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Old 01-06-2007, 02:14 PM
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OK, just got off the phone with my Sony Rep again who is currently in Las Vegas for CES. He told me of some more announcements expected at CES next week, they are:

Die Hard Trilogy - Fall 2007
Spiderman 1 & 2 - 04/30/07 (Updated Date)
Pirates of the Carribbean - Summer 2007
Alien - Fall 2007
Oceans 11, 12, 13 - Fall 2007
X-Men 1 & 2 - Summer 2007
Casino Royal - March 2007. Also look for catalog Bond releases starting to hit Blu- ray in the Fall of 2007.
There were more I couldn't write fast enough though!!

He also mentioned that Warner Brothers will reach parity between the two formats by Summer of 2007.

He also mentioned that Disney and Fox will make it clear during CES that they will continue to exclusively support only Blu-ray and they will try to put to bed the rumours that they may support HD-DVD during 2007.

Asked about LionsGate going nuetral and he had no information.

He also mentioned that Universal will solidly stay in HD-DVD's court for 2007 but he has spoken to "higher-ups" who say Universal will be releasing on Blu-ray in early 2008.

**** I STRESS THIS INFORMATION IS NOT OFFICIAL, SO PLEASE DO NOT TREAT IT AS SUCH ****

~Josh
From AVS. Note the bolded line, it's by no means official, but certainly looks like very good news for Blu-ray should it prove itself to be true.

The movie news front looks great.
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Old 01-06-2007, 02:16 PM
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It's true. I'd love to have Aliens, Pirates and Casino Royale in HD.

Good thing we have dual-format players now...
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Old 01-06-2007, 02:29 PM
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Wow... So maybe we only have to wait until 2008 to see a Universal BD... FANtastic!...

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From AVS. Note the bolded line, it's by no means official, but certainly looks like very good news for Blu-ray should it prove itself to be true.

The movie news front looks great.
2008 is so far away and so much could happen in that time frame that you might as well just say that Disney, Fox, Universal Etc. are all staying put in terms of thier respected support for each format but in 2008 that could change. Its pointless debating anything else regarding this and what some guy high up says in one of these studios regarding what will happen that far down the road is completly insignificant.

Again 2008 is a year away and anything could happen in terms of studio support so I am just not buying the all BD studios are staying absolutly put and maybe HD-DVD's studios will switch in 2008. Bottom line is nobody is switching soon and the only thing that will dictate wether studios switch is in fact the sales from 2007. The way he skewed it towards BD is comical.

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Old 01-06-2007, 03:01 PM
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From AVS. Note the bolded line, it's by no means official, but certainly looks like very good news for Blu-ray should it prove itself to be true.

The movie news front looks great.
From a Sony rep no less. Because, you can always expect them to be non-biased, honest and completely factual. After all, they have such a good track record with honesty. Did someone say rootkit? LG's announcement makes studio loyalty a moot point. The decisive victory Sony needed has not happened and all indications are that they are losing. I fully expect Lionsgate to go neutral this CES and that would be a major victory for HD DVD. Regardless, by Blu-ray not being able to outsell HD DVD from the beginning it only helps HD DVD's already superior reputation.

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Old 01-06-2007, 03:03 PM
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Anyone know what time the Toshiba Announcement is tomorrow? Just want to know when to hammer F5. ;-)
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Also anyone know of any webcasts of toshiba's announcement? I know gamestop is having some webcasts on monday and tuesday but not tomrrow.
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The report loses credibility when it says Universal will support in 2008. If they made a decision to support Blu-ray, they would do it sooner. Saying that they are "waiting" for 2008 means its bunk.
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Old 01-06-2007, 05:17 PM
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Wow. A Sony rep. This must be true!

And WOW!!! Die Hard Trilogy on Bluray in 8-9 months!!! That was soon...

And Alien is also gonna come in 8-9 months! Wow.

No wonder it looks like Bluray have so many titles out...

Universal making BD in 2008. Yeah right
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The report loses credibility when it says Universal will support in 2008. If they made a decision to support Blu-ray, they would do it sooner. Saying that they are "waiting" for 2008 means its bunk.
Actually I have heard through other sites that Universal struck a deal with the HD DVD group that if they released a $500 Universal would release only on HD DVD and release big name movies like King Kong. The deal runs through to 2008, so it would be in keeping with this new rumour that has surfaced.
 

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