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Old 01-01-09, 11:43 AM
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Canadian Blu-ray Releases - Complete List and Discussion

Last Updated: 5/28/2010

Most of these releases sell for $12.95 - $17.95 and with the exchange rate, they only add up to a typical USA catalog release. Feel free to discuss any of these or any of the ones coming out. I do my best to keep this thread as up-to-date as possible and if you see some information missing "(Unknown)" please help.

- All these are Region A Locked unless otherwise noted (which means they work in American and Canadian players only).
- All titles are pressed on a BD25 discs unless otherwise noted.
- If you see a title not represented please let me know!
- When you see a title like this, Fanboys, it means the title has or is receiving a better US release.
- - Online places to buy Canadian Blu-rays include www.Amazon.ca or www.iNetVideo.com

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- As of 5/28: $1 US Dollar = $1.05 CANADIAN

Coming Soon:

June 1st:
* Red Violin
* Time Bandits - Getting a US Release by Image in August.
and the following 3 packs (I assume these are single discs, but who knows. No idea on what version (Canadian or America or what Pressing ((Gangs of NY )) )
* Bon Cop/Father and Gun/Cruising Bar 2
* Boogie Nights/Magnolia/Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind Best 3 pack EVER?
* A Perfect Getaway/The Strangers/Texas Chainsaw Massacare
* Gangs of NY/Apaloosa/New World
* Trainspotting/Memento/Reqium for a Dream
* Trator/Hostage/Fracture

June 29th:
* An Empress and the Warriors - Getting a US release by Vivendi (Weinstein) in August
* Invisible Target
* Kill Zone
* Legend of the Black Scorpion
* Tai Chi Master - Getting a US release by Vivendi (Weinstein) in August

July 6th:
* 40 Days and 40 Nights
* An American Haunting
* I Am Sam
* Shakespere in Love
* Texas Chainsaw Massacare: The Beginning

July 13th:
* Hot Fuzz & Shaun of the Dead (Double pack)
* Rightous Kill/Traitor (Double pack)

July 20th:
* Amelia - Another release?
* Girl with a Dragon Tattoo - New English-friendly disc?
* Lost in Translation - Pulled. US release is coming, just not sure when

