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Old 08-20-07, 09:35 PM   #1
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Default Fox Announces and Dates 29 Blu-ray Titles

While Paramont is busy selling out, Fox is busy progressing on Blu-Ray exclusive releases. Some nice releases coming out, I still think Starz Entertainment has an even attracting release list 4th quarter (horror movies galore):

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Fox and MGM have revealed 29 upcoming Blu-ray releases. Included are 19 catalog titles from Fox and MGM, and 10 new release titles to be sold day-and-date with their DVD releases. These titles include 'Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer' and 'Live Free or Die Hard'. The remainder of the day-and-date titles is expected to be announced shortly, as well as specs for each release.

Fox has also promised to release one state-of-the-art Blu-ray title per month, with features never before seen on a Blu-ray release. These titles will take full advantage of BD-Java and BD-Live (Q4) to deliver a unique movie experience. December's 'Independence Day' will feature a "Alien Scavenger Hunt" where viewer have to guess the correct number of aliens in a scene to unlock hidden content.
October 2nd
The Day After Tomorrow
Master and Commander

October 9th
28 Days Later
Amittyville Horror
Edward Scissorhands
The Fly
From Hell
Robocop

November 6th
A Bridge Too Far
Battle of Britain

November 13th
I, Robot

November
Die Hard
Die Hard 2: Die Harder
Die Hard With a Vengeance
Red Dawn

December 4th
Cast Away
Independence Day
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Ronin

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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Live Free or Die Hard
Prison Break
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Old 08-20-07, 10:10 PM   #2
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Nov and Dec look like good months...
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If you geniuses were actual BD fans you'd know that Fox has been VERY bad about keeping their promises with regards to their releases and is the well established WORST "BD exclusive" studio when it comes to actually releasing movies. Keep panic trolling though, I'm loving it.

Oh, and you bashing Paramount for selling out, then praising Fox....who sold out.....comedy gold.

If Universal came out and said "Hi, we're going to BD exclusively" I would say that flat out SUCKS, not try and downplay it, the way you... a fanboy... are doing.

Admit it, it's NOT good for BD.
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Old 08-20-07, 10:43 PM   #4
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If you geniuses were actual BD fans you'd know that Fox has been VERY bad about keeping their promises with regards to their releases and is the well established WORST "BD exclusive" studio when it comes to actually releasing movies. Keep panic trolling though, I'm loving it.

Oh, and you bashing Paramount for selling out, then praising Fox....who sold out.....comedy gold.

If Universal came out and said "Hi, we're going to BD exclusively" I would say that flat out SUCKS, not try and downplay it, the way you... a fanboy... are doing.

Admit it, it's NOT good for BD.
stop, please! just stop already....
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stop, please! just stop already....
He's actually right. Virtually all of these titles were already announced for a first-half 2007 release in January... which never happened, of course:
http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/a.../08/c3814.html

Fox is simply reannouncing what they announced in January and never delivered.
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He's actually right. Virtually all of these titles were already announced for a first-half 2007 release in January... which never happened, of course:
http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/a.../08/c3814.html

Fox is simply reannouncing what they announced in January and never delivered.
he could have stated it the way you just stated it but instead he phrased it to cause a flame war...
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he could have stated it the way you just stated it but instead he phrased it to cause a flame war...

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Can't wait for Live Free or Die Hard
i can't wait for the players and burners to drop on price

new LG 6x BD burner supposed to be 500-600 dollars, still to much
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i can't wait for the players and burners to drop on price

new LG 6x BD burner supposed to be 500-600 dollars, still to much
IMO the best bet at burning will be with one of the upcoming HD DVD burners. No need to worry about standalones not playing BDMV content or not playing BD-R at all; if you didn't hear about that, do some research - newer BD players are crippled when it comes to playing back recorded discs due to piracy concerns. The HD DVD burners will be cheaper, too - and you can transcode everything that was on Blu-Ray to HD DVD with the right software! All standalone HD DVD players will play your content without issue, which is far from the case with the mess of DRM we see on Blu-Ray. Not to mention you won't have to worry about security concerns with executables w/ BD+ Advanced Countermeasure.

This drive was announced earlier in the year, and was delayed - but is now apparently on track for release this fall:
http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/05/t...urner-for-pcs/
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If you geniuses were actual BD fans you'd know that Fox has been VERY bad about keeping their promises with regards to their releases and is the well established WORST "BD exclusive" studio when it comes to actually releasing movies. Keep panic trolling though, I'm loving it.

Oh, and you bashing Paramount for selling out, then praising Fox....who sold out.....comedy gold.

If Universal came out and said "Hi, we're going to BD exclusively" I would say that flat out SUCKS, not try and downplay it, the way you... a fanboy... are doing.

Admit it, it's NOT good for BD.
Well seeing as how Blu-Ray is currently carrying a strong momentum in the format war with many major retailers favoring Blu-Ray, recent price drops on Blu-Ray players cutting the line between price differences with HDDVD and outselling 2-1 against HDDVD, it feels more like anything as a sellout for Paramont/Dreamworks to go exclusive with HDDVD at the moment, if this were done six months then then the circumstances would be different

BTW, confirmed it was a payout to hold Paramont exclusive to HDDVD

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Well seeing as how Blu-Ray is currently carrying a strong momentum in the format war with many major retailers favoring Blu-Ray, recent price drops on Blu-Ray players cutting the line between price differences with HDDVD and outselling 2-1 against HDDVD, it feels more like anything as a sellout for Paramont/Dreamworks to go exclusive with HDDVD at the moment, if this were done six months then then the circumstances would be different

BTW, confirmed it was a payout to hold Paramont exclusive to HDDVD
So what?
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Well seeing as how Blu-Ray is currently carrying a strong momentum in the format war with many major retailers favoring Blu-Ray, recent price drops on Blu-Ray players cutting the line between price differences with HDDVD and outselling 2-1 against HDDVD, it feels more like anything as a sellout for Paramont/Dreamworks to go exclusive with HDDVD at the moment, if this were done six months then then the circumstances would be different.
The year-to-date sales total of ALL Blu-ray AND HD DVD discs combined in total sold less than 300 on standard DVD did in one week. "2:1" ratio doesn't mean much when you are selling such a small amount. It's like saying General Motors is dominating Ford because they sold 200 cars this year versus 100 Ford cars - all the while Honda is selling 1,000,000 cars in the same time period. As we can all see, the dynamics of the war can change at anytime when the numbers are so small.

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Did you think Sony was paying for Fox & Disney's exclusive BD support in UMD discs?
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