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''Anchorman'' and "Old School' on HD DVD from Dreamworks


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#1 of 16 ppltd

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Posted August 24 2007 - 02:48 AM

Looks like Dreamworks is wasting no time on announcing some HD DVD exclusives. Both look to be the unrated version with a 29.99 price tag.

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DreamWorks Home Entertainment has announced it will bring the Will Ferrell comedy 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy' to HD DVD in time for the holidays.
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DreamWorks has announced that 'Old School' will be among its first HD DVD-exclusive titles to hit store shelves this November. The studio has issued a November 27 retail date for the smash Vince Vaughn-Will Ferrell comedy, although at presstime no specs were available.

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Posted August 24 2007 - 07:06 AM

I own anchorman so I'll probably get the Hi-Def version for sure.



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#3 of 16 Brent M

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Posted August 24 2007 - 09:55 AM

I love both flicks, but can't say I really have a burning desire to get them in HD. The standard DVD versions will suffice for now.
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Posted August 24 2007 - 10:14 AM

Great. We can never have enough titles aimed at the gamer demographic. Posted Image Old School for chissakes?! Seriously?! Whats next for December....Roadtrip? Eurotrip? Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

I know the Spielberg titles are strictly hands-off to HD but c'mon, really how about something with a bit more substance for a Q4 like Almost Famous, Collateral, Gladiator, Road To Perdition?
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Posted August 24 2007 - 10:52 AM

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I know the Spielberg titles are strictly hands-off to HD but c'mon, really how about something with a bit more substance for a Q4 like Almost Famous, Collateral, Gladiator, Road To Perdition?
Can't disagree with you. First Fox announcing a fairly mediocre list, and Dreamworks is right behind them. While I liked Anchorman, I am not sure it is worth the upgrade to HD. I hope the next announcements get a bit better.
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Posted August 24 2007 - 12:05 PM

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Great. We can never have enough titles aimed at the gamer demographic. Posted Image Old School for chissakes?! Seriously?! Whats next for December....Roadtrip? Eurotrip? Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

I know the Spielberg titles are strictly hands-off to HD but c'mon, really how about something with a bit more substance for a Q4 like Almost Famous, Collateral, Gladiator, Road To Perdition?


Well, if you're thinking "gamer" demographic. Think of if it was Blu-Ray only with all the PS3 players.


Yeah, you'd get your dang 25 dick scene in Eurotrip.


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#7 of 16 Jim_K

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Posted August 25 2007 - 02:29 AM

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First Fox announcing a fairly mediocre list, and Dreamworks is right behind them.

Well the Fox lineup is overpriced but hardly mediocre, but whatever floats your boat I guess.

Now if you want to talk about a mediocre catalog output, lets talk Universal's Q3/Q4 lineup or Disney who's basically abandoned catalog releases this year.

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Well, if you're thinking "gamer" demographic. Think of if it was Blu-Ray only with all the PS3 players.


Well don't underestimate the power of the X-Box crowd. There has to be a reason why classics like Casablanca, Adventures of Robin Hood, Forbidden Planet, etc don't sell on HD DVD.

Dreamworks looks like they'll be mainly catering to this "gamer" demographic which I guess shouldn't surprise me even though it's disappointing.
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Posted August 25 2007 - 05:41 AM

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Well don't underestimate the power of the X-Box crowd. There has to be a reason why classics like Casablanca, Adventures of Robin Hood, Forbidden Planet, etc don't sell on HD DVD.
I have seen no numbers on the actual sales of these disks that isn't over 8 months old. As a matter of fact, the only numbers I recall where released by Sony so must be taken with a grain (think large) of salt. If you have over figures, I would love to see them. It would be interesting.

Also remember that That one of the films was released when there where less than 40 or 50K players in the marketplace, the others where released only a short time later. All where released before the XBox factor even came into play. If the released film does not make the numbers in the first week or two, it probably won't. If these films had been released now, instead of 10 months ago, the numbers would be vastly different.
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Posted August 25 2007 - 01:20 PM

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Can't disagree with you. First Fox announcing a fairly mediocre list, and Dreamworks is right behind them.

To each their own, but I hardly call The Die Hard Trilogy, Master and Commander, Ronin, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Cast Away and Independence Day a "mediocre" list of titles.
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Posted August 25 2007 - 01:45 PM

Gotta agree with Brent. I enjoyed Old School and Anchorman. but I don't need HD versions of either. C'mon Dreamworks, quit Dreamin' and get Workin' on some REAL HD titles.

