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What title/release would "force" you to buy a HD-player or turn to "format neutral"?

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#1 of 61 OFFLINE   Jari K

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Posted November 20 2007 - 01:19 AM

I´m sure there would be at least one for everyone? LOTR-trilogy perhaps? "The Godfather" 1&2? Spielberg? Classics?

#2 of 61 OFFLINE   Felix Martinez

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Posted November 20 2007 - 01:25 AM

CE3K. The Panny BD30 came out in the nick of time! The $98 Toshiba A2 was also something I couldn't pass up. So I'm finally in!

#3 of 61 OFFLINE   Jason Seaver

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Posted November 20 2007 - 01:26 AM

Casino Royale got me a BD player, which, in terms of the use its seen, has not been the greatest investment, especially since I've been lazy about doing the firmware update to play recent Fox titles.
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#4 of 61 OFFLINE   Marc Colella

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Posted November 20 2007 - 01:44 AM

I wouldn't jump for any one particular title - no matter how much I loved the film. I need a decent group of films I love to make a move. However, if Criterion announced a date for supporting either format (or both) - I would jump so high and so fast. There are easily 100 titles in the collection I would love to have in HD - especially since foreign films are so poorly represented on both HD formats right now.

#5 of 61 OFFLINE   Paul Arnette

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Posted November 20 2007 - 01:45 AM

Well, I already have two HD players for each format, and, as a result, I am "format neutral", but I'd go to the ends of the earth for the original, unaltered Star Wars trilogy in HD. In fact, I'd settle for Star Wars (1977) alone.
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#6 of 61 OFFLINE   Dave>h


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Posted November 20 2007 - 03:30 AM

LOTR would tempt me, as would the Die Hard Trilogy and the X-men movies (both of which are Blu exclusive and available). If BD players were cheaper, iw ould already be format nuetral. Are you listening Sony? Dave

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Posted November 20 2007 - 03:46 AM

a Star Wars six movie set would make me go HD. If the Dirty Harry collection ends up on HD-DVD soon, I may consider it worth upgrading. I can't believe the total lack of big blockbuster movies on HD-DVD though. Gladiator, Titanic, Armageddon, Star Wars, Braveheart, Escape from LA, Bond movies, Jaws, Rocky, Road House, etc

Also proper releases of certain titles alaready available in HD would also get me to upgrade. Like releasing the damn extended/director's cuts instead of only theatrical of King Kong, Payback, Lethal Weapon, etc. Hell, I here the new Die Hard BD release is rated crap while SD-DVD gets unrated. WTF!?!? Posted Image

#8 of 61 OFFLINE   Douglas Monce

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Posted November 20 2007 - 04:19 AM

I'm already format neutral, but titles that would get me very excited.... If Sony were to release some of the Budd Boetticher/Randolph Scott westerns from the 50s. Lawrence of Arabia. The Connery Bond films. If Fox released some of it's film noir collections from the early 50s. Defiantly can't wait for Fox to start putting out their classic CinemaScope films on HDM. The Planet of the Apes films. The Universal Monster movies. Doug
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#9 of 61 OFFLINE   PattyFraser


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Posted November 20 2007 - 05:23 AM

Lord of the Rings would make me empty my wallet again. As much as I love some other movies, that's the only one that I'd jump for. And only the EE.

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Posted November 20 2007 - 05:31 AM

Star Wars would put my in deep. Right now I do have a PS3 but would love to get an HD one at some point.

#11 of 61 OFFLINE   KurtEP


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Posted November 20 2007 - 05:35 AM

Casino Royale did it for me also. To my eyes, the theater presentation was very lush, for want of a better word, and that was just missing on the SD. Plus, I wanted T2, and the Fifth Element, along with some announced titles like Ronin that have failed to materialize to this point.
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Posted November 20 2007 - 05:52 AM

I am not that any particular title would have forced me into buying both players. It was more the fact that I did not want to be a position of not being able to buy a high def title that caused me to go format neutral.
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#13 of 61 OFFLINE   TravisR


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Posted November 20 2007 - 08:44 AM

Star Wars might do it for me but it's a non-issue since I'll have both players for years before LFL releases it.

#14 of 61 OFFLINE   Sam Davatchi

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Posted November 20 2007 - 09:36 AM

No specific movie, the technology itself convinced me!

#15 of 61 OFFLINE   Viper


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Posted November 20 2007 - 10:14 AM

Yeah, they shit all over the 30th anniversary. Let's just hope we don't have to wait for the 40th to see a box set of all 6 movies in HD.

#16 of 61 OFFLINE   David Deeb

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Posted November 20 2007 - 10:35 AM

Agreed. Same here. And SD DVDs now look much better anyway.

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Posted November 20 2007 - 11:36 AM

yeah, original 1977 Star Wars would do it I must admit. Also Jaws and Lawrence of Arabia.

#18 of 61 OFFLINE   Kevin N

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Posted November 20 2007 - 12:29 PM

I imagine if "Run, Fat Boy, Run" ends up on HD-DVD I'll take the plunge, but that's not a single title. That's the other two Simon Pegg movies as well as No Country for Old Men and the Bourne Trilogy. I really can't imagine spending even $200 just to watch one movie.

#19 of 61 OFFLINE   Bryan X

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Posted November 20 2007 - 12:56 PM

I dove in when the price came down on the Toshibas ($199 + 10 free movies). But if the price hadn't come down, any of the following movies would have gotten me to buy in: Star Wars Saga Back to the Future Trilogy Indiana Jones Trilogy

#20 of 61 ONLINE   John Sparks

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Posted November 20 2007 - 01:36 PM

I bought my HD A1 when it first came out because of "Forbidden Planet!!!"
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