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Old 07-22-07, 12:56 PM
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Pan's Labyrinth in HD DVD

I was just doing a search on foreign HD titles and realized that Pan's Laybrinth has been released to the European market http://amazon.fr/o/ASIN/B000Q35S6M/r...pf_rd_i=405320

I was wondering if anyone has seen the HD version of Pan's Labyrinth? What is the quality of it. Good buy or should i pass?

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Old 07-22-07, 01:52 PM
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No English subtitles on that R2 Ultimate Edition unfortunately.
Old 07-22-07, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by asianxcore
No English subtitles on that R2 Ultimate Edition unfortunately.
How about on the HD DVD itself. Is there any subtitles? There is some regular DVD's in the set but was wondering if the HD version has subtitles or is it no English subtitles whatsoever on the whole set

EDIT: Never mind it looks like the subtitles are in French
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I've read reports that there are scenes where the contrast is messed up on that HD-DVD too.
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what is it about the French-they generally dont put English subs on their discs, despite a large potential secondary market-ie: UK, US, Canada-and people who speak mainly english throughtout the EU.
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Originally Posted by Seashellz
what is it about the French-they generally dont put English subs on their discs, despite a large potential secondary market-ie: UK, US, Canada-and people who speak mainly english throughtout the EU.
Well, they are not allowed to! In Europe there are plenty of market limitations even between countries that may be using the same language.

Back to the topic...Optimum will have their Hi-Def versions coming in November.

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Old 08-19-07, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by pro-bassoonist
Well, they are not allowed to! In Europe there are plenty of market limitations even between countries that may be using the same language.
For example the french speaking people in Belgium have to wait 3 months after the dutch release because of the french laws.
Back to the topic...Optimum will have their Hi-Def versions coming in November.
Funny that Optimum, which is a subsidiary company of Studio Canal, will release November 12 "Pan's Labyrinth" and "The Host" in both formats HD-DVD and BD.
Studio Canal didn't mentioned they were HD-DVD only, but actually they didn't release any Blu-Ray disc.
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Originally Posted by Tutut
Funny that Optimum, which is a subsidiary company of Studio Canal, will release November 12 "Pan's Labyrinth" and "The Host" in both formats HD-DVD and BD.
Studio Canal didn't mentioned they were HD-DVD only, but actually they didn't release any Blu-Ray disc.
I already commented on this elsewhere but Studio Canal went HD-DVD in a first place because they were under Universal's distro-umbrella and there is still some shared ownership between the two. In Eastern Europe for example Studio Canal's catalog is almost exclusively distributed by Universal sans a few exceptions. I used to even know the people who oversaw the market.

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Originally Posted by pro-bassoonist
Back to the topic...Optimum will have their Hi-Def versions coming in November.Pro-B
Perfect timing for me as that's probably when I'll be taking the plunge for a hd player. I'm (somewhat) patiently waiting to watch this in HD glory. It premeired on Cinemax recently so I'm hoping it'll be on HBOHD in the next two months. But then, maybe, just maybe Directv will have all their new HD stations running next week and I'll be able to see it sooner. I absolutely love this movie.
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Originally Posted by pro-bassoonist
Back to the topic...Optimum will have their Hi-Def versions coming in November.
Nice, I didn't know that.

Hopefully the disc will have all the R1 extras as well as maybe some from other regions.

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