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#1 of 136 Nils Luehrmann

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Posted January 03 2006 - 06:52 PM

Several titles have already been announced, as well as some pre-order listings on retailer sites, and in the coming days we can expect several more titles to be announced for Blu-ray and possibly HD DVD as well.

I'll be making separate lists for scheduled, announced, and rumored titles coming out on either Blu-ray and/or HD DVD, and will add them to the next few posts. In addition, as I did with the Warner and Fox special edition series threads, I'll also include a wish list compiled from titles that people ask for in this thread.

In the meantime, if anyone hears of any news on titles, release dates, rumors, etc, please share it in this thread and I'll do my best to keep the lists updated.

#2 of 136 Nils Luehrmann

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Posted January 03 2006 - 06:52 PM

(Future List of Scheduled Titles)

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Posted January 03 2006 - 06:54 PM

(Future List of Announced Titles)

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Posted January 03 2006 - 06:55 PM

(Future List of Rumored Titles)

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Posted January 03 2006 - 06:55 PM

(Future Collective Wish List)

#6 of 136 Juan C

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Posted January 03 2006 - 09:29 PM

Excellent idea, Nils.

All the following comes from press releases:

Blu-ray

Fox
Twenty initial titles, including:
Behind Enemy Lines
Fantastic Four
Kiss of the Dragon
Ice Age
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Lionsgate
Ten initial titles, including Terminator 2.

Paramount
Initial titles:
Aeon Flux
Four Brothers
The Italian Job
Manchurian Candidate (remake)
Sahara
Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow
Sleepy Hollow
Tomb Raider
U2: Rattle and Hum
We Were Soldiers

Other titles in 2006:
Mission Impossible trilogy

Sony/MGM
Initial titles:
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Desperado
The Fifth Element (in multichannel uncompressed audio)
For a Few Dollars More
The Guns of Navarone
Hitch
House of Flying Daggers
A Knight's Tale
Kung Fu Hustle
The Last Waltz (in multichannel uncompressed audio)
Legends of the Fall
Resident Evil Apocalypse
Robocop
Sense and Sensibility
Species
Stealth
SWAT
XXX

Summer 2006:
Black Hawk Down (DL BR)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (DL BR)
Stargate Atlantis

HD DVD

Paramount
Initial titles:
Aeon Flux
Four Brothers
The Italian Job
Manchurian Candidate (remake)
Sahara
Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow
Sleepy Hollow
Tomb Raider
U2: Rattle and Hum
We Were Soldiers

Other titles in 2006:
Mission Impossible trilogy

#7 of 136 AnthonyL

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Posted January 04 2006 - 01:39 AM

http://www.dvdexclus...?articleID=2623
"The Mission: Impossible and Lord of the Rings trilogies as well as Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Peter Jackson's King Kong all will be released on high-definition digital discs this year."

Wow! King Kong should look amazing!
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Posted January 04 2006 - 02:06 AM

Iwon't even consider a high-def format before the James Bond-movies is released

#9 of 136 Shawn Perron

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Posted January 04 2006 - 06:26 AM

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Iwon't even consider a high-def format before the James Bond-movies is released

Well if it's Bond movies you want, then there is no question you want a Blu-Ray player, since unless HD-DVD buries Blu-Ray immediately, it's only the Blu-Ray format that will have it. Sony owns MGM which owns Bond. It's not even a remote possibility that we will not see Bond on the Blu-Ray format.

#10 of 136 Paul_Scott

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Posted January 04 2006 - 07:03 AM

Sony made a point in it's press release that all future Bd new release titles will be day and date with the standard dvd- so it's pretty obvious when we will get Casino Royale '06 (early spring '07), but i wonder if thats also when we will get the Bond catalog titles.
it would make sense not to miss 2007 for some kind of promotion- so what i'm guessing is- the remastered DVDs will hit shortly before the theatrical premiere, and then the high def Bds will make a big splash 4- 6 months later.

Bridge On The River Kwai is about the only title i've seen so far that has me interested, but i can't help but wonder if Sony is just going to put out the same (pretty weak) transfer that is already on the dvd.

considering they would put out a superbit of an unrestored From Here To Eternity, i get the feeling that 3 or 4 yrs from now, we will be waiting for Bd remasters much in the same fashion we wait for dvd remasters today.

#11 of 136 Ed St. Clair

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Posted January 04 2006 - 07:07 AM

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there is no question you want a Blu-Ray player

If your a movie fan, you may want to consider a universal player.

