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Old 11-04-07, 09:12 PM
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How theatrical releases will breakdown by format for the next year...

With my new, affordable purchase of an A2 player, I was curious how many new titles I'll be deprived of in the next year or so...(assuming Blu-Ray doesn't drop below $199 in the same period in which I'd pick one of those bad boys up as well...). And my interest in HD will soley be with new releases; no way I'm HD double-dipping the thousands of DVDs I already own hence this list of how theatrical releases will break down. And feel free to add to the list as I'm just gonna focus on the biggie titles or the smaller films that would interest me. Starting with this past weekend and moving from there....

Also, this assumes WB/New Line stays dual which we know probably won't happen, but at least it gives us an idea how nasty that hit will be for whichever format gets left out...

November
American Gangster - Universal - HD-DVD
Bee Movie - Paramount (Dreamworks) - HD-DVD
Fred Claus - WB - Dual
Lions for Lambs - United Artists - Has UA picked a format yet?
Beowulf - Paramount - HD-DVD
Mr. Magorium's... - Fox - Blu
Margot at the Wedding (next film from Squid & the Whale director) - Paramount Vintage - HD-DVD
Enchanted - Disney - Blu
Hitman - Fox - Blu
Stephen King's The Mist - Dimension - HD/Blu ?
No Country for Old Men (Coens) - Miramax has US theatrical rights but Paramount and Universal also have financial ties - Presumably Blu but ?

December

The Golden Compass - NL Dual
I Am Legend - WB Dual
National Treasure 2 - Disney - Blu
Sweeny Todd - Paramount - HD-DVD
Alien Vs. Predator 2 - Fox - Blu
Charlie Wilson's War (Tom Hanks & Julia Roberts) - Universal - HD-DVD
There Will Be Blood (P.T. Anderson's next flick) - Paramount - HD-DVD

2008

Jan

Untitled 'Cloverfield' JJ Abrams Project - Paramount - HD-DVD
Rambo - LG - Blu

Feb

The Eye - LG - Blu
Fool's Gold (adventure comedy with McCon and Hudson; I've seen it already and it's horrible!) - WB - Dual
Jumper (Sci-fi with Sam Jackson and Hayden Christensen) - Fox - Blu
Semi-Pro (Will Ferrell comedy) - NL - Dual
Spiderwick Chronicles (big kiddie fantasy flick) - Paramount - HD-DVD

March

10,000 B.C. - WB - Dual
Horton Hears a Who (CGI w/Jim Carrey) - Fox - Blu
Drillbit Taylor (Owen Wilson comedy, nice pedigree) - Paramount - HD-DVD
Wanted (big graphic novel action flick w/ Jolie) - Universal - HD-DVD

April

The Ruins (based on Scott Smiths great horror novel) - Paramount - HD-DVD
Leatherheads (Clooney-directed period football comedy) - Universal - HD-DVD

May

Iron Man - Paramount - HD-DVD
Speed Racer - WB - Dual
Chronicles of Narnia 2 - Disney - Blu
IJ4 - Paramount - We'll both be crying for this one...
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (yet another comedy from the Apatow team) - Universal - HD-DVD

June

Get Smart - WB - Dual
The Incredibel Hulk - Universal - HD-DVD
Wall*E - Disney - Blu
The Love Guru (Mike Myers comedy) - Paramount - HD-DVD

July

The Dark Knight - WB - Dual
Tropic Thunder (Action Comedy with Stiller) - Universal - HD-DVD
Hellboy 2 - Universal (NOT Sony) - HD-DVD

August & Beyond

The Mummy 3 - Universal - HD-DVD
Death Race - Universal - HD-DVD
The Wolf Man - Universal - HD-DVD
Harry Potter 6 - WB - Dual
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Fincher's next pic with Brad Pitt) - Paramount - HD-DVD
Star Trek (Abrams) - Paramount - HD-DVD


I got most of these release dates from joblo.com's release schedule so blame them for the overabundance of HD-DVD product late in 08 but those were the only flicks on the schedule...feel free to add any others your aware of...

That being said, it's pretty obvious that HD-DVD has got this next year in the bag as far as exclusive releases....Wall*E is really the only one that hurts, National Treasure 2 and Chronicles of Narnia 2 will probably be huge but don't interest me personally. Regardless of format, I personally can't wait to get my hands on Beowulf, Sweeny Todd (gee...), Iron Man, Speed Racer, Wall*E and The Dark Knight in HD. What about you guys?