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Posted August 25 2007 - 05:46 PM

Does anyone want to predict Transformers release?


I'm guessing November, maybe the Tuesday before thanks giving.



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Posted August 26 2007 - 01:02 AM

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I have seen no numbers on the actual sales of these disks that isn't over 8 months old. As a matter of fact, the only numbers I recall where released by Sony so must be taken with a grain (think large) of salt.

That's funny. Everyone (including you) has been quoting those figures for months as if it were the gospel now all of a sudden the numbers are not to be belived? Why the change of tune now?

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If you have over figures, I would love to see them. It would be interesting.

I'l love to get an updated life to date sales per title spreadsheet. How to you propose I get one?


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Also remember that That one of the films was released when there where less than 40 or 50K players in the marketplace, the others where released only a short time later. All where released before the XBox factor even came into play. If the released film does not make the numbers in the first week or two, it probably won't. If these films had been released now, instead of 10 months ago, the numbers would be vastly different.

That's all fine and dandy but why don't you present your case to Dreamworks so maybe you can convince them to release something in December that will appeal to those of us over 16 years old.
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Posted August 26 2007 - 02:52 AM

I own both of these on SD DVD and got them pretty cheap. I'll probably just rent them on HD for now - I'm not sure I want to pay much to own these in HD DVD or not. But, maybe they'll be on sale at some point near the holidays.

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Posted August 26 2007 - 07:41 AM

These will be two release day buys for me. Can't wait, love them both.

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Posted August 26 2007 - 08:02 AM

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That's funny. Everyone (including you) has been quoting those figures for months as if it were the gospel now all of a sudden the numbers are not to be belived? Why the change of tune now?
You have me confused with someone else. I have never quoted the numbers posted in the Sony release from 7 or 8 months ago as fact. In fact, I questioned the authenticity of the spreadheet because of it's source. You would be hard pressed to find any post from me that would ever give anything released from Sony any thing but a laugh. IMHO, there is hardly a less credible company out there.

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I'l love to get an updated life to date sales per title spreadsheet. How to you propose I get one?
I figured you must have one as you are making conculsions on sales figures. If you don't have the relevant sales figures to back up your statement, I guess the statement you made
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There has to be a reason why classics like Casablanca, Adventures of Robin Hood, Forbidden Planet, etc don't sell on HD DVD.
was based on no current varifiable numbers?

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That's all fine and dandy but why don't you present your case to Dreamworks so maybe you can convince them to release something in December that will appeal to those of us over 16 years old.
Kind of like Van Wilder, Wild Hogs, etc. They release what they release. Some will like the titles, some will not. But like the juvenile comedy Wild Hogs proves, the sales should be quite brisk. I personally will not waste my money on these titles, nor on most of the vastly overpriced Fox catalog gems that on the scheduled release.

As far as Dreamworks, Paramonts and Universal's December releases, I will wait until they announce all of them.
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Posted August 26 2007 - 09:40 AM

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You have me confused with someone else. I have never quoted the numbers posted in the Sony release from 7 or 8 months ago as fact.

Really? I don't really keep scorecards on people (honest) but I seem to remember otherwise for some reason but whatever I'll take your word just because I don't care enough to get wrapped up in an inane debate (which seems inevitable anyway).

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I questioned the authenticity of the spreadheet because of it's source. You would be hard pressed to find any post from me that would ever give anything released from Sony any thing but a laugh. IMHO, there is hardly a less credible company out there.

So the (undisputed) numbers published by Sony aren't credible because why exactly? It didn't actually paint a pretty picture for Sony's releases. It even contradicted their 100K sales BS about Casino Royale.

Do you have access to sales data that supports your questioning of those published sales numbers? I figure you must have data to support your view since you're making conclusions on the accuracy of the published data.

Would you care to share it?


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Kind of like Van Wilder, Wild Hogs, etc. They release what they release. Some will like the titles, some will not. I personally will not waste my money on these titles, nor on most of the vastly overpriced Fox catalog gems that on the scheduled release.

I don't get the tit-for-tat digs at Fox's pricing or why you think I care if you'll be buying them or not. Posted Image But then again you already stated they were all "mediocre" now they're "gems"? Which is it? Why would you consider buying mediocre titles anyway? My head is spinning.

Seriously, what does Fox's schedule or their craptastic pricing have to do with this Dreamworks announcement? I'm not getting it.








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