HD DVD:

Universal:
The Bourne Supremacy
The Chronicles of Riddick
Van Helsing
Apollo 13
U-571
12 Monkeys
Dune
The Thing
End of Days
Backdraft
Waterworld
The Bone Collector
Spy Game
Pitch Black
Conan the Barbarian
Dante's Peak

Warner Bros., New Line and HBO:
Above the Law
Alexander
Angels in America
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Batman Begins
Blade
Catwoman
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Constantine
Contact
Dark City
The Dukes of Hazzard
Eraser
Executive Decision
Final Destination
Friday
From the Earth to the Moon
The Fugitive
Gothika
Hard to Kill
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
House of Was (2005)
The Last Samurai
The Mask
The Matrix
The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Revolutions
Maverick
Million Dollar Baby
The Music Man
Mystic River
Next of Kin
North by Northwest
Ocean's Eleven
Ocean's Twelve
Passenger 57
The Perfect Storm
The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
The Player
The Polar Express
Red Planet
Rush Hour
Se7en
Soldier
The Sopranos
Spawn
Swordfish
Troy
Under Siege
U.S. Marshals
Wild Wild West

Paramount:
The Manchurian Candidate
Spongebob Squarepants
Elizabethtown
Coach Carter
The Italian Job (2004)
School of Rock
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
Forrest Gump
Braveheart
Ghost
Grease
Mission Impossible 2
Black Rain
Save the Last Dance
Sleepy Hollow
U2 Rattle & Hum
Vanilla Sky
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Star Trek: First Contact
We Were Soldiers
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#12 of 136 Paul_Scott

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Posted January 04 2006 - 07:14 AM

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If your a movie fan, you may want to consider a universal player.


Universal is expected to announce support of Bd soon- so every studio will be releasing content on both formats.
there may be a lagtime between some studios porting over content from HD DVD to Bd, but i doubt we will see many 'exclusives' on HD DVD.
the format war is over- unless Bd implements a ton of restrictive copy protection nonsense that requires the consumer to jump thru hoops and install phone jacks just to watch a movie- then it might be a horse race again, but as of now, it looks like Bd is clearly the format that people should be paying more attention to.

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Posted January 04 2006 - 07:45 AM

I think it's a foregone conclusion that BD players will require some type of phone or broadband connection.

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Posted January 04 2006 - 07:47 AM

As much as I'd like to run right out and buy The Fifth Element (especially if they put back in the special effects technicians commentary track from the UK Region 2 DVD that was dropped from the US Region 1 DVD), I hesitate.

Won't these first discs be like the first DVDs - i.e. badly done? The visual quality of the "first batch" of DVDs are considered crap by today's standards. Will the same be true for these new format discs?

And how about the ass-ugly packaging the first BluRays will have:

http://www.theinquir.../?article=28691

Surely that ugly blue will be replaced by something shelf-worthy eventually?
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#15 of 136 Juan C

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Posted January 04 2006 - 08:10 AM

Ed, those are the HD DVD titles that were announced a year ago, right? Notice how the Paramount slate has shrunk substantially (they must have got burnt by the delay in HD DVD hardware).

Oh, here are the Lionsgate initial titles for Blu-ray:

The Devil's Rejects
Dune (mini-series)
Lord of War
The Punisher
Rambo: First Blood
Reservoir Dogs
Saw
See No Evil
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Total Recall

The latest issue of Video Business magazine has a Blu-ray insert. You can see it here: http://redigitaledit..../rvd060102.asp

There's also mention of Master and Commander, Ladder 49, Kill Bill, National Treasure, Pirates of the Caribbean and I Robot.

And for the umpteenth time: Blu-ray will not require any kind of connection for 'conventional use'. It may be if you want to acquire any kind of 'value-added' material (such as additional audio tracks or subtitles, for instance).

#16 of 136 Shawn Perron

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Posted January 04 2006 - 08:49 AM

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there is no question you want a Blu-Ray player

If your a movie fan, you may want to consider a universal player.

As someone else pointed out, there should first be a movie exclusive to the HD-DVD format before owning a universal player should even be considered. As we approach the launch of the formats, we will find out if this is even the case. If the studios backing HD-DVD all release every title on both formats, there will be no reason to even consider purchasing a HD-DVD player, nevermind a universal player.

Maybe Universal will stay exclusive, and thus truly make it a Universal player. Posted Image

The only real scare we still have coming is finding out if Warner truly is going to stick with those blu laser DVD-9s AKA BD-9. A BD-9 makes even a single layer HD-DVD look spacious.

#17 of 136 Ed St. Clair

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Posted January 04 2006 - 09:08 AM

Juan C,
A year ago, correct.
It was in 2005, it's now 2006!
;-)
These titles where recently updated. Note the HBO titles. At the very most, four months ago.
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so every studio will be releasing content on both formats.

I am going to hold you to this, Paul!
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So no one has to ever buy a universal HD player, hooray!
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Posted January 04 2006 - 09:11 AM

With the many times of Desperado being released I only pray that it would be the directors cut of the film for once.

#19 of 136 Britton

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Posted January 04 2006 - 10:01 AM

Sweet, I've been holding out from buying an upconverting dvd player because I've been waiting for these HD formats to hit the market (that and I think my Panasonic RP-82 is a hell of a machine).

#20 of 136 Sam Posten

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Posted January 04 2006 - 11:12 AM

I want a lot more info on the DRM schemes employed by both... I cant wait to see Laurence of Arabia as gloriously as we saw it in that Blu Ray demo last year tho!

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