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Lord of the Rings on Blue-Ray or HD

Discussion in 'The Movies' started by TVisgoodforyou, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. TVisgoodforyou

    TVisgoodforyou New Member

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    When are the Lord of the Rings movies going to be released in Blue Ray or even HD?

    The movies look great on DVD but I want them in 1080p!

    I saw some post for 11/23/2007 but that turned out to be a hoax.
     
  2. jwebb1970

    jwebb1970 Legend

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    No word yet, although as a New Line release (division of Time Warner), they'd be dual format if released today.
     
  3. Cholly

    Cholly Old Guys Rule! DBSTalk Club

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    I just checked over on highdefdigest.com, and they don't show the series as planned currently in either format.
     
  4. DBS Commando

    DBS Commando Godfather

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    Kind of funny how the big name movies such as Star Wars and LOTR haven't chosen a format to support yet.
     
  5. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    It was the same thing with Star Wars on DVD.
     
  6. elaclair

    elaclair Rescued Racers Live Here

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    I guess that would depend on your definition of "big name". There are certainly a lot of high-grossing and or high-selling films on both formats. Close Encounters of the Third Kind would almost HAVE to be considered a big name....and it's on HiDef.

    Transformers, while not everyone's cup of tea, certainly made a splash this summer...and it's on HiDef.

    All the major studios, and a few of the minors have picked either one or both formats, and are producing catalog titles in HiDef.

    On the other hand......

    As of 11/30 there are only 361 Blu-Ray titles released with an additional 57 announced and 352 HD-DVD titles released with an additional 44 titles announced (includes HD-DVD/DVD combo discs) That's a grand total of 814 potential HiDef titles compared to 80,237 available DVD titles.

    So certainly not much market penetration, yet. But the studios are putting out a fairly good mix of blockbuster, catalog, and niche interest titles in HiDef.

    Now, if there wasn't a format war going on, we'd probably see a LOT more titles released/announced..........
     
  7. djlong

    djlong Hall Of Fame

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    New line isn't going to release LotR on any high-def format while they're still arguing with Peter Jackson over how many *DVDs* were sold.
     
  8. jwebb1970

    jwebb1970 Legend

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    I believe that is the definitive answer to the "why" question.
     
  9. ocnier

    ocnier Godfather

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    Then it will never get released.
     

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