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Warner lets some of the Q4 releases out of the bag, including some surprises.....


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#61 of 80 OFFLINE   Cees Alons

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Posted September 19 2007 - 07:28 AM

Yes, I agree, I wouldn't be surprised at all to see Heat released on BD as well.

This whole announcement is fantastic. I will be able to order several highly wanted titles before the Amazon 10%-discount HD promotion ends. (Some people believe it will be prolonged another period, but even if it won't: it already earned me the money back spend on the HD-A1!).


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Posted September 19 2007 - 07:58 AM

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You do realize that it's taken HD-DVD over a year-and-a-half to sell just over 1.5 million TOTAL discs, right?
Lets see.

Blu-Ray - 6 million PS3's, 200 to 300k stand alone players = < 2 million disks sold.

HD DVD - 500 k stand alone players (including add-ons) = 1.5 million disks sold.

Guess you are right. The PS3 has been the knockout blow to HD DVD.

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#63 of 80 OFFLINE   Aaron Silverman

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Posted September 19 2007 - 08:48 AM

OK, kids, let's try to avoid THAT topic in this thread!

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#64 of 80 OFFLINE   Aaron Silverman

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Posted September 19 2007 - 09:11 AM

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I will be able to order several highly wanted titles before the Amazon 10%-discount HD promotion ends. (Some people believe it will be prolonged another period, but even if it won't: it already earned me the money back spend on the HD-A1!).


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What Amazon 10% discount HD promotion? I vaguely recall something mentioned in the Weekly Roundups. Is that still going on?
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#65 of 80 OFFLINE   Dave Mack

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Posted September 19 2007 - 09:52 AM

You had to have bought either a player of HD discs back in 2006 to be eligible.

#66 of 80 OFFLINE   Cees Alons

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Posted September 19 2007 - 10:37 AM

Yes, every HD DVD or BD bought is discounted an extra 10%. Was extended until Dec 31th 2007. Some hope it will be extended again.

E.g.: I just received Heroes Season 1 on HD DVD. I payed $69.95 - $6.99. Shipping fee to Amsterdam: $4.73 ("standard"). So I pay $67.69 total, delivered to my door. Posted Image


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Posted September 19 2007 - 02:32 PM

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Yes, every HD DVD or BD bought is discounted an extra 10%. Was extended until Dec 31th 2007. Some hope it will be extended again.

I really hope they do. I've easily bought more titles than I normally would have due to the additional 10% discount.
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#68 of 80 OFFLINE   Aaron Silverman

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Posted September 20 2007 - 05:11 AM

Ah. Thanks for the clarification. At any rate, I've already made the decision to be MUCH more selective in my media purchasing habits going forward than I have been throughout the SD-DVD era.

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Posted September 20 2007 - 07:13 AM

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Do you realize it's taken over 0.0000000000001 of a year for me to be disappointed that Heat will be HD-DVD only?

I have this funny feeling that there's going to be another player on the shelf next to my PS3 by this time next year. . .

I have a funny feeling there's going to be another player on the shelf next to my Sony Blu-Ray player by this time next month.

("Heroes" beckons me).

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Posted September 20 2007 - 06:14 PM

Go for it David! Posted Image

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Posted September 20 2007 - 10:04 PM

I did it too, David.

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Posted September 22 2007 - 02:35 AM

I'm sort of leaning towards adding a Blu Ray player to my shelf, but I've been spoiled on HD DVDs amazing player prices and deals.

But next time Blu Ray offers a similar deal on a player (not a PS3), I may have to go for it.
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Posted September 22 2007 - 07:59 AM

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Posted September 22 2007 - 10:31 AM

It's good news that Warner will be releasing Smallville (Season 1) on a High-Def format! I love that show so much! I seriously can't wait to get my hands on it. And The Goonies? Two great things coming from WB this year! Things are looking good!

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Posted September 23 2007 - 01:59 AM

Warner has given us a lot this year but I wonder if there'll be a few more for December.

I'm still hoping for LA Confidential, Bonnie & Clyde, Cool Hand Luke, The Man Who Would Be King and the Dirty Harry set of which most were stated as coming this year in the HTF chat. Though it's starting to look like maybe next year for these.
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Posted September 23 2007 - 06:05 PM

during the warner chat this spring they confirmed a fall release for L. A. Confidential but so far no rease date. This is the 10th anniversary year too....come on Warner! Posted Image

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Posted September 24 2007 - 05:52 AM

My new TV and HDMI cable finally showed up. . .and to be honest, the PS3 does such a good job of upconverting DVDs that I've (almost) lost interest in adding HD-DVD, or even upgrading DVDs that I already have to HD.

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Posted September 24 2007 - 03:12 PM

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during the warner chat this spring they confirmed a fall release for L. A. Confidential but so far no rease date. This is the 10th anniversary year too....come on Warner! Posted Image

Definitely not looking promising for a release this year. If we don't hear anything by mid to late October I have a feeling we're going to have to wait until next year. But Warner is good about making a long wait worth it.
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Posted September 24 2007 - 11:41 PM

Am I right in thinking that THE EXORCIST has disappeared off the List of titles?
Really bummed if thats the case

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Posted September 25 2007 - 04:36 AM

I wouldn't worry about it. It's not as though Warner is gonna forget they own and can release The Exorcist in HD because it no longer appears on a list on a website.

"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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