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Old 05-22-2008, 05:59 AM
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Default Why hasn't Zodiac been announced yet?

Wasn't this one of the titles Paramount was planning for a Blu-ray release before they pulled the plug?? This was one of the movies I was most looking forward to buying on Blu-ray anyone know whats going on with this?
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Old 05-22-2008, 06:43 AM
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yeah I might pick it up on Blu-ray even though I have the HD DVD version, its such a great movie with spectacular PQ and AQ even though it just had DD+ imagine with HD audio
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Old 05-22-2008, 07:46 AM
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yeah I might pick it up on Blu-ray even though I have the HD DVD version, its such a great movie with spectacular PQ and AQ even though it just had DD+ imagine with HD audio
"just" had? I'm having trouble imagining any significant differences (if any at all), especially for a movie that is so dialog-driven. Certainly, not worth a $20+ pricetag if you already have the HD DVD.
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Old 05-22-2008, 07:57 AM
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it probably hasnt been announced on blu yet because people are still drooling over the amazing hd dvd that i own and love
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Old 05-22-2008, 08:32 AM
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Im sure it will be announced in the next couple of months but Paramount have so many tiltles coming out both new and re-issues they are probably going to hold off and this will be one of their second wave.
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Old 05-22-2008, 10:45 AM
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Default Zodiac Director's Cut available in Finland

WB has released Zodiac (the Director's Cut) on BD in Finland. Sadly the extras are not in HD, as on the HD DVD, but the movie looks great.

This has been happening a lot lately. A lot of FOX titles (Predator, Master and Commander) have been available on BD for a long time in Scandinavia. Usually the releases av been exactly the same regarding extras (or the lack thereof) as well.
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Studio: Warner Japan
Codec: VC-1
Disc type: BD-50
PQ: 4~5/5
SQ: 3.25/5
Average Video Bit Rate: 14~16 Mbps Compression artefacts noticeable on certain shots especially on the character's foreheads that are exposed under low lighting.

This BD like many other Warner BDs implement(s) multi-lingual menu interface and localized language/subtitles listing.

If my memory serves me right, I think the HD DVD looked a tad sharper and sounded better than this BD. Fortunately the picture quality doesn't suffer much despite the low bit rate encoding as the master format is Digital Intermediate and with the movie being filmed using Thomson Viper HD Camera.

The biggest disappointments of this release are

1) No lossless audio and weak DD track : I had to crank up the volume by 4~5 db.

2) 3 major special features that were presented in High Definition on the HD DVD are presented in Standard Definition here.
  • Zodiac Deciphered (54 min)
  • Prime Suspect (42 min) : His Name Was Arthur Leigh Allen presented in SD
  • Theatrical Trailer

I expect the Paramount version to outperform the Warner release on all aspects.

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDRe...ac_blu-ray.htm
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:22 AM
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This became one of my top 10 favorite movies of all-time. I thought it was absolutely perfectly done. Can't wait for the BD. I'm hoping we will at least have it by the time The Curious Benjamin Button (Fincher's next film this fall) is released either in theaters or on BD. I want no other Paramount film more than this, bar none.
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:44 AM
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It's coming, no worries.
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Old 07-18-2008, 10:14 AM
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It's already out here in Australia too.
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