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Early warnings from Warner

HD DVD/Blu-ray/DVD

Source: High-Def Digest

Warner has announced some of the high profile titles forthcoming coming to Blu-ray (and DVD) over the course of the next year (covering the rest of 2008 and early 2009). These include, in Q2 2008, a Dirty Harry Ultimate Collection, a Batman Anthology in Q3, and, looking further ahead, Gone with the Wind, North by Northwest and The Wizard of Oz in 2009. You can certainly pencil me in for a copy of North by Northwest, which has been one of my most anticipated titles for high definition treatment since the possibility was initially raised at Warner’s Home Theater Forum chat in February 2007.

Obviously, don’t expect to see any of these titles on HD DVD, given that Warner is cutting its ties with the format at the end of May… although Batman Begins did see a (decidedly sub-par) HD DVD release back in 2006.

Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2008 at 2:34 PM | Comments: 6
Categories: Blu-ray | Cinema | DVD | HD DVD | Web



Batman Begins HD DVD sub par? Bollocks, young man!! Absolute bollocks!

Posted by: rebel_scum, February 8, 2008 10:53 PM


Definitely not sub-par! It is rated near the top of all HD releases by 91 of AVS Forum members. I don't think I've seen a single bad review by any of the major DVD review sites.

It has also outsold almost all hi-def releases of either format.

Posted by: popeye9000, February 9, 2008 12:39 AM


Well, that’s me told. Oddly enough, though, I trust my eyes more than “AVS Forum members” and “major DVD review sites”.

Posted by: Whiggles, February 9, 2008 7:12 AM


Definitely not sub-par! It is rated near the top of all HD releases by 91 of AVS Forum members.

Yes, well...

Posted by: David Mackenzie, February 9, 2008 5:54 PM


Here’s what Batman Begins looks like:

Please, please do not try to tell me that this disc as “definitely not sub-par”.

Posted by: Whiggles, February 28, 2008 12:50 PM


I just got to take a closer look at BATMAN BEGINS today. My professional opinion is yes, it is sub-par in terms of detail.

You are right that all the sites rave about it - I'm not entirely sure why this is. But it's a technical fact that the detail is lacking (resolvable detail can be technically measured in TVL).

Posted by: David Mackenzie, February 28, 2008 12:51 PM

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