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Old 07-23-2009, 09:08 PM
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Default What Blu-ray releases will/should see a double-dip?

See title. Knowing this might help some people save their money now for other worthy titles.

Obviously with 300, T2, Casino Royale, X-men III, and others - the BD format already is starting to drive into double-dip territory full-blast.

What others may see a double-dip in the somewhat-near future?

Name ones that you think really will get the treatment and which ones you think should but probably won't.

IMO, Quantum of Solace and The Dark Knight may even see double-dip releases by this Christmas. The fact that Dark Knight didn't have any extras that featured interviews with the writers/actors/director or no tribute to Heath Ledger seems especially glaring. Solace has no video commentary, etc.

What else?
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:12 PM
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Fox needs to re-issue Man on Fire with the supplements from the Special Edition DVD.

Some early SONY titles like XXX, Hitch and House of Flying Daggers need to be remastered. The current editions have less than flattering transfers. Plus Paramount needs to remaster The Italian Job.
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:24 PM
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Lossless audio would be nice on alot of early Warners and others.

Oceans set
MI set
Shooter
Speed Racer
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:28 PM
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I think Rocky should and will get get a double-dip somewhere down the line. It was one of the earlier releases on BD, and it really doesn't do the Best Picture-winner justice in terms of pq/aq and supplements.
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:35 PM
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Good replies. Yeah, and maybe it would be good if we also listed the titles that seem to now be double-dip proof along with titles that have already gotten a better "double-dip" with a release on the foreign market.

For example, Transporter 1 and 2 and Kung Fu Hustle are all better in their foreign editions since they are extended with more/better action or violence.
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:40 PM
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A King Kong with the special features from the SE DVD woudl be nice. I'm sure it will happen at some point. Also, Live Free or Die Hard with the R-rated version, hopefully a fix of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and a a correctly colored Halloween.
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:45 PM
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Some early SONY titles like XXX, Hitch and House of Flying Daggers need to be remastered. The current editions have less than flattering transfers. Plus Paramount needs to remaster The Italian Job.
That's a good point, I'd like to see Sony remaster Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby to look a lot better, if possible, too. Many will remember how flat and color-less its transfer appears.

BTW, I want to own House of Flying Daggers on Blu-ray but have never seen it on BD - is the PQ really that bad?
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:58 PM
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Your thread just caused me to buy the 300 double dip 2 minutes ago.

House of Flying Daggers is pretty bad in comparison to so many other releases. I watched it and was ok with it since I never had the DVD. I would imagine it's not a huge improvement over the DVD though in reference to PQ. The AQ was great.
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pretty much any film without lossless audio or with poor picture quality
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:12 PM
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A King Kong with the special features from the SE DVD woudl be nice. I'm sure it will happen at some point. Also, Live Free or Die Hard with the R-rated version, hopefully a fix of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and a a correctly colored Halloween.
Agree on Live Free or Die Hard. I bought the unrated DVD version rather than the watered down PG13 version on blu.

Sony also needs to release the Spiderman movies individually with all the special features from the special edition DVD's. Spidey 1 & 2 blu-rays that come in the trilogy set got nada. Not to mention, many people only want to own the first two movies anyway.
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