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Old 03-24-2012, 12:58 PM
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Default 2 disc movie sets (and other HD DVD trivia)

Just curious which movies came out with 2 discs (or more) and came up with the following:

Paramount/Dreamworks (9 out of 52)

Beowulf
Dreamgirls
Face-Off
Flags of Our Fathers
Mission Impossible 3
Reds
Transformers
World Trade Center
Zodiac

Warner (3 out of 121)

Alexander Revisited
Blade Runner (3 disc HD DVD, 2 disc DVD)
Clockwork Orange


Universal (0 out of 146)

Weinstein
Clerks II

Other

Royal Space Force (HD DVD + DVD)


Imports




Germany:

Neues vom Wixxer (HD DVD and DVD)
Crank (HD DVD and DVD)
Hannibal Rising (HD DVD and DVD)
Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix (2 x HD DVD)

France:

Pans Labyrinth (3 DVD + HD DVD)
La Mome (HD DVD and DVD)
Renaissance (HD DVD and DVD)
Terminator 2 (2 x HD DVD)

Japan:

Tin Drum (DVD and HD DVD)
Godsend (HD DVD and DVD)
Vexille (DVD and HD DVD)
Magic Flute (DVD and HD DVD)
Black Rain (2 x HD DVD)
Keitai Keiji: The Movie 2.1 (2 DVD and HD DVD)
Raxhephon (DVD and HD DVD [twin disc]) + (7 disc TV show set)
Patlabor 1 (HD DVD and DVD)
Patlabor 2 (HD DVD and DVD)
Appleseed Ex Machina (HD DVD and 3 x DVD)

Poland:
Hannibal Rising (HD DVD and DVD)


Alexander Revisited is the only 2 disc movie needing the 2nd disc for the movie itself. There are not many special features included and they are in SD (except for a 3 minute introduction).

Blade Runner has several different versions and lots of special features. But the SF are in SD and on two separate DVDs (discs 2,4). It is unique in that it was not only the only movie release with more than 2 discs (3 HD DVD, 2 DVD), but the only one (AFAIK) that has seamless branching (disc 3).

Clockwork Orange disc 2 is a special feature disc (HD-30) and the special features are in HD (1080p).

All the Para/DW 2 disc sets have an HD DVD as the second disc, and all but 2 (Beowulf and Flags of Our Fathers) are HD-30s. Over 90% of the special features are in HD as well (mostly 1080p but some in 1080i). So Paramount/DW really put out some quality releases!

At the moment, I'm not aware of any non-USA release movies that have 2 discs and that the second disc is also an HD DVD. There are several which have a DVD for the second disc (or the HD DVD, if it was released as a DVD and the HD DVD movie was a special feature).

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The UK release of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has an HD DVD-15 as a second and the special features on the discs are in HD.

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Hi Bruce

Nice thread :smile:

Here some other 2-Disc-Editions:

Germany:

Neues vom Wixxer (HD DVD and DVD)
Crank (HD DVD and DVD)
Hannibal Rising (HD DVD and DVD)
Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix (2 x HD DVD)

France:

La Mome (HD DVD and DVD)
Renaissance (HD DVD and DVD)
Terminator 2 (2 x HD DVD)

Japan:

Toshiba Premium Disc (2 x HD DVD)
Tin Drum (HD DVD and DVD)
Godsend (HD DVD and DVD)
Vexille (HD DVD and DVD)
Magic Flute (HD DVD and DVD)
Black Rain (2 x HD DVD)

Poland:

Oficerowie 1 (2 x HD DVD)
Oficerowie 2 (2 x HD DVD)
Hannibal Rising (HD DVD and DVD)

I have no idea about the content, if it's in HD or SD. Hope that helps.
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Old 03-24-2012, 04:04 PM
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"Clerks II" - Weinstein - 2 disc (both HD-DVD)
and, of course, the TV shows (Battlestar Galactica, Heroes, Nip/Tuck, Planet Earth, Star Trek, Sunrise Earth) are multi-disc HD-DVD.
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Thanks Rich. I was thinking that there should be a minor studio US release, and Clerks II is it.
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:34 PM
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Hi Bruce

