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Old 08-17-2007, 12:15 AM
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Poltergeist: 25th Anniversary Edition


Sorry to say that the Poltergeist: 25th Anniversary Edition is NOT coming On HD-DVD or BLU-RAY at all right now just dvd.

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Old 08-17-2007, 12:24 AM
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The article is misleading. He says:
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no high-def versions are currently planned.
This is an outright lie. It has been planned since the announcement at CES. Until I hear more, I take anything from The Bits with a grain of salt. Postponement is a possibility, but that one comment is a lie.
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Old 08-17-2007, 12:26 AM
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I agree, I take Bill Hunt with a grain of salt, in any case since Warner has not announced it yet, they couldn't very well tell Bill Hunt they are coming, could they?

However, until it is officially announced, I won't plan on it - though I am hoping...
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Old 08-17-2007, 12:32 AM
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This is from Poltergeist: The Web Site:

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Poltergeist Coming to HD-DVD & Blu-Ray

Warner Bros. is releasing a new 25th Anniversary Edition of Poltergeist on 10/9 on DVD. They also announced HD-DVD & Blu-Ray versions to be released day and date but pulled both versions a few days later stating production issues with the Blu-Ray version as the cause. Either way Warner expects to have the title out either late in 2007 or early 2008 once the problems are resolved, it's still possible it could make it out 10/9 with the normal DVD as well. Below is the UPC codes for both versions along with the pricing information. Poltergeist would be the first Spielberg film to make it onto HD-DVD, unless of course Universal sets dates for some of his bigger titles by the end of the year.

Poltergeist (Blu-Ray)
012569798496
$28.99 SRP
Release Date: TBA

Poltergeist (HD-DVD)
012569798502
$28.99 SRP
Release Date: TBA

Poltergeist (DVD)
012569647510
$19.99 SRP
Release Date: 10/9
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Old 08-17-2007, 12:34 AM
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This is from Warner Bros.
Ok, well that looks pretty official. Is that from the Warner web site?
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Old 08-17-2007, 12:41 AM
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Ok, well that looks pretty official. Is that from the Warner web site?
It's from the Poltergeist: The Web Site. Hunt's comments also appear, who who sounds more official?

PS: I changed the source heading in my original post.
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Old 08-17-2007, 01:17 AM
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Well, if there aren't any technical manufacturing issues with the HD-DVD, why don't they just release that and get the Blu-ray out as soon as they can?
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Old 08-17-2007, 01:29 AM
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Well, if there aren't any technical manufacturing issues with the HD-DVD, why don't they just release that and get the Blu-ray out as soon as they can?
Most likely so that they can keep things "neutral". As warner has said they try their best to release on BOTH formats when they can. Since this is a a catalog release and not a D&D release there probably isn't as much of a "rush" to get this one out (even though if they wait too long it wont be the 25th anniversary addition). Makes me think that Warner believes they can fix the problem quickly (if there is one).
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Old 08-17-2007, 03:37 AM
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Oh, I'd LOVE to have this classic on HD DVD. I'll even put up with a delay (even if its the fault of blu ray) if I am assured it is in the works.
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Damn Blu-ray slowing everything down! I really wanted to have this for Halloween! =(
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