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Not so import proof after all

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Remember the post I made last week where I said that Germany HD DVD publisher Senator Home Entertainment was going Blu-ray exclusive? Well, guess what: they’re not. That’s right, it was all a load of hooey.

Apparently, Cinefacts, who first reported the false story, got the “news” direct from the Blu-ray Disc Association (the BDA), but have now retracted the announcement. So, once again, the BDA have been caught lying. Well I never! Unfortunately, whoever said that cheaters never prosper clearly never bore witness to a format war.

This is hardly going to save HD DVD, but it does mean that we should be able to get region free HD releases of the likes of Death Proof and Planet Terror.

 
Posted: Monday, January 21, 2008 at 10:22 PM | Comments: 2
Categories: Blu-ray | Cinema | HD DVD

 
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But what's the point in getting Planet Terror on HD-DVD? The worn out look of the movie is intentional, so why bother with HiDef?

Posted by: Peter von Frosta, January 22, 2008 12:44 AM

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Because of the added definition. Just because it’s intentionally scratched up with faded colours doesn’t mean there isn’t additional detail to be got out of it. An HD transfer should result in a presentation of the film that feels more authentic to the “grindhouse” feel Rodriguez was trying to recreate, rather than having all the shortcomings of DVD layered on top of the shortcomings of beat-up film.

Posted by: Whiggles, January 22, 2008 8:48 AM

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