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What Paramount Universal and DreamWorks titles are you waiting for to go Blu?

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#1 of 62 OFFLINE   Matt Butler

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Posted February 19 2008 - 02:44 AM

Bourne trilogy Zodiac Transformers Land of the Dead Dazed and Confused Top Gun Heroes S1
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#2 of 62 OFFLINE   Dale MA

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Posted February 19 2008 - 02:54 AM

It would be nice to see American Gangster done right.

#3 of 62 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted February 19 2008 - 02:55 AM

For me, THE BOURNE trilogy.

#4 of 62 OFFLINE   Brandon Conway

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Posted February 19 2008 - 03:10 AM

Here's how it breaks down for me:


Fortunately, I already picked up all of their BD releases I wanted that they released before August '07. Since then they have only released 15 HD-DVD exclusive titles, with 8 more on the current release schedule, though some of those will likely be canceled.

So, here's my wish list:

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy - Unrated
Hot Rod
Into the Wild
The Jack Ryan Collection
There Will Be Blood
Top Gun
Zodiac - Director's Cut

All in all, not that many releases.


Universal will likely be the most difficult studio transition. Not only did they release a ton of titles on HD-DVD, but they did so with subsidiaries from Toshiba, and they are the only major studio to never release on BD. It may be quite a while before we see many of these catalog titles on BD, possibly a few years in some cases. I'm gonna luck out by getting a free HD-DVD player from work, so I may pick up a few HD-DVD catalog titles on clearance.

Here's my list:

Apollo 13
Army of Darkness
Battlestar Galactica - Season 1
Billy Madison
The Bourne Identity
The Bourne Supremacy
The Bourne Ultimatum
The Breakfast Club
Brokeback Mountain
Children of Men
Dazed and Confused
The Deer Hunter
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Field of Dreams
Happy Gilmore
Hot Fuzz
Inside Man
King Kong
Land of the Dead
The Last Starfighter
Lost in Translation
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
Shaun of the Dead
The Sting
The Thing
12 Monkeys
The War


There's actually not a single one of their HD-DVD titles I'm interested in. Go figure. It may be a while until they jump back into HDM anyway.


For good measure, I'll list Warner here as well, as there are still ~20 titles left for them to release on BD that they released on HD-DVD. Most of these will be available by the end of the year.

My list:

The Adventures of Robin Hood
Batman Begins
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Forbidden Planet
The Matrix Trilogy
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

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#5 of 62 OFFLINE   Jari K

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Posted February 19 2008 - 03:23 AM

"Bourne"-films and "American Gangster" would be a great start, but I´m very open for several titles. I´ve ordered several Universal-titles (not that many from Paramount/DW AFTER they went for HD DVD) from these sales, so I don´t plan to "triple dip" (DVD => HD DVD => Blu-ray) them for any time soon..

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#6 of 62 OFFLINE   ChrisCook



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Posted February 19 2008 - 03:39 AM

The Bourne Identity The Bourne Supremacy The Bourne Ultimatum

#7 of 62 OFFLINE   Bradley-E



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Posted February 19 2008 - 04:10 AM

I think the Bourne titles are a given for BLU; along with probably Serenity, Heroes etc.

#8 of 62 OFFLINE   BrianShort


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Posted February 19 2008 - 04:31 AM

What I can think of off hand... Bourne Trilogy King Kong Zodiac (one of the few titles I bought on HD-DVD) Serenity Children of Men Into the Wild Probably more!

#9 of 62 OFFLINE   wally


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Posted February 19 2008 - 06:23 AM

In addition to ones above i.e., Top Gun, Deer Hunter, Lost in Translation etc. Saving Private Ryan Gladiator

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Posted February 19 2008 - 08:47 AM

BSG season 1 BSG season 2 all in one damn set BSG season 3 BSG Razor Spartacus And if uni is really serious about catalog titles, do what WB does with there Ultra Process and do what it is famous for Monster Sets, P.s. Dont Use the lame moniker Franchise Collection anymore Paramount one title sd /BD The African Queen BD set Indiana Jones
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#11 of 62 OFFLINE   ErichH



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Posted February 19 2008 - 10:47 AM

Bourne Jack Ryan Any Fincher Movie Pitch Black & Riddick Probably 6-8 more titles

#12 of 62 OFFLINE   Ian_H


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Posted February 19 2008 - 11:04 AM

Any I don't already have on HD-DVD. Until my HD-DVD player dies I don't see any need to replace any unless there is a new edition with really worthwhile extras (i.e. I would re-buy Hot Fuzz if the blu-ray had all the extras from the 3 disc DVD set).

