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Old 09-21-06, 08:56 AM   #1
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Realistic HD DVD "wants"

I thought it might be interesting to list titles that you'd like to see on HD DVD. Unfortunately, these types of threads often get filled up with unrealistic and redundant titles (LotR! Star Wars! Indy!)

Here's a few guidelines:

* Pick 5 films each from only Warner, Universal, and Paramount catalogs.
* Pick films that haven't (yet) been announced or even strongly rumored.
* Pick ones that you think (for one reason or another) would really help make the format look more appealing to consumers.
* Pick titles that have a 'realistic' chance of coming out. (no Indiana Jones, etc.)


Here's my stab at it:

Warner
The Iron Giant
King Kong (1933)
Once Upon a Time in America
THX-1138
The Wild Bunch

Universal
American Graffiti
Dragonheart
The Frighteners
Jaws
Mallrats

Paramount
The Phantom
The Ten Commandments
Tucker: Man and His Dream
War of the Worlds (1953)
Witness
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Old 09-21-06, 09:14 AM   #2
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before I list, I would put Spielberg titles in the unrealistic category.

PARAMOUNT (DREAMWORKS)
Shrek
The Truman Show
Collateral
Gladiator
Forrest Gump
Friday the 13th movies

UNIVERSAL
The Bourne Identity
Dawn of the Dead '04
Classic Monsters
The Game
Scarface

WARNER BROS.
Ocean's Eleven
Heat
North by Northwest
Any "Hammer" horror titles

NEW LINE
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre '03 (to coincide with "The Beginning" video release)
Austin Powers
Rush Hour
Wedding Crashers
A Nightmare on Elm Street
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Old 09-21-06, 09:16 AM   #3
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Warner:
Amadeus
Heat
Mystic River
can't think of anymore for Warner...

Universal:
The Frighteners
Blues Brothers
Casino
Beautiful Mind
Jurassic Park

Paramount:
Forrest Gump
Untouchables
Event Horizon
Titanic
can't think of anymore for Paramount...
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Old 09-21-06, 09:21 AM   #4
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A'll add to this later:

Paramount:
Saving Private Ryan
Shrek
star trek movies
Gladiator

Warner:
Wizard of Oz
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Old 09-21-06, 09:34 AM   #5
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Warner
Batman (1989)
Blade Runner
Casablanca
One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest
Bullitt

Universal
The Game
Mulholland Dr.
Scent of a Woman
Deer Hunter
American Pie

Paramount
Godfather
Faceoff
Beverly Hills Cop
Airplane
Primal Fear
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Old 09-21-06, 10:20 AM   #6
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Warner
Ben-Hur
Citizen Kane
East of Eden
Gone With The Wind
Casablanca

Universal
Vertigo
Back to the Future
The Sting
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Big Lebowski

Paramount
Once Upon A Time In The West
Apocalypse Now
Chinatown
Days of Heaven
Godfather
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Old 09-21-06, 11:46 AM   #7
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I'm eager for Paramount to release Apocalypse Now and Grease. Given that they just re-released both on DVD, that seems pretty realistic.
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Old 09-21-06, 12:10 PM   #8
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I'm eager for Paramount to release Grease. Given that they just re-released it on DVD, that seems pretty realistic.
Let's just hope they drop the stupid-as-hell "Rockin' Rydell Edition" thing from it.
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Old 09-21-06, 12:11 PM   #9
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I had asked Jigga about it. he said "nope."
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Old 09-21-06, 01:09 PM   #10
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Warner:
Alfred Hitchcock Collection
Stanley Kubrick Collection
Blade Runner
L.A. Confidential
Heat

Universal:
Alfred Hitchcock Collection
The Bourne Identity
Casino
The Game
Back To the Future Trilogy

Paramount:
The Godfather Parts I & II
Star Trek II, III, IV & VI
Face/Off
Titanic
Braveheart
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Old 09-21-06, 01:20 PM   #11
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Paramount / Dreamworks
Galaxy Quest
Gladiator
Star Trek: The Motion Pictures
Titanic (also produced by Fox, but I believe Paramount has distribution rights in the U.S.)
Top Gun


Universal
Back to the Future: Trilogy
The Blues Brothers
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
Field of Dreams
Jurassic Park


Warner / New Line
Amadeus
Contact
The Goonies
Lord of the Rings: Trilogy
The Right Stuff
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Old 09-21-06, 04:12 PM   #12
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I had asked Jigga about it. he said "nope."
This is a wish list, isn't it?

