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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World delayed... again...


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#1 of 29 OFFLINE   Chris S

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Posted January 16 2008 - 01:47 AM

Here are the details from thedigitalbits.com

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Fox has delayed Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World on Blu-ray from 2/5 until June, at which time it will be part of a Father's Day Blu-ray promotion set to include Mrs. Doubtfire, Patton, The Longest Day, The Sand Pebbles, A Bridge Too Far and Battle of Britain among other titles.

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#2 of 29 OFFLINE   Jefferson Morris

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Posted January 16 2008 - 01:52 AM

That's a pity...

But Patton in high-def...woo hoo! (Assuming that one isn't delayed too).

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#3 of 29 OFFLINE   Jari K

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Posted January 16 2008 - 01:55 AM

Whatta hell? Does this really mean that e.g. "Patton", "The Longest Day", "The Sand Pebbles", "A Bridge Too Far" and "Battle of Britain" are all coming in HD??

AWESOME NEWS! (if that´s the case)

I couldn´t care less if "Master and Commander" is delayed, this is some selection for the WW2-buff like myself.. Posted Image

#4 of 29 OFFLINE   Paul Arnette

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Posted January 16 2008 - 01:59 AM

Mrs. Doubtfire in a Father's Day promotion? I looked at that list, and I said to my wife, "Pick the one that doesn't fit". Posted Image

Anyway, another delay for Master and Commander is disappointing indeed. If all seven of those titles make it to market, I will be pleasantly surprised. I am definitely down for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World and Patton. I would consider blind-buying The Longest Day, The Sand Pebbles, A Bridge Too Far and Battle of Britain, but certainly not a Fox/MGM's current catalog title MSRP.
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, Out of Africa, and Traffic.

#5 of 29 OFFLINE   Reagan

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Posted January 16 2008 - 02:22 AM

I was really looking forward to Master and Commander. I guess I'm still looking forward, only now I have to look a little farther.

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#6 of 29 OFFLINE   David Wilkins

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Posted January 16 2008 - 03:59 AM

I'll believe that 'Master and Commander' has been released, when I'm peeling the cellophane off the case.

#7 of 29 OFFLINE   Mike Williams

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Posted January 16 2008 - 04:26 AM

Oh, I cannot wait for Patton in high def. My favorite movie of all time.

#8 of 29 OFFLINE   Brandon Conway

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Posted January 16 2008 - 04:33 AM

Hopefully such a promotion includes a drop in MSRP.

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#9 of 29 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted January 16 2008 - 05:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Reagan
I was really looking forward to Master and Commander. I guess I'm still looking forward, only now I have to look a little farther.

My sentiments exactly. I'm not sure I can imagine the audio sounding any better than it does on the DTS track of the SD.

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I'll believe that 'Master and Commander' has been released, when I'm peeling the cellophane off the case.

Why so skeptical, David?

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#10 of 29 OFFLINE   Shane Martin

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Posted January 16 2008 - 05:42 AM

Mike,
Because this is the 3rd delay now.
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I'm not sure I can imagine the audio sounding any better than it does on the DTS track of the SD
A compressed 754 DTS track won't stand a chance against a DTS Master lossless track.

#11 of 29 OFFLINE   BrettB

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Posted January 16 2008 - 05:44 AM

Patton! Posted Image Posted Image

#12 of 29 OFFLINE   Dan Hitchman

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Posted January 16 2008 - 05:56 AM

Patton +1

#13 of 29 OFFLINE   MatthewA

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Posted January 16 2008 - 07:55 AM

Patton had better look spectacular in HD.

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 am going to boycott The Walt Disney Company until then.


#14 of 29 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted January 16 2008 - 08:00 AM

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Why so skeptical, David?
Because that title has been delayed about three different times.

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#15 of 29 OFFLINE   Shane Martin

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Posted January 16 2008 - 12:02 PM

I'll take this delay because of what else we're getting Posted Image That's a stellar father's day lineup.

#16 of 29 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted January 16 2008 - 12:04 PM

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I'll take this delay because of what else we're getting Posted Image That's a stellar father's day lineup.
I hope to be pleasantly surprise to see everyone of those titles come out in June.

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#17 of 29 OFFLINE   Jeff Adkins

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Posted January 16 2008 - 12:45 PM

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I'll believe that 'Master and Commander' has been released, when I'm peeling the cellophane off the case.
Considering that it's already been released in Europe, I have no doubt that it's coming. I wish they didn't feel the need to wait until Father's Day though.

#18 of 29 OFFLINE   Travis Brashear

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Posted January 16 2008 - 01:03 PM

Maybe they'll take advantage of the delay to ensure all of the copious and quality extras on the MASTER AND COMMANDER: Collector's Edition SD are carried over. I won't be buying the Blu-ray unless they are...
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#19 of 29 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted January 16 2008 - 01:34 PM

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Fox has delayed Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World on Blu-ray from 2/5 until June, at which time it will be part of a Father's Day Blu-ray promotion set to include Mrs. Doubtfire, Patton, The Longest Day, The Sand Pebbles, A Bridge Too Far and Battle of Britain among other titles.

The Blu-Ray fun never stops at the house of Fox!!

Now if I don't believe this excuse does that mean I'm overly pessimistic? Or is Fox just full of shit? Wasn't Ronin supposedly delayed for Fathers Day also? FWIW It's nice to see Patton on their new list of vaporware titles, just seeing these great titles in print is just as fun as actually physically having a BD and watching the film in High Def.

BTW Is Robin Williams in drag really that big a hit with other dads? I'm a dad and I'd rather put my nuts in a vice and give it a couple of turns than to sit through Mrs Doubtfire again. Swap Mrs D with The Great Escape or The Magnificent Seven and I'd be more excited........wait.......no I won't because these will either never get officially announced or they'll be delayed into 2009.

Thanks for what's sure to be a very special Fathers Day Fox. Job well done!

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#20 of 29 OFFLINE   Marc Colella

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Posted January 16 2008 - 02:33 PM

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The Blu-Ray fun never stops at the house of Fox!!

Now if I don't believe this excuse does that mean I'm overly pessimistic? Or is Fox just full of shit? Wasn't Ronin supposedly delayed for Fathers Day also? FWIW It's nice to see Patton on their new list of vaporware titles, just seeing these great titles in print is just as fun as actually physically having a BD and watching the film in High Def.

You want them to announce titles AND release them for people to purchase as well??! Why not ask for the world as well? Pfft.

I agree, Mrs. Doubtfire isn't exactly a movie you'd target fathers with... or most males. I bet Doubtfire gets released on schedule too.


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