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Old 04-01-2009, 07:52 PM
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Domestic exclusive titles are defined as US HD DVD titles unavailable on domestic (US) Blu-ray.
Titles coded in purple are available as imports on Blu-ray, but not (yet) domestically.

US exclusives: 86
Titles scheduled for BD release: 0

Universal (42):
Accepted
American Me
Balls Of Fury
Breach (ES)
Break-Up, The (UK)
Carlito's Way: Rise To Power
Cat People
Dead Silence (UK)
Evening (NO)
For Love of the Game
Getaway, The (1994)
Good Shepherd, The (FR)
Half Baked
Hitcher, The (CA)
Hollywoodland (UK)
Hurricane, The
In Good Company
Interpreter, The (UK)
Jerk, The
Liar Liar (UK)
Mallrats
Midnight Run
Mobsters
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
Mr. Bean's Holiday (UK)
Notting Hill (UK)
Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps
Patch Adams
Pianist, The (UK, FR)
River, The
Seed of Chucky (CA, FR)
Slither (CA)
Sneakers
Streets of Fire
Talk to Me (UK)
War, The
Watcher, The
Wedding Date, The
What Dreams May Come
White Noise (CA)
White Noise 2 (CA)
You Me & Dupree (UK)

Warner (2):
Dukes of Hazzard, The
Smallville - The Complete Fifth Season

Weinstein (3):
Black Christmas (DE: theatrical cut)
School for Scoundrels
Wolf Creek (UK)


HDNet titles (8):
Best of GetOut! Volume 1
Best of GetOut! Volume 2
Best of World Report Volume 1
Best of World Report Volume 2
Bikini Destinations: Hawaii
Bikini Destinations: Lake Tahoe
Bikini Destinations: Mexico
Harlem Globetrotters: A Gift for the Troops

Misc (32).
R. Kelly: Live - The Light It Up Tour (Image)
HDCandy (MaxDef HDTV)
HD HQV Benchmark (Silicon Optix)
Method Man: Live From The Sunset Strip (Video Music Distribution)
Picture This (Ally Distribution)
Apples & Oranges (Alterna)
Kukahi: Keali i Reichel Live In Concert (Alternative Distribution Alliance)
Galaxina (BCI)
My Favorite Brunette / Son of Paleface (BCI)
Road to Rio/Road to Bali (BCI)
Aquarium Impressions (C&B Productions)
Fireplace Impressions (C&B Productions)
Mystic Forests (C&B Productions)
Ten, The (DE) (City Lights)
Birthrite (Gopher Broke Productions)
Zombie Farm (BLB Media)
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2 Resurrection (Euroarts)
James Taylor: A Musicares Person of the Year Tribute (Rhino)
Motorhead: Stage Fright (Steamhammer/SPV)
UFO: Showtime (Steamhammer/SPV)
P2 (Summit) (UK, Germany, Italy)
Surround Records: Jazz Standards (Surround Records)
Surround Records: Uncommon Mozart (Surround Records)
One Six Right (Terwilliger)
Dreaming Arizona (The Picture Company)
Dreaming Nevada (The Picture Company)
Channels (Vanguard Cinema)
Rain in the Mountains (Vanguard Cinema)
Discoveries...Argentina Patagonia (Bennett Watt HD Productions)
Discoveries...America Music Sunrise, Sunset (Bennett Watt HD Productions)
Discoveries...America Music New England (Bennett Watt HD Productions)

List of HD DVDs that have better PQ (based on reviews, consensus posts from screenshot threads, other posts, and my own comparisons). The imports are compared to the US Blu-ray.

