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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Efrain Lopez, Jul 17, 2006.
I'm sorry but for a company such as Disney with 70 plus years of releases that could have blown us all out of the water, the best they can do is titles like Dinosaur and Brothers Grimm?!
They certainly aren't doing Blu Ray any favours as I doubt these will persuade people to purchase the format....
Forgetting the animated classics how about 20,000 Leagues, Nightmare B4 Xmas, Tron, Mimic, Tombstone, Crimson Tide, Grosse Point Blank, High Fidelity, Pirates of C, 13th Warrior Director's Cut, O Brother, Copland, Enemy of State, The Rock, Nixon, Dick Tracy, Roger Rabbit.. to name but a few of their popular titles.....I realise it's early day's but for a set of launch titles on a new format this is poor.
Though these releases are disappointing, I remember Dinosaur was the test DVD when Faroudja was advertsing it's chip during the Audio/Video shows across the nation a few years ago. I have to admit, I'd like to see that on BD.
better they work the kinks out with this stuff than with something like Pirates Of The Caribbean, 20,000 Leagues, Tron, etc
Besides, they should be putting the Pirates movies out closer to Christmas when the new film gets its dvd release. If they don't day and date that, then I would start to be concerned.
Certainly nothing compelling there to get me to invest in a player.
I could see myself picking up Dinosaur but I find myself wondering what compression they will be using.... vc1, mp4, mp2? Same goes for Warner and Paramount on BD.
YIKES, Disney. I'm a huuuuge fan but this is... this is why I'm glad I'm not investing in Blu-Ray anytime soon. "Dinosaur" actually holds the distinction of being the only Disney animated feature I wanted to walk out on.
I'm curious about the tech specs. I assume these are BD25. Will they use MPEG2?
That's the big question.
I hope they are not using MPEG2, because if they are I will not buy anymore titles until they start using VC-1 or MPEG4 codex. Till then I will just buy HD-DVD titles.
I would expect VC-1 or more likely MPEG-4 AVC. The scuttlebutt has been that Disney has been holding out for the advanced compression formats, unlike Warner which did a handful of MPEG-2 titles to get something in the market before the new authoring tools became available. That would explain the delay for these releases, and we had the announcement of Panasonic's inaugurating their AVC mastering facilities a few weeks ago, and the report that the Pioneer and Sony players are held back for interoperability testing with early batches of VC-1 and AVC discs, to increase the force of the suggestion.
Incidentally, CODECs are "compressor-decompressors" for digital data and the like, while "codex" is the Latin word for a bound book.
Interesting. Not sure about the signficance of this, but it seems that at least there will be extras. Maybe that means advanced codecs will be used (to fit them in).
That's a pretty crappy release line-up, hopefully by Christmas there's something worthy of buying from Disney.
Not a single film I'd buy in that line-up. They could have thrown in a Pixar film or a Platinum Release like the upcoming "The Little Mermaid", but no.
At least they won't subject the good stuff to MPEG-2 compression, I hope.
As a guess, I suspect that Disney is going to use their first few releases to make sure that they can get it right, before hitting the market with a few of their heavy hitters.
HD DVD dodged a bullet with the first two salvos from BD Disney.
I agree Dino should look spectacular. My hopes for HD discs has always been for CGI animated titles.
Also agree, few if any, would be compelled to buy into Blu with that selection.
This could have been a shot right between the eyes!
Right before the holidays.
Sony, I mean Blu, Blu it.
However, this is still good for Blu, cause Micky Inc, did not announce titles for HD DVD.
Tis better to have some Mouse, then no Mouse at all!
Or, something like that!?!?!?!? ;-)
There are a couple of titles on that list I wouldn't mind getting, but I really hope they have the codec and dual layer problem ironed out, or I won't be buyin'.
I hope Disney offers better titles than that soon. Those titles do not exactly make me want to rush out and buy Disney titles.
The only one that's worth purchasing is "Eight Below". It was a beautifully shot film, and emotional.
Not a stellar list but considering these are only the October releases I'll still hold a little hope that Disney might see better titles before Christmas.