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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Jul 15, 2006.
From our friend Bill Hunt over at The Digital Bits
The other day, I sticky a thread with the link to "The Look and Sound of Perfect" in the HD DVD owner area. Last night, I received a PM from Harminder, who's a member here and this morning I updated our release listing with most of those titles and added a link to "The Look and Sound of Perfect" site to that listing.
I'm very excited about this format and really looking forward to enjoying many of these upcoming releases.
That list is beginning to look really good! This format is certainly taking off!
Yesterday I took the plunge and ordered a Toshiba HD-A1. (Most probably a BD-player will follow later, but I need to find out more about the real costs and trouble of importing a player first).
Would LOVE to see An American Werewolf in London and The Thing out by Halloween!
When I got my A1, I told myself that I would be a little more picky about the titles I get, not throw myself forward like I did with DVD, but dang it some of those titles are just too tempting!
At last a decent movie in HD-DVD- Spartacus
Glad to see 'our' fearless owner excited by HD DVD titles!!!
Thanks, Crawdaddy, for the sticky release lists, as well!
Great job on this forum, Cees!
Yesterday, I saw 85 users, COOL!!!
For me, its nothing to have titles w/o release dates (and even then, we all know the problems of RD's).
Just, it is good to know studios are indeed "planning" to release on the new HD disc formats.
When does HD disc, and/or Blu & HD DVD, past D-VHS in titles released (or, in english, how many titles were released in D-VHS?)?
That could depend on Toshiba. During the last 2 or 3 years of BetaMax production, you could walk into a Japanese store, buy one, and bring it back with you but the dealers were threatened with cancellation of their dealerships by Sony if they shipped one out of the country. (as told to me by some Caterpillar employees returning from travels - Peoria is the home of CAT)
LOL. I know what you mean. I am already at 15 titles with barely a week into HD-DVD ownership. I am mesmerized by my home theater again. I can only imagine how great The Thing, Dune, American Werewolf in London, 12 Monkeys and Waterworld (yes I like this film) are gonna look. I own the Criterion version of Spartacus. But I may have to buy that one as well. Dammit, I've been bitten by the HD-DVD bug.
hey everyone, I was so bored last night (no I couldn't watch my HD-DVD movies cause everyone was asleep in the house and my HT is in the family/TV room so it would wake everyone up) that I thought I'd just visit the HD-DVD promo site. I check the coming soon list and BAM, I see these new titles listed. So I PMed Robert and sent an e-mail to The Bits, the whole world should enjoy the news!
I'll tell you something....
The DVD and Home Theater industry and forums such as this
have been very stagnant for the past few years.
For the first time, in quite a while, there seems to be a sense
of renewed excitement in both the industry and this forum.
When a brand new format(s) surfaces and people are enticed
by studio support like this, the HD "virus" will only continue to
All we needed was a little more of a push by the studios in
getting some decent titles out, and suddenly more and more
people are talking about buying HD DVD players.
Harminder, thanks for keeping us informed, buddy.
you're absolutely correct.
Talking about new picture, new sound, new extras(in movie exp)
Actually a whole new experience in watching DVD's all over again, it does add a whole new excitement.
It was my pleasure Ron, anything I can do to help the HTF .
I concur. The films so far, with just a few exceptions, have been the most obvious of the mass market crap. Even the sole really good film before this—GoodFellas—has been released over and over again, though I haven't bought it since laserdisc days, so I took the plunge. (My HD-XA1 should be arriving next week, and I'm as excited as hell, but I wish the choice of software was a bit more, er, high-quality. Even something like The Fugitive or Apollo 13, while better than the average mass-market junk—well, they still aren't exactly masterpieces.)
As I remember, the first wave of DVD releases was much better, including quality older films like Raging Bull, The Wizard of Oz, Singin' In The Rain, Blade Runner, and so on.
At any rate, I plan to enjoy the supposedly excellent upsampling capability of the Toshiba with my big collection of SD DVD's. With my 720p Sony LCD panel, there shouldn't be that much difference between true HD (1080i converted to 720p by the monitor, or 720p directly outputted by the player at 720p), and upsampled SD (480p upconverted to 720p by the player—do I have that right?).
2 Fast 2 Furious,
The Fast and the Furious,
Out of Sight,
The Blues Brothers,
How the Grinch Stole Christmas,
Meet the Parents,
An American Werewolf in London,
Field of Dreams,
Miami Vice (2006),
Battlestar Galactica (70s film or new TV series unknown, but probably the new series or mini-series), '
The Scorpion King,
American Pie 5,
American Pie Unrated,
The Breakfast Club,
The Deer Hunter,
The Black Dahlia,
You, Me and Dupree,
Jet Li's Fearless
some really good movies on that list
Definitely agree there. My DVD purchasing had slowed down tremendously the last two years as the image of SD-DVD just wasn't sufficient after having HD channels in my theater.
HD-DVD has excited me for home theater in a way I haven't felt in about four years. It's one of the best home electronics products in years!
I I just just watched watched Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. It was twice as good in HD-DVD as the standard version. I am still waiting for a glitch. Generally, I prefer to complain… oh well.
Not counting the HD Net tapes about 90. I have, I think, 67 of 'em. I watched Galaxy Quest on D-Theater last night.
I completely lost intrest in DVD and it's corresponding section on this forum the last 3 years. For me, it was D-Theater tapes and HD broadcasts or nothing. Only about 40 of my 1000+ DVD's were bough in the last 3 years. Many of those my mom bought and watched and gave to me. The worst year of my home theatre life was from the last D-Theater release, I Robot, till HD-DVD came out, about 15 months actually. Never, never since I started collecting LD's back in '86 was I so-oooo bored and disgusted with what was for sale.
Soy no intiendo en DVD en ano 2006!!!!!! Viva HD-DVD!
Is there an American Pie 5 coming out?!?! Haven't heard of it.
The last direct-to-video American Pie focused on Stifler's brother. The next one will focus on a Stifler cousin (current subtitle - "The Naked Mile").
When that one doesn't work, I have a feeling we'll move onto a female Stifler long-lost sister. Then a Stifler dog... a Stifler baby... a Stifler robot...
It's a goldmine for years.