Currently Available:
* 15 Minutes (1080i, DTS MA) Special Features: NO
* 21 Grams - (1080p, DTS MA) Special Features: NO
* A Man Apart ( 1080p, DTS MA, 1.78:1) - Mini Review - Special Features: NO
* A Hard Days Night (Beatles Film) (1080i, DTS MA) - Includes Slipcover - Special Features: YES
* Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (1080i, DTS MA, 1.78:1) - Special Features: NO
* After the Sunset (1080p, DTS MA)
* Amelie (1080i, French TrueHD only, No Subtitles/Poor Menu Navigation) - Special Features: YES
* Black Christmas (2006 version) (1080i, TrueHD) - Special Features: YES
* Babine (1080p, DTS MA) - Special Features: YES
* Because I Said So (Unknown, Unknown) - Special Features: ?
* Blade (1080p, DTS MA, Cropped) - BD is 1.78:1, OAR is 2.35:1 Special Features: NO
* Blade 2 (1080p, DTS MA) Special Features: NO
* Blade 3: Trinity (1080p, DTS MA) - In it's Correct AR, Special Features: NO
* Blade Boxset All 3 Blades Packaged together in a Boxset (above)
* The Butterfly Effect (1080p, DTS MA, Directors Cut) Review - Special Features: NO
* Boiler Room (1080p, DTS MA) - Special Features: NO
* Chocolat (1080i, DTS MA) - Special Features: NO
* C.R.A.Z.Y. (1080i, French TrueHD only) - Special Features: YES
* The Cell (1080p, DTS MA) Correct OAR - Special Features: NO
* Cop Land (1080p, DTS MA) - 1.78:1, Theatrical Version - Special Features: NO
* Cairo Time (1080?, DTS MA) - Special Features: NO
* Cruising Bar 2 (1080p, French 5.1 PCM/French DD5.1 Only, Film Subtitled in English/French) - Special Features: YES
* Cellular (1080i, DTS MA, Cropped) - BD is 1.78:1, OAR is 2.35:1 - Special Features: NO
* The Constant Gardener (1080p, DTS MA) - Special Features: NO
* Cold Mountain (DTS MA, No Subtitles) - Special Features: NO
* Cursed (1080p, DTS MA) BD is 1.78:1, OAR is 2.35:1; Theatrical Cut - Special Features: NO
* Dracula 2000 (1080i, DTS MA) - Special Features: NO
* DOA: Dead or Alive (1080p, DTS MA) - Review - Special Features: NO US Release 8/17 by Vivendi (Weinstein)
* Dead Snow (?,?) Special Features: YES US Release out NOW
* Derailed (1080i, DTS MA) - Special Features: NO
* The English Patient (1080i, DTS MA) - Review - Special Features: NO
* Equilibrium (1080p, DTS MA) 1.78:1; Live action scenes are open matte, CGI shots are cropped - Special Features: YES (Commentaries)
* Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (1080p, DTS MA) - Correct 1.78:1 AR - Special Features: NO
* Ella Enchanted (1080p, DTS MA) Special Features: NO
* Fido (1080i, TrueHD) - Review- Special Features: YES
* From Dusk Till Dawn (1080p, DTS MA) - Review - Special Features: NO
* Fanboys (1080p, DTS MA) BD is 1.78:1 OAR is 1.85:1 - Special Features: NO US Release 7/27 by Vivendi (Weinstein)
* Flashpoint Season 1
* Final Destination 2 (1080p, DTS MA) Review, Mouseover Comparisons - Special Features: NO
* Final Destination 3 (1080p, DTS MA, Unmatted) BD is 1.78:1 OAR is 2.35:1, Review, Mouseover Comparisons - Special Features: NO
* The Faculty (1080p, DTS MA) - Special Features: NO
* Freddy Vs. Jason (1080p, DTS MA) USA Release 9/8/2009 - Review - Special Features: NO US Release now Available by Warner
* Gosford Park (1080p, DTS MA) - Review - Special Features: NO
* Halloween Triple Pack (DTS MA, all correct OAR) (H6 1080i, H20 1080i, Resurrection 1080p)- Special Features: NO
* Good Will Hunting (1080p, DTS MA) - Special Features: NO
* Hostage (1080i, DTS MA) - 1.78:1 UK release is 2.40:1 - Special Features: NO
* The Hitcher (2007) (1080p, DTS MA)
* Harsh Times (1080p; DTS MA ) - Special Features: NO
* Hannibal Rising (Unknown, Unknown)
* The Illusionist (1080p, DTS MA) - Review - Special Features: NO US Release on 6/8 by Fox (with bonus DVD)
* In a Galaxy Near You (Dans une galaxie près de chez vous 1 & 2)(Unknown, Unknown) - Special Features: Unknown
* Just Friends (1080i, DTS MA) - Special Features: NO
* Killshot (1080p, DTS MA) BD is 1.78:1 OAR is 1.85:1 - Special Features: NO
* Knockaround Guys (1080p, DTS MA) - Special Features: NO
* La Vie En Rose & another version? (Unknown, Unknown) - Special Features: Unknown
* Lost in Space (1080i, DTS MA) - Special Features: NO
* Mimic (1080p, DTS MA) BD is 1.78:1 OAR is 1.85:1 - Special Features: NO
* Millenium
* Mortal Kombat Alliance 3/23
* Mortal Kombat Annihilation 3/23
* Over Her Dead Body (1080p, DTS MA) - Special Features: Unknown
* Made (1080i, DTS MA) - Special Features: NO
* The Others(1080i, DTS MA) -1.78:1 Review Special Features: NO
* Outlander (1080p, DTS MA) BD is 1.78:1 OAR is 2.35:1 - Recalled see bottom - Special Features: YES US Release out now by Vivendi (Weinstein)
* One Week (1080?, English DTS MA) - Special Features: YES in SD/HD
* Passchendaele (1080p, English & French DTS MA) - Special Features: YES in HD
* Pulse (2006) (1080i, DTS MA) BD is 1.78:1, OAR 2.40:1, Unrated Cut - Special Features: NO
* The Pianist (1080?, English & French TrueHD) - More DNR than HD DVD, Mini Review - Special Features: NO
* Requiem for a Dream (1080p, 5.1 DTS MA, Directors Cut) - US Release has Superior PQ/AQ - Special Features: NO US Release out now by Lionsgate
* Rounders (1080p, DTS MA) -US Version Delayed, Review - Special Features: NO
* Reindeer Games (1080i, DTS MA, Theatrical Cut) BD is 1.78:1 OAR is 2.35:1 - Special Features: NO
* Running Scared (1080i, DTS MA) BD is 1.78:, OAR 2.35:1 - Special Features: NO
* The Return (1080p, DTS MA) - Special Features: NO
* Rogue (1080p, DTS MA) - Special Features: NO
* Seed of Chucky (1080i, DTS MA, Rated cut) - Special Features: NO
* Slither (1080i, TrueHD) HD DVD was VC1/1080p (DD+) - Special Features: NO
* Sin City (1080p, DTS MA) Discontinued (S.E. by Disney released) - Review - Special Features: NO US Release out now by Disney
* Swingers (1080p, DTS MA) - Special Features: NO
* Se7en (1080i, DTS MA, Unmatted) BD is 1.78:1 OAR is 2.35:1 - Review 1, Review 2 - Special Features: NO US Release on 9/14 by Warner
* Traffic (1080i, DTS MA) - Special Features: NO US Release out now by Univeral (Flipper)
* Tournament (1080p, DTS MA) - Special Features: NO
* Trailer Park Boys The Movie (1080p, English & French DTS MA) - Mini Review - Special Features: YES
* Trainspotting (1080p, DTS MA) - Mini Review - Special Features: NO
* The Tudors Season 3
* White Noise 1 & 2 - (1080i, TrueHD) - Both films on one BD50 disc - Special Features: YES
* Young People Fu**ing (1080p, DTS MA) - Review - Special Features: YES

Special thanks to Project-Blu who provides us with numerous early impressions and reviews.

