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Old 11-26-07, 10:14 AM
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Reservoir Dogs on HD-DVD with awesome extras now available!

Much stronger extras package than the Blu-ray version (which I already own), plus DTS-HD MA and VC-1 encode. Available now at xploited cinema for $26.

Ordered mine already and will post quick impressions when I receive it.

They also got in Lord of War, Saw III and Flyboys, although none of those really do it for me.
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Old 11-26-07, 10:33 AM
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Old 11-26-07, 10:42 AM
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http://xploitedcinema.com/catalog/re...e-p-13141.html
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Old 11-26-07, 11:09 AM
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I might be in for Reservoir Dogs soon. Lord of War is a possibility too.
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Ooh, now that is tempting. Is Saw III on HD-DVD as well?
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Old 11-26-07, 11:22 AM
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Ooh, now that is tempting. Is Saw III on HD-DVD as well?
http://xploitedcinema.com/catalog/du...e-p-13146.html
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Old 11-26-07, 11:38 AM
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Curiosity got the better of me as well. I ordered Reservoir Dogs import this morning even though I have the Blu-ray.
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Old 11-26-07, 12:44 PM
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Eagerly awaiting to hear difference in the transfer! Not sure if the Blu is well regarded or not. Probably won'tgive up my gas can edition though. But maybe . . .
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Old 11-26-07, 12:55 PM
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Stupid question, why are they able to produce those HD DVD's in other countries and not here?
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Old 11-26-07, 12:58 PM
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Stupid question, why are they able to produce those HD DVD's in other countries and not here?
Because of the way movies are sold around the world, sometimes a film can have a different distributor overseas than on these shores (and that can vary country by country as well), and sometimes they'll opt for a different format even if it was released domestically by a distributor that exclusively supports Blu-ray in the U.S.

It's possible for the reverse to be true, too -- that a movie from an HD DVD exclusive studio in the U.S. could wind up on Blu-ray in Europe or Australia.
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Old 11-26-07, 02:11 PM
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Whoever gets this, please post your thoughts on the transfer. I thought the Blu-ray version looked ok, but nothing too impressive. And there was no lossless audio either.
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Old 11-26-07, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Rusty James
Much stronger extras package than the Blu-ray version (which I already own), plus DTS-HD MA and VC-1 encode. Available now at xploited cinema for $26.

Ordered mine already and will post quick impressions when I receive it.
Please do!
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Old 11-26-07, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Adam Tyner
Because of the way movies are sold around the world, sometimes a film can have a different distributor overseas than on these shores (and that can vary country by country as well), and sometimes they'll opt for a different format even if it was released domestically by a distributor that exclusively supports Blu-ray in the U.S.

It's possible for the reverse to be true, too -- that a movie from an HD DVD exclusive studio in the U.S. could wind up on Blu-ray in Europe or Australia.
Thanks for the info
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Is that a new commentary?
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Old 11-26-07, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Adam Tyner
Because of the way movies are sold around the world, sometimes a film can have a different distributor overseas than on these shores (and that can vary country by country as well), and sometimes they'll opt for a different format even if it was released domestically by a distributor that exclusively supports Blu-ray in the U.S.

It's possible for the reverse to be true, too -- that a movie from an HD DVD exclusive studio in the U.S. could wind up on Blu-ray in Europe or Australia.
this being the case, where does one find a list that has all available titles? i'm interested to see what other movies are on hd-dvd that i didn't know about.
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Lord of War has extra features unlike the Blu-ray. That's one of my favorite I'm almost tempted to trade up.
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Old 11-26-07, 10:52 PM
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Lord of War has extra features unlike the Blu-ray. That's one of my favorite I'm almost tempted to trade up.
I would double-check if this is incorrect first.
# DVD FEATURES Anamorphic (16:9 1080p Hi-Def) Widescreen (1.85:1) Version
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I would double-check if this is incorrect first.
# DVD FEATURES Anamorphic (16:9 1080p Hi-Def) Widescreen (1.85:1) Version
That's definitely a deal breaker. Guess I'll wait for some reviews to come in.
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this being the case, where does one find a list that has all available titles? i'm interested to see what other movies are on hd-dvd that i didn't know about.
AVSForum has a list of all the import releases. Link
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Review is up on AVS for RESERVOIR DOGS . . . sounds good.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=946646
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Review is up on AVS for RESERVOIR DOGS . . . sounds good.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=946646
Sounds like a marginal improvement over the Blu-ray version. I'll stick with the Blu-ray one for now. It's Lion's Gate so you know they'll re-release the sucker 15 times anyway.
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Sounds like a marginal improvement over the Blu-ray version. I'll stick with the Blu-ray one for now. It's Lion's Gate so you know they'll re-release the sucker 15 times anyway.
Sounds like a lot more than a "marginal" improvement to me.

The image quality is superb, this is simply the best this film has ever looked, previous releases have had strengths and weaknesses, image is sharp but the contrast is wacky, contrast is pot on but the image is soft, etc. but this edition is the best of all possible worlds. The audio is available in DD. 5.1 and DTS-HD both are great solid mixes, I think I prefer the DTS track though the difference is negligible. The extras seem to be a compilation of all of the available extras from past releases, and the commentary tracks are interesting if not entirely necessary. Included are the cast and crew snippet commentary from the old tenth anniversary release, as well as three commentaries from noted film scholars. All in all a great import that should sufficiently replace all of the previous SD releases, and at less than $30.00 it's a decent price for an HD-DVD import
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