Jump to content



Sign up for a free account to remove the pop-up ads

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests and remove the pop-up ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.


Photo
- - - - -

Blu-Ray: Sony pricing for non back catalogue titles & artwork for Lions Gate releases


  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 of 11 OFFLINE   Johnny G

Johnny G

    Supporting Actor



  • 791 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 12 2000

Posted March 21 2006 - 03:43 AM

Sony looked to be pricing below HD-DVD with their back catalogue titles being $1 cheaper and almost $2 delaer cost but they've now announced Underworld: Evolution at $38.95 list price & a dealer cost just under that of Lions Gate's Crash & Lord Of War.

I guess HD-DVD will be similare when Warner's eventually announce a current title. So all those who thought the new formats were gonna cost a buck or 2 more than the equivalent DVD can think again.

On another note, DVD Times ran THIS article last week with artwork for the Sony Blu-Ray Discs, well here's a taste of some of the artowrk from Lions Gate:-

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

#2 of 11 OFFLINE   Shawn Perron

Shawn Perron

    Supporting Actor



  • 500 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 25 2002

Posted March 21 2006 - 04:40 AM

Well, you can't judge long term pricing by the first year. Initially, due to the limited number of players that will be available, premium pricing will be a must if the studios are to turn a profit. Down the road, prices will be much more reasonable once a few million players are in people's homes. Once these formats street, we'll see if either camp is going to lower prices to drive thier format. Theoretically competition between the formats should lead to more reasonable pricing for the end consumer. If one of the formats starts to take an obvious lead, I'd bet that prices will start to drop dramatically. Neither format can afford to let the other take a commanding lead or it's probably over.

#3 of 11 OFFLINE   Kyle McKnight

Kyle McKnight

    Screenwriter



  • 2,515 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 08 2001

Posted March 21 2006 - 05:46 PM

"BEYOND HIGH DEFINITION" ? I hope that banner doesn't stay...
Kyle McKnight

#4 of 11 OFFLINE   Greg T

Greg T

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 125 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 03 2003

Posted March 22 2006 - 12:32 AM

www.dvdempire.com already has there new title Blu Ray movies at 27.27 for Lord of War and Crash, as well as T-2,Punisher and Saw at 19.45 to 20.87.

There not known for being the cheapest either....so I would say that at least the catalog titles already seem like they will be reasonable.

#5 of 11 OFFLINE   Andrew Bunk

Andrew Bunk

    Screenwriter



  • 1,825 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 02 2001

Posted March 22 2006 - 03:59 AM

How can it be "Beyond High Definition"? Shouldn't it be "Exactly High Definition"?
My DVD, Blu-Ray and HD DVD Collection @ DVDSpot

#6 of 11 OFFLINE   JeremyErwin

JeremyErwin

    Producer



  • 3,219 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 11 2001

Posted March 22 2006 - 04:46 AM

because 720p and 1080i are high-def, according to the cea.

#7 of 11 OFFLINE   Jon Moss

Jon Moss

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 62 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 08 2003

Posted March 22 2006 - 06:24 AM



I think this is also Sony having a little dig at HD-DVD, as even though the HD-DVD discs will be encoded with 1080p video, the initial batch of players will only output 1080i.

Blu-Ray players should output 1080p video from day one. Legal issues notwithstanding, Sony probably wanted to put "Beyond HD-DVD" on the packaging instead Posted Image

#8 of 11 OFFLINE   Rakesh.S

Rakesh.S

    Second Unit



  • 455 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 17 2002

Posted March 22 2006 - 06:27 AM

I wish they'd use the damn poster for Lord of War. It looks soo much better than the horrible covers they have right now for the SD release.

#9 of 11 OFFLINE   Andrew Bunk

Andrew Bunk

    Screenwriter



  • 1,825 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 02 2001

Posted March 22 2006 - 09:08 AM

Well at least we can assume that LG will use the proper aspect ratio for Lord Of War since they quietly (and without offering an exchange program) have sent out correctec copies to retailers.
My DVD, Blu-Ray and HD DVD Collection @ DVDSpot

#10 of 11 OFFLINE   Dan Hitchman

Dan Hitchman

    Screenwriter



  • 2,714 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 11 1999

Posted March 23 2006 - 03:56 PM

I wonder what Lion's Gate considers to be "HD Audio." Will they be uncompressed LPCM like Sony's first releases (no word on resolution) or will they use DTS-HD Master Audio or Dolby TrueHD? I hope they don't think lossy compression is HD Audio. Will they be BD25 or BD50 discs? Hmmm...

#11 of 11 OFFLINE   Johnny G

Johnny G

    Supporting Actor



  • 791 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 12 2000

Posted March 24 2006 - 03:32 AM

BD50 discs won't be around for quite some time to come.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users