Several online retailers, including HD Addicts, are announcing a release date of Tuesday, October 16th, on DVD and HD-DVD.
Sony kids are amazing, they approve the same type of bluray news but report this news? wow and then they try to pretend this site isnt overrun with sony kids. truth is Transformers is a fkin awesome movie and it pains them to see it go to the HD DVD camp, pathetic hypocrites=
what pains me is that they can't release it on both formats. Obviously it's something Blu Ray owners will suck up. Just like 300. And it's obviously something Hd-Dvd owners will suck up. Isn't business about making money? And making the most possible? It's idiotic for Paramount to pull this move right before Transformers releases, and not release the movie on Blu Ray... I'm not one to rip, burn [never ever have], or download anything but this is one movie I will absolutely not buy, but likely end up owning...
Does it pain you that spiderman or any other movie is NOT on both formats? so Paramount is wrong for choosing a side, but bluray exclusive studio's are doing whats best for consumers?= sony kids continue to show their hypocrisy =
you're assuming... unlike Spiderman 3 [hd-dvd] Transformers was planned to be released on Blu Ray. Mind you Spiderman 3 is also a film from Sony Pictures so it's a bad example. Anyway, yeah, big movies like Spiderman 3 and other movies geared toward the tech savvy and gamers should probably be on both formats for business reasons; obviously you can exclude any Sony Pictures film from this list, which mind you, would include Spider Man anyway. Then again, on second thought this is the movie industry. They make more than enough money at box office on all these movies so they could release it on VHS and still make out... either way it's their loss. They just lost millions of dollars by excluding the huge install base of Blu Ray owners and buyers...
300 is on blu-ray
I have to agree,this site is becoming a hive for sony drones,i have a ps3 and xbox 360 and by far the 360 gets 90% of my playing time.I own a few blu ray films but mostly HD DVD,i find hd dvd a more immersive format with its awesome in movie features,something blu ray still lacks tut tut,overall i find hd dvd to have a better picture quality mainly due to the codecs,blu ray films mostly use mpeg 2 which is old my freinds,at the end of the day blu rays a trogen horse PLAIN and simple, its being forced down our necks by sony and is full of DRM,nothing good will come out of this you have been warned............
all BIG studios HD-DVD movies will come eventually to Blu-Ray if this war takes years to come to an end. Sadly for all HD-DVD owners, all Sony movies, like Spiderman or Pirates of the Caribbean, WON'T be released on hd-dvd.
theres nothing much u can say about it at all
but now ill rip the hd-dvd
and put it on bluray
save me about 30bucks
loook! Now we know who are the Sony fanboys are! (reporters!)
Down with their bubbles!
I report this crap all the time, sometimes it passes, sometimes it doesn't
sure... if this would be some news about blu-ray winning to HD DVD 4523452345:1 this would be approved already. So.. please save it. Blu-ray movies are always posted here... and approved.. and this is under Tech news..
I will miss this movie in HD now that paramount has accepted bribe/money from the losing group that always pissed their pants when they heard Blu-ray was outselling them. The movie was not the greatest but had its moments. I would've loved to see this in full 1080p but I'll wait till next year when HD DVD files for bankruptcy.
So now Sony Fans do not want HD-DVD news posted because HD-DVD Releases are HD-DVD Exclusive ? WOW
Regardless of formats here...this movie BLOWS!
I was expecting them to hire actual WRITERS for this thing. Get whoever worked on Michael Bay's first movie (Armageddon).
Seriously though...I'm remaking this when I'm older...and it won't include the line "Give me the cube, boy!".
your entitled to your opinion.
I think it was the best movie of the year.
Much better than SM3 with its too many sub plots, and much better than pirates and confusing hard to keep up with storyline.
It's a love story, romantic comedy set in fantasy with special effect. But I think the story is more suited towards older, more mature audience. The story is so complex that the studio did not even know how to sum up the story into a 1-minute trailer. (The trailer is horrible and confusing, but the movie is actually like 1000x better than the trailer.)
