Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by deltafx, Aug 6, 2006.
just in case you didnt know .?
Movietyme is way better mate. First of all Yesaisa charging full retail price. Pricey than Movietyme and none of the HD-DVDs are in stock. At least Movietyme got handful of stocks on their Same Day Dispatch page. Movietyme still my first choice.
Yesasia do have the Japanese HD-DVD releases for anyone who's interested though.
There not cheap!
Amazon Japan are cheapest for the Japanese titles as long as you pre-order them. They cost about £22 after shipping.
Yesasia.com and Amazon.jp list titles I haven't seen on HD-DVD in the States - like Brothers Grimm, The Pianist etc. - the specs say specifically these titles are for HD-DVD and won't play on Blue Ray, and that they have an English soundtrack. Is this really the case?
Interesting . . .
Yep, Japan has some different titles to the US. All (so far) are encoded using AVC not VC-1 and generally have a DD+ soundtrack.
Titles out so far (that arent already available in the US),
Titles coming soon,
Jersey Girl - 25/08/2006
Oliver Twist - 25/08/2006
The Pianist - 25/08/2006
The Gift - 22/09/2006
The Machinist - 22/09/2006
There are some other titles like Old Boy and Shinobi, but they dont have english subtitles.
AVC? VC-1? I take it these are something to do with the compression system. Do I also assume that VC-1 is used by most US HD-DVDs and AVC is inferior?
I just tried doing a search in this forum for VC-1 and found nothing :-(
Yes the releases in Japan are in AVC and the US releases are in VC-1 (all but 'Rattle & Hum' which is AVC also i think).
Separate names with a comma.