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Old 08-20-2007, 03:01 PM
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What other conclusion is there?

In the Paramount press release, it specifically stated that the HD DVD deal DOES NOT include Steven Spielberg movies. Its a pretty strange exception for such a big deal. Paramount seems to go out its way to please Steven Spielberg and I have a feeling Spielberg in no uncertain terms have a say in this deal. Also earlier this year, Spielberg made Universal retracted the premature announcement of Spielberg movies being possibly available for HD DVD.

Contrast this with Spielberg's cooperation and blessing with the upcoming Blu-ray exclusive Close Encounter of The Third Kind. Is Spielberg a Blu-ray supporter at heart?

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Paramount Home Entertainment will issue new releases day and date as well as catalog titles exclusively on HD DVD. Today's announcement does not include films directed by Steven Spielberg as his films are not exclusive to either format.
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That means no Indiana Jones, no Saving Private Ryan, etc.
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That seems to be a possibility, but until his big movies are anounced on either format,who cares?
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Stop trying to rain on the parade.

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it means that he has control over his own movies(like we knew about) and he wasnt involved with this deal



its something we will have to wait and see...
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And a parade it is. Go figure the Blu-boys have to find some little thing to try to bring down a defeat, please be mature and just accept that HD DVD has won a major victory.
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it means that he has control over his own movies(like we knew about) and he wasnt involved with this deal



its something we will have to wait and see...
You gotta to admit ...it is a strange exception.
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Old 08-20-2007, 03:09 PM
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And a parade it is. Go figure the Blu-boys have to find some little thing to try to bring down a defeat, please be mature and just accept that HD DVD has won a major victory.
Its good news for HD DVD and no one is denying it. I have never said it wasn't a big deal. This fact; however, does not explain the Spielberg exception. I am merely speculating Spielberg's reluctance to support HD DVD in ANY WAY.
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What other conclusion is there?

In the Paramount press release, it specifically stated that the HD DVD deal DOES NOT include Steven Spielberg movies. Its a pretty strange exception for such a big deal. Paramount seems to go out its way to please Steven Spielberg and I have a feeling Spielberg in no uncertain terms have a say in this deal. Also earlier this year, Spielberg made Universal retracted the premature announcement of Spielberg movies being possibly available for HD DVD.

Contrast this with Spielberg's cooperation and blessing with the upcoming Blu-ray exclusive Close Encounter of The Third Kind. Is Spielberg a Blu-ray supporter at heart?

http://www.viacom.com/NEWS/NewsText.aspx?RID=1042073

No, Steven Spielberg is a green back fan. That is all. I am sure he has a price on which he would begin to release his "works of art".

It doesn't make much business sense to pay him big bucks to release his stuff on HD when the biggest selling title is only 250K copies.

Wait a year or two when the market is a little more active and good money can be made on movie releases. He'll rollover like a trained dog.
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Balian- To be completely honest I don't find this strange at all. He has the power to decided what he releases his titles on. They have to make that exception to avoid any possible confusion of all those movies releasing on HD DVD exclusively. When the time comes, and if Spielberg does release the Paramount titles, it won't be a surprise if it releases on both formats. This means he obviously didn't choose HD DVD as his format of choice, but in no way does it mean he prefers Blu-ray.

Wait until titles from Paramount that are by Spielberg to actually be announced. Sony is releasing that one Spielberg movie this year, and just because it isn't releasing on HD DVD doesn't mean he's a Blu-ray fan.
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