Apparently, Warner Home Video has no problem doling out an HD DVD version of 300 that outshines the Blu-ray rendition, as that's exactly what will happen when it launches on July 31st.
First the Ultimate "Matrix Trilogy" collection on HD-DVD and now this. Warner Bros is showing some serious love to Toshiba and HD-DVD.
I will be showing some serious love to Best Buy when I buy this on July 31st.
yeah i think i am going to get this also, even though i don't have an hd-dvd player. the simple fact that hd-dvd offers a combo dvd that can be played on hd-dvd players or regular dvd's players is a huge bonus. i can buy a combo dvd now, and wait to get a cheap hd-dvd player in the future, or when cheap combo players come to the masses, i will get one of those since not all movies are on both formats, so the only way to get all the movies you like is to get both hd-dvd and blu-ray players....where's my cheap combo drive?? lol
300 will still sell better on Blu-ray than it does on HDDVD so maybe they will get the hint after that.
Agreed! This could mildly stir things up.
never, ever watched the extras on any DVD, be it regular DVD, HD-DVD or Blu-Ray. To me extra features are a waste. After 2 hours, I'm done with a movie and would rather watch something else than deleted scenes (which were probably deleted because they sucked) or other tacked on content. But that's me...
Well some are probably also like that, I myself am an extra feature whore, and generally I try to pick up the most loaded edition of something I can find, and go through all the extras (unless I find them particularly lame).
the outakes and deleted scenes are great. You should really check them out. A good example would be any Will Farrel movie. The deleted and outakes are great and worth a watch.
Anchorman outakes and Bad Santa outtakes with Bernie Mac and the sadly departed John Ritter!
I love the extra content, especially for an epic movie like this. Think about it, for $40 (probably $30 on Amazon.com) you get the entire High-Def movie, loads of extra video content, an interactive game, online downloads and more! And to top it off, it’s a combo disc that you can watch in normal DVD players, lend to a friend, etc… This is a great value, I’m pre-ordering right after this post!
Oh no they didn't...
Oh yes they did... This is.....HD DVD!!!!!! Only the hardest, and the strongest are allowed to come to our side. Only the hardest.
"Give them nothing.......but take from them, everything" Preordering now.
Probably just because Blu-ray's interactive features aren't as easy to program for, not really preferential treatment.
This makes it seem like Warner is favoring HD DVD, but I would guess that they did this because BDJ wasn't (isn't?) finished. Warner has said several times that they're waiting on BDJ for several of their releases, including the Matrix. I hope for Blu-ray owners sake that they get that finished because Blu-ray owners are missing out on some cool features!
someone should tell them that microsoft wants hddvd to fail..lol..
Oh well, Just give me a 1080p version of the movie and I'm happy.
hate to break it to you but hd-dvds do 1080p as well
Thanks for the info, but I knew that. My point was I'm getting everything I need on the BR version so I'd rather have that, than buy a machine to play the other format which wont be around in 12 months.
This is a great excuse to pickup an HD DVD player! They are only $300, you get 5 free movies and you then have access to over 100 Universal Studios High Def movies! And don’t worry, you’re PS3 won’t get jealous, I have them both sitting right next to each other and they get along fine! Oh, and don’t forget: The Matrix Trilogy Heroes (Season 1) Erin Brockovich (OK, just kidding)
I wouldn't say so. $300 for some extra content + Universal releases isn't really worth it, especially if you're not a supporter of HD DVD anyway. I'd rather go a little farther out with that amount and buy myself a 360ELITE. Not too pushed about HD DVD.
