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Old 02-02-08, 12:16 PM
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So did I lol

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Old 02-04-08, 01:47 PM
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Spanish distrib Manga who own the rights for the latest Rambo and Mr.Brooks amongst others are also going Blu-exclusive.



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Caremel will be region ABC (as of this moment it appears that there will be no subs)

The BD will be released on March 13. No specs yet, but I've just had confirmation that it'll be region ABC.

In order to give you some perspective, BAC has quite a sizeable library, including some earlier Miramax titles (think Pulp Fiction, Wild at Heart or Barton Fink).

No other BDs have been announced for the time being.
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Disney already announced that Narnia will be coming out on Blu-ray here in the US this spring, and chances are it will be timed with the new theatrical film:

http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/pres...008bluray.html
Thanks. I was also wondering about more Pixar stuff. Sucks we have to wait until fall and we only get one movie.
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Spanish distrib Manga who own the rights for the latest Rambo and Mr.Brooks amongst others are also going Blu-exclusive.



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Looks like another German distrib is dropping HDDVD. As of March 1st Highlight Video will be Blu-exclusive as well.

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Dem Beispiel des US-Majors Warner folgend, gab nun auch Highlight Video bekannt, in Zukunft nur noch die Blu-ray zu unterstützen und das Format HD DVD einzustellen. Diese Entscheidung tritt mit dem 1. März 2008 in Kraft. Wie uns von Highlight Video bestätigt wurde, werden Von diesem Termin an nicht nur alle neuen Titel nur noch auf Blu-ray erscheinen, sondern auch die Produktion bereits veröffentlichter HD DVDs eingestellt. Demnach dürfte "Lissi und der wilder Kaiser", der Ende März erscheinen soll, der erste Blu-ray-exklusive High Definition-Titel des Studios werden.

Als Gründe für die Entscheidung nannte gehen in die gleiche Richtung wie bei Warner: Das vergangene Jahr habe gezeigt, dass sich der Streit der beiden Formate nachteilig auf das Interesse der Konsumenten auswirke. Daher will man künftig nur noch einem Format den Rücken stärken und hat sich dabei für das in den letzten Monaten konstant verkaufsstärkere Format Blu-ray entschieden.

Franz Woodtli, Home Entertainment Vorstand der Constantin Film AG dazu: "Mit unserer Entscheidung für das Blu-ray Format orientieren wir uns eindeutig an der internationalen Entwicklung. Der jahrelange DVD-Nachfolgestreit hat vor allem im Jahr 2007 eine merkliche Verunsicherung bei den Konsumenten hervorgerufen und damit eine Verzögerung bei der Einführung von Hi-Def in den Mainstream bewirkt. Eine klare Positionierung bringt somit Vorteile für Verbraucher, Produzenten und Einzelhändler."

# Verfasser: Carsten Tudisch
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http://formatwarcentral.com/index.ph...ray-exclusive/

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Old 02-06-08, 09:33 AM
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Some great news that need to be confirmed, the french editor Opening, which released Claude Lelouch's Roman De Gare, should release Dune on April 10 in Blu-Ray.


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Some great news that need to be confirmed, the french editor Opening, which released Claude Lelouch's Roman De Gare, should release Dune on April 10 in Blu-Ray.
The film or the miniseries?
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The film or the miniseries?
The film, another editor, Elephant Films, owns the rights for the miniseries in France.
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Old 02-07-08, 01:55 PM
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The two biggest Scandinavian distribs Scanbox and SF go Blu-exclusive in Sweden.


I senaste numret av branschtidningen Videomonitor (hemsida) skriver man om HD-filmens framtid i Sverige, en framtid som onekligen ytterligare befäster blu-ray-formatets övertag.

I och med att Warner helhjärtat stödjer blu-ray innebär det att "... SF helt skrotar sina planer på HD DVD och enbart fokuserar på Blu-ray. Detsamma gäller Scanbox som släpper sina första HD-titlar i april".
Perhaps some Kaurismaki will come out...

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Old 02-09-08, 02:18 PM
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ZODIAC (Director's Cut)

Zodiac, the director's cut, has been set for an April 28th UK release. Coded ABC.

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M6 Video are set to release Florent-Emilio Siri's L'Ennemi Intime a.k.a Intimate Enemies (2007) on April 28th in France on BR/HDDVD/SDVD. Starring Benoit Magimel, Albert Dupontel (Irreversible) and Marc Barbe (La Mome). Contender Entertainment Group are set to release the film as 2DVD SE on June 9th in UK.



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http://www.lennemi-intime-lefilm.fr/

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A fictive combat tale inspired by scenarist Patrick Rotman's same-titled nonfiction book and documentary, Florent-Emilio Siri's "Intimate Enemies" provides a credibly gritty microcosm of French troops' experiences during the 1954-62 Algerian War. Pic takes no political standpoint beyond the usual war-is-hell, admitting that France's bloody attempt to hold onto its colony was a doomed waste of many lives on both sides. Pic works best as a straightforward portrait of a dirty ground conflict fought in unfamiliar territory. Visceral and engrossing, if not ultimately a first-rank war film, "Enemies" should do well at home and attract decent export interest.

