Apparently, a number of (US) movie studios that claim to be devout, faithful supporters of the BD format are guilty of a little electronic adultery. HD DVD is the mistress at a secret challis, in other markets. Life is interesting indeed...
I'm sure if you look hard enough, You'll find Pirates of the Carribean and Spider-man on HD DVD somewhere. Good look with that.
stupid comment buddy
I'm sure the underground is flooded with secret Blu ray exclusives that are also on HD DVD. Just too bad no one has found them yet.
Hey you guys want to start looking?
If you really want to pay more to import them.
Blu-ray's had a bad weekend..
However HD DVD just keeeps on dying
Blu-ray is beating it 3:1 in NA and 9:1 in EU and JAPAN
BTW transformer had no effect on HD DVD sales. Despite people preordering it the sales of HD DVD is the same as it was before
BOTS :- HD DVD would be dead by the end of this year
Nasim, atleast you are supplying links now but did you even look at the link you supplied? Tell you what, go to all those sales rankings and click 'show all' instead of 'last 24 hours' and you will see that Blu-Ray only leads by about 20-25%.
And based on Sony's own sales data from their recent keynote, an interesting trend is happening, See attached
but it seems legite, plus theres plenty of links
lol ive already wasted so many bubbles
It is kind of shocking that supposed "exclusive" Bluray supporters do in fact release movies on HDDVD. I guess none of these contracts are set in stone.
I don't understand why any movie studio would support Bluray when upgrading DVD-9 lines will cost them over a million dollars. And the upgrade to HDDVD will only be 150,000.
It really doesn't seem like a sound business strategy.
Start finding all those Blu ray exclusives on HD DVD, that no one has ever found yet. Expose the truth!!
did you...read the article?
A couple Blu-ray movies on HD DVD
Sony pictures, Silent Hill is on HD DVD? Sony decided to make it on HD DVD also, just for the hell of it.
Yep, I ordered the HD DVD versions of Silent Hill, Resident Evil, and Resident Evil: Apocalypse (along with Renaissance) from Amazon.de a couple weeks ago. Underworld (Amazon.de) and Underworld: Evolution (DVDGO.com) will probably get ordered in the next two weeks.
Already have both Terminator 2: Judgement Day and The Prestige on HD DVD, not to mention other HD DVD imports that may not be Blu exclusive, but aren't available here in the US right now.
It's too easy to import discs and purchase imported discs to not take advantage of HD DVD's region-free aspect.
And, no, it didn't require much time or effort to find these "Blu exclusives" on HD DVD at all.
Those are import only which some studios in europe have the right to release on HD DVD if I'm not mistaken.
why we have more of these junk on a gaming site? unless 360 release games on HD DVD, take these $h1t away from here.
This is under the 'industry' tab not one of the gaming tabs and since both the 360 and obviously the ps3 are linked to the format war, then it is appropriate to post these articles under industry category.
Besides, some of us love the home theatre stuff and enjoy reading and commenting about the developments of the format war. Maybe there should be a 'home theatre' tab now that the ps3 and 360 are using high def screens, playing hidef movies and using advanced audio codecs...
Actually BM It's really not tied to consoles at all as long as both have usb and there are external drives. A move from MS that Sony can use as well just like vice versa with Hdmi.
Hmmm... good point SJL.
Dumb idiots. The movies have different distribution studios outside of the US. The Prestige was released by WB in Europe, hence the HD-DVD release. The really big releases like Spider-Man, Pirates, Transformers are distributed by their US parent companies, so don't go grasping at straws.
The more crap that gets dug up, the more desparate you're coming off. I'm flat out finding a HDDVD title in my town let alone a BR exclusive HDDVD title.
Who? Me? I was just telling the truth. Knew about this a long time ago from reading a Prestige HD-DVD (Europe) review.
-edit- Got another disagree...
You know, one of the latest groups to sign on with BluRay, is likely to release several movies from HD-DVD exclusive studios as well... like Universal. It's not a dirty little secret, it's business.
-edit- gotta love the disagreers. Here's a link from their site to just one movie they'll likely release, if not in the states then elsewhere. Recognize it? http://www.studiocanal.com/...
Jup, like the two mentioned "Sony" movies that are actually (c) Concorde Video in Germany, hence a HD-DVD release as Concorde Video is format neutral. How that completely normal distribution rights business gets labeled as "dirty tricks" and "fake labeling" is a marvel ... but then, no boulevard newshub without scandal, even if you have to make one up Paris Hilton like.
Maybe they are released out of north america since considering most hd sales of tv's, hd-dvd players are in north america??......too give the illusion of dominance...??? hd sales in europe are minimal?? can anyone answer these questions...
this is interesting news because it shows that some places the blu-ray exclusives are illusions
No porn information so far :-(
A friend of mine says his girfriend works in the porn industry (no, she is not a actress/star). And she said that they are going with HD-DVD. "DO NOT QUOTE ME ON THAT"!!! Just a rumor.
Let me begin by saying I own a PS3 and an HD-DVD addon for my 360. I also own both Blu-ray and HD-DVD movies. I prefer Blu-ray for it's storage capacity, cost, and supported audio BUT I like the idea of region free HD-DVDs.
The reason I said desperate in my title is because this article twists the truth.. I first saw this thing days ago and I decided not to spread it's bias. The concept is simple actually, these movies are "hidden" under different distributors names because THEY ARE DIFFERENT DISTRIBUTORS! Outside of the US there are other distribution companies hence these bastard HD-DVDs. The point is you won't find every BR exclusive on HD-DVD outside of the US but the ones you do can be played on your HD-DVD player. Like I said, I like the idea of region free.
