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Old 05-24-2007, 02:10 AM
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Warner Home Entertainment today announced that their dual-format release of 'The Departed' is the highest selling high-def disc title, having moved over 100,000 units since its release in February of this year.

Those who keep track of such things may remember that back in March, Sony issued its own press release saying that the Blu-ray edition of 'Casino Royale' (released a full month after 'The Departed') had shipped 100,000 units. The key difference between the two announcements is that Sony's referred to the number of discs shipped, whereas Warner's refers to the number of discs sold.

The other key difference when comparing sales totals for 'The Departed' with any other release from a format-exclusive studio is that Warner's sales count for 'The Departed' includes sales of both the Blu-ray edition *and* the HD DVD edition, since Warner supports both high-def formats, a fact emphasized in the studio's press release, issued early Thursday morning.
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Yea, but how many have they sold, and how many are Blu-ray and how many are HD DVD?

And shouldn't this be in the sales forum?
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So, after all this time, Casino Royale still hasn't topped 100,000 disc sold? Wow.

Straight up, I think WB is taking it to the next level. No matter what side of the format fence you stand on you have to give respect to how WB handles things. Our HD libraries would be severely lacking without them. And I know you're all buying 300 so don't even front like your not.

Ah well, I'm sure I'll see the "WB is trying to hurt Blu Ray with their low bitrate encodes" shortly.

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Old 05-24-2007, 02:34 AM
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And shouldn't this be in the sales forum?
Heck no. This is prime smackdown material. This thread is going to turn into 3 pages of "I hate WB" posts by the end of the day.
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Heck no. This is prime smackdown material. This thread is going to turn into 3 pages of "I hate WB" posts by the end of the day.
Well I hate WB for still not putting Batman Begins on Blu-ray.
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Heck no. This is prime smackdown material. This thread is going to turn into 3 pages of "I hate WB" posts by the end of the day.
No it's not. I won't allow a flamewar.

And it seems to me that it's more you who is goading people to get into it with you over WB. So just a "friendly warning". Don't stir up trouble where there is none to be found.
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Thats good. Its a good movie.
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i have to say good job on contributions from both formats
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No it's not. I won't allow a flamewar.
Yet it's in the Smackdown section of the forum.

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And it seems to me that it's more you who is goading people to get into it with you over WB. So just a "friendly warning". Don't stir up trouble where there is none to be found.
I think you might be reading a little more into my posts than what's actually there but I hear what you're saying.
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Kudos to Warners. A great business mindset who leads by example.
I have been enjoying their HD discs recently and look forward to it continuing.
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