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Six more Universal HD DVD titles for 5/29/07


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#1 of 23 OFFLINE   ScottJH

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Posted March 06 2007 - 02:09 AM

The Big Lebowski
Dragonheart
The Frighteners Director's Cut
Lost In Translation
Midnight Run
The River


They're saying no combos.

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#2 of 23 OFFLINE   Andrew Bunk

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Posted March 06 2007 - 06:52 AM

Excellent. If they're not combos, I'm definitiely in for Lebowski, Frighteners, Lost In Translation and Midnight Run.
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#3 of 23 OFFLINE   ppltd

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Posted March 06 2007 - 08:25 AM

In addition, it looks like they will not be Combo's.


Looks like Universal is really getting back into release mode.

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#4 of 23 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted March 06 2007 - 09:03 AM

Can't wait for The Frighteners. Posted Image Dragonheart looks nice too.

#5 of 23 OFFLINE   MarekM

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Posted March 06 2007 - 09:18 AM


yup I will take Dragonheart anytime Posted Image it was filmed here in Slovakia Posted Image
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#6 of 23 OFFLINE   ChristianB

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Posted March 06 2007 - 09:24 AM

The Big Lebowski!!!! sweet!!!!

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Posted March 06 2007 - 10:08 AM

And Frighteners is the Director's cut. This is one of the few Director's cut's I actually think vastly improves the studio hachet job done on the theatrical release. If the HD DVD advocates can just get by the next 3 weeks, it looks like the release drought will finally be over. (End of) March, April and May are shaping up to be fine months.
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#8 of 23 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted March 06 2007 - 11:56 AM

Very cool Marek...very cool. Posted Image

Dragonheart is one of those films where I could barely tolerate the usually good Dennis Quaid. Sometimes his voice was sounding near larangitus, other times not, then he sounds okay. REALLY pulls me out of the film. BUT, to hear Sir Sean Connery as Draco remedies all of that. Simply majestic and a bonus is the top notch score. Tremendous.

Frighteners was one of those films that kind of tanked at the box office but has found a home on video. I remember the coveted deluxe laserdisc was a rather big hit...

Excited about May 29th for sure. Posted Image

#9 of 23 OFFLINE   BrettGallman

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Posted March 06 2007 - 12:55 PM

Cool, three must-buys for me in that list (Lost in Translation, The Big Lebowski, and The Frighteners). Good to see Universal is getting back in the swing of things. Can we have "Jaws" now, please? Spielberg doesn't have to know. Posted Image
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#10 of 23 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted March 06 2007 - 03:41 PM

Some nice cover art for these gems. Oh, I totally forgot about Midnight Run. I had this confused with something else. This one is GREAT. More to buy! Posted Image

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#11 of 23 OFFLINE   ReggieW

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Posted March 06 2007 - 08:31 PM

Thanks for posting the artwork Tim. It looks like the 2nd half of 2007 will be quite stellar for HD-DVD. I am now starting to believe that Universal will reach their promised 100 title deadline - and possibly surpass it by a few titles. BSG S-1, Heroes S1, Star Trek: TOS remastered S1, The Birds, Psycho, and god knows what else may be planned for the last quarter of 2007. I am predicting that we'll probably see a Spielberg title by the end of 2007. Contrary to all of the FUD we've been exposed to the past two months, it looks like HD-DVD will be around for quite some time.
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#12 of 23 OFFLINE   Cees Alons

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Posted March 07 2007 - 01:03 AM

Nice list indeed. Posted Image
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#13 of 23 OFFLINE   Rob Young

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Posted March 07 2007 - 01:27 AM

Count me in for The Frighteners, Big Lebowski and Midnight Run.

#14 of 23 OFFLINE   ScottJH

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Posted March 07 2007 - 02:18 AM

From the article, "Each will be priced at $29.98 (SRP)". Amazon should have them for $19.95 before the 10% discount.

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Posted March 07 2007 - 04:33 AM

i'll believe it when i see it. Posted Image. been disappointed 2many times by "paper" launches.

#16 of 23 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted March 07 2007 - 06:27 AM

Well, I believe it...it will be hard for Universal to meet their stated quota if not. They were quiet in Jan & Feb but look to make up for it the remainder of the year. Posted Image

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Posted March 07 2007 - 12:42 PM

Dragonheart...maybe, depending on price and if it's not a combo, but that'd be the only one. I've pretty much given up on buying anymore HD-DVDs, looking at what is to come I don't see any titles I'd buy. Between the lack of good titles, the combo's and most lacking TrueHD it's just not worth the price of the disk. The good news is the A1's upscaling, I'll keep using it for that anyway.
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#18 of 23 OFFLINE   Dave Mack

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Posted March 07 2007 - 07:38 PM

Star Trek is not universal. Paramount/CBS

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Posted March 08 2007 - 12:29 AM

These are already listed for presale at both Amazon and DVD Empire. They are not speculation. Now could they see a bump in their release dates? Of course, but probably not likely. It looks like Universal wasn't ignoring the HD crowd, just getting their releases together.
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Posted March 08 2007 - 05:45 AM

Dave, I'm aware that Trek is CBS/Paramount. I wasn't just speaking exclusively of Universal - I realize I could've been clearer though. Thanks. According to the CBS/Paramount press release, Star Trek: TOS S1 appears to be coming to HD-DVD/DVD combo FIRST. I believe that possibly one of the reasons for this, is that I don't believe they will release an SD-DVD counterpart of this set, just the HD-DVD/SD combo set. I guess this would also be cheaper for CBS, and also a stealthy way of introducing the Trek crowd to HD. I believe this might've been different if Blu-ray had incorporated an SD layer/side in its spec. I am guessing this set will be expensive. Paramount is notorious for pricing Trek sets high, so we'll probably be looking at $150.00 msrp minimum. I just hope that HD-DVD captializes on this and does a promotion to make the public aware that Trek is finally available in HD.
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