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Any news on Forbidden Planet coming to Blu-Ray?


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#1 of 38 OFFLINE   Michael Rogers

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Posted December 22 2008 - 04:38 PM

So far, I think there is only an HD-DVD.

#2 of 38 ONLINE   Nelson Au

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Posted December 23 2008 - 04:43 AM

I have the HD-DVD and it looks amazing. I just got into Blu Ray, so I was curious when this will be on BD too.

The Hi Def Digest site shows it as pending.

#3 of 38 OFFLINE   Jeff_HR

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Posted December 23 2008 - 10:52 AM

Heaven only knows!?! It could be a long wait. I decided to purchase a HD-DVD version cheaply to tide me over.
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#4 of 38 OFFLINE   PaulDA

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Posted December 23 2008 - 01:32 PM

This is one title I'm especially glad to have on HD DVD as it could be years before it makes an appearance on BD (particularly if we count from its release on HD DVD).
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#5 of 38 OFFLINE   RobertR

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Posted December 23 2008 - 01:53 PM

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Heaven only knows!?! It could be a long wait. I decided to purchase a HD-DVD version cheaply to tide me over.
Why do you think of it as a "tide over"? As long as one has a working HDDVD player, there's no "tiding over" involved (it's extremely unlikely that Warner would do a new transfer or add features for BR).

#6 of 38 OFFLINE   Michael Rogers

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Posted December 23 2008 - 02:19 PM

What leads you to believe it would possibly be years? The existing transfer and features could just easily be ported over to Blu-Ray

#7 of 38 OFFLINE   Derek M Germano

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Posted December 23 2008 - 02:24 PM

This is definitely one of the titles I am looking forward to on Blu-ray.
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#8 of 38 OFFLINE   Jeff_HR

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Posted December 23 2008 - 02:35 PM

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What leads you to believe it would possibly be years? The existing transfer and features could just easily be ported over to Blu-Ray

Well, you know these Media Companies - they have to have the 199% ABSOLUTELY perfect marketing opportunity to release catalog titles. And only the GODS know when that will occur for "Forbidden Planet" Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
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#9 of 38 ONLINE   Nelson Au

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Posted December 23 2008 - 03:51 PM

A BD release could be when they release the theatrical remake. But I hope it's a lot sooner.

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Posted December 24 2008 - 01:24 AM

I have a feeling WB's will get all the titles that were released on HD-DVD released by the end of the year on BLU-RAY to finish the titles off, and catch up. If the materials are there for the release no use pushing back on making money.

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#11 of 38 OFFLINE   Michael Rogers

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Posted December 24 2008 - 07:58 AM

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A BD release could be when they release the theatrical remake. But I hope it's a lot sooner.

Yup, that's the only thing the remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still was good for Posted Image

#12 of 38 OFFLINE   Powell&Pressburger

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Posted December 24 2008 - 08:01 AM

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Yup, that's the only thing the remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still was good for Posted Image

I agree ... most remakes are really bad, and the only great point is getting a re-issue of the original film.

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#13 of 38 OFFLINE   Scott_J

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Posted December 25 2008 - 08:58 AM

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If the materials are there for the release no use pushing back on making money.
But if the title didn't make as much money as they wanted/thought it would on HD DVD, then they may not rush out to release it on Blu-ray if they expect it to do similar sales - especially with the state of the economy now vs. when the HD DVD was released.

#14 of 38 OFFLINE   Craig Beam

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Posted December 25 2008 - 03:30 PM

I watched the DVD yesterday (upscaled) and was amazed by how good it looked. I never saw the HD-DVD, but I imagine it was sublime to behold. I really hope this title shows up on Blu sooner rather than later.

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Posted December 26 2008 - 02:54 AM

Forbidden Planet is one of the few remaining caveats of getting suckered into the HD DVD format.

I'm in no rush for a BD now unless my player suddenly craps out.
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Posted December 26 2008 - 12:48 PM

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Forbidden Planet is one of the few remaining caveats of getting suckered into the HD DVD format.

I'm in no rush for a BD now unless my player suddenly craps out.

Ditto!

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Posted September 11 2009 - 04:17 AM

Thought i would pop this up and see if anyone has heard any more about FORBIDDEN PLANET.  Would be a nice title to have on Blu.

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Posted September 11 2009 - 04:30 AM

I wouldn't be surprised if Warner holds it until 2011 for its 55th Anniversary.

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#19 of 38 OFFLINE   RobertR

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Posted September 11 2009 - 10:01 AM

I  wouldn't be surprised if anniversary dates for this title are meaningless to Warner.


#20 of 38 ONLINE   Nelson Au

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Posted September 11 2009 - 10:30 AM

 I'd like to see it sooner, then later.


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