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Old 03-30-08, 06:36 PM
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HD Must-haves

In these last glory days of HD DVD, are there any movies you would suggest as Must-haves?

I guess nit-picking will always happen.

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Old 03-30-08, 06:41 PM
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Old 03-30-08, 06:53 PM
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HD doesn't mean HD DVD
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Old 03-30-08, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
HD doesn't mean HD DVD
Well considering he said, "these last glory days of HD," unless BR is dying too it's a pretty easy logic jump to HD-DVD.

Zodiac and Hot Fuzz are my two.
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If you're referring to HD-DVD, one great one to have is Grand Prix. Just got it on CC 50%, and it's worth every penny. Great picture transfer and the sound is suprisingly more robust then you would think for such a dated film. But a great one at that.
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Old 03-30-08, 07:18 PM
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I'm all over the suggestions thus far.
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Old 03-30-08, 07:21 PM
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Old 03-30-08, 08:04 PM
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Old 03-30-08, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by TheNightFlier
Well considering he said, "these last glory days of HD," unless BR is dying too it's a pretty easy logic jump to HD-DVD.

Zodiac and Hot Fuzz are my two.
Yes, I know what is meant but it is incorrect. Now Blu-ray means HD which is strange.
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Even though I've never owned HD-DVD, I would say Zodiac. Simply because it is one of my favorite movies of all-time (and was unfairly ignored during the awards season last year) and it is low enough under the radar that Paramount may fail to release it on BD for a long time. I hope that's not the case, but I fear it might be.

If you do have a Blu-ray player already, you should ignore some of these earlier suggestions like Planet Earth (which is on BD) and Casblanca (which is supposed to be on BD this year). If you are limited on funds, get the great stuff you think won't hit BD for a while -- like Zodiac, Hot Fuzz, Children of Men, The Thing, etc.

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Old 03-30-08, 09:13 PM
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I actually have Planet Earth on HD and SD already. And I could definetly wait on Casablanca on Blu-Ray. I figure if I have two HD players, picking up some great movies in the end won't kill me. I figure that all of these prices are pretty fair considering these titles were $25-$40 a few months ago, so I don't mind paying $12 bucks or even a bit higher if need be.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
HD doesn't mean HD DVD

what does it mean than?
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If you're a fan, I'd probably say "Dune" seeing as it finally received the treatment it deserved.

It's nice that Road Warrior came out HD, but what about the original "Mad Max"?
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
HD doesn't mean HD DVD
I just find it to be wrong because we're currently talking about it, and HD DVD's are still coming out.
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What is only currently available on HD-DVD and will never be made on Blu-Ray? These are the titles I would concentrate on first.
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Old 03-31-08, 01:26 AM
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Originally Posted by VAMPYRE XX
What is only currently available on HD-DVD and will never be made on Blu-Ray? These are the titles I would concentrate on first.
Never? Probably nothing. It might be a while (or not, who knows) for some of the older catalog titles, but I would count on everything eventually making it to Blu-Ray.
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The one that really blew me away was The Shining. Absolutely amazing transfer, and it's finally widescreen as shown theatrically. Apparently 2001 is also stunning.

For a reference disc, Transformers looks the best of new stuff. I've read Batman Begins is the single best that was made, but don't have it so can't say one way or the other.
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Blade Runner - I picked this up at the CC 50% sale this weekend, and it's now my favorite HD-DVD.

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I'll echo what a few have said already.
The favorites on my shelf are:

Blade Runner
The Thing
Zodiac
Batman Begins
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