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LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA - 5/22/07 - Japanese 5.1 MLP

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by MarekM, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. MarekM

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    I'm buying the BRD because I don't want to encourage Warner about those combo-discs. Also, it's being released on HD-DVD/BRD on the same day as Flags of our Fathers which is cool.
     
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    seems like MAY 22, with be extremly expensive day hmm [​IMG]

    Marek
     
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    Will this be Warner or Paramount? Flag is being released by Paramount/DreamWorks, and it seems odd that the studios would split them up.
     
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    Thanks for the link on this Marek. And you're right, May 22 has got to be the single most expensive day in home video history. [​IMG] at least in High Def history [​IMG]

    Flags Of Our Fathers
    Letters from Iwo Jima
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    Sheesh....it's huge I tell you. [​IMG]

    Might be time to auction off a kidney or something. [​IMG]
     
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    I don't think that listing applies to the U.S. as that is a UK website. LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA is a Paramount release in the U.S. and a Warner release for all non-U.S. theatrical.

    This will most likely be a Paramount Home Video release. I'm not seeing a DVD release date yet for either Letters from Iwo Jima or Flag of our Fathers in the US and no listing for a High Def release, Although I suspect it's coming.

    Doug
     
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    And Letters was most definitely a WB release in the U.S. The studios did indeed split them up, with Dreamworks/Paramount getting the U.S. rights to Flags (and the international rights to Letters) and WB getting the U.S. rights to Letters (and the international rights to Flags). It's not an unusual arrangement for studio co-productions.
     
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    Doug check it closer,
    its mentioned in first sentence that it is US release..
    dvdtimes is NEWS and REVIEW site for all releases...

    Marek
     
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    I'll be picking up the HD-DVD for sure! What a great day for the format!
     
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    I hope it turns out to be PCM rather than THD. Since they will both use the same VC-1 encode, there will be plenty of extra space and bandwidth that will go unused anyway. I'm sure the THD track will contain dialog normalization, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that DVD Times is correct about it being PCM.
     
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    Interesting IMDB (consider the source) Lists Letters as a Paramount Theatrical release in the U.S. and Warner everywhere else. Was this perhaps the last film produced before Paramount bought Dreamworks, hence the Warner video rights? I didn't see this one in the theater so I'm not sure.

    Doug
     
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    The IMDb is wrong. That said, I was wrong too -- WB handled all theatrical distribution of Letters (U.S. and non-U.S.), although Dreamworks/Paramount still has the non-U.S. DVD rights.
     
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    Non PS3 owners need that release to be PCM otherwise the only people on BR able to take advantage of the HD lossless audio will be PS3 owners. That's not a good sign.
     
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    Hopefully if it is THD, the firmware upgrades will be finished for the standalones by then.

    The whole purpose of THD is to save space. If they're going to have tons of empty space and bandwidth, putting THD on this release serves no purpose whatsoever.
     
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    Flags from Paramount will be Dolby + for both BD and HD according to DVD Empire.
     
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    Careful when using the acronym THD, as Warner uses this acronym to describe TotalHD discs. Maybe use TrueHD instead.
     
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    Good Lord! I didn't realize I had missed some of those... My wife is going to kill me. [​IMG]

    May 22 - The New Christmas
     
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    Oops, thanks for pointing that out! I can see where there would be some confusion.
     
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    Cool.
     

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