprise
    The Exorcist - hopefully the original cut and not "the version I wish I'd never seen" cut

    Dirty Harry - though these will probably be box set only.
    Magnum Force
    Sudden Impact

    Strange that the 5 Potter films aren't listed as they're rumored for this year.
     
  18. Brandon Conway

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    Ha ha - just noticed my listing was on there twice. Fixed. Glad you didn't mind, Paul. [​IMG]

    Clearly some of these released are over a year away, but some will clearly be coming sooner rather than later.
     
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    I didn't bother to list them because they are officially announced anyway. they actually list six Potter films, but Half Blood Prince doesn't even hit the theaters until November '08.
     
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    I agree Tim. I never bought the SE of Eraser either...just the bare bones original. Can't wait to see this one in HD and some TrueHD would be nice! [​IMG]
     

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