Movies like these may not be on any immediate release lists, but that doesn't mean we couldn't realistically hope for them within a year or so.
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Old 09-21-06, 09:48 PM   #13
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Hmm, off the top of my head, I'd say Lawrence of Arabia, Pirates of the Caribbean, Alien, and Pulp Fiction.










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Old 09-21-06, 10:01 PM   #14
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I just want Disney to move to the HD-DVD side....
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Old 09-21-06, 10:03 PM   #15
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I just want Disney to move to the HD-DVD side....
I'm not sure why. Animation will benefit the least from SD -> HD.

It's cool to "show off" but not really indicative of any quality.

Either way, they'll be on board in 2007.
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Old 09-21-06, 10:07 PM   #16
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Oh, I don't know, I think HD would be able to take advantage of a film like Sleeping Beauty, which was shot in Technicolor and had a 6-track audio mix for its 70mm release.
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Old 09-21-06, 10:31 PM   #17
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Oh, I don't know, I think HD would be able to take advantage of a film like Sleeping Beauty, which was shot in Technicolor and had a 6-track audio mix for its 70mm release.
There's a whole thread on AVS discussing it. Animation needs the least "resolution" to look great.
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Old 09-21-06, 10:32 PM   #18
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I know, but that doesn't mean every animation title won't look any better past 480p.
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Old 09-23-06, 01:24 AM   #19
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More of a wishlist of ones that would make me very happy.

Warner

Magnificent Ambersons
Blade Runner
LA Confidential
Meet me in St. Louis
Wizard of Oz

Universal

Babe
Rumble Fish
Rear Window
Winchester '73
Conan the Barbarian


Paramount

To Catch a Thief
Saturday Night Fever
Houdini
Trapeze
Warriors
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Old 09-23-06, 01:36 AM   #20
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Has Warner even released The Magnificent Ambersons on SD DVD? I had to import a copy from France.
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Old 09-23-06, 01:41 AM   #21
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More of a wishlist of ones that would make me very happy.

Warner

Magnificent Ambersons
Blade Runner
LA Confidential
Meet me in St. Louis
Wizard of Oz
L.A. Confidential should come out next year with the 10th anniversary DVD release that was mentioned in an HTF chat. Blade Runner should also come out when the DVD boxed set is released. You can knock those off the list if you're not too impatient.
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Old 09-23-06, 01:22 PM   #22
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Has Warner even released The Magnificent Ambersons on SD DVD? I had to import a copy from France.
No but they have been apparently "working on it" for some time and were looking for the best elements. I think we'll probably see it sometime next year on SD DVD. If HD DVD takes off, we might get lucky and get this one. Glorious Black & White photography.
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Old 09-23-06, 10:25 PM   #23
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The French DVD looked pretty good and I've seen it on film and it looked in great shape, so I wonder what better elements Warner is looking for at this point.

Unless by "better elements" they mean "Welles' original cut," in which case, I'm all for it!
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Old 09-23-06, 10:36 PM   #24
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Warner
- My Fair Lady
- The Road Warrior
- Interview with A Vampire

Paramount
- Team America: World Police

Universal
- Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Wererabbit
- Dawn of the Dead (remake)
- Legend

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Old 09-23-06, 10:37 PM   #25
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Wb:
Gremlins
Heat
JFK
Oceans 11
Madonna: Reinvention Tour

Paramount:
The Untouchables
Hunt For Red October
Patiot Games
Deep Impact
Fatal Attraction

Universal:
The Game
Sea of Love
Bourne Identity
American Pie (all 3)
Jaws (any of them...ok maybe not "The Revenge" )

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