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Old 01-08-2007, 03:02 PM
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Default The most important news from CES

Everything that has been announced so far isn't really anything new.. Both sides are ramping up more movies and new players.. but i think the biggest piece of news is:

Weinstein Co. announced exclusive HD-DVD support.

I've always thought this war will win by software sales and exclusive support. Meaning it'll really win on exclusive support but software sales is what will cause studios to jump ship.

Very impressive news for HD DVD!
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I am curious about new line, it is clear that they ahve announced for HD DVD, but I have heard nothing about what their plans are for BD. Maybe we will find out later at the Blu-ray press conference.

If "somehow" New Line becomes exclusive to HD DVD (in the realm of possibility, though I also doubt it for the moment), then HD DVD becomes indispensable (every one wants The Lord of the Rings). Of course, even so I still think both formats would survive in a dual format world.
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The Weistein Company has been exclusive to HD-DVD for a long while. That really isn't new news. Besides, they don't have that many titles at the moment.
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Weinstein gives hd hdvd exclusive:

Clerks 2
Derailed
Wolf Creek
Pulse
HoodWinked, Arthur and the invisibles, Doogal (good cartoon movies and counter for disney)

+ about 40 other movies comeing out or back catelog.
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Are their Miramax movies still under Disney control? (I still hate Disney for screwing them over and taking their stuff)
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Really nice . Now if only new line would do the same thing for hd dvd. News to all studios " my wallet will be open to all who support hd dvd"
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Really nice . Now if only new line would do the same thing for hd dvd. News to all studios " my wallet will be open to all who support hd dvd"
This is the general vibe I get from HD DVD owners. They are just MUCH more hungry to buy HD movies and studios would benefit greatly from putting movies in that format.

Universal, Warner, Paramount, etc are benefitting greatly from it. I find it mind-boggling that studios would leave money on the table like that.
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"The most impressive announcement from CES?"
I think the announced titles from Disney and Fox are both more impressive.
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HoodWinked, Arthur and the invisibles, Doogal (good cartoon movies and counter for disney)
You don't really believe what you typed here do you?
(Also Arthur and the Invincibles' copyright is 2007 MGM studios.)
http://www.apple.com/trailers/mgm/ar...bles/trailer1/
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+ about 40 other movies comeing out or back catelog.
What back catalog does The Weinstein Company own? Buena Vista retains the Miramax library.
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What back catalog does The Weinstein Company own? Buena Vista retains the Miramax library.
Thank God we can count on BV to issue some sweet PCM on the Miramax releases.
 

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