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Buena Vista Goes All BD-50 for January Blu-ray Slate


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#1 of 110 ppltd

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Posted November 15 2006 - 01:46 AM

Looks like BV/Disney is getting serious about HD releases.

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Announcing their first line-up of all BD-50 dual-layer Blu-ray discs, Buena Vista Home Entertainment will release four titles in the new year, led by a day-and-date 'The Guardian.'
Joining that Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher action drama on January 23 are the 2002 Best Picture Oscar winner 'Chicago,' 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy,' and rescheduled from its original November 21 release date, the Heath Ledger romantic comedy 'Casanova.'

BV January Releases in 50GB

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#2 of 110 Dave_P.

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Posted November 15 2006 - 03:24 AM

I'll pick up Chicago and Hitchker's Guide for sure.

#3 of 110 Grant H

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Posted November 15 2006 - 05:06 AM

Any word on the codecs? (Though I think I vaguely recall Disney has a chosen codec.)
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#4 of 110 Ed St. Clair

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Posted November 15 2006 - 09:56 AM

I thought BD needed to release 10 titles on 50GB this year, to prove its viability.
I don't believe BD will reach 10, this year.
However, if entire studios are releasing in 50GB in '07, that's good enough for me, that even w/o double digit 50GB releases in '06, 50GB is indeed viable.

Still can't believe "Click", of all movies, was the 1st 50GB!?!?!?!?!?
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Posted November 15 2006 - 10:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Ed St. Clair
I thought BD needed to release 10 titles on 50GB this year, to prove its viability.
I don't believe BD will reach 10, this year.
However, if entire studios are releasing in 50GB in '07, that's good enough for me, that even w/o double digit 50GB releases in '06, 50GB is indeed viable.

Still can't believe "Click", of all movies, was the 1st 50GB!?!?!?!?!?

1click
2flightplan
3enemy of the state
4pearl harbor
5descent
6Talladega Nights
7world trade center
8black hawk down
9kingdom of heaven
10from hell
11Superman Returns

so far 11 confirmed 50GB RELEASES in 2006

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#6 of 110 Ed St. Clair

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Posted November 15 2006 - 10:31 AM

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so far 11 confirmed 50GB RELEASES in 2006
I am well aware of proposed 50GB release titles.
And...
sit by my quote;
"I don't believe BD will reach 10, this year".

Do you believe HD DVD will reach their "proposed" 200 titles in 2006? ;-)
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Posted November 15 2006 - 10:38 AM

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Do you believe HD DVD will reach their "proposed" 200 titles in 2006? ;-)

Hard to say. They are currently up to over 155 released or scheduled for release by the end of the year, 16 - 18 not dated yet, and the EU releases not available in North America. Taken all into consideration, they have a good shot at it. But it will be close.
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Posted November 15 2006 - 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Ed St. Clair
I am well aware of proposed 50GB release titles.
And...
sit by my quote;
"I don't believe BD will reach 10, this year".

Do you believe HD DVD will reach their "proposed" 200 titles in 2006? ;-)

sorry Ed, I am quite good with my english, but to be honest I don't understand.....

you wrote, that you don't believe BD will have 10 50GB releases this year right ?

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Posted November 15 2006 - 11:58 AM

According to HiDef Digest web site the recent Warner titles of UNFORGIVEN and The Searchers were BD-50.

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Posted November 15 2006 - 12:55 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ed St. Clair
I am well aware of proposed 50GB release titles.
And...
sit by my quote;
"I don't believe BD will reach 10, this year".

Do you believe HD DVD will reach their "proposed" 200 titles in 2006? ;-)
Aren't those 11 titles all to be released within 2006? Maybe not, but most were announced a while back, so I thought they were 2006 releases. About half have been out for sure.

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Posted November 15 2006 - 03:07 PM

From the sounds of the article (that I was alerted to from the HTM main page), the Buena Vista discs will have some nice extras too.

Sounds like they're really tring to embrace the format and its possibilities. That's really what studios will have to do to give it the push it needs. Put out high quality releases, incuding the features the titles' DVDs had + new exclusives.
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Posted November 15 2006 - 03:13 PM

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From the sounds of the article (that I was alerted to from the HTM main page), the Buena Vista discs will have some nice extras too.

Sounds like they're really tring to embrace the format and its possibilities. That's really what studios will have to do to give it the push it needs. Put out high quality releases, incuding the features the titles' DVDs had + new exclusives.

Which is good news, as it looks like Sony screwed up another release of Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. It is good that at least Fox, Disney and Warner is doing BD well.
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Posted November 15 2006 - 09:04 PM

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I am well aware of proposed 50GB release titles.

Not proposed. Announced. English may not be my first language but even I can tell the difference. Posted Image

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Posted November 15 2006 - 09:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Roger Mathus
According to HiDef Digest web site the recent Warner titles of UNFORGIVEN and The Searchers were BD-50.

thanx Roger, I forgot those two

1 click
2 flightplan
3 enemy of the state
4 pearl harbor
5 descent
6 Talladega Nights
7 world trade center
8 black hawk down
9 kingdom of heaven
10 from hell
11 Superman Returns
12 Unforgiven
13 Searchers

so we have magic number 13 Posted Image

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Posted November 15 2006 - 09:39 PM

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it looks like Sony screwed up another release of Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

How so?

Did you see it theatrically? I did. It's not a "pretty" movie.

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Posted November 15 2006 - 11:15 PM

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How so?

Did you see it theatrically? I did. It's not a "pretty" movie.

I did. And you are right. But I believe that is not what the reviewer is talking about. I will wait for additional reviews before I reorder this.

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Posted December 06 2006 - 09:23 AM

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Originally Posted by MarekM
1click
2flightplan
3enemy of the state
4pearl harbor
5descent
6Talladega Nights
7world trade center
8black hawk down
9kingdom of heaven
10from hell
11Superman Returns

so far 11 confirmed 50GB RELEASES in 2006

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One more BD 50 delay and I'm right!

EDit:
OK!
I see there are a lucky number thirteen BD 50 titles proposed/announced, so I've got to have four to crash & burn!?!?!?!?
Luckily, I've got Sony on my side for this one! ;-)
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Posted December 06 2006 - 09:35 AM

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Not proposed. Announced. English may not be my first language but even I can tell the difference. Posted Image
Proposed: 1. to form or put forward a plan or intention
Announced: 1. to make known publicly
Please tell me the differance.
(and, yeah your english may be better than mine! ;-) )
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Posted December 06 2006 - 10:28 AM

"Proposed" implies that others (to whom it was proposed) will have to (formally) accept it, authorize it or agree on it first before it can be put into action.


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Posted December 06 2006 - 11:43 AM

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"Proposed" implies that others (to whom it was proposed) will have to (formally) accept it, authorize it or agree on it first before it can be put into action.


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Would you like to take a shot at: announced?
Thanks, Cees.
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