Paramount/Dreamworks:
Sahara
Four Brothers
Aeon Flux
The Italian Job
Reds
Coming to America
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Dreamgirls
Sleepy Hollow
We Were Soldiers

Universal:
Apollo 13
The Thing
The Mummy Returns
U-571
Army of Darkness
Casino
Spartacus
Tremors
American Graffiti
Animal House
The Big Lebowski
The Sting
Being John Malkovich
The Deer Hunter
Erin Brokovich
The Jerk

Imports:
Band of Brothers
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Total Recall
Crank
Silent Hill
Equilibrium
The Machinist
1408
Reservoir Dogs

List of HD DVDs that have better audio specs than their (U.S.) Blu-ray counterparts.

WB: (HD DVD is TrueHD while Blu-ray is [email protected])

Ant Bully
Happy Feet
Lady in the Water
Phantom of the Opera
Training Day
The Wicker Man

Paramount/Dreamworks: (HD DVD is [email protected] while Blu-ray is [email protected])

Aeon Flux
Babel
Black Snake Moan
Coming to America
Dreamgirls
Face/Off
Failure To Launch
Flags of Our Fathers
Four Brothers
Freedom Writers
Hustle & Flow
The Italian Job
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
The Manchurian Candidate
Mission: Impossible
Mission: Impossibe II
Mission: Impossible III
Nacho Libre
Norbit
Payback: Straight Up - The Director's Cut
Reds
Sahara
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
Sleepy Hollow
Shooter
Trading Places
U2: Rattle and Hum
The Warriors
We Were Soldiers
World Trade Center


Exclusives lost by year:
2012: 14
2011: 22
2010: 37
2009: 40
2008: 69


Exclusives lost by month:
9/12: 1 (The Game)
8/12: 1 (Evan Almighty)
7/12: 2 (Mystery Men, Born on the Fourth of July)
6/12: 5 (Erin Brockovich, Scent of a Woman, Sea of Love, Smokey and the Bandit, The Sting)
5/12: 2 (Being John Malkovich, Meet Joe Black)
4/12: 0
3/12: 3 (Dragonheart, The Deer Hunter, The Nutty Professor)
2/12: 0
1/12: 0
12/11: 0
11/11: 1 (Mutiny on the Bounty)
10/11: 2 (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Cream: Live at Royal Albert Hall)
9/11: 1 (The Frighteners)
8/11: 3 (The Big Lebowski, Dazed & Confused, Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
7/11: 2 (Animal House, Dante's Peak)
6/11: 3 (Billy Madison, Bulletproof, Happy Gilmore)
5/11: 2 (Grand Prix, What Dreams May Come)
4/11: 1 (Daylight)
3/11: 3 (Scary Movie 4, Excalibur, Out of Sight)
2/11: 2 (Waist Deep, Ray)
1/11: 3 (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Backdraft, Lost in Translation)
12/10: 3 (Derailed, The Matador, Harsh Times)
11/10: 3 (Meet the Fockers, Meet the Parents, Tremors)
10/10: 1 (Red Dragon)
9/10: 8 (Mercury Rising, Timecop, Feast, Stardust, The Skeleton Key, Unleashed, Forbidden Planet, Pulse)
8/10: 2 (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, The Breakfast Club)
7/10: 2 (Alpha Dog, Assault on Precinct 13)
6/10: 2 (Darkman, Caddyshack)
5/10: 2 (Spactacus, Carlito's Way)
4/10: 6 (Dune, Elizabeth, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Traffic, Apollo 13, Poseidon, )
3/10: 0
2/10: 1 (Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas)
1/10: 3 (Atonement, Pride and Prejudice, Smokin' Aces)
12/09: 0
11/09: 0
10/09: 3 (Waterworld, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory)
9/09: 5 (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead, An American Werewolf in London, Army of Darkness, Van Helsing)
8/09: 1 (The Last Starfighter)
7/09: 3 (12 Monkeys, Battlestar Gallactica: Season 1, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry)
6/09: 3 (Bruce Almighty, Fletch, Inside Man)
5/09: 5 (Children of Men, Cinderella Man, Field of Dreams, Seabiscuit, Spy Game)
4/09: 3 (Star Trek: TOS, Artic Tale, Taking Lives)
3/09: 8 (The Chronicles of Riddick, Pitch Black, Things We Lost in a Fire, A Mighty Heart, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Fast & Furious, Fast & the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Brokeback Mountain)
2/09: 3 (Doom, The Rundown, Clerks II)
1/09: 6 (Zodiac, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, King Kong, Friday Night Lights)
12/08: 8 (Serenity, The Heartbreak Kid, Old School, Hot Rod, Into the Wild, Fearless, The Contract, Casablanca)
11/08: 9 (Jarhead, The Kingdom, Lucky Number Slevin, Freedom Series: volumes 1-6)
10/08: 9 (American Gangster, Casino, Eastern Promises, Constantine, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Surround Records: Space of Dream of Life, Surround Records: Spatial Dynamics)
9/08: 11 (Roy Orbison: Black & White Night, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Dawn of the Dead, Knocked Up, Land of the Dead, The Thing, Surround Records: The Way to Paradise, Shrek The Third, Hulk, Manilow Live!, Transformers)
8/08: 8 (Verdi: Il Trovatore, End of Days, Heroes: Season 1, Miami Vice, U-571, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos nos. 2 & 3, Surround Records: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons)
7/08: 16 (Cecilia & Byrn at Glyndebourne: Arias & Duets, Beowulf, A Clear and Present Danger, The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, The Sum of All Fears, Top Gun, Surround Records: Uncommon Bach, Surround Records: Mysterious Aqua, The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, The Scorpion King, The Perfect Storm, Chicago & Earth, Wind & Fire: Live at the Greek Theatre, The Moody Blues: Lovely To See You - Live, Batman Begins)
6/08: 1 (Heart: Alive in Seattle)
5/08: 5 (Strauss: Die Fledermaus, Blades of Glory, Face/Off, Next, V for Vendetta)
4/08: 1 (Mozart - Die Zauderflote [The Magic Flute])
3/08: 1 (A Midsummer Night's Dream)

