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Someone missed the memo.... There Will Be Blood HD-DVD 4/8/08 from Paramount


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#1 of 12 OFFLINE   Brandon Conway

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Posted February 19 2008 - 03:29 AM

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Personally, I can't see this one making it to retail before getting canceled, but it is formally announced for now.

"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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Posted February 19 2008 - 03:42 AM

Ditto. When I saw and Sweeney Todd announced this morning, I had to scratch my head. Someone wasn't paying attention to any kind of news reports coming out of Tokyo all weekend. (However, both are still on my list to get. TWBB is an exceptional movie.)

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Posted February 19 2008 - 03:45 AM

I wouldn't be surprised if these wind up getting released "purple" on those dates. Paramount/Dreamworks doesn't have the master issues with these newer titles that Uni had with some of its catalogue titles. It's also likely that the HDDs are already pressed.
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#4 of 12 OFFLINE   Brandon Conway

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Posted February 19 2008 - 03:49 AM

They wouldn't be pressed six weeks out. That usually occurs about 3 weeks out.

"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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Posted February 19 2008 - 03:57 AM

They'll definitely be changed over to BD.

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Posted February 19 2008 - 04:42 AM

I drink your milkshake, Blu-ray. I drink it up!

(Ok, I have no idea what this line really means, as I haven't seen TWBB yet, but it sounded good!)

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#7 of 12 OFFLINE   Brandon Conway

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Posted February 19 2008 - 04:46 AM

It still worked Brian. Posted Image

"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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Posted February 19 2008 - 05:01 AM

Yeah, at least one site (of unknown reliability, I should point out) has already said that both Para and Uni have been canceling titles, including the "ST: TOS Season 2" set which Bill Hunt mentioned this morning, as well as "Charlie Wilson's War" and "Cloverfield".
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Posted February 19 2008 - 05:09 AM

Jesse, would you mind linking to that site? Even if unreliable, I'd like to read it. Posted Image

"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


#10 of 12 OFFLINE   Jesse Blacklow

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Posted February 19 2008 - 05:58 AM

Blu-News
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Blu-News - Home

Same content and owner(s). BTW, they used to be pro-HD DVD, at least on forums. They're iffy (IMO) because of some "insider" data the owner mentioned to make HD DVD (at first, then Blu-ray much later) look better. Much of it turned out to be off-base.
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Posted February 19 2008 - 06:12 AM

Thanks. Posted Image

"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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Posted February 19 2008 - 02:05 PM

Actually to be correct to the movie: "I drink your milkshake HD-DVD - I drink it up!"
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