A little while ago Michael Bay was being derided over Pearl Harbour. Even attacked with spoof films featuring puppets. Now he's Ridley Scott. Transformers is all about big fighting robots, put a decent director in there and see what happens.
What did he say that is so wrong?
Paramount have stabbed BD fans in the back, and he is just saying that is plain wrong and making a bit of a statement.
He's not favoring any format.
If this deal with Paramount is only 18 months like mentioned in other threads because it will be 2 years before we Transformers 2 anyway
That is his official website, he's posted there a few times, so the message is legit. I think he's just annoyed that Paramount have just denied a chunk of his fanbase the opportunity to see his latest movie in HD, along with the royalties that come with it. Let's face it, Transformers would have done huge numbers on BD this Xmas, PS3 owners would have lapped it up. I wonder if this will affect his participation in the DVD/HD-DVD release.What makes you think anything about this site is linked to Michale Bay ??
What makes me suspicious apart form the obvious is the file name of his avatar "Bay_sky_avatar.jpg" Now if you were bay would you call your avatar Bay or just avatar... It's not strong proof I admit, but it's better than any other proof that it is his offical statement... Which lets be honest that forum is a strange place to make offical press releases?
Spielberg has no control over Close Encounters, it's literally the only movie that he doesn't. It's true that he's shot an exclusive introduction for the HD release but if the movie had been released by a neutral studio, you honestly think that it wouldn't have appeared on the HD DVD release as well?
I'm sure Spielberg loves Blu-ray. And I'm sure he loves HD DVD too. It might have something to with him loving people watching and buying his movies in the best quality possible.
That Michael Bay is ****** at Paramount has nothing to do with being a Blu-ray fan, any more than if the shoe had been on the other foot and Blu-ray had bought Paramount's exclusivity. He wants as many people as possible to see him movie and he doesn't want it used as a pawn in the HD war.
People need to get over this notion of directors loving a piece of a hardware. All Blu-ray or HD DVD is is a means to watch their movies, the actual technology is irrelevant. They just want as many people watching their movies as possible.