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Old 11-04-07, 09:20 PM
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Stephen King's The Mist - Dimension - Blu

Not sure about this, (post disney) Dimension is a weinstien properity. They are HD, even though they barly release anything. It will probably have a release similer to that of 1408. Mgm release in theaters, genius (Weinstein) release on dvd. If they decided to release it on an HD format it will be HD DVD. Unless ofcourse there is some new info out there?
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Old 11-04-07, 09:22 PM
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Let's not jump the gun too soon here.

First of all, studio allegiances could change. Warner has hinted at choosing one format soon, and who knows how things will look later in the year?

Second, don't get your hopes up too much for some of the smaller films like the Coen Bros' latest. Depending on who has those and whether they get Oscars or not, they may not make it. Fox, for instance, has shown no interest in releasing arthouse films. I'd love to see Lars and the Real Girl get released, but I'm not counting on it.
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Originally Posted by Drexl
Let's not jump the gun too soon here.

First of all, studio allegiances could change. Warner has hinted at choosing one format soon, and who knows how things will look later in the year?

Second, don't get your hopes up too much for some of the smaller films like the Coen Bros' latest. Depending on who has those and whether they get Oscars or not, they may not make it. Fox, for instance, has shown no interest in releasing arthouse films. I'd love to see Lars and the Real Girl get released, but I'm not counting on it.
Well, with the exception of WB/NL which I made note of earlier in my post, I don't think much will change in the next 12 months as far as studio allegiance...Disney, Fox, Universal and Paramount (by contract) aren't going anywhere for a while...now if I had mentioned Watchmen (a Paramount property not slated until 2009) as an HD-DVD exclusive, that's probably jumping the gun...but who the heck knows? as Paramount proved this past August, anything is possible.
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Don't forget There Will Be Blood (PT Anderson) from Paramount. HD DVD exclusive.
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any PT Anderson films at this point would be welcomed!
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ahh, nice one...the Malick-inspired visuals will look great in HD!...updated the list
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Honestly, I don't see the point of predicting what will be happening in a year. Last year, no one in their right mind thought we'd be where we are today.
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Warner still wields a ton of power. They could decide this war tomorrow if they went exclusive to one side or the other.
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ehh, maybe...but if WB hypothetically goes exclusive to Blu-Ray and seemingly settles the war, then what? Paramount/Dreamworks doesn't put out any HD titles for 14 months? Very unlikely. I think the eventual death of either format will be slower than most people think. So, besides the exhaustively mentioned question mark over WB, I would bet good money this is how the HD releases will look for the next year...anyway, it's just for fun guys, if you find the list that outlandish, move on...
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Originally Posted by sweenytodd
now if I had mentioned Watchmen (a Paramount property not slated until 2009) as an HD-DVD exclusive, that's probably jumping the gun...but who the heck knows? as Paramount proved this past August, anything is possible.
Watchman is a WB property
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Originally Posted by ScissorPuppy
Watchman is a WB property
indeed it is, that's what I get for trusting a site called joblo, heh.
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So when are the $150 dual format players due?
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Aug.

Underdog - BVHE - BR
The Bourne Ultimatum - Universal - HD
Hot Rod - Paramount - HD
Becoming Jane - BVHE - BR
Bratz - Lionsgate - BR
Stardust - Paramount - HD
Skinwalkers - Lionsgate - BR
Rush Hour 3 - New Line - BR/HD?
Daddy Day Camp - Sony - BR
Superbad - Sony - BR
The Invasion - WB - BR/HD
Death at a Funeral - MGM - BR
The Last Legion - Weinstein - HD
War - Lionsgate - BR
Mr. Bean's Vacation - Universal - HD
The Nanny Diaries - Weinstein - HD
Halloween - MGM - BR
Balls of Fury - Universal - HD
Death Sentence - Fox - BR

Sept.

3:10 to Yuma - Lionsgate - BR
Shoot 'Em Up - New Line - BR/HD?
The Brothers Solomon - Sony - BR
Eastern Promises - Universal - HD
The Hunting Party - Weinstein - HD
In the Valley of Elah - WB - BR/HD
The Brave One - WB - BR/HD
Mr. Woodcock - New Line - BR/HD?
Across the Universe - Sony - BR
Resident Evil: Extinction - Sony - BR
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford - WB - BR/HD
The Jane Austen Book Club - Sony - BR
Good Luck Chuck - Lionsgate - BR
Into the Wild - Paramount - HD
Sydney White - Universal - HD
The Game Plan - BVHE - BR
The Kingdom - Universal - HD
The Darjeeling Limited - Fox - BR
Lust, Caution - Universal - HD
Feast of Love - MGM - BR

Oct.

