Good one for BD - however the whole film stinks of Sony -I for one am not a fan of the level of product placement that has taken place in this film...
Don't get me wrong I am not a Sony hater (I mean *** they are just another company why hate them for their endless pursuit of profit - they are no different to others) - I just dislike what they have done.
Anyway, this should be a big hitter for BD...
All movies are like that, they only make movies because of one reason and that's to milk money out of the customers.
I don't really care and it's just part of the game.
Wow! Next you'll be foreseeing the release of Spider-Man 3 on Blu-Ray at the end of 2007...
For the sake of those who enjoyed the film but are lumbered with Region B players I'd hope so, seeing as the UK version of Casino Royale was censored.I doubt this will be region encoded as it doesn't effect the cinema release date (been and gone) which is Sony's official line on region encoding, so another region free disc - yay
You have to be joking - Sony applied regional coding to Black Hawk Down! If they need to protect an old title like that then do you honestly think they won't protect the latest blockbuster?I doubt this will be region encoded as it doesn't effect the cinema release date (been and gone) which is Sony's official line on region encoding, so another region free disc - yay
I've certainly heard nothing to suggest that, no. The MPAA passed it without any problems to the best of my knowledge. The BBFC just requested some snips here and there to one scene (no prizes for guessing which) in order for it to gain a 12a certificate and not a 15.I thought the MPAA cut Casino Royale too, or am I misinformed?
In the short to medium term that is a reasonable price IMHO. The range of studio coverage is decent enough - especially as the likes of Studio Canal, Pathe and Weinstein will offer otherwise BluRay exclusive titles.And as long as HD-DVD doesn't have region coding more studios won't support the format.
Indeed - Studio Canal are a HD DVD exclusive studio. Their European portfolio of films includes the rights to release many films here that are US BluRay exclusives: Stargate, Terminator 2, Rambo trilogy etc etc.perhaps I've misunderstood your post, but Studio Canal are planning multiple HD-DVD releases
Yeh you misunderstood, he meant some US Bluray exclusive titles will be available in europe due to differing distribution agrementsHi Rasczak,
perhaps I've misunderstood your post, but Studio Canal are planning multiple HD-DVD releases:
Can't find anything on Studio Canal's website, but based on above links they do appear to be supporting HD-DVD
I can't recall the web article I saw a couple of months ago, but suggestion was that due to the different method of movie distribution in EU there's the possibility of seeing US Bluray only releases being released by a European distributor on HD-DVD and likewise a US HD-DVD only release being available in Bluray in Europe.
I've no preference for either formats at present. Guess I'm hoping/wishing for the above scenario so that both camps get a decent selection of titles during 2007/2008.
Appreciate that this thread relates to Casino Royal & Sony owns the distribution rights, so fat chance of seeing this one on HD-DVD
Sorry for taking this thread off topic.