HDDVD IS DEAD,NO CONTENT ,NO SUPPORT bluray has been crushing hddvd since december and ,still some of you keep talking like hddvd is doing fine,hahahahahaha!!!!!!!You live in a fantasy world,why don't you check the NIELSEN numbers since dec,oh!check just the last one showing,again,that there was an increase of 6% for BD since last week Week 6/24: BD 70, HD 30 YTD: BD 67, HD 33 SI: BD 59, HD 41 Week 6/17: BD 64, HD 36 YTD: BD 67, HD 33 SI: BD 59, HD 41 Week 6/10: BD 66, HD 34 YTD: BD 67, HD 33 SI: BD 59, HD 41 Week 6/03: BD 61, HD 39 YTD: BD 67, HD 33 SI: BD 59, HD 41 No content,no support,hddvd is dead
It's more appropriate to say that it is losing, "dead" implies that it has no chance, but as of now it has some chance. Whether that chance is great or little is up to an individual to decide, whereas most biased people will have an extreme view on it either being dead, totally catching up to BD, or of course the other digital distribution will kill both outlook.
The $300 only does 1080i what is the point in that? Oh and any bluray player now comes with 5 free movies,including the PS3.
The fact is that HD DVD is not dead at all. Blu Ray and HD DVD will duke it out for at least the next few years. The special additions of Matrix and 300 on HD DVD plus if those cheaper HD DVD players from China hit the U.S. you can just look at it like this.>>> R.A.P.E.
Let's not forget Universal. Those exclusives also hold up some heat against BD (although not enough to garner my own interest).
Can you catch that from physical contact? Or do you mean BR. Oh never mind just shut up. I hate that this format war is in the middle of video games it makes people stupid.
BR is nothing, it's BD. And yes, this isn't really relevant to consoles. But you decided to comment on it anyway and I'm simply agreeing with you. Is there a problem with that?
No... no problem but I did not ask you for you opinion did I? I though BR was short for Blu Ray. But remembering the commercials they did call it Blu Ray disc which should be BRD if you ask me. But you did not just like I did not ask you if you were interested in HD DVD or 300. O_o SsssHhhOooooooooooooooooooooo! !!!!
You're arguing for something you do not even know yourself... The PS3 clearly states the following: BD, BD-ROM, BD-RW, etc. It's Blu-ray Disc. Just like Compact Disc (CD). How hard is that to understand, and why are you making such a big deal out of it? And I didn't really consider whether you asked for an opinion. All I'm saying is that Universal's exclusivity is still a bonus for HD DVD, but I myself don't see it as enough to go out of my way to get an HD DVD player. If that bothers you, sorry, I can't do much to help you.
Dude please get off my nutzz. I'm not arguing with you. Why would I? Crap this article must bother you Jeezzzz. What crawled up your skirt?
Nothing. I only got off track because you did. And this article doesn't really bother me, you seem to hate it though. I wouldn't have called you out on it had you not replied in 10.2
I never watch bonus features and will definitely not be interested in paying extra for them . Even if I had an hddvd player I would still pick this up on bluray since its cheaper.
If Heavenly sword and MGS4 are as good as they are hyped I'm getting my PS3 ASAP. Choices and options =]
Well it's only $5 cheaper, nothing remarkable for a special edition price difference. If you have HD DVD then it's a good deal.
Your not too bright. All the HD DVD discs cost more because you can play them on HD players and reg DVD players. Your not paying for extra content.
I just dont see how these studio want to replace DVD but charge you twice for the movie. When DVD movies came out they were the same price as a VHS so the jump was easy. I think the way this format war is going dvd is going to out last both formats, because there isn't an incentive for consumers to make that jump.
Block buster is slowley dying people are using services like Net-flix and Gamefly over them bc its a better deal Blockbuster choosing Blu-Ray over HD-DVD is obviously bc its the more popular format and you cant get it on netflix..They are trying to save there Arse right now or they are doomed in a year or two. The services i spoke of and Digital distribution are more convenient and cheaper
this isnt continued support. This was a project that was started a while ago and now thats its finished its being released. Its not a last ditch effort to save hd-dvd or cause a stir in the market. Its Warner going "oh crap, we spent money on this project and need to turn a profit. Lets release it to the suckers who bought hd-dvd player." Plus every big movie gets a first release, special edition release, extra special edition release, directors cut, special edition directors cut, some stuff we dug up in the archives editon, and so on to turn a profit.