#13 of 62 OFFLINE   EricKA


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Posted February 19 2008 - 12:39 PM

My want list by Studio:

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Indiana Jones Films (1-4)
Star Trek Movies
Zodiac Director's Cut


Flash Gordon
Mo Better Blues (with isolated score track)
Lost in Translation
BTTF Trilogy
Howard the Duck
Mary Queen of Scots
Play Misty For Me
Pride and Prejudice
30 Rock
Battlestar Galactica (old and new series both)

Shrek 1,2, and 3
Blades of Glory

#14 of 62 OFFLINE   Marc Colella

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Posted February 19 2008 - 01:11 PM

Paramount: Chinatown Days of Heaven The Conversation Il Conformista Nashville Universal: The Red Violin Sadly, I don't think I'll be seeing any of those titles on BD anytime soon.

#15 of 62 OFFLINE   Ray Chuang

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Posted February 19 2008 - 01:52 PM

I believe that Transformers will likely to be available on Blu-ray within the next few months, especially since even Michael Bay admitted they already did a digital master specifically designed for the Blu-ray format. I'm hoping the film comes out on Blu-ray disc by June 2008 at latest. Posted Image

As for the other titles, I want to see the Star Trek movies and the Indiana Jones movies on Blu-ray by the end of 2008.
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#16 of 62 OFFLINE   Joseph J.D

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Posted February 19 2008 - 02:04 PM


The Star Trek films
Star Trek Remastered: all 3 seasons
Indiana Jones set (soon to be 4 films)
Zodiac: Director's Cut
There Will Be Blood


Children Of Men
King Kong: Extended Cut
Hot Fuzz
Shaun Of The Dead
Battlestar Galactica (new series)
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
The Thing
American Gangster- with the extended cut also in HD
Pitch Black
Jurassic Park (all 3 films)

There's plenty more, but these are good to start. Posted Image
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#17 of 62 OFFLINE   Jim_K


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Posted February 19 2008 - 11:17 PM

To be honest they can take their time with the titles already out on HD DVD for all I care. I'm in no rush, plus I'd much rather see new to HDM titles.

Off the top of my head (a lot of these probably don't have a chance but there you have it)

Once Upon a Time in the West
Apocalypse Now
Godfather trilogy (or at least I and II)
Indiana Jones trilogy (or soon a quadrology)
Rosemary's Baby
Star Trek films I-IV and VI
War of the World (1953)
The Conversation
Funeral in Berlin
Marathon Man
Stalag 17
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The African Queen
Seven Men From Now
Last Train From Gun Hill

Saving Private Ryan
War of the Worlds (2005)
Minority Report
Almost Famous (Bootleg cut)
Road To Perdition

Jurassic Park trilogy
Touch of Evil
Double Indemnity
Rear Window
The Birds
Shadow of a Doubt
Schindlers List
High Plains Drifter
Bride of Frankenstein
Son of Frankensetein
Invisible Man
Creature From the Black Lagoon
The Mummy (1932)
The Wolf Man
Brides of Dracula
Curse of the Werewolf
Blood Simple
Cape Fear
Winchester 73
Bend of the River
The Far Counrty
Criss Cross
This Gun For Hire
Death before Streaming!

#18 of 62 OFFLINE   Craig Beam

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Posted February 20 2008 - 07:32 AM

One word: VERTIGO. Then I can die happy.

#19 of 62 OFFLINE   Thane101



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Posted February 21 2008 - 05:15 AM

Vertigo is also the one I am most looking forward to. After seeing how well it looked in 720p, I can't begin to image how beautiful 1080p will be (can we also get more bonus features on this?).

#20 of 62 OFFLINE   Brian-W



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Posted February 21 2008 - 07:22 AM

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* No longer looking for Hi-Vision Laserdiscs *
(I buried that format)


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