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WB needs to re-release older non-TrueHD BD titles


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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   Jim-J

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Posted May 19 2008 - 08:05 AM

I was able to pick up on eBay a BD copy of Superman Returns with PCM & Dolby TrueHD audio. Apparently this version was exclusively packed with one of Pioneer’s players.
Does anyone know if Warner Bros has any plans on replacing their current non-PCM/TrueHD version with the Lossless one? Also, I know this affects some other WB titles as well. Perhaps WB could do a rolling change similar to the way they replaced some of their combo-HD-DVD titles.

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#2 of 11 OFFLINE   ManW_TheUncool

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Posted May 19 2008 - 10:13 AM

I get the feeling it'll take Warner a looooong time before they rerelease such titles w/ lossless audio considering their history w/ DVD. Part of it is probably due to them being so business churning out yet-unreleased films on the given format, which is a good thing in itself. Considering there really aren't quite *that* many titles worth revisiting for something like this (compared to the tons of titles to look forward to), I don't think it's such a big deal if they take their time. Maybe they'll consider doing something when the next theatrical installment of the Superman franchise rolls around -- that's probably the earliest one can expect I imagine. _Man_

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#3 of 11 OFFLINE   Brian Sheffield

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Posted May 19 2008 - 10:42 AM

Some insiders on Blu-ray.com (MaxPower I believe) have said that the lossless Superman Returns is the default for reorders. However, WB is not going to replace discs already on shelves or institute a replacement program. As the old stock moves, it will be replaced with the lossless audio version. I have no idea about any other WB titles.

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Posted May 19 2008 - 01:05 PM

nice going there Jim, how much did you pay for it.
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Posted May 20 2008 - 03:06 AM

probably an arm and a leg and his firstborn. Jacob

#6 of 11 OFFLINE   Jim-J

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Posted May 20 2008 - 03:26 AM


Thanks Tony. I got it last July for $28. I was real lucky. I saw a few auctions after mine that ended north of $70 Posted Image
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#7 of 11 OFFLINE   ManW_TheUncool

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Posted May 20 2008 - 05:28 AM

Aaaaah. I read the original post too quickly, LOL. In that case, I guess it indeed would not be surprising if Warner quietly makes the switch at some point in the near future for new production runs of such titles. Cool! Guess I'll wait for that then before buying anymore of their lossy-only titles. _Man_

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#8 of 11 OFFLINE   Dave Moritz

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Posted May 20 2008 - 06:09 AM

I would hope that WB would redo the Blu-ray version and give us Dolby True HD for this title. They had Dolby True HD on the HD-DVD but not on the Blu-ray which makes no sense at all. But at the same time I will not hold my breath for Dolby True HD Blu-ray to become available anytime soon. Posted Image

My hope is if WB reworks SR and they put it out in a box set with all the superman movies that they will include a Dolby True HD track. Posted Image

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Posted May 20 2008 - 07:52 AM

Dave - they already have. They are to be phased in as the non-TrueHD/PCM versions get sold. (I also have a copy of the TrueHD version on BD).

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Posted May 20 2008 - 08:06 AM

I´ve to agree. We probably see some new "SEs" from Fox (with extras) sooner than "lossless re-releases" from Warner.

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Posted May 20 2008 - 01:56 PM


Sweet, I can not wait to see the Dolby True HD copies at local retailers. Posted Image

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