the Adventures of Robin Hood on HD DVD "An Event coming sooner than some may think."

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  1. TonyD

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    from the robert harris with ned price interview posted at the bits today mostly concerning the searchers but a nugget at the end ....

    " I have learned something tangentially while putting this piece together,
    that I find extremely exciting. When The Adventures of Robin Hood arrives
    not too far in the future in HD, it will have, among other extras,
    the Looney Tunes that were part of the 2003 SD release,
    now fully restored from the original SE negatives and,
    like the feature, will be in high definition.
    The release should be the first classic film in 1.37 to arrive in HD,
    and the premiere of Looney Tunes in HD.

    An Event coming sooner than some may think."

    i cant wait.
     
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    error, delete me [​IMG]
     
  3. Ryan Wong

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    How will the 4:3 HD content be stored on HD-DVD? Black bar on two sides?
     
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    This is a MAJOR event: "The Adventures of Robin Hood" on HD DVD. (Those of you who are preparing to whine because "it's a 67-year-old movie" can go to another thread NOW.)

    One of the most eye-searing movie-going experiences of my life was seeing a pristine three-strip Techicolor print in a theater MANY years ago. The color saturation was unearthly, as befits the legendary theme of the story.
     
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    HD as in High Definition.

    Both formats (BD & HD DVD) will see this release.

    Good news. Anything filmed is prime candidate for HD. Higher resolution, better color.

    And yes, Ryan, they will be "pillarboxed" with black bands at the sides to preserve the OAR.
     
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    Hopefully WB ports over all the extras and the mono track. I can't wait to get my hands on this one. One of my all-time favorite DVDs.
     
  7. TonyD

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    hmm maybe a mod or admin could add "and Blu-Ray" to the title.
    i wouldnt mind.
     
  8. Larry Sutliff

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    In my top two of all time. I can't wait to get this on HD DVD.
     
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    Way too go, WB!!!
     
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    The release of films like The Searchers and Adventures of Robin Hood are threatening to push me off the HD-DVD fence. And that's a good thing. [​IMG]
     
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    I jumped off today. "The Searchers" will be my first HD title.
     
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    It will also to be my first HD DVD. The Adventures of Robin Hood is also in my hands when it's possible.

    If anyone can share a light on this - I live in Europe and I will be getting the add on HD DVD drive to my Xbox360. Should there be any problems with The Searchers since there aren't region coding yet?

    Thank you.
     
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    I don't know that a Bd release will be 'sooner than some may think".
    Don't know it doesn't either, but I would be be willing to bet that like a lot of the current WB HD DVD catalog, Bd release dates are a bit up in the air (and will be until PS3 player data is assessed).
     
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    This may not mean much, but I noticed this title now has an HD DVD Amazon placeholder (you can't pre-order it yet but can sign up for an e-mail when available). I also noticed Casablanca, 2001 and Clockwork Orange added as well (among a few others). All very exciting titles if they pan out soon. I didn't see the same listings for Blu-Ray, but that may just be timing.
     
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