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Hard Boiled Blu-Ray Coming Packaged with Stanglehold PS3 Game!

Old 05-17-07, 03:53 AM
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Hard Boiled Blu-Ray Coming Packaged with Stanglehold PS3 Game!

I didn't see this posted, so I will post the news article. Apparently, if you buy the Collector's edition of Stanglehold for the PS3, you will get Hard Boiled the movie in High Def. Pretty good deal for paying $10 extra for the game.

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http://www.gamespot.com/news/6170876...stnews;title;1

PS3 Stranglehold getting Hard Boiled


$70 Collector's Edition of Midway's action game will come with a high-def version of John Woo's classic action film; new exclusive trailer inside.
By Tor Thorsen, GameSpot
Posted May 16, 2007 4:03 pm PT
This summer, Midway Games expects to ship Stranglehold for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Today, gamers sitting on the fence about which version to buy got an incentive to pick up the PS3 version--or, more accurately, the special Collector's Edition for the PS3.

Like many collector's editions, Stranglehold: CE will have special packaging and a slightly higher price point of $69.99, $10 more than the regular version. However, the boxed set will have one major extra--a full-length copy of Hard Boiled, a 1992 Hong Kong action film. Both the game and the movie will be on the same Blu-ray disc.

Directed by John Woo, Hard Boiled follows Inspector "Tequila" Yuen, a maverick Hong Kong police detective, as he brings down a ring of vicious gunrunners. Though it features some similar scenes, including a take on the iconic tea house shootout, Strangehold is intended as a sequel to the film. In both, Tequila is played by Chow Yun-Fat, whose likeness, voice, and motion-captured movements appear in the game, which is being codeveloped by Woo's Tiger Hill games studio and Midway Chicago.



It's Tequila time...in HD!
Stranglehold: Collector's Edition will mark the first time a game and Blu-ray movie have been released in a single package. In North America, the initial run of PS3 hardware came bundled with a Blu-ray version of Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. In the UK, the launch batch of PS3s included a copy of the latest James Bond film, Casino Royale. According to recent video-industry news reports, Blu-ray sales are currently outpacing those of the rival HD-DVD format, which is supported by Xbox 360 maker Microsoft.

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If the game is good, that's an awesome deal. If not, a standalone version of Hard Boiled would be better. But at the moment the buzz on the game is pretty positive.
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Damn, that is very tempting. Granted the game has to be solid and the HD transfer of Hard Boiled also has to be worth it.
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This is undoubtedly a dumb question, but how is the game connected to the movie?
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Originally Posted by Josh Z
This is undoubtedly a dumb question, but how is the game connected to the movie?
Apparently Woo considers the game to be a sequel to Hard Boiled and worked closely with Midway in developing it, and Chow Yun-Fat contributed his voice, likeness, and some motion-capture work to it.
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Great news! I'm sold.
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Wow, sounds awesome. Looking forward to the hospital shootout in hi-def, so hopefully it will be a clean transfer. Wasn't planning on picking up any more games till I've caught up with my current stuff, but this will be an exception.
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I hope we eventually get a standalone version. I'm not spending 70 bucks for Hard Boiled in HD. Just out of curiosity, will it come in it's own Blu-ray case?
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Originally Posted by Doughboy
I hope we eventually get a standalone version. I'm not spending 70 bucks for Hard Boiled in HD. Just out of curiosity, will it come in it's own Blu-ray case?
I think thats how much I plunked down for the Criterion DVD back in the day. Almost 3 bills for "The Killer" as well. I won;t be repeating that mistake again.
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Originally Posted by Doughboy
I hope we eventually get a standalone version. I'm not spending 70 bucks for Hard Boiled in HD. Just out of curiosity, will it come in it's own Blu-ray case?
The article says that the movie is on the same disc as the game so I'm guessing no.
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The movie is on the same DISC as the game? That cannot be good.
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Originally Posted by DthRdrX
I think thats how much I plunked down for the Criterion DVD back in the day. Almost 3 bills for "The Killer" as well. I won;t be repeating that mistake again.
I dropped $125 for the Criterion CAV laser when it came out and then it went down to laser rot a couple of years later , so I picked up the Criterion DVD when it came out at regular price thank God. Hopefully the game will be good to justify the price of this package.
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The article says that the movie is on the same disc as the game so I'm guessing no.
I was planning to get this if the game was good and the transfer of the film was too, but if this is the case, forget it. What an incredibly dumb idea. I can't see this movie looking and sounding great if it has to share disc space with a whole game.
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Maybe, if I can find it cheap somewhere. I would go $50 maybe if the reviews of both are good.
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I will also wait for the reviews first... but damn, Hard Boiled in HD!!!!
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Originally Posted by cultshock
I was planning to get this if the game was good and the transfer of the film was too, but if this is the case, forget it. What an incredibly dumb idea. I can't see this movie looking and sounding great if it has to share disc space with a whole game.
This game is also coming out for Xbox 360....which is just a DVD-ROM.

That leaves 40 gigs or so of space available on the PS3 disk.
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I hope a standalone version will be available as well. I don't have a PS3 and rather not spend a lot of money on something that I won't use (the game).
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Originally Posted by bee_01
This game is also coming out for Xbox 360....which is just a DVD-ROM.

That leaves 40 gigs or so of space available on the PS3 disk.
Yeah, but a normal BD release would probably have some special features. Doubtful this one will if it's on the same disc as a video game and will already be considered a special feature itself.
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Yeah, I'm guessing no special features. Still, considering what most games offer with their LE packages, this is a great deal if you were already interested in the game.
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I agree that it's a much better offer than most bullshit video game LE offerings, but it's only good if the transfer and sound are excellent. And if the game is on the same disc, we can pretty much rule out lossless audio.
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Who cares about lossless audio on a Hong Kong film from the early 90's? I'm glad if it doesn't crackle.
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Yeah, I only have the Criterions which were the original mono tracks, but from what I understand the subsequent releases had pretty crappy 5.1 remixes.
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Originally Posted by Yocke
Who cares about lossless audio on a Hong Kong film from the early 90's? I'm glad if it doesn't crackle.
HD enthusiasts, for one. I'm not saying it was guaranteed to have lossless audio, I'm just saying I wouldn't expect it to get the kind of care and attention that a standalone release would.
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Now I must get a PS3.
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I'd rather look it as for $30 more I get a game to go with it.

This is intriguing, to say the least.

There's no reason for the 360 disc to not do the same thing. (Same release, another disc)

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