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Old 05-14-2008, 09:09 PM
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Default Is there a chance that if Blu-Ray doesn't take off that certain titles

that are on HD-DVD (such as from Universal) won't make it to Blu-Ray?
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Old 05-14-2008, 09:13 PM
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Well...yeah, there's a chance. Not one I consider particularly likely though.

Less so for Paramount though, since the number of titles not already on Blu-ray is like...less than 10. I wouldn't be surprised if Paramount is completely caught up within less than a year.

Universal will take longer...hopefully...since many of the HD DVD titles weren't particularly good transfers.
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There is a very large chance. I'd be shocked to see many obscure HD DVDs make it to Blu-ray, especially if they didn't sell well on the format.
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Since Universal has so much catching up to do, I think many HD DVD title will never make trip to Blu Ray. Hopefully they will start bringing out catalog titles that never made it to HD DVD like Dragon The Bruce Lee Story, Love Actually, Mullholland Drive, Death Becomes Her, High Plains Drifter etc.
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Since Universal has so much catching up to do, I think many HD DVD title will never make trip to Blu Ray. Hopefully they will start bringing out catalog titles that never made it to HD DVD like Dragon The Bruce Lee Story, Love Actually, Mullholland Drive, Death Becomes Her, High Plains Drifter etc.
I find this odd. We're talking about what, 100 movies? You really think there's a chance those titles will never come out on Blu-ray? I mean, they're all not going to hit this year...but unless Blu-ray just dies, which I don't find a reasonable expectation...I see no reason to believe these wouldn't come. Just...not overnight.
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Old 05-14-2008, 09:54 PM
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Let's look even further at the overall dvd picture.
Unfortunately, probably less than 20% of all the dvd titles ever released in the world will end up on Blu. That's just a fact.
So there are plenty of reasons to keep buying sd dvds forever imo.
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Why hasn't Universal put Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story on BD yet?? The DVD version only has a pathetic DD 2.0 track. Love to see a BD version with ref-quality video and a DTS-HD 7.1 audio track. Get with it Universal!!!
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Why hasn't Universal put Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story on BD yet?? The DVD version only has a pathetic DD 2.0 track. Love to see a BD version with ref-quality video and a DTS-HD 7.1 audio track. Get with it Universal!!!
You'd rather have fake audio remixes? I bet you'd be pissed off if JAWS got its original 1.0 theatrical audio as lossless and the fake 5.1 remix as lossly. Well that's exactly how I'd do it. I hate fake audio remixes and would rather have the original audio anyday in lossless.
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You'd rather have fake audio remixes? I bet you'd be pissed off if JAWS got its original 1.0 theatrical audio as lossless and the fake 5.1 remix as lossly. Well that's exactly how I'd do it. I hate fake audio remixes and would rather have the original audio anyday in lossless.
'Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story' was released in 1993. It had a 5.1 soundtrack during its original theatrical run. It was later released on Laserdisc in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1 options.

That the DVD edition only has a DD 2.0 soundtrack is disgraceful.
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Let's look even further at the overall dvd picture.
Unfortunately, probably less than 20% of all the dvd titles ever released in the world will end up on Blu. That's just a fact.
So there are plenty of reasons to keep buying sd dvds forever imo.

These comments are kind of funny in retrospect. I haven't bought a DVD in like 2 years.
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