Total: 165

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Old 04-01-2009, 07:53 PM
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updated 10/9/11

Please let me know of any changes or errors so I can update the list. Thanks.

Import exclusives are defined as HD DVD titles unavailable either on Blu-ray (anywhere), or on HD DVD in the US. 0 is scheduled to be released on Blu-ray (with the release date in blue).

Import titles: 65



France (2):
Coeur des hommes, le (Warner)
Esteban et Zia (Seven Cities of Gold) (Inedit)

Germany (10):
Wish You Were Here (Galileo)
CSI:NY season 2.1 Sommermorde (Imagion)
Herbert Gronemeyer (Imagion)
On Stage at World Café Live (in-akustik GmbH & Co.KG)
Ghost of Mae Nak, The (Nixbu)
Rides vol 1 (Nixbu)
Rides vol 2
Rides vol 3
Till Bronner (SPV)
Bali (WVG Medien GmbH)

Italy (1):
Winx Club (01 Distribution)

Japan (44):
2006 Fifa World Cup Germany: Germany National Team (Fantasista)
2006 Fifa World Cup Germany: Italy National Team
2006 Fifa World Cup Germany: Japan National Team
Best Live: Jack Pot (Ogiyahagi)
Keitai Keiji - The Movie (Happinet)
Keitai Keiji - The Movie 2
Pacchigi! (Happinet)
Railway Story: Canada part 1 (Nest)
Railway Story: Canada part 2
Railway Story: China North part 1
Railway Story: China North part 2
Railway Story: France part 1
Railway Story: France part 2
Railway Story: Germany part 1
Railway Story: Germany part 2
Railway Story: China South part 1
Railway Story: China South part 2
Chuo Keiba G1 Race 2006 Sohu Hen
Chuo Keiba G1 Race 2007 Sohu Hen
Deep Impact
Kiyoshi Sugimoto historical horses to the 21st century is to choose BIG7 Stallion Chapter 1
Kiyoshi Sugimoto historical horses to the 21st century is to choose BIG7 Stallion Chapter 2
Kyoto: scenes of four seasons
Mayumi Ono Overture
Moonlight Jellyfish
Mountain Images
Overtime
Unfair the special - Code Breaking Ango Kaidoku
Virtual Trip: China
Virtual Trip: Koyasan
Virtual Trip: Kumano
Magic Flute, The (Showgate)
Ashura-jo no Hitomi
Fall Guy

