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"Batman Begins" and "Polar Express" on HD DVD October 10; Rhino to release as well


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#1 of 27 OFFLINE   Jesse Blacklow

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Posted September 14 2006 - 07:03 AM

From the press release:

Batman will be finally be here! Let's just hope they don't make it into a combo.
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#2 of 27 OFFLINE   Ed St. Clair

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Posted September 14 2006 - 07:20 AM

Maybe we will get "HEAD" in HD?!?!?!?! :-0
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#3 of 27 OFFLINE   Adam_ME

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Posted September 14 2006 - 07:32 AM

I don't see it being a combo. It's nearly 2 1/2 hours in length. It's got the IME feature. An hour-long documentary presumably ported over from the SD-DVD. And a Dolby TrueHD track.
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#4 of 27 OFFLINE   Bradley-E

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Posted September 14 2006 - 07:46 AM

Sweet. Batman Begins is high on my want list.

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Posted September 14 2006 - 08:11 AM

Batman Begins pushed my Panasonic's black levels more than just about any DVD I have watched. Can't wait to see what the HD will do. Thomas Eisenmann
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#6 of 27 OFFLINE   Paul Arnette

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Posted September 14 2006 - 08:45 AM

YES, BATMAN BEGINS!

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#7 of 27 OFFLINE   Jesse Blacklow

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Posted September 14 2006 - 09:06 AM

Was TrueHD announced elsewhere? It's not in the press release.
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#8 of 27 OFFLINE   Harminder

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Posted September 14 2006 - 09:20 AM

YES! YES! Batman Begins in HD! Warner, let there be TrueHD please! Posted Image

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#9 of 27 OFFLINE   Larry Sutliff

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Posted September 14 2006 - 09:56 AM

Finally! The Bat on HD DVD! Posted Image

#10 of 27 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted September 14 2006 - 01:44 PM

FANTASTIC news. Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image This will sell a few Toshibas.....Posted Image

#11 of 27 OFFLINE   Ryan Wong

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Posted September 14 2006 - 01:53 PM

Great news. The digital screening of Polar Express was absolutely breathtaking. To be able to re-create that experience at home would be dream comes true. Bluray need to speed up.
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#12 of 27 OFFLINE   BrettGallman

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Posted September 14 2006 - 04:45 PM

Finally. I'll be picking up both Batman and Polar Express. Batman Begins in TrueHD? That'll be an experience, no doubt.
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#13 of 27 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted September 14 2006 - 06:05 PM

Batman Begins already sounds b-e-a-u-tiful on plain ole Dolby Digital 5.1. Thoughts of TrueHD with this one gives me a slight fear for the life of my home's foundation. Posted Image

#14 of 27 OFFLINE   JeffdDurborow

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Posted September 14 2006 - 06:20 PM

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One of the Biggest reasons I bought my HD Player,,
other than of course
the AWESOME PICTURE
INCREDIBLE SOUND!!!


and not to mention the first piece of Home Theater equipment that made me
say WOW!!!!!! in many, many years....

#15 of 27 OFFLINE   Mike_G

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Posted September 15 2006 - 12:43 AM

Nice. Very nice. My wife's been bugging me about when we were going to watch it on DVD and I kept saying "when the HD version comes out" Posted Image.

#16 of 27 OFFLINE   dkny75

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Posted September 15 2006 - 05:53 AM

According to Cjplay, who is a compressionist, over on AVS there will be a TrueHD track on Batman Begins. This is secondhand knowledge so take it with a grain of salt but I just thought I'd throw it out there.

#17 of 27 OFFLINE   Randy Korstick

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Posted September 15 2006 - 07:37 AM

They must be saving Harry Potter and Superman Returns for the big November titles.
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#18 of 27 OFFLINE   Garrett Lundy

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Posted September 15 2006 - 08:47 AM

What?! I was hoping for Cabin BoyPosted Image

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#19 of 27 OFFLINE   Bradley-E

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Posted September 15 2006 - 09:35 AM

Cabin Boy is DI$NEY, so it will be Blu Ray.

#20 of 27 OFFLINE   Mark Zimmer

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Posted September 17 2006 - 03:27 AM

Not sure what the point of Rhino releasing HD DVD is; most of their DVDs are from VHS-quality masters in the first place. The tiny optimistic corner of me says maybe they'll upgrade their masters and the rest of me just scoffs.