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Old 08-15-08, 02:56 PM
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What other player would they use? Its the fastest, Profile 2.0 and decodes all HD audio codecs. Kinda a no brainer.
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Looks like we can expect Bottle Rocket and Chungking Express in November.
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Sweet!

No mention of the Blu-ray anywhere though...wonder if they will use DTS MA, TrueHD or PCM?
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Old 08-15-08, 04:30 PM
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They better still be releasing Chungking Express on Blu-ray. That would make it a must own IMHO.
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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post


Sweet!

No mention of the Blu-ray anywhere though...wonder if they will use DTS MA, TrueHD or PCM?
Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack based on the specs list. I hope thats not true...
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Old 08-15-08, 04:33 PM
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They better still be releasing Chungking Express on Blu-ray. That would make it a must own IMHO.
Chungking and The Third Man are the two that I'm most looking forward to.
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Old 08-15-08, 04:39 PM
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"Chungking Express", "The Third Man", "The Man Who Fell To Earth", and "Bottle Rocket" Blu-Ray in November.

http://www.criterion.com/asp/browse_bluray.asp
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Oh man, I can't wait. Great special features also.
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Originally Posted by me12321 View Post
"Chungking Express", "The Third Man", "The Man Who Fell To Earth", and "Bottle Rocket" Blu-Ray in November.

http://www.criterion.com/asp/browse_bluray.asp
Excellent, will grab them all. Most looking forward to The Third Man!
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Old 08-15-08, 05:50 PM
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Most looking forward to The Third Man!
Screen caps of that will probably be what convinces me to finally buy a Blu-Ray player.
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Notice how there's an oddly-placed rectangle of grass on the middle of the standard DVD artwork for Bottle Rocket. Looks like they might have crafted the art for the BD, then extended it a bit for the DVD version.

Oh, and I can't freakin' wait for Chungking Express in high-definition.
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Old 08-15-08, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by me12321 View Post
"Chungking Express", "The Third Man", "The Man Who Fell To Earth", and "Bottle Rocket" Blu-Ray in November.

http://www.criterion.com/asp/browse_bluray.asp
Whoa...hang on there. Just because they have the specs up for those other titles doesn't mean they're coming in November. The Coming Soon page lists only Chungking Express and Bottle Rocket for November.

Also, they've already said they'll only be releasing about 2 per month.
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Originally Posted by MoviePage View Post
Whoa...hang on there. Just because they have the specs up for those other titles doesn't mean they're coming in November. The Coming Soon page lists only Chungking Express and Bottle Rocket for November.

Also, they've already said they'll only be releasing about 2 per month.
Actually, they also have pre-order listings for all 5 of them. Clearly, they're kicking off their Blu-ray slate with 5 titles, and will release 1-2 per month from now on.

Looking forward to it!
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Old 08-15-08, 06:30 PM
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I doubt the DD5.1 track is for the BD release. At the very least I expect a PCM or TrueHD track from them. Still, I'll bite the bullet and buy the BD regardless if its a standard DD5.1 track. Love the movie.
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So far only the previously-released-by-Criterion titles mention lossless (or uncompressed) sound.

I hope that the specs on the newer titles need an update.
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Old 08-15-08, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Skoobooz View Post
Actually, they also have pre-order listings for all 5 of them. Clearly, they're kicking off their Blu-ray slate with 5 titles, and will release 1-2 per month from now on.

Looking forward to it!
Hmm...seems like you're right. I added all of them to my cart just to see what would happen, and it says the dates are:

11/18
The Third Man
The Man Who Fell to Earth

11/25
The Last Emperor
Bottle Rocket
Chungking Express

Wow! It's going to be an expensive month (and holiday season in general).
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Please give us Rushmore...please Criterion.
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Well, I'll be getting The Third Man and Chungking Express.

Is there any word on whether The Last Emperor will be in its correct aspect ratio?
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Old 08-15-08, 07:18 PM
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We got 3 months until these come out...hopefully specs will arrive in the next month or so. So far its just Bottle Rocket for me.
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Perfect! The two I want are coming out first. Muahaha!
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Originally Posted by Suprmallet View Post
Perfect! The two I want are coming out first. Muahaha!
You want the wrong two!

I'm sooo excited for Chungking Express and Bottle Rocket!!!

Best Blu-Ray announcement ever!

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Looks like they're doing away with spine numbers. Very good.

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Old 08-15-08, 10:26 PM
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Great news to start my weekend!

I'll have to add Chungking Express and Bottle Rocket to my BD collection. I'll pass on the others and keep my SDs for now (and I'm sure I'll break down and purchase those soon enough )
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While the special features are mostly carried over for the Blu-ray versions, it's worth noting that the Last Emperor specifically drops any mention of the extended television cut for the BR release.
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Old 08-15-08, 10:48 PM
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Gotta watch Bottle Rocket and Third Man again, will definitely be picking up Chungking.
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'The Last Emperor' (1987) features a high definition digital transfer approved by cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, and a stereo track in DTS-HD Master Audio

oh my god, you have to be shitting me - wow! SOLD!

and 39.95 SRP

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