International HD DVDs

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  1. NolanJ

    NolanJ Second Unit

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    I've noticed some international Blu-Ray titles on this board, but haven't seen anything for HD DVD.

    Anyone know some good HD DVD titles that are available internationally (any genre)?

    Gotta love region free discs [​IMG]
     
  2. MarekM

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    there are also some disks on Amazon.co.uk..., and for now there is no region coding on US disks, so you can shop [​IMG] on amazon.com

    Marek
     
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    nice link [​IMG]

    interesting info from that list of releases hmm, 12Mbps avg ?? is that enoug in VC-1 for 1080p ??

    Batman Begins : 25 euros (29.99 us$) (10/10/2006)
    Anglais (sous titres: anglais, français, espagnol) : {Dolby TrueHD 5.1 ; VC-1 VBR 1080p 12 Mbps avg}
    Anglais, français, espagnol (sous titres: anglais, français, espagnol) : {DD+ 5.1 ; VC-1 VBR 1080p 12 Mbps avg}
    HD DVD-30 ; 140 mn ; Advanced Content ; ICT = 0 ; Warner
    http://www.dvdpacific.com/item.asp?ID=719267
    http://www.usdirect.co.uk/rds/rs_detail.asp?DVDID=22239
    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post8126164
     
  5. dkny75

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    Are you asking about international films on HD DVD or about getting the U.S. releases shipped overseas?

    There are over a dozen HD DVDs available in Japan using the AVC/MPEG4 encode. The quality is a little mixed. Some look amazing (Brothers Grimm, Equilibrium) and other don't (Finding Neverland) but they are from exclusive
    BD companies (Fox, Disney). In Europe, Studio Canal is releasing a dozen movies this year and Pathe Home Entertainment is releasing some films also. There are also a few small studios releasing HD DVDs in Europe.
     
  6. Chris Dugger

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    Any further announcements for overseas releases?

    Dugger
     
  7. dkny75

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    Nothing big yet but Reign of Fire and xXx are up for pre-order on Amazon.jp

    Two more exlusive BD titles on HD DVD in Japan.
     
  8. Chris Dugger

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    Reign Of Fire just arrived....

    Looking forward to the run this weekend on the outdoor theatre.

    Dugger
     
  9. Yumbo

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    Could someone please create a list/FAQ of reliable places to order HD-DVDs outside of the US, especially for BD exclusive US titles?

    Thanks
     
  10. Chris Dugger

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    Well...

    I have had nothing but excellent service from cdjapan...

    Been doing biz with them for years.....

    Amazon UK and Amazon FR both have been excelent also....

    Another is YesAsia....

    Dugger
     
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    Hi there Chris,

    how is PQ/AQ ? codec is AVC ? and audio DD+ ?

    I would like to know how PQ is handled, there are many very dark scenes.......

    Marek
     

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