The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising - Fox - BR
The Heartbreak Kid - Paramount - HD
Feel the Noise - Sony - BR
We Own the Night - Sony - BR
Elizabeth: The Golden Age - Universal - HD
Michael Clayton - WB - BR/HD
Lars and the Real Girl - MGM - BR
Sleuth - Sony - BR
Why Did I Get Married? - Lionsgate - BR
Control - Weinstein - HD
30 Days of Night - Sony - BR
Rendition - New Line - BR/HD?
Things We Lost in the Fire - Paramount - HD
Reservation Road - Universal - HD
Gone Baby Gone - BVHE - BR
The Comebacks - Fox - BR
Dan in Real Life - BVHE - BR
Saw IV - Lionsgate - BR
Rails & Ties - WB - BR/HD
Music Within - MGM - BR

Nov.

Martian Child - New Line - HD/BR?
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead - ThinkFilm - ?
Love in the Time of Cholera - New Line - HD/BR?
Southland Tales - Sony - BR
August Rush - WB - HD/BR
I'm Not There (Todd Haynes, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger) - Weinstein - HD
The Savages (Tamara Jenkins, Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman) - Fox - BR
Awake (Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba) - Weinstein/MGM - ?

Dec.

Atonement (Keira Knightley) - Universal - HD
Grace Is Gone (John Cusack) - Weinstein - HD
Juno (Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner) - Fox - BR
The Kite Runner (Marc Forster) - Paramount - HD
Alvin and the Chipmunks - Fox - BR
Youth Without Youth (Francis Ford Coppola) - Sony - BR
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer) - Sony - BR
P.S., I Love You (Richard LaGravenese, Hilary Swank) - WB - HD/BR
The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep - Sony - BR
The Great Debaters (Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker) - Weinstein/MGM - BR?
Cassandra's Dream (Woody Allen) - Weinstein - HD
The Bucket List (Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman) - WB - BR/HD

Jan.

One Missed Call (Edward Burns, Shannyn Sossamon) - WB - BR/HD
27 Dresses (Katherine Heigl) - Fox - BR
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie - Universal - HD
Fanboys (Kristen Bell) - Weinstein/MGM - BR?
Be Kind Rewind (Michel Gondry, Jack Black, Mos Def, Danny Glover) - New Line - HD/BR?
The Air I Breathe (Forest Whitaker, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Brendan Fraser) - ThinkFilm - ?

Feb.

Charlie Bartlett (Anton Yelchin, Robert Downey Jr., Hope Davis) - MGM - BR
Strange Wilderness (Steve Zahn, Allen Covert, Justin Long) - Paramount - HD
Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins (Martin Lawrence, Louis C.K.) - Universal - HD
Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland (Vince Vaughn) - New Line - HD/BR?
Pathology (Alyssa Milano, Milo Ventimiglia) - MGM - BR
Definitely, Maybe (Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Weisz, Abigail Breslin) - Universal - HD
Vantage Point (Dennis Quaid, Forest Whitaker, Matthew Fox) - Sony - BR
Funny Games (Michael Haneke, Naomi Watts, Tim Roth) - WB - BR/HD
Case 39 (Renée Zellweger) - Paramount - HD
Babylon A.D. (Mathieu Kassovitz, Vin Diesel, Michelle Yeoh, Mélanie Thierry) - Fox - BR
The Other Boleyn Girl (Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana) - Universal - HD

Mar.

Spring Breakdown (Amy Poehler, Parker Posey, Rachel Dratch) - Warner - BR/HD
Pride and Glory (Edward Norton, Colin Farrell) - New Line - HD/BR?
Inkheart (Iain Softley, Brendan Fraser, Andy Serkis) - New Line - HD/BR?
Run, Fat Boy, Run (David Schimmer, Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton, Hank Azaria) - Picturehouse - ?
21 (Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Spacey) - Sony - BR
Stop Loss (Ryan Phillippe, Abbie Cornish, Joseph Gordon-Levitt) - Paramount - HD

Apr.

