Eastern Promises Blu-Ray (UK Release) - 25/02/08

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  1. Jim Morrison

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    Who is releasing it here , is it not Universal who are HD DVD only ?

    Just checked and its pathe,intresting. i've got it prebooked on HD DVD anyway
     
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    "Pathe" according to Amazon, which I believe is an offshoot of FOX.
     
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    Here's a test for them.

    Will it be RC?

    Steve W
     
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    Its not exactly loaded with extras but could be a nice package all the same.

    http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=66661

    Sounds good, now I just want Warner Brothers to pull there finger out and release a UK BluRay of Zodiac (my other fave film of last year) and I will be happy.
     
  6. Jim Morrison

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    Cover art..

    EASTERN.jpg
     
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    Got my copy preordered! I am really looking forward to seeing this film.
     
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    got an email today from play.com saying that my copy has now been shipped!
     
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    I had thought it was Universal too, so I'm delighted to see it coming out on Blu-Ray.

    Looking forward to hearing the PQ reviews from early owners.

    I think the cover art looks superb ...... very dramatic.
     
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    Just rented a copy of eastern promises. The back of the box said the presentation is in 1080i, but don't worry, it must be a typo. I checked it out and its a 1080p VC-1 transfer, but with a DTS Lossless track as opposed to TrueHD on the HD DVD.
     
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    Hi,
    Do you have any way of checking if it's region locked or not?
    I'm looking to get this,but not if it's region B only.Thanks.
     
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    According to the disc itself (single layer) its region 2 only, or whatever the equivelant letter is.
     
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    EIV Blu-ray's are always locked to region B.
     
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    This is a Pathe release though. Their first blu ray, so you cant really be certain either way.
     
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    This is a Fox/Pathe release!

    There are 4 french Fox/Pathe blu ray releases according to this list http://bluray.liesinc.net/index.php?region=b with only 1 out of the 4 being region locked so far. I've got my fingers crossed.
     
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    Like I said, the disc says region 2 only (Europe)
     
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    Just because a given title has one particular region on the packaging is not usually a particularly reliable indicator of region coding.
     
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    I hope it isn't region coded. But expect it is.

    I too have my fingers crossed malkit.
     
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    watched it last night and overall i'd say its a good transfer and would recommend people pick it up.
     
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    I can confirm it is reg b only, I tryed it on my u.s player and it said wrong region.
     
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    Just secrets and lies+ marked for life , sound is english dts hd master audio. Also it only says 1080i not p.
     
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    i saw that yesterday also -says 1080i maximum resolution on the box! surely it must be 1080p?


     
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    Whilst I feel sorry for people, I can only smile at this, and hoper it does some good.

    I hope the US BD release of Eastern Promises is held up for months, and that lots of US buyers purchase the UK import on BD, and get a nasty RC message - followed by an angry letter to the studios.

    I hope that Bill Hunt (who argued in favour of RC, even back in the SD DVD days) is a big fan of the film.

    RC should by dying with SD DVD.

    Steve W
     
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    Watched this last night, very nice detailed transfer. Hard to judge the audio as it's a very low key film, but the scenes in the rain and with the football crowd has some nice back speaker usage.
     
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    I ran it at work and it's definitely outputting at 1080p, looks pretty damn good as well. Bit of a school boy error on the packaging but these things happen i guess.
     
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    That was a little embarrassing ..... Fox Pathe's marketing partner returned my call today and left me a message on my mobile to say that the UK Blu-Ray version of this was not a Fox release but a Universal release.

    I find that highly unlikely given their recent move to Blu-Ray, but I don't have the disc myself yet.

    So what is it?
     
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    It's definitely Pathe, i have it sitting in front of me. Weird.
     

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