Godfather and Indiana Jones on HDDVD 2008

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  1. featherhall

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    I just bought the latest edition of HD Review magazine, and was delighted to read that when questioned if there would be any highlights from the archives Jon Einar Silvertsen (CEO of Paramount Norway) was surprisingly open and said ........'Yes, both the Godfather movies and the Indiana Jones movies will be released on HDDVD this year......'

    Beautiful, absolutely beautiful.

    The full story is on page 10, of the second issue which was out in newsagents today. Very good read it is too
     
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    Great news but perhaps an interview and gone to press before CES?
     
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    Given that they are Paramount, I would think it is certain and it would make sense that the Indiana Jones films will release at the same time as the fourth movie. I would imagine from such a statement that work will already be well underway ? pre CES

    Both franchises are undoubted huge hitters, and on their name alone will shift players by the bucketload.

    I'm dual format now, so this is not a dig at Blueray, but apart from Star Wars and Lord of The Rings there are not many film series to touch Godfather and Indy. What I really want, really really want is Back to the Future. Come on Universal !!

    All the above films will really help to push HDDVD and Blueray into peoples homes. 2008 is going to be a huge year for the formats.
     
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    What's getting me is how few big films are making it to HD in either format. Bond, Star Wars, Star Trek ,Jones, Biggles:D, etc. I can understand that a load of new releases might sell well but a number of old classics can't get in the way.

    All the best
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    Are you joking - I'd forgotten I'd posted it myself. :D

    Truth be told, it's the only way for Universal & Paramount to go.

    If HD DVD is to survive, they need to play some aces. So why not.

    Steve W
     
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    I'm confused... :confused: :D

    Is this a new interview in a new magazine, or a repost of the old rumours posted by Steve ???
     
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    I thought the Indiana Jones series was a void on HD DVD due to Spielberg (as apparently he has control over his films)?

    Would be great if true as Paramount have not impressed me at all with slow releases. :thumbsup:
     
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    The magazine is quoting the same rumours Steve did.
     
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    Having bought a PS3 to dip my toes into the HD market, I'm becoming more and more interested in what titles are on what format, how the "war" is going, and whether or not it'll collapse before I go ahead and have to buy an HD-DVD player to have access to the titles I can't get otherwise.

    News like the Indy films coming out on HD-DVD is certainly making me think about buying the Toshiba player. I just hope they come down in price by the time I want one. :thumbsup:
     
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    :rotfl: what cheaper than £100 with 5 free movies?? :eek: And with a range of players from Toshiba, I'm sure you could find one that suited your budget and current kit. :D

    Besides IMO there already plenty of HD-DVD exclusives that make a HD-DVD player essential... but I guess that's another thread for another day.... ;)
     
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    Speilberg doesn't own the Indiana Jones series and can't control the release. He is just a jobbing director on the series and has no controlling interest. The parties concerned are Paramount and Lucasfilm.

    Using bluray.com "logic" (ahem!) this must mean that Lucas is anti Blu-ray. :devil:
     
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    They'll be on Blu-Ray at some point:smashin:
     
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    I hope I'm not being too much of a pedant here if I opine that a direct quote from the CEO of Paramount in Norway is probably best regarded as more than just a 'rumour'.

    I certainly hope so, anyway.

    :smashin:

    Steve W
     
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    :D I agree steve... and no offence was intended mate. :smashin:

    So are we sure that this is not the same guy saying the same thing in a new interview.. or is this really a newly released edition of a different mag that has the same interview that has been translated and re-published???

    i'll try and pick this mag up in abit and have a look for myself. :)
     
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    I read on a reliable website that THX are prepping the new Indiana Jones movie on Bluray.
     
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    Really? A sound and vision quality assurance system company are preparing Paramount's movie for release on a competing format to their chosen HD media?

    :smashin:


    Seriously though, can't wait for this on any HD format. Raiders Of The Lost Ark is unashamedly my favourite film of all time. It has it all!
     
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    What Website?? Have you got a link??
     
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    :rotfl: Not something I'd agree with but cheers for the link and lets hope we get some of these titles is HD of whatever format sometime soon. :smashin:
     
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    Have THX ever released a film? Maybe they should read up what THX as a company actually do:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thx

    They work with the film studios to optimise their sound and images. So unless Paramount have switched again (which they haven't), it's not likely to be true?

    I'd be more inclined to believe the Paramount CEO than Bluray.com "insiders" on this one :thumbsup:
     
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    Well the Indy Trilogy DVD release is THX certified.

    I am just passing on rumours,don't shoot the messenger
     
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    Aye, all that means is that Paramount and Lucasfilm worked with THX to obtain audio and visual certification from them, which ensures it reached a required standard that THX approve of.

    Like passing your driving test and the DVLA give you a certificate/license to say that you have achieved a sufficient level of driving that they require.
     
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    I would have thought releasing Indy on HD to co-incide with the release of the new Indy film in May makes good business sense.
     
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    This would be great if true, i love both of these series of movies. I was also trying some upscaling out on my EP35 last night and noticed that both Heat and Gladiator are Universal; now if only they would release those on HD this year my 2008 HD movie goals would be complete :cool:
     
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    I thought you said a reliable website.

    I suppose you can rely on Blu Bill to spin this sort of nonesense.

    Steve W
     
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    Oh Lordy! even funnier on reading the article.

    First of all the source is Blu-ray.com, home of the rabid fanboy, so, large pinch of salt there.

    Secondly...
    ...is an oft repeated mantra of the same fanboys with no grounding in reality whatsoever.

    This is based on two things:

    Firstly CE3Ks appearance on Blu-Ray is seen as Speilberg choosing to release on the Blu-Ray format. Nothing of the sort. He has no control over this release as the film is owned 100% by Sony.

    Secondly, the clause in the Paramount HD DVD exclusivity deal that states that Speilberg reserves the right to release in both formats if he chooses. This, the Blu Ray fanboys see as an anti HD DVD / pro Blu Ray statement. All it really means is that if, for example, Saving Private Ryan is released on HD DVD by Paramount then SS can ask them to release it on Blu Ray as well. Or, he could just as well let it go out on HD DVD only.

    Also note the comment...
    Why not I wonder?
     
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    Back on topic, in Hollywood Francis Ford Coppola recently hosted a screening of the newly restored print of The Godfather. Those lucky enough to attend described the new transfer as "breathtaking".

    Can't wait!
     
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