Wild Child (Emma Roberts) - Universal - HD
Big Stan (Rob Schneider) - MGM - BR

May

Made of Honor (Patrick Dempsey, Michelle Monaghan) - Sony - BR

July

Mamma Mia! (Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan) - Universal - HD

Aug.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 - WB - BR/HD

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Jan.

One Missed Call (Edward Burns, Shannyn Sossamon) - WB - BR/HD
27 Dresses (Katherine Heigl) - Fox - BR
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie - Universal - HD
Fanboys (Kristen Bell) - Weinstein/MGM - BR?
Be Kind Rewind (Michel Gondry, Jack Black, Mos Def, Danny Glover) - New Line - HD/BR?
The Air I Breathe (Forest Whitaker, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Brendan Fraser) - ThinkFilm - ?
No one will take credit for this one, or so I've heard.
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You forgot:

The X-Files 2 (July) - FOX = Blu-ray
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also, it should be noted that the New Line titles will likely be released on Blu-ray a few months before HD DVD, due to the region coding issue.
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Also forgot 'Kung Fu Panda', a Dreamworks Animation title that comes out in summer 08 that could be big - HD-DVD
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Warner still wields a ton of power. They could decide this war tomorrow if they went exclusive to one side or the other.
I agree... if WB chooses a side, the war is pretty much over...
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I agree... if WB chooses a side, the war is pretty much over...
looks like it may not happen for a while: http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread....96#post8264796
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
You forgot:

The X-Files 2 (July) - FOX = Blu-ray
Anyone know of a more comprehensive source than IMDb's upcoming section?

Originally Posted by kefrank
also, it should be noted that the New Line titles will likely be released on Blu-ray a few months before HD DVD, due to the region coding issue.
Is it just a few months or that they will be indefinitely delayed for HD DVD? I wasn't sure so left all the New Line titles as BR/HD with a question mark.
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Here's a list that i compiled on AVS. No street dates but all are confirmed/rumored for 2008.

Warner Bros/New Line:

10,000 B.C.
Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince
Batman: The Dark Knight
Get Smart
Speed Racer
Nights in Rodanthe
Four Christmases
Where the Wild Things Are
Inkheart
Journey 3-D
Pride & Glory
Be Kind, Rewind

Sony/Columbia Tristar:

Hancock
Pineapple Express
Bond #22
You Don't Mess with the Zohan
Made of Honor
Step Brothers
Angels & Demons

Fox:

The Day the Earth Stood Still
The Happening
City of Ember
Fame
Valkyrie
Nim's Island
Babylon A.D.
Dr. Seuess: Horton Hears a Who

Paramount:

Iron Man
Indiana Jones 4
Kung Fu Panda
Love Guru
Tropic Thunder
Star Trek
Cloverfield
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Madagascar 2
Eagle Eye
Drillbit Taylor
Spiderwick Chronicals

Universal:

Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Incredible Hulk
Hellboy 2
mamma mia
Mummy 3
Death Race
Wanted

Disney:

Chronicals of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Wall-E
Bedtime Stories

Lionsgate:

Forbidden Kingdom
John Rambo


Just a small taste of what's coming in 2008
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There Will Be Blood would be enough to get me to buy an HD-DVD player.
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Is it just a few months or that they will be indefinitely delayed for HD DVD? I wasn't sure so left all the New Line titles as BR/HD with a question mark.
my understanding is that it's a few months. they just don't want to release an all-region HD DVD that could be imported to the countries where the movie is still showing theatrically (or has yet to). as soon as the international theatrical runs are over, the HD DVD will be released. all of their announcements for these types of movies so far have been, DVD & Blu-ray day and date with HD DVD coming "later."
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my understanding is that it's a few months. they just don't want to release an all-region HD DVD that could be imported to the countries where the movie is still showing theatrically (or has yet to). as soon as the international theatrical runs are over, the HD DVD will be released. all of their announcements for these types of movies so far have been, DVD & Blu-ray day and date with HD DVD coming "later."
Although this is to be determined, it would make sense that 'The Golden Compass' will get a day and date on all three formats since 'The Golden Compass' gets the same theatrical worldwide release date. I assume this only applies to NL's smaller flicks err, well pretty much all other NL pics - even Rush Hour 3 didn't get released in France till a few weeks ago (with good reason I imagine...I doubt the French were none too happy about about that Parisian-set POS).
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