No Country For Old Men and Charlie Wilson's War on HD DVD available for pre-order - High-Def Digest Forums
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-26-2009, 05:41 PM
The Limey's Avatar
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 4,052
Default No Country For Old Men and Charlie Wilson's War on HD DVD available for pre-order

Interesting pair of pre-orders now available from Amazon-de:

http://www.amazon.de/No-Country-Old-..._bxgy_d_text_b

http://www.amazon.de/Charlie-Wilsons..._bxgy_d_text_b

Are they error listings? In all probability almost certainly yes.
I have gone ahead and ordered both (after all wishful thinking never hurt anyone). Amazon-de say that they will be ready to despatch in 3 to 6 weeks.
Interestingly, I have received an email from Amazon-de saying that Charlie Wilson's War will be shipped between the 25th of May and the 8th of June:
"Tom Hanks, et al "Charlie Wilson's War [HD DVD] [UK Import]" [HD
DVD]
Voraussichtliches Lieferdatum: 25.05.2009 - 08.06.2009"

This is a big maybe but maybe Amazon.co.uk have decided to ship a load of their remaining HD DVDs to Amazon-de to sell. penetration in Germany was better than that of the UK which instead is leading Europe in Blu-ray take up. These two HD DVDs are among a number of UK import HD DVDs that Amazon-de have put up as coming their way. They are the only unreleased titles among that list, however. Could it be that these two unreleased titles did in fact make it to Amazon-uk but were held back?

Wishful thinking maybe but wouldn't it be great though if they were to show up....
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-26-2009, 08:20 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 17,293
Default

Clearly errors.

NCFOM is Disney 100% and they wouldn't release it on HD DVD in any other country (and 1.5 years after the format flopped?)
Charlie Wilson was never pressed nor close to being ready. If it was, Universal would have already released it on Blu-ray.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-26-2009, 08:56 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 2,195
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
NCFOM is Disney 100% and they wouldn't release it on HD DVD in any other country (and 1.5 years after the format flopped?)
Except for the UK and other countries where it was released by Paramount.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-26-2009, 09:05 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 17,293
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jester217300 View Post
Except for the UK and other countries where it was released by Paramount.
When was the last time Paramount in another country released an HD DVD? It's likely a ghost entry.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-26-2009, 10:14 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 2,195
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
When was the last time Paramount in another country released an HD DVD? It's likely a ghost entry.
Yes I understand that it is a ghost entry. Amazon.de and Amazon.co.uk don't talk to each other, this game has been played many times since the end of the format war.

Paramount owns the rights to NCFOM in the UK and has released it on Blu-ray, therefore the movie is not "100% Disney". It was a correction, not a hopeful post.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-27-2009, 01:14 AM
The Limey's Avatar
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 4,052
Default

Yes Paramount Vantage hold the UK rights to No Country For Old Men...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Irony: Charlie Wilson's War DVD has HD DVD ad (trailer type) on it terpfan1980 HD DVD Software General Discussion 8 05-02-2008 01:59 AM
Charlie Wilson's War IS available at bol.com DCSholtis HD DVD Imports Subforum 23 04-21-2008 02:23 AM
No Country for Old men, 30 Days of Night, or No Country for old Men? Vesh Drown Blu-ray Software General Discussion 24 04-15-2008 08:02 PM
Charlie Wilson's War - announcing soon for HD DVD Brad1963 HD DVD Software General Discussion 47 03-03-2008 09:13 PM
Charlie Wilson's War for HD DVD highvideoturk High Definition Smackdown 25 02-04-2008 10:06 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off