Nice thread :smile:

Here some other 2-Disc-Editions:

Germany:

Neues vom Wixxer (HD DVD and DVD)
Crank (HD DVD and DVD)
Hannibal Rising (HD DVD and DVD)
Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix (2 x HD DVD)

France:

Pans Labyrinth (3 DVD + HD DVD)
La Mome (HD DVD and DVD)
Renaissance (HD DVD and DVD)
Terminator 2 (2 x HD DVD)

Japan:

Toshiba Premium Disc (2 x HD DVD)
Tin Drum (DVD and HD DVD)
Godsend (HD DVD and DVD)
Vexille (DVD and HD DVD)
Magic Flute (DVD and HD DVD)
Black Rain (2 x HD DVD)
Keitai Keiji: The Movie 2.1 (2 DVD and HD DVD)
Raxhephon (DVD and HD DVD) + (6 disc TV show set)

Poland:

Oficerowie 1 (2 x HD DVD)
Oficerowie 2 (2 x HD DVD)
Hannibal Rising (HD DVD and DVD)

I have no idea about the content, if it's in HD or SD. Hope that helps.

Thanks for the list Blerim. I added a couple of Japanese movies and one from France. I also highlighted those titles which were released primarily as a DVD (or at least mentions DVD first on the spine).

It looks like the Harry Potter movie, T2 France, and Black Rain are the only imports that have an HD DVD as the second disc. (I wouldn't count the Toshiba demo disc because it's 2 movies on 2 discs). Guess I'll need to get Black Rain now.
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Thanks for the list Blerim. I added a couple of Japanese movies and one from France. I also highlighted those titles which were released primarily as a DVD (or at least mentions DVD first on the spine).

It looks like the Harry Potter movie, T2 France, and Black Rain are the only imports that have an HD DVD as the second disc. (I wouldn't count the Toshiba demo disc because it's 2 movies on 2 discs). Guess I'll need to get Black Rain now.
No prob. Sorry to hear this about Black Rain HD DVD Japan. I had in the past about three copies of it spare, next time I'll ask you before I give stuff away :-)

As for the list, you can add also those movies:

Japan:

Patlabor 1 (HD DVD and DVD)
Patlabor 2 (HD DVD and DVD)
Royal Space Force (HD DVD and DVD)
Appleseed Ex Machina (HD DVD and 3 x DVD)
Vexille (HD DVD and 3 x DVD)

Germany:

Herbert Grönnemeyer (HD DVD and 2 x DVD)

US:

Royal Space Force (HD DVD and DVD)
Zombie Farm - New Release 2012 (HD DVD and DVD)
All in the Game (I have no idea how many discs Gary added to this one :biggrin

Important: What about the adult titles? There are several titles with 2 Discs or even more.
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No prob. Sorry to hear this about Black Rain HD DVD Japan. I had in the past about three copies of it spare, next time I'll ask you before I give stuff away :-)

As for the list, you can add also those movies:

Japan:

Patlabor 1 (HD DVD and DVD)
Patlabor 2 (HD DVD and DVD)
Royal Space Force (HD DVD and DVD)
Appleseed Ex Machina (HD DVD and 3 x DVD)
Vexille (HD DVD and 3 x DVD)

Germany:

Herbert Grönnemeyer (HD DVD and 2 x DVD)

US:

Royal Space Force (HD DVD and DVD)
Zombie Farm - New Release 2012 (HD DVD and DVD)
All in the Game (I have no idea how many discs Gary added to this one :biggrin

Important: What about the adult titles? There are several titles with 2 Discs or even more.
I'll have to check the adult titles when my wife's not around. (They're in a couple of boxes in my closet. She knows about them and it's OK as long as they're out of her sight).

As for the multi-disc sets, I originally wanted to list just movies and those that have an HD DVD as the second disc. But I expanded it to include movies with a DVD as well (highlighted in red in the list above). I think later I'll expand it to include other multi-disc sets.
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