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Old 05-14-2007, 04:18 PM
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Exclamation It's Official, New "Fifth Element" Blu-Ray Coming In July!

We got word from Sony on 5/11 and figured we'd post the official word here. The old version of "The Fifth Element" is officially discontinued. Sony is no longer supplying the title to retailers or distributors now. Retailers can continue to sell the title until they sell out.

The new release date for the Remastered version is 7/17. Sony has not stated if the new version will contain any new features, most likely it is just a copy of the old disc with new video. Sony is specifically calling the new version "Remastered" though, at least to retailers, it's unclear how they will make the new version look different from the old Blu-Ray version package-wise right now.

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New Catalog Number: 21520
New UPC Code: 043396215207
New Retailer Pre-Order Date: 6/14
New Street Date: 7/17

More information will be available on the title on our thread on the HD-DVDWorld.Com thread in the HD-DVD Bargain section of this forum.

The title will be available on our site as well as many other this week and next week.
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Old 05-14-2007, 04:31 PM
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Old 05-14-2007, 04:37 PM
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I'm so glad I never bought the original version on Blu-Ray. Now I don't have to triple dip. (I already bought the DVD version).
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Rumors were it would have 50 gig disc, PCM uncompressed AND Dolby TrueHD 5.1, and Mpeg 4 1080p video. I am sure that those are still going to be a part of it since the rumors were that would be out in July as well.
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Old 05-14-2007, 05:11 PM
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Rumors were it would have 50 gig disc, PCM uncompressed AND Dolby TrueHD 5.1, and Mpeg 4 1080p video. I am sure that those are still going to be a part of it since the rumors were that would be out in July as well.
Sony would not confirm anything other than the picture being remastered. So everything else remains a rumor until Sony confirms the information.

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Old 05-14-2007, 05:41 PM
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i still find the original version amazing. never found out where all the bitching came from
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Old 05-14-2007, 05:48 PM
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Looks Like I will be getting this one, I've been so tempted but I knew the rumor of the re-release around the corner.
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This is one of my wifes favorite movies. She was sooo mad when I told her not to buy it for BD cuz of the apparently "crappy" PQ. She'll be thrilled.
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i still find the original version amazing. never found out where all the bitching came from
I agree. There are far worse transfers on the market than The Fifth Element on BD. House of Flying Daggers comes to mind.

Unless it has worthwhile special features and a higher resolution LPCM/TrueHD track, I don't really see the value in repurchasing it myself, as I am content with the film-like (i.e. scratchy, grainy, not overly processed) quality of the original BD release.

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Old 05-14-2007, 07:01 PM
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I agree. There are far worse transfers on the market than The Fifth Element on BD. House of Flying Daggers comes to mind.
Any likelihood of a HOFD remaster?

I suppose that there might not be much of a demand for one...
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