Never thought of it like that. I wonder if that was part of the decision to delay the Total HD disks. I figured with that they may be waiting to see the ramifications of the recent Blu-ray hype.
the whole point of all "THIS EXTRA SPACE" that is widely touted, as to what makes BD so superior, is for "EXTRA CONTENT", why now nobody even watches "EXTRA CONTENT"?. For one thing, "HD media" will help games(moreso BD), if developers, choose to take advantage of this extra space, but as for MOVIES, I don't think they are going to be 3-4 hours, because we now have 30GIGS+ of space, does anyone? Well all the extra space after the 2-hour movie is for bonus content, and that is one of the pluses of HD mediums.This is one movie that probably looks "insane" in HD. I think this movie might be the first HD movie I get, when I purchase..whatever Anyhow, I thought HD-DVD had like one Movie studio Supporter", where is this coming from, well I wasn't aware, from what I've been reading the past months.
Numbers matter, anyone who thinks that the HD-DVD version of 300 will out sell the Blu-ray version is out of their damn mind. Also The Matrix collection is coming to Blu-ray this fall so save all that crap. Wow two movies sold better on Amazon, most people but their movies in stores, so I don't see Amazon being that big of a meter for sales. Planet Earth has sold more so far yes, as for Black Snake Moan, thats been out for one week, talk to me in another month or so.
Planet Earth & Black Snake Moan sold better on HD DVD than Blu-ray (at least on Amazon.com). I have Blu-ray and HD DVD and I will be buying the HD DVD version of ‘300’ of course.
On Amazon.com (viewed 7/1) the HD DVD version was #14 and the Blu-ray version was #76. Looks like you are the one who is "out of your damn mind!"
HD DVD scores a point but What about when Pirates 3 and Spiderman 3 come out exclusivly on blu ray? I'll probably just rent 300 on Blu ray because I have a PS3. I've never been the type to buy DVD's for $20 and keep them laying around. Now if I happen to love the the feature beyond believe or something maybe I'll consider buying it. One thing I'm not gonna do is buy an HD DVD player for $300 or even $100. just because 300 has special features. LOL That would be insane, you have to be a biggest geek junkie in the world to do that.
The assumtions of a PS3 fan.
I agree that the format war touches the ps3 fan a little more than the 360 fan. But you should realize that Microsoft has nothing to do with the format war other than delaying ps3 sales. Microsoft is interested in digital downloads. The euro market and japanese market are dominated by bluray and the euro market alone is as big or bigger than the us market. The format war is over. But the releases for hd will continue to come out because they were started before the current events that put the nail in the coffin. And as a consumer you should be happy that you wont be stringed along in deciding which format you waste your money on and which format you invest your money in. This is really good news for ps3 fans because it is a key in winning this current console war. However the format war may be over except for a few remaining battles. The console war is far from over. So the sooner all consumers get on board for one format. the sooner youll see corporations pour all their extra content into that format and no one loses.
i agree with what you say man
I'll buy the Blue ray version.. they can have their extra features for $40 lol.
The combo disc costs $39....not the extra content.
So what you're saying is you'd rather spend $300 more on a High-def movie player, only to save $5 to get the stripped down version of the movie? There is a flaw in your logic! Get an HD DVD player, save $300, buy the better version of the movie on HD DVD. Stick the $300 you saved in your savings account and when Blu-ray players drop, wha-la, you have both. But once you have an HD DVD player, you probably won't want Blu-ray!
if Ultimate Matrix couldn't cause much stir in HD-DVD, what do you think 300 that is not exclusive but extra feature can save HD-DVD.
HD DVD doesn't need to be saved, they've captured 70% of the standalone high-def player market and the Xbox drive is Microsoft’s #1 selling accessory.
Oh well those extra features seem cool but oh well at least I also get to see all that gorefest and glory in HD :D
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