His action chops proven by "The Nest" and English-language debut "Hostage" with Bruce Willis, Siri proves equally adept at capturing the tension and sudden chaos of field skirmishes. French soldiers here find themselves at a perpetual disadvantage, negotiating rocky, mountainous, often exposed terrain the rebels know very well, with the locals mostly rooting against them.

Major wrinkle -- though more could have been made of it -- is the presence of several Algerian men in the platoon who, for whatever reason, have chosen to sign up with their country's oppressor. These collaborators had a heavy price to pay if captured by insurgent fellow countrymen.

Another intriguing, if murkily developed idea is that some of these enlistees might serve as rebel moles; at various points, the platoon is ambushed in ways suggesting its plans are being leaked to the enemy.

Set midway through the conflict in 1959, the screenplay introduces Sgt. Terrien (Benoit Magimel) as an ill-equipped replacement for a recently killed officer. Naive and unschooled about local customs, perils and potential deceptions, he's a high-minded humanist whose qualms about morally unacceptable tactics are viewed with disdain by pitiless senior officers, many grunts and his new right-hand man, Sgt. Dougnac (Albert Dupontel).

"You can't fight barbarism with barbarism," Terrien says, trying to stop interrogative torture and gratuitous executions of captured suspects. But the fellaghas (fighters for Algeria's National Liberation Front) practice even more brutal tactics, at one point slaughtering an entire village that was raided by the French, simply to set a fearsome example.

As a series of missions (which divide the story into chapters via onscreen titles) drastically thins the company's personnel, Terrien comes unglued. It often falls to case-hardened Dougnac to push matters onward when his immediate superior stalls, although a late scene reveals he isn't immune from the agonies of a troubled conscience, either.

Subsidiary characters, both soldiers and locals, are generally well etched, although some figures inevitably produce a "Who's that again?" shrug when they become casualties. Battle scenes are moderately scaled, guerrilla-style ones, particularly vivid in one attack when the enemy turns out to be waiting above their quarry, and another set in a forest where machine-gun fire topples whole trees onto trapped men.

Committed perfs pull short of going over the top, despite moments of individual panic and hysteria. Giovanni Fiore Coltellacci's widescreen lensing captures the dramatic landscapes in colors slightly drained to match the khaki and protags' dust-covered skin. Alexandre Desplat's score is another plus in an expertly turned package.


Camera (color, widescreen), Giovanni Fiore Coltellacci; editors, Olivier Gajan, Christophe Danilo; music, Alexandre Desplat; production designer, William Abello; art director, Dominique Carrara; costume designer, Mimi Lempicka; sound (DTS/Dolby Digital), Antoine Deflandre, Germain Boulay, Eric Tisserand; assistant director, Michael Viger; casting, Stephane Foenkinos. Reviewed at Toronto Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema), Sept. 6, 2007. Running time: 110 MIN.
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French news-and-reviews site Filmsactu have leaked a list of titles SONY has in the planning for 2008 (the news is via the French division):


MAI/MAY 2008
Midnight Express
Le Mariage de mon meilleur ami (My Best Friend Wedding)
Rent
La Vie de Brian (Life Of Brian)
Bienvenue dans la Jungle (The Rundown)
Godzilla

JUIN/JUNE 2008
Raisons et Sentiments (Sense and Sensibility)
Cow Boy Bebop Le Film
Lancelot (First Knight)
Légendes d'Automne (Legends of the falls)
Truman Capote
Ennemis Rapprochés (The Devil's own)

JUILLET/JULY 2008
Un Jour sans fin (Groundhog day)
Larry Flint
Panic Room
Big Daddy
The Bone Collector
Men In Black

AOUT/AUGUST 2008
Mort ou Vif (The Quick and the Dead)
Erin Brokovich
Espion et demi (I, Spy)
De Sang froid (Cold Blood)
Stand By Me
Final Fantasy VII : Advent Children

OCTOBRE/OCTOBER 2008
Wolf
Sur les quais (On The Waterfront)
SOS Fantômes (Ghostbusters)
Taxi Driver
XXX

NOVEMBRE/NOVEMBER 2008
Das Boot
Desperado
XXX : The Next Level

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mmmm...taxi driver
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Wow there are some great movies on that list. Thanks for the update Pro-B!

Any chance we can get a definitive list of foreign cinema that's available with english subtitles? I was really hoping Caramel included English subs but it doesn't seem likely.
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Stand By Me!!!!!

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Any chance we can get a definitive list of foreign cinema that's available with english subtitles?
I will update all of the info this Sunday/Monday and perhaps we could start part 2.

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Thanks Pro-B, much appreciated.
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Just checking out Amazon.de and they have listed...


Der Club der Toten Dichter - (Dead Poets Society)
Alamo - Der Traum, das Schicksal, die Legende (The Alamo)
Darf ich bitten? - (Shall We Dance?)
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These titles are up for pre-order at yesasia.com for about $46 each.





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And at Amazon.co.uk...







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David Lynch's DUNE...set to be released in France/Monaco on April 10th via Aventi:



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Any idea which cut of Dune it's gonna be?
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If it says "David Lynch" on the cover, I'd expect it's the theatrical cut. David Lynch has disowned the extended cut (see: Alan Smithee & Judas Booth)
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Any idea which cut of Dune it's gonna be?
The 130min. one.

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