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5 Kubricks coming to Blu-ray/HD-DVD 10/23


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#1 of 132 Dave_P.

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Posted July 25 2007 - 08:38 AM

From themanroom:

Stanley Kubrick fans, today is your day. Warner Home Video has announced '2001: A Space Odyssey (Special Edition),' 'A Clockwork Orange (Special Edition),' 'Eyes Wide Shut (Special Edition),' 'Full Metal Jacket (Deluxe Edition)' and 'The Shining (Special Edition)' will be available individually on HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc on October 23 for an SRP of $28.99.


Better yet, it appears both versions of all the films will include Dolby TrueHD 5.1 lossless audio, and the Blu-ray versions will be pressed on BD-50 discs. Thank you, Warner!
We're still waiting to receive full disc specs and high resolution cover art, and will update each disc's detail page as soon as we have them.

http://dvd.themanroo...view.php?id=636

#2 of 132 Paul Arnette

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Posted July 25 2007 - 08:41 AM

Down for the box set, which is conspicuously absent from that announcement.
Universal Blu-ray Discs I will not be buying while they're offered only as Blu-ray + DVD 'flipper' discs:

The Jackal
, Out of Africa, and Traffic.

#3 of 132 ppltd

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Posted July 25 2007 - 09:17 AM

Well, three out of five ain't bad, and maybe four. Count me in for the HD DVD of A Clockwork, 2001 and The Shining. I will pick up Full Metal if it is struck from a different Master than the current HD DVD is.
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#4 of 132 Jari K

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Posted July 25 2007 - 09:54 AM

For me, this is THE HD-release so far. Let´s hope for the box set and some proper extras! Like with some other titles, I have waited to see these again (first I waited the new DVD box set and then these HD-releases), which makes this all even better. Posted Image

#5 of 132 Jordan_E

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Posted July 25 2007 - 10:29 AM

The Shining and 2001 will be eagerly awaited!
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#6 of 132 Bradley-E

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Posted July 25 2007 - 10:44 AM

2001 is one of my 5 all time favorite films. It will look great in Hi Def. I may get FULL METAL JACKET if it is a better transfer than the one currently.

#7 of 132 Jim_K

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Posted July 25 2007 - 10:55 AM

Great news! I'll be getting all 5.

I just put a kidney up for sale on Ebay to cover the cost of all these releases.
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#8 of 132 Jeff Adkins

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Posted July 25 2007 - 11:18 AM

Hopefully EWS will be uncut, or else I will be importing that one from Asia. Also, it would be nice if they included the original mono tracks on FMJ, ACO and The Shining.

I'm relieved to hear they all have TrueHD!!!!!

#9 of 132 Carlo Medina

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Posted July 25 2007 - 12:25 PM

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Eyes Wide Shut (Special Edition)
I am not thinking of Nicole Kidman naked in high def...
I am not thinking of Nicole Kidman naked in high def...
I am not thinking of Nicole Kidman naked in high def...

I figure if I say it enough times to myself enough times, I'll believe it...Posted Image

#10 of 132 ppltd

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Posted July 25 2007 - 12:56 PM

Looks like TrueHD on both formats has been confirmed.

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Supplemental details for the four titles have also not yet been revealed, but tech specs on the next-gen versions will include 1080p video transfers and remixed Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio tracks on both the Blu-ray and HD DVD editions.

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#11 of 132 Jeff Adkins

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Posted July 25 2007 - 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by ppltd
Well, three out of five ain't bad, and maybe four. Count me in for the HD DVD of A Clockwork, 2001 and The Shining. I will pick up Full Metal if it is struck from a different Master than the current HD DVD is.

I take it you're not a fan of EWS?

#12 of 132 Jeff Adkins

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Posted July 25 2007 - 02:06 PM

EWS is confirmed to be the R-rated version. I will not be purchasing this one from the U.S. I'll have to do some research and figure out which exchange rate works out best (probably Korea or Australia?)

Here are the official specs from Warner:

Eyes Wide Shut: Special Edition
HD-DVD | Elite Red HD Case Official Pre-Sell Date: July 25, 2007

Studio: Warner Bros.


Product Type: Sell Through
Latest Promotion: New Release
Announce Date: 7/25/07
Order Date: 9/18/07
Street Date: 10/23/07
UPC: 012569818330
Cat#: 81833
ISBN: 1-4198-3509-2
Closed Captioning: Yes
MSRP: $28.99
Rating Comments:Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some drug-related material.
Packaging Type: Elite Red HD Case
Media Quantity: 1
Disc Configuration:
1) HD-30DL
Soundtrack Language: English
Units per Carton: 30


Subtitles: English, Francais, Espanol
Aspect Ratio: Original Aspect Ratio - 1.78, Widescreen [16:9 Transfer]

#13 of 132 Brandon Conway

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Posted July 25 2007 - 02:18 PM

It was my understanding that the uncensored version of EWS received the same R rating as the "censored" one.

"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


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Posted July 25 2007 - 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Carlo Medina
I am not thinking of Nicole Kidman naked in high def...
I am not thinking of Nicole Kidman naked in high def...
I am not thinking of Nicole Kidman naked in high def...

I figure if I say it enough times to myself enough times, I'll believe it...Posted Image

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Posted July 25 2007 - 02:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Jeff Adkins
Rating Comments:Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some drug-related material.
I've seen incorrect ratings on press releases (and even packaging and discs) before so I think this release will be the original version.

#16 of 132 MatthewA

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Posted July 25 2007 - 03:11 PM

2001: A Space Odyssey in HD? Drool, da-rool!

/Daffy Duck.

Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I will not support anything your company produces until then.


#17 of 132 Jarod M

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Posted July 25 2007 - 04:01 PM

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2001: A Space Odyssey in HD? Drool, da-rool!

/Daffy Duck.
I believe, IF done correctly, 2001 could be the best looking release on high def yet. And the audio should be incredible too.

#18 of 132 Douglas Monce

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Posted July 25 2007 - 05:05 PM

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I believe, IF done correctly, 2001 could be the best looking release on high def yet. And the audio should be incredible too.

Warner did a fantastic job with another large format film Grand Prix, so there is no reason to think they won't with this one as well.

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Posted July 25 2007 - 08:17 PM

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...it would be nice if they included the original mono tracks on FMJ, ACO and The Shining.

Agreed! I wish more discs would include their original sound format.
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#20 of 132 Marc Colella

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Posted July 26 2007 - 12:57 AM

All this talk about the formats getting closer to the director's vision with HD picture quality and lossless sound - and they're not including the original sound. Kind of defeats the purpose.


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