Oh, and Stardust is from Paramount, so it's HD-DVD.
I enjoyed it much more than Spiderman 3; but while it was a very good movie, it wasn't great. I've only seen one great movie this year and that was Ratatouille. Just my opinion anyway.
the timing is just right..... two months before the holidays, you know they will put up some good deals on hd-dvd players...so this might be HD-DVD's last hope. And it just might work.
I mean we can probably expect deals of HD players bundled with Trans for $199. Mass market will see this as a deal, I believe. I guess we'll just wait and see.
I have the HD add on, so I'll be getting it. Now if they would take King Kind out of the Hd add on and include Trans, i think alot of 360 owners would get that too.
I was about to get it on blu-ray, now that is impossible. No way im getting an hd-dvd just for that movie.
sucks to be you. You will be the one not watching Optimus on HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD. ;P
from experience ive seen about 6 paramount films on HD and for some odd reason they dont seem that good quality vs other studios.
Even their famed mi3 did not look that good. Maybe their focus on hd-dvd will help paramount produce good quality films in 2008, and if they were come back to blu they would bring their knowledge with them.
Even warner brothers movies did not look that good at the beginning but now they are superb TMNT and happy feet are good examples.
But damn I wanted that movie for Blu-ray ;;
Even when going to a theatre, the movies only seem ACCEPTABLE
wait 18 months...we can get it on Blu-ray....
and Transformers is already coming to market in October. I guess I need to look up release dates for Pirates then if this movie is already dated. Normally i'd just get the DVD version, but this one I might pick up in HD-DVD.
If Paramount and Toshiba were to play this the smartest way they could, they should do the following:
Release "Transformers" on an HD DVD/DVD combo disc only, and not regular DVD whatsoever. If they do this, and promote the movie well via television commercials, everyone who wants the DVD will have to pick up the combo disc. Most consumers will be enlightened to the existence of the combo disc, and buy more, while building their HD DVD collection. Plus, once they have the combo discs, they'll want to see the HD DVD aspect of it, and buy an HD DVD player. If Toshiba and Paramount do this, and I think they should, then they will sell millions of copies of the movie instantly, and thrust HD DVD into overdrive in sales.
Basically, I think Toshiba has a chance to "trojan horse" HD DVD movies into people's homes by making the combo disc the same price as a standard DVD, which should be around $20. Toshiba has started playing dirty just like Sony, so I think they should go "trojan" on thier a$$es as well.
That would be a classic sony move, but it would work, and it sure as hell will annoy alot of blu ray fans that will want to pick up the trans movie on dvd but will be buying the hddvd also.
That would ve classic and funny. Having a bluray player but being forced to buy hddvd movies. haha (will never happen though)
If any of you guys are wondering what the exclusive studios have to offer us then follow the links.
First I will do the Blu-ray exclusives:
FOX http://www.boxofficemojo.co... http://www.boxofficemojo.co...
Disney/Buena Vista http://www.boxofficemojo.co...
Now the HD DVD exclusives (minus all the Speilberg directed movies)
Universal http://www.boxofficemojo.co... I will only buy a HD DVD player if Blu-ray losses the format war though I doubt that will ever happen. There is nothing on HD DVD that appeals to me right now. All the good movies from Universal Studios that broke box office records are mostly Speilberg's and we all know which format he supports and also that he won't give approval to HD DVD to release them.
At least I have the Spiderman and Pirates of the Caribbean trilogies to look forward to as well as The Simpsons movie. I'm still hoping for those Star Wars movies to make its way to Blu-ray soon.
One of the Warner studios big-wigs stepped down tonight, and rumor has it that he is being replaced by this guy:
Corporate Vice President, Consumer Media Technology Group
Published: April 13, 2004 | Updated: June 30, 2006
Amir Majidimehr is corporate vice president of the Consumer Media Technology Group within the Mobile and Embedded Devices Division at Microsoft. His team delivers Microsoft digital media technology to mobile operators and consumer electronics manufacturers, and owns Microsoft’s digital rights management and advanced media strategies, including HD DVD.
