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Which HD-DVD/BR should I get next week: Bourne or Potter?

Old 12-05-07, 12:21 AM
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Which HD-DVD/BR should I get next week: Bourne or Potter?

I'm trying to limit myself to (at most) one HD-DVD or BR disc a week. Next week sees the release of the Bourne Ultimatum and the fifth Harry Potter film. I'm going to buy one in HD, and one on regular DVD. I have the regular DVDs of the other two Bourne movies and the other four Potter movies. I really can't decide which one to buy in high-definition...anyone want to help me make a decision?
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Old 12-05-07, 12:23 AM
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Buy Bourne. There will be an inevitable Harry Potter boxset once the final two movie come out. Buy them on HD then.
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Old 12-05-07, 12:33 AM
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Bourne, because HP isn't my cup of tea. I wouldn't buy the DVD of HP though - you'll just want to replace it later.

However, Amazon has a deal on all three Bournes for $49.95. Just get that and count it as one.
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Old 12-05-07, 01:08 AM
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If you were thinking of the two-disc Potter, that's not that much cheaper than the HD DVD.
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Old 12-05-07, 01:23 AM
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Tough choice - Bourne Ultimatum was kick ass but the HP franchise is no sloch either.

From what I've read, the HP5 DVD might not be so great in terms of PQ, so my vote would be complete your Bourne collection on DVD and get HP5 in HD.
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Old 12-05-07, 02:36 AM
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Originally Posted by abrg923
I'm trying to limit myself to (at most) one HD-DVD or BR disc a week. Next week sees the release of the Bourne Ultimatum and the fifth Harry Potter film. I'm going to buy one in HD, and one on regular DVD. I have the regular DVDs of the other two Bourne movies and the other four Potter movies. I really can't decide which one to buy in high-definition...anyone want to help me make a decision?
Why don't you buy Bourne next week, and than buy Potter after X-Mas when nothing good comes out?
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Old 12-05-07, 02:49 AM
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Bourne. Great movie, great format. I think this one will turn a few heads. Everyone's been disappointed at the sumemr "blockbusters" in HD, but Spidey, Shrek, etc. were pretty lousy sequels. Not so with Bourne, it was a seamless transition from 2 to 3, and one of the best trilogies out there (LotR excluded, of course).
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Old 12-05-07, 03:14 AM
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There will be an inevitable Harry Potter boxset once the final two movie come out. Buy them on HD then.
No one in their right mind would wait until 2010 to buy the Potter movies that are already out.
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Old 12-05-07, 07:44 AM
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No one in their right mind would wait until 2010 to buy the Potter movies that are already out.
I must not be in my right mind. I'm waiting.
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Old 12-05-07, 07:44 AM
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Bourne. Best summer flick this year. Everything paled in comparison.
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Old 12-05-07, 08:40 AM
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I thought Bourne Ultimatum was a much better movie than Order of the Phoenix. Assuming Universal doesn't screw up the transfer, I'd personally go with Bourne if I could only get one of the two.
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Old 12-05-07, 08:56 AM
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Why don't you just buy the one that you'll get the most enjoyment watching.
Just a thought...

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Old 12-05-07, 09:29 AM
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I'd hate to be in your shoes trying to decide -- I thought they were both great, so I'll own both HD DVDs next week.
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Old 12-05-07, 10:51 AM
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I gotta go with Harry Potter because that movie will benefit more from being in High Definition. You'll see Matt Damon kick ass on DVD or you'll see Matt Damon's pores kick ass in HD.
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Old 12-05-07, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by chase3001
Buy Bourne. There will be an inevitable Harry Potter boxset once the final two movie come out. Buy them on HD then.
There's already a hi-def box set coming out covering the first 5 films.

That said, I'd still go with Bourne...just a better movie.
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Old 12-05-07, 01:36 PM
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I gotta go with Harry Potter because that movie will benefit more from being in High Definition. You'll see Matt Damon kick ass on DVD or you'll see Matt Damon's pores kick ass in HD.
and yet he was just named People's Sexiest Man Alive - I beg to differ
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