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Fox to Unleash Blu-ray Assault in Early 2007


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#1 of 33 ppltd

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Posted November 02 2006 - 06:54 AM

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Hitting Blu-ray on January 23 are 'Men of Honor,' 'Courage Under Fire,' 'Commando' and an unrated 'Alien vs. Predator.'

This will be followed by a second wave in time for Valentine's day on February 13, led by the 2002 remake of 'Planet of the Apes,' 'Broken Arrow,' 'Chain Reaction' and 'Phone Booth.'

http://www.highdefdi....Early_2007/336

Some good titles here. Bad price.
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Posted November 02 2006 - 07:23 AM

None of these are titles I'm interested in buying, so I'd have to disagree with your assessment Thomas. Posted Image AFAIC, this is just another list of mediocre to out-and-out bad films being released in high-def. I really wish that the Blu-ray/HD-DVD people would figure out that if you want to GROW a format, you have to release films that A LOT of people want. Although we do have a few gems, so far the overall batting average isn't very good.
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#3 of 33 Tim Glover

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Posted November 02 2006 - 07:33 AM

Courage Under Fire is one of my top 25 films of all time. Dangit! Posted Image...There will be many more from Fox, Sony, and Disney no doubt that will level the playing field a bit for we HD-DVD fans. Still, Universal has some heavyweights too and they are exclusive...

It's going to get interesting...Posted Image

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Posted November 02 2006 - 07:37 AM

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None of these are titles I'm interested in buying, so I'd have to disagree with your assessment Thomas. Posted Image AFAIC, this is just another list of mediocre to out-and-out bad films being released in high-def. I really wish that the Blu-ray/HD-DVD people would figure out that if you want to GROW a format, you have to release films that A LOT of people want. Although we do have a few gems, so far the overall batting average isn't very good.

I will pick up 'Courage under Fire', a film I like alot, and 'Comando', a film I also liked, but will not admit to.
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Posted November 02 2006 - 07:51 AM

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None of these are titles I'm interested in buying, so I'd have to disagree with your assessment Thomas.

my feelings too. I enjoy Entrapment and would pick that up, but its not indispensible to me, and the DVD quite watchable anyway.
Its ironic that Fox finally went and remastered a bunch of the titles I want the most this year on standard def- The Irwin Allen films, the R&H musicals, the Planet of the Apes movies. Having just bought 'em now the itch for an uprade at the moment just isnt there.
I don't think not having access to the blu-ray Fox titles is going to be a devastating blow anytime soon- at least for me.

and by the time that condition changes, I should be able to pick up a Bd player for under $300 Posted Image

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Posted November 02 2006 - 07:59 AM

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And don't forget that these same titles will cost under $20 when you get that $300 BD player. Posted Image

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Posted November 02 2006 - 08:11 AM

I'm looking forward to the Disney assault myself. Posted Image

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Posted November 02 2006 - 08:27 AM

The only currently available title on that Sony format that I would like to have is "The Fifth Element" and from what I have heard it looks poor. There is nothing currently available or announced that I will miss owning. Oh, and yes, I love HD DVD.

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Posted November 02 2006 - 08:28 AM

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Oh, and yes, I love HD DVD.
Really? Posted Image

#10 of 33 Scott Simonian

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Posted November 02 2006 - 09:39 AM

Some of those Fox Blu-Ray's have a 'D-Box motion sensor" tracks on them.

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Awesome!
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#11 of 33 MatthewA

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Posted November 02 2006 - 10:09 AM

You call this an assault? My 87-year-old grandma packs more of a wallop than this line-up.

Where are the 1950s Cinemascope films, the Roadshow spectaculars, the movie musicals, the Best Picture winners, and the cult favorites?

Enough is enough, Disney. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray.

 

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Posted November 02 2006 - 11:06 AM

indeed, Fight Club would sell alot of units.
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Posted November 02 2006 - 11:19 AM

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I'm looking forward to the Disney assault myself. Posted Image

Some how I just can't picture being assulted by MickeyPosted Image
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Posted November 02 2006 - 11:21 AM

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You call this an assault? My 87-year-old grandma packs more of a wallop than this line-up.

Don't shoot the messenger. The post heading was the linked news heading, not mine.
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Posted November 02 2006 - 12:13 PM

Sorry, Thomas. I was not attacking you. Still, I fail to see how this is much of an assault. It's more like a tap on the shoulder.

Enough is enough, Disney. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray.

 

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Posted November 02 2006 - 12:23 PM

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Sorry, Thomas. I was not attacking you. Still, I fail to see how this is much of an assault. It's more like a tap on the shoulder.

I totally agree.
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Posted November 02 2006 - 02:25 PM

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Some of those Fox Blu-Ray's have a 'D-Box motion sensor" tracks on them.

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Awesome!
Yeah, that's great news for dozen or so people who've shelled out $3000+ *per chair* for D-Box technology *and* own Blu-ray players. Talk about a niche market. --yawn--
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Posted November 02 2006 - 02:49 PM

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You call this an assault? My 87-year-old grandma packs more of a wallop than this line-up.

Thanks Matthew, you gave me a good laugh before I hit the sack. Those titles are all sitting in the Walmart discount bin for $4.88 and $5.50. Sony plans to assault the consumer with titles like "Legends of the Fall," movies re-packaged so many times this might be a quadruple dip for some people. You gotta believe they have absolute contempt for the consumer. I'd say they were actually out to assault our wallets!

Scott, I hope you don't mind me picking up your sig...

#19 of 33 Marc Colella

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Posted November 02 2006 - 03:07 PM

Fox's exclusive support of Blu-Ray doesn't mean much if they don't release the big titles on the format.

Putting aside personal preferences, none of these titles are "format sellers".

My Grandma also packs a bigger punch than this lineup... and she's been dead for over 20 years.

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Posted November 02 2006 - 04:01 PM

These BD threads are getting to be a waste of time. All that happens is a bunch of HD DVD boosters come in and start thread crapping about how much they loves them thar HD DVDs and how nothing on Blu-ray is worth having. It's getting tiresome. Unfortunately, it doesn't help that BD studios keep giving HD DVD supporters (I had another term but decided not use it) fresh meat to feed on by releasing such mediocre films.
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