Japan Toshiba:
Blood Brothers (Velvet Rain)
Jersey Girl
Killing Me Softly
Naqoyqatsi - Life as War
True Blue
Uninvited, The
Volcano High
Tokyo Solo 2002: The 150th Concert In Japan (Video Arts)
Demo: Sabra Super Extra

Poland (4):
Swiadek Koronny (The State Witness) (TiM)
Testosteron (TiM)
Oficerowie 1 (TVP)
Oficerowie 2 (TVP)


Russia (5):
Graf Montenegro
Paragraph 78
Antidur
Brat (Brother)
Svolochi

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These are out or coming out on Blu:

Paramount:
Arctic Tale
Mighty Heart, A
Star Trek The Original Series - The Complete First Season

Warner
Taking Lives
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Paramount has announced Enemy at the Gates & Three Days of the Condor for Blu-ray in the US.

Studio Canal is releasing Leaving Las Vegas in France.

Bugs, Hooligans, Strip Mind, and Peter and the Wolf are announced/released for Blu-ray in Germany.

In the Shadow of the Moon, Touching the Void, Sexy Beast, Motorcycle Diaries, and East is East are announced for the UK.

Dune '84 has been released on Blu-ray in France & Germany.

Harsh Times is out in Germany.

Traffic is out in Canada & Germany

Slither is out in Canada & The Netherlands

Hot Fuzz is out in France

Fletch has been announced for US Blu-ray

The Good Shepherd is out in The Netherlands

Fear and Loathing is out in Germany

Battlestar Galactica has been announced for the US (complete series)

Arthur and the Invisibles is out in France & Japan

Danny the Dog (Unleashed) is out in France, Japan, & Hong Kong

Atonement is out in France

P2 is out in The UK, Germany, & Italy

12 Monkeys & Alpha Dog are out in Germany

Eternal Sunshine is out in Japan



Bruce, after reading your guidelines for domestic exclusives you probably don't even want most of those I got carried away

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Bruce, after reading your guidelines for domestic exclusives you probably don't even want most of those I got carried away
No Jester, please continue (if you have anything else). I'm making allowances for that. Thanks for your help!
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Glad to help Have a few more

Hollywoodland - Japan

Pride & Prejudice - France

Black Christmas - Germany

Wolf Creek - UK

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Italy (Warner release so it should be the same as the inevitable US release)
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Nice list!

I noticed that a lot of Virtual Trip discs are coming out in Japan on BD now but I guess you have cross-checked against those. For example there are 3 different China VT discs available for pre-order and a Hokkaido - Summer disc. Virtual Trip the Movie - Fascinating Nature is also coming out on BD on April 24th.

I never spent much time checking all the Virtual Trip HD DVDs so I can't tell easily which ones remain exclusive.
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Nice list!

I noticed that a lot of Virtual Trip discs are coming out in Japan on BD now but I guess you have cross-checked against those. For example there are 3 different China VT discs available for pre-order and a Hokkaido - Summer disc. Virtual Trip the Movie - Fascinating Nature is also coming out on BD on April 24th.

I never spent much time checking all the Virtual Trip HD DVDs so I can't tell easily which ones remain exclusive.
I haven't crossed checked most of the imports yet. It's based on a list I made last December, so I need to go back and check for anything coming out. Any info you have would be appreciated.
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Great list...and way better (more comprehensive) than the sticky maintained in the other part of the forum. Worthy of a stickying of its own.
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I can make it sticky if Bruce likes that. I agree it would be good as a sticky.
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