Prior to this role, Majidimehr was corporate vice president of the Windows Digital Media Division, and was responsible for delivering multiple versions of the Windows Media Player software that powers the audio and video experience for consumers in the Microsoft Windows operating system while providing an open platform for developers, content providers and service providers who build businesses around delivering digital media to PCs and other media devices. Under Majidimehr’s lead, the Windows Digital Media Division shipped industry-leading products, including Windows Media Player 11 with MTV’s new URGE music service, Windows Movie Maker, Microsoft Producer for Microsoft Office PowerPoint, Microsoft Plus! for Windows XP, Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition, and spearheaded the audio, photo and video features of Windows Vista.
Before joining Microsoft, Majidimehr held vice-president roles at VXtreme, a streaming startup acquired by Microsoft in 1997; Pinnacle Systems, and Abekas, makers of television effects/processing systems.
Before that, he led the development of high-performance workstations as senior director of engineering at the Sony Corporation.
If that is ture, then rumors that Warner is going HD DVD exclusive this weekend just may be true. This happens, the war is over immediately. Warner can seal the deal this weekend and make HD DVD the winner, and make consumers feel confident in purchasing the players, and then they can pump the movies out like nobodies business and make a fortune. It's in the studios' best interest to end the war. Maybe Warner smelled blood after the Paramount deal, and they are going in for the kill - the Blu-Ray kill...
We should know something Friday afternoon. Many Blu-Ray insiders are nervous on blu-ray.com and HD DVD insiders seem happy - that is a bad tone for the Blu-ray crowd. I hope Warner goes HD DVD exclusive tomorrow. It will end the war as soon as the announcement comes.
If Warner does go HD-DVD exclusive then the war will last even longer. Six major studios going three vs three will be something to look forward to. It wouldn't make sense if Warner goes HD DVD because their recent blockbuster '300' sold much better on blu ray and so did 'The Departed' and 'Superman returns'.
Now I am beginning to see why they felt a hybrid player that would play both formats is needed.
This to me is just stupid when a movie releases on only one format blu-ray or Hd-dvd because when that happens I'm forced to just get the plain Old DVD.
So when the companies do this it doesn't help either brand because it just messes the consumer up, and also makes them say, I'll just stick with the regular old DVD version. And with dvd's costing 15.99 their starting to hit the sweet spot.
All you have to do is look at the sales of DVD's compared to Blu-ray or HD-DVD's and you will see DVD is still out selling them both by a huge margin, and the more the companies try to push one brand the more DVD's will continue to out sell them.
When regular old DVD's drop to $10.00 dollars DVD's will become perfect for the movie collector..
The war helps no one, consumers just want to consume they don't want to have to figure out what is a better format to go with when they are at the store, they just want to see the dam movie.
UHDV (Ultra High Def Video) is coming, and it's 16 times sharper and crisper than HD.
Neither Blu-ray nor HD-DVD has enough space to fit even one movie in UHDV. A two-hour UHDV movie takes up 25 TB of storage space.
TB = Terabytes = 1000 gigabytes.
PCD, which can hold 50 TB per layer, will replace Blu-ray and HD-DVD.
PCD = Protein-coded discs.
Here's the kick: the screen projection in the movie theater... it still has a much better resolution than UHDV! So there will still be room for improvement after UHDV.
I own bluray but it has nothing to do with being a fanboy. I own all the systems and so i got bluray with my ps3. I don't support either side becuase i think having 2 formats is retarded. I don't watch many bluray disc other than 300 but i was really hoping that this movie came to bluray because i loved it and the visuals would look awesome in hd. It would be nice if they would just come up with one format (sony is to blame on this one). I am so tired of this format war bs that sony feels the need to constantly start (sacd vs. dvd-a, mini disc vs. cdr, beta vs. vhs and mem stick vs sd cards)
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.