"The concept is simple actually, these movies are "hidden" under different distributors names because THEY ARE DIFFERENT DISTRIBUTORS! Outside of the US there are other distribution companies hence these bastard HD-DVDs."
Its kinda of funny though that if you go to the UK amazon site, NONE of the HD DVD studios are hiding there name but the Blu-ray companies are!?!?
Why do you need to hide yourself if there is no shame???
even though hd dvd supports all the audio standards blu ray supports what a bad liar you are.
I am amazed that you got disagrees over a simple fact, these are different distributors, and in most cases the movie isn't even from a company that is Blu-Ray exclusive.
The MOVIE is being distributed by a DIFFERENT company, they can do what they like with the format. Movie DISTRIBUTORS have the right to chose which format they will support. In the US, most of the major companies like Fox etc.. distribute their own movies, but for foreign exports they license the distribution to another company.
The distributor has the right to distribute the format whatever way he likes.
Let me give you an example, EA has the license to NFL games. They can released the games in which ever format they prefer. Even if NFL supports the Playstation Console (suppose), EA can distribute it in what ever console they choose.
Capcom distributes the Grand Theft Auto games in Japan, but Take Two distributes it here in the U.S.
bad weekend? not really.
Sony Picture movies aren't going to be in HD-DVD format. As for the other movies, such as http://www.amazon.de/exec/o... This movie isn't form a Blu-Ray exclusive company, unless I understand something different.
The links provided prove NOTHING, they are only linking to a catalog of movies. The companies listed are not Blu-Ray exclusive.. I have not seen a Disney, or Fox movie that are listed there.
This article was very poorly researched, as the author has no CLUE as to which companies are "exclusive" and which are multi or dual format. If you have any doubts, respond to my post.. and I would be more then happy to clarify.
Oh, and if you disagree explain why, or DON'T disagree at all.
There is no doubt that Bluray has a major head start because of the PS3s sold, but the format war is still in its infancy. And if it turns out that HD DVD wins, then Sony and Disney will release in HD DVD. But in general, I suspect you are correct.
I am going to wait a little while personally - I love HD movies but I am not buying a stand alone player until it is $200 or less. Besides, I don't buy many movies anyway - it is very rare when I find a movie is worth watching more than once. So in a year or so I should have a good feel for what format will win (for a while there is looked all bluray but now I am not so certain). What would have been interesting is if the elite can with a HD DVD reader - it would still play the DVDs so no effect on gaming but then the format wars would be in full effect. Personally, I think MS believes downloading is going to take off before a new optical format does and if MS is right then Sony wasted a lot of money for nothing. Time will tell.
I just wish both the Bluray and HD DVD groups could have reached an agreement - they ended up costing each other millions and millions of dollars - stupid.
If this is true then I will still be able to get Transformers on Blu-Ray.
Sorry dude, but pretty sure the international distribution company for Transformers was still Paramount.
Well, even if it other companies distributing BD movies on HD-DVD, they need a license and the actual movie, which they have to get from the studio that made them, right?
So in other words, the releases aren't BD exclusive. It just means that the studios who made them aren't publishing them on HD-DVD, instead relying on 3rd party companies to do it for them (probably collecting royalties on them too).
Since when did exclusive lose its meaning?
There seems much more going on than what we're seeing on the outside... Maybe this is the start of the war, not the end of it!
well since companies sell distribution rights of course ...
The distribution right for Underworld(in whatever format) is @ Concord Video in Germany, hence Concorde Video can produce a German HD-DVD without any problem. On a sidenote: if these disks feature English audio tracks it might be rather smart to import them to the US if you like the movie .. though Underworld was rather weak imho, so i wouldn't bother with that one.
Not really the start of the war. Has been going on for a long time.
H-DVDead bois and the anti-Sonyclan still have faith is that inferior format.
I wish that one or the other would go away already so that I can get all of the movies I want.
Who the fuc said Sony movies will be on HD-DVD?...
This is about Blu-ray movies being available on HD-DVD.
Stop defending and making more out of this post than there is.
I would dissagree a hundred times if I could people can import US BD exclusives for HD-DVD. You're making too much of a big deal out of it you are by far one of the most bias Sony fanboys on this site.
All you post are said with rehashed common sense the tone of this post is some Blu0ray movies can be had on HD-DVD no one cares who can do what or who won't do this or that blah blah blah.
they are freaknig formats. While i think bluray is cool, im not screaming "TEH BLURA IS TEH BEST!
Sure what movies are on its important (i might get an hddvd player for stuff like transformers and stuff) but people really take this stuff too seriously.
One might be better than the other. I personally don't know about hddvd yet but i assume i would like it as well(supposedly better features but less storage capacity).
people get really crazy on here like someone just dissed their mother.
it can be quite funny, but it can be quite annoying too.
but hey thats just me.
edit: Then theres the gaming side of it. But hey if it is used well for gaming, great. Thats really all i care about then.
so does BLURAY
Hi-Def war "sigh" so stupid.
are you telling me that the movie Underworld which is a Sony Pictures Studio movie is NOT bluray exclusive? http://www.amazon.com/Under... ???
in the link you provided: http://www.amazon.de/exec/o... this movie is also available on HD DVD(Euro?), just as this article described, I was not aware that some bluray exclusive studios (even sony apparently) allow their movies to be distributed on the rival format oversea's and so with HD DVD's being region free hd dvd owners could simply import some bluray exclusives?
WOW! and Lighting doesn't believe they are available, I guess the link provided is either fake or a helluva mistake, ha ha this is interesting, this could be just the incentive for those really wanting to get a hd dvd player but so far just need a little more push, I'll do some research about the import prices, compatibility, and what bluray exclusives movies are available on hd dvd so if this is indeed correct I'll make sure my bud's know this "dirty little secret"=
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