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Old 01-01-09, 01:20 PM
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Nightmare on Elm Street does look good, it just looks like they fell asleep at the DNR wheel. The only reason I got it was 'cause some website had it cheap and I figured now that WB has taken over New Line it'd be a while before we see it here.

..and both Sin City and From Dusk Till Dawn look and sound great. I can live without the special features considering I already own the 2-disc and 3-disc SE respectively.

Really looking forward to Freddy Vs. Jason and The Butterfly Effect.
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Originally Posted by LickTheABCs View Post
Nightmare on Elm Street does look good, it just looks like they fell asleep at the DNR wheel. The only reason I got it was 'cause some website had it cheap and I figured now that WB has taken over New Line it'd be a while before we see it here.

..and both Sin City and From Dusk Till Dawn look and sound great. I can live without the special features considering I already own the 2-disc and 3-disc SE respectively.

Really looking forward to Freddy Vs. Jason and The Butterfly Effect.
Nightmare looks good...but I have no doubt that when Warner gets around to releasing it here in the US it will be identical (PQ/AQ) to the Canadian release. If its loaded with NEW features I'll doubledip...otherwise my Canadian BD + Nightmare Collection is just fine.

Sin City and Dusk look great as well. Not an extra whore, so the BDs are fine.

I also pre-ordered Freddy VS Jason (2 copies actually - I'll have an extra for sale when it comes) and Butterfly Effect. Looks like a new studio has taken over the releases from Alliance called TVA, and so far, all of their releases have had the special features from previous DVDs intact.
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I also have NOES and am very happy with it. Looking forward to Freddie Vs. Jason and From Dusk till Dawn.
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Hmm... the Butterfly Effect... maybe for the right price and assuming it's not the theatrical "happy happy joy joy ending" cut. I love that movie.
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Awesome, thanks for compiling this list!
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Hmm... the Butterfly Effect... maybe for the right price and assuming it's not the theatrical "happy happy joy joy ending" cut. I love that movie.
Roughly $20 shipped to America.
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Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter has a couple small extras, a 14 minute documentary, trailer for JCVH, and some production stills. The case shows a commentary, but it's not there.
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C.R.A.Z.Y. (Amelie) (special features unknown)
C.R.A.Z.Y. and Amelie are two totally different movies.
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Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter (special features unknown)
This looks to be the same as the American release.
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Originally Posted by SomethingMore View Post
C.R.A.Z.Y. and Amelie are two totally different movies.
Noted and corrected. Thanks

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This looks to be the same as the American release.
Gotcha. I know I read your review at some point here on DVDTalk, but thought maybe you just imported the Canadian version. Other sites listed it as a Canadian exclusive but I see its not. Removed (unless the Canadian version is a special cut...anyone know?).
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Added a few more titles...only one noteworthy is Cold Mountain.
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I was excited about the mention of the Amélie BD until I read the one review on the Amazon.ca website:
http://www.amazon.ca/Amelie-Blu-ray/...0918984&sr=1-2

1080i, picture artifacts, menu problems, and no subtitles.
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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
Added a few more titles...only one noteworthy is Cold Mountain.
Being a Corey Yuen fan, I enjoyed D.O.A. as retarded fun, but I don't think I need this in Blu. Although that's alot of hot ass to be passing up on.
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Why the hell are we getting a 1080i spec on Blu-ray releases now?
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Why the hell are we getting a 1080i spec on Blu-ray releases now?
Image released a few here (Short Circuit comes to mind). I'm not pleased with it and only ordered one title (Fido) because of it. Hoping FvJ and Butterfly do not suffer the same fate.
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Re: Canadian Blu-ray Releases - Complete List and Discussion

Updated with new info
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Re: Canadian Blu-ray Releases - Complete List and Discussion

You need to add Seven to the list ... I was searching hmv.ca and found it listed for Blu-ray on March 3rd!
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Amelie is crying out for a decent Blu release!!!
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Is the Constant Gardner good quality?
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Re: Canadian Blu-ray Releases - Complete List and Discussion

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Amelie is crying out for a decent Blu release!!!
I just watched this again for the first time in a while on DVD, and I was really surprised at how nice the DVD looks even today. For a 7 year old disc, it has to be one of the best DVD's I've seen. A high-def version would be awesome I think.
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Is the Constant Gardner good quality?
I don't know about the Blu, but from what I saw on HDNET Movies (pretty much just the scene with Weisz in the bathtub) It looked OK. Detail was nice.
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Re: Canadian Blu-ray Releases - Complete List and Discussion

Rounders and Traffic also coming to Canada on 3/3 from Alliance.
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You need to add Seven to the list ... I was searching hmv.ca and found it listed for Blu-ray on March 3rd!
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Rounders and Traffic also coming to Canada on 3/3 from Alliance.
Thanks, updated the list.
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I think Rounders is on your other list of confirmed Miramax us releases. Feb 17 I believe.
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