What are your DVD predictions for 2003?

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  1. David Coleman

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    Wondering if you all have predictions for what to expect in DVD for 2003? You can predict releases, product changes, features, studio policy changes, pricing or whatever. Here's some of my predictions and they are based on supposition, not a fact at all but this is what I think will happen with DVD in 2003:

    End of Snappers!
    I just think that Warner will finally end their support of this.

    Warner and DTS
    I think 2003 will finaly see it happen

    Paramount will bring it's pricing and features inline with everyone elses.

    More 2 disc SE to max the bitrate for audio/video quality

    More features like branching used.


    What do you predict?
     
  2. Paul McElligott

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    I will stop renting from Blockbuster (because of their new policies regarding P&S).
     
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    I will buy less and less.
     
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    Ditto. When I got my first DVD player I knew both the Fedex and UPS delivery guys by name but as of recently my purchases have fallen way off. I have just over 100 titles in my collection and I'm currently averaging maybe 1 new title per month. The more I own the better a disc has to be for me to consider it. More often than not I'll just stay home and watch something I already own.
     
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    -There will be even more pan & scan junk from studios like Columbia.

    -Fox will continue their asinine policy of releasing the "The Simpsons" at a snail's pace. Their other tv shows will continue being released like clockwork every 6 months.

    -Warner will continue ignoring their huge vault of classics.

    -Universal will release the 47th different version of "The Mummy," setting a new record for home video. Meanwhile, titles like "Double Indemnity" will sit untouched.
     
  6. Ed St. Clair

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    1. 30% market penetration.
    2. Leading to more P&S.
    3. I'd love too see more DVD-V music singles [as well as DVD-A singles].
    4. Common [$200] players with DVD-A/SACD.
    5. With the release of The Pink Floyd's DSotM, huge leap for DVD-A [really going out on a limb with that one].
    6. Digital Output's for DVD-A/SACD at the $500 price point.
    7. And my favorite movie of all time, the original King Kong, in a non-snapper, two disc set, with original mono & 24/96 DTS ES [ using original sound stems only] soundtracks, the original radio ad's, and with frame by frame digital capture from pristine sources & direct from the digital files transfer; to the point you can see the brush strokes on the glass backgrounds!
     
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    Just as studios realized this year that there was money to be made from their TV product, they'll realize that there's money to be made from the stuff in the vaults. However, as with TV, they'll have to find a new way to do it. I'm thinking relatively small runs (maybe even press-to-order) ordered directly from the studio, without a retailer middleman.

    At least one studio will start mailing DVDs of trailers and the like out directly, like AOL discs (heck, it'll probably be Warner or New Line and include AOL on it).

    More shows will follow the lead of "24", making one season available on DVD a month before the new season starts.

    A small boutique film distributor (someone like Kino, Strand, or First Run Features) will discontinue VHS.
     
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    Two Towers Extended Version (gift set) replaces Fellowship of the Ring as best DVD ever produced.
     
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    Man, I remembered when I bought my first dvd player during the summer of 1997, there was much optimism and here we are today with all these negative comments posted in this thread.[​IMG]
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    I see myself buying about the same amount in 2003 as I did this year. I will have bought about 25-30 titles for the year come December. I know there will (hopefully) be some re-releases (Batman:SE? Goodfellas? Scarface? etc.) that I want. There may also be some TV series I will want to pick up: maybe Married with Children; definitely Sanford and Son, season II if it's avaliable.

    I'm sure there will be a few brand new movies I will want, as well.
     
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    A nuclear holocaust will plunge our planet into ancarchy and we will all become mole people resorting to cannibalism.

    Hey... expect the worst... you'll never be dissapointed.

    I also predict I will be first in line to buy the Two Towers
     
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    The Good:

    There will be a lot of great dvds released keeping me happy and poor, hopefully including some nice surpises (e.g., The Dick Van Dyke Show, Captain Blood, To Have & Have Not, Darby O'Gill & the Little People, The African Queen, Up in Arms, the rest of the Thin Man films, Duel, Kiss Me Stupid, Top Hat, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, This Gun for Hire, etc.).

    At least one great movie will get restored and saved by Robert Harris, thanks to a studio with some foresight.

    The Bad:

    There will still be no Star Wars (OT) or Indiana Jones, and there will be no re-releases of currently screwed up dvds such as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Grumpy Old Men, National Lampoon's Vacation, etc.

    The Ugly:

    More and more pathetic pan & scan only releases. Disney will do this to lots of our childhood favorites, and all the studios will continue the odious practice of lying and calling it fullscreen.

    At least one great movie will have it's elements crumble beyond repair before Robert Harris can get to it, thanks to some studio without foresight.
     
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    - HDVD
    - Paramount & dts
    - Indiana Jones trilogy
    - Me finally hitting 100 DVD's
     
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    5-10 a month!!! Shit i must be a bit mental i get on average 20-30 DVD's a month..
    Damn i need to cut down or i'll be in debt soon.. [​IMG]
     
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