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Branagh Hamlet on Blu Ray?


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#1 of 12 OFFLINE   Chris Bardon

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Posted January 15 2008 - 03:02 AM

I know that the original intent was to release on DVD, HDDVD and BR at the same time, but that the plans were changed at the last minute. Have there been any updates in the meantime that might change this? I've been thinking about picking up the DVD version, but if there's a BR version on the slate for the near future, I'll wait for the movie in HD.
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#2 of 12 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted January 15 2008 - 03:12 AM

I decided to wait, but so far I've heard or read nothing.

#3 of 12 OFFLINE   Stephen_J_H

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Posted January 15 2008 - 05:29 AM

I'm waiting for BD, as this is such a sumptuous-looking movie. I was almost ready to buy the SD version after waiting for so long, but I don't imagine the wait will be too much longer for BD.
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#4 of 12 OFFLINE   Ric Easton

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Posted January 15 2008 - 07:53 AM

I'd like to get this too, since I managed to hold off on an SD version.

#5 of 12 OFFLINE   Carlo Medina

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Posted January 15 2008 - 11:00 AM

Waited ten years so far on DVD, what's a few more... Posted Image

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#6 of 12 OFFLINE   Stephen_J_H

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Posted January 15 2008 - 03:10 PM

My thoughts exactly.
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#7 of 12 OFFLINE   OliverK

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Posted January 15 2008 - 11:41 PM

We should open a club Posted Image I will wait too for the HD version, same as I do for most movies these days that I do not HAVE to see or that I only expect to watch once.

#8 of 12 OFFLINE   ManW_TheUncool

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Posted January 15 2008 - 11:50 PM

Yeah, I'll probably wait also. _Man_

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#9 of 12 OFFLINE   Rob W

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Posted January 16 2008 - 11:47 AM

You guys can't win this one . Every lost sale on the SD version will just convince Sony there's no market for titles like these in a format with such a small market share...

#10 of 12 OFFLINE   OliverK

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Posted January 16 2008 - 06:11 PM

Hamlet is a Warner title and Warner is not afraid to release less popular movies on DVD. So I am not really worried and apart from that I can't bring myself to watch too many DVD anyway these days, not when I know that a master ready for HDM is around.

#11 of 12 OFFLINE   ManW_TheUncool

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Posted January 17 2008 - 04:08 AM

Yeah, I'm already starting to find that I'm getting spoiled by my BDs too. Didn't really expect it to start so soon since I've been watching primetime network stuff in HD for a few years now, and that never really took away from my enjoyment of SD DVD before. But I guess it does depend a lot on the quality of the particular title though. I really can't wait for certain titles to be released on BD because of the poor quality on DVD, but some (mostly more recent titles) still hold up quite well. _Man_

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#12 of 12 OFFLINE   John Berggren

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Posted January 17 2008 - 10:42 AM

I waited around for this on DVD until I stopped buying DVD in favor of HD. I figure It'll be on Blu Ray just in time for Blu Ray 2
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