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A question about The Searchers on competing formats


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#1 of 9 OFFLINE   DeeF

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Posted February 05 2007 - 05:06 AM

I own the collector's edition of The Searchers, a beautiful DVD package. I also own the HD DVD of The Searchers, a magnificent way to view the movie. This disk also contains the features found on the recent DVD, including 2 beautiful new documentaries (shown in standard definition only, no surprise). Just to reiterate: I'm very happy with my HD player and disks, so far.

Now I have heard that the BluRay version of The Searchers contains more of the features, because it's a larger capacity disk.

Can anyone confirm this to be true? It might be reason enough for me to buy a BD player -- not to rebuy The Searchers again, but to be certain not to miss out getting the complete package of future releases.

#2 of 9 OFFLINE   Romar Armas

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Posted February 05 2007 - 05:22 AM

The Searchers Blu Ray review:
http://www.dvdtown.c...archersthe/4148

They discuss what the extras are but to me it seems that the HD DVD version has more extras.
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#3 of 9 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted February 05 2007 - 05:39 AM

Based on this review,I think it's the same on both formats. Either way, I think the prevailing wind is definitely blowing in BR's direction.

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#4 of 9 OFFLINE   Brandon Conway

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Posted February 05 2007 - 07:57 AM

Warner Home Video has a standing policy for bonus features that essentially says that the HD/BD will not have less bonus material than the standard DVD, and that HD and BD bonus features must be identical. This is why the HD titles with the In-Movie Experience have yet to appear on BD.

It's too bad other studios can't also have this same policy (I'm looking at you, Sony, MGM, and Lionsgate!).

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#5 of 9 OFFLINE   TonyD

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Posted February 05 2007 - 10:46 AM

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Warner Home Video has a standing policy for bonus features that essentially says that the HD/BD will not have less bonus material than the standard DVD, and that HD and BD bonus features must be identical. This is why the HD titles with the In-Movie Experience have yet to appear on BD.

It's too bad other studios can't also have this same policy (I'm looking at you, Sony, MGM, and Lionsgate!).
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#6 of 9 OFFLINE   Brandon Conway

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Posted February 05 2007 - 10:51 AM

Mission: Impossible 3 is Paramount, not Warner. Posted Image

"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932


#7 of 9 OFFLINE   TonyD

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Posted February 05 2007 - 11:11 AM

i knew that.

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#8 of 9 OFFLINE   JackKay

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Posted February 08 2007 - 11:26 PM

About the upcoming "The Departed" HD-DVD Combo, will the extras be limited to what the single disk SD has, or will it have what the 2 disk SD has?
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#9 of 9 OFFLINE   Gekkou

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Posted February 09 2007 - 07:49 AM

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About the upcoming "The Departed" HD-DVD Combo, will the extras be limited to what the single disk SD has, or will it have what the 2 disk SD has?
I'm quite sure it has the extras of the two-disc DVD.





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