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Re: Blu-ray release announcements - Part IV

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Penton has confirmed on blu-ray.com that Sony will provide 24-bit DTS HD on "Angels and Demons".
Not looking good for TrueHD right now...
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Re: Blu-ray release announcements - Part IV

I just heard another studio is dancing away to DTS MA on all future releases (not announced stuff). Wonder what DTS is offering these studios? So glad my player internally decodes DTS MA.
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Re: Blu-ray release announcements - Part IV

Ugh. I don't care either way, my receiver decodes both, but it's just another confusing techno-geek barrier to the general public to seemingly change the generally accepted standard at this point.
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Re: Blu-ray release announcements - Part IV

Originally Posted by GizmoDVD
I just heard another studio is dancing away to DTS MA on all future releases (not announced stuff). Wonder what DTS is offering these studios? So glad my player internally decodes DTS MA.
Would this studio happen to be a couple of Bros.?
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Re: Blu-ray release announcements - Part IV

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Ugh. I don't care either way, my receiver decodes both, but it's just another confusing techno-geek barrier to the general public to seemingly change the generally accepted standard at this point.
It makes little difference to you and I who can decode both formats. It only sucks for people with mid 2008 and earlier players who can't internally decode DTS MA. Hopefully the spiff the studios get will result in them adding in some additional special features...but that's just me being silly. The only thing DTS has for it is its cool name.
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The one thing I do like about TrueHD is DRC works on it. Dialogue is more important to me than explosion sounds, so I want it cranked up. At least with DRC, I don't have to worry about raising and lowering the volume every few minutes during action movies. I don't think DRC works with DTS.
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Re: Blu-ray release announcements - Part IV

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Would this studio happen to be a couple of Bros.?
Since another site posted it I will too:
http://blu-news.com/
Coming exclusively to Blu-ray in September is Dance Flick. Could it also be a sign of Paramount switching to DTS-HD Master Audio? The release will feature a 1080p AVC transfer with 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. Click to enlarge.
I'll try and get a screenshot of the back of the case...but Paramount does not have that available to download (you can see but can't save it). Specs should come shortly.

Transformers 2 DTS MA? Geeks around the world hope so.
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Sounds like Transformers will have DTS. And GI Joe also.

I'm not surprised DTS is making a hard push. They were pretty much non-existent on DVD. Dolby dominated that market. And you don't see DTS hardly used at all anymore.
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Re: Blu-ray release announcements - Part IV

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Sounds like Transformers will have DTS. And GI Joe also.

I'm not surprised DTS is making a hard push. They were pretty much non-existent on DVD. Dolby dominated that market. And you don't see DTS hardly used at all anymore.
Looks like all the majors except Warner (and Weinstein ) will be TrueHD only after September. Sony may be switching as well if they continue with DTS MA releases.
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Re: Blu-ray release announcements - Part IV

Well, DTS-HD MA offers an arguably better lossy experience for those without HDMI receivers. Of course that's subjective.

I kinda wish Warner would use it, just so you wouldn't have to manually select the lossless track on their titles. Knowing them though, they'd keep the DD track as default and still make you switch.
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I kinda wish Warner would use it, just so you wouldn't have to manually select the lossless track on their titles. Knowing them though, they'd keep the DD track as default and still make you switch.
That's been taken care on their newer releases from both Newline and Warner. Only took 3 years.
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That's been taken care on their newer releases from both Newline and Warner. Only took 3 years.
The new TMNT release defaults on DD5.1... Really annoying.
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The new TMNT release defaults on DD5.1... Really annoying.
That was actually 'authored' back in January. It wasn't pressed until recently but its been done since early 2009 (BD-Drive users can check when they were last modified).
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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD
It makes little difference to you and I who can decode both formats. It only sucks for people with mid 2008 and earlier players who can't internally decode DTS MA. Hopefully the spiff the studios get will result in them adding in some additional special features...but that's just me being silly. The only thing DTS has for it is its cool name.
I think of my Dad looking at the back of the discs and seeing TrueHD and DTS-MA and trying to make heads or tails of it. It's another (albeit tiny) barrier of understanding that's going to prevent mainstream acceptance.

It would be nice if the studios did push anything back into the products, but somehow it's not something I would bet on either.
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Well, DTS-HD MA offers an arguably better lossy experience for those without HDMI receivers. Of course that's subjective.

I kinda wish Warner would use it, just so you wouldn't have to manually select the lossless track on their titles. Knowing them though, they'd keep the DD track as default and still make you switch.
As mentioned, newer WB discs default to TrueHD. Gran Torino and Fracture are two I know of for sure.
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Re: Blu-ray release announcements - Part IV

I'm sure it's been mentioned but...

Sept. 29th: Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer


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^I'm sorry for being out of the loop, but what is it?
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^I'm sorry for being out of the loop, but what is it?
"Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer"
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Re: Blu-ray release announcements - Part IV

Highlander - Season 1 - Sep 15
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian - Sep 15
Hoop Reality - Sep 22
Trick r Treat - Oct 6
Assassination of a High School President - Oct 6
My Life in Ruins - Oct 6
Whatever Works - Oct 27
Orphan (2009) - Oct 27
Il Divo (2008) - Oct 27
Stargate (1995) 15th Anniversary Edition - Oct 27
Botany of Desire - Nov 3
Witchblade - The Complete Series - Nov 3
The Narrows - Nov 3
Moonshot (2009) - Nov 16
Gunslinger Girl - Season 1 (2003) - Dec 1
Secondhand Lions - Dec 1
Basilisk - The Complete Collection - Dec 15
Samurai Champloo - The Complete Collection - Dec 15
Final Destination - Dec 22
Ichi: The Movie (2008) - Dec 28


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Re: Blu-ray release announcements - Part IV

Everyone needs to buy Trick r Treat.
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Re: Blu-ray release announcements - Part IV

I knew Samurai Champloo would hit Blu-ray. Awesome news! That's a must own release for me. Gunslinger Girl I purchased and haven't viewed yet on DVD. I'll have to check it out soon.

I'm also glad to hear Whatever Works will hit Blu-ray. I love Woody Allen films, I wish more of his titles would hit Blu-ray (especially all of the ones that never even received Anamorphic Widescreen releases - like Everyone Says I Love You - which is one of my all time favorites).
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Everyone needs to buy Trick r Treat.
Definitely getting it on Day 1.

It was definitely annoying to have the production/art book laying around at my workplace, but no movie to go with it.
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I'm definitely in for Trick r Treat and Ichi.
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Just want to clarify that "Ichi: The Movie" is NOT Miike's Ichi The Killer but a re-imagination of Zatoichi with a female (Ayase) playing the blind swordman.
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Love Actually - November 3

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Universal Studios Home Entertainment is planning to release the 2003 ensemble romantic comedy Love Actually with Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy, Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant and a host of other actors on Blu-ray Disc November 3.

Look for Love Actually on Blu-ray to include a 2.35:1 1080p video transfer and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio.

Two new bonus features have been added to four from the previously released DVD edition for a total of six. There is no information currently available suggesting the new features will be offered in HD.

Deleted Scenes with Introductions by Richard Curtis
The Music of Love Actually with Introductions by Richard Curtis
Kelly Clarkson "The Trouble Wtih Love Is" Music Video
NEW: Billy Mack "Christmas Is All Around" Music Video
NEW: The Storytellers
Feature Commentary with Director Richard Curtis and Actors Hugh Grant, Bill Nighy and Thomas Sangster
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