Marvin Levy, spokesperson for Steven Spielberg, was kind enough to speak with us today regarding the recent surprise announcement from Universal Home Video Japan that Jaws, E.T., Jurassic Park and Back to the Future would be released on HD DVD?
BTW BD is outselling HD DVD 4:1 in NA at the moment. Transformers had no impact on HD DVD sales . whereas BD has taken the lead further to 4:1. www.eproductwars.com/dvd HD DVD is now formally finsihed. OH dont forget SPIDEY 3 and PIRATES 3 are due this FALL on BD
I feel that it is my duty to educate the public on a range of issues. To get right down to it, the key to Mr. Nasim's soul is his longing for the effortless, irresponsible, automatic consciousness of an animal. He dreads the necessity, the risk, and the responsibility of rational cognition. As a result, I do not have the time, in one sitting, to go into the long answer as to why Nasim justifies his thievery by saying things like, "It's for the good of society". But the short answer is that there's an important difference between me and Nasim. Namely, I am willing to die for my cause. Nasim, in contrast, is willing to kill for his -- or, if not to kill, at least to sue people at random. Most people don't realize this, but Nasim has, in fact, presented evidence in support of his claim that it's okay if his obiter dicta initially cause our quality of life to degrade because "sometime", "someone" will do "something" "somehow" to counteract that trend. Of course, his evidence has been rather flimsy in the credibility department. It's generally a lot easier to find evidence that Nasim claims to be supportive of my plan to advocate social change through dialogue, passive resistance, and nonviolence. Don't trust him, though; he's a wolf in sheep's clothing. Before you know it, he'll hand over the country to the worst sorts of caustic rotters there are. Not only that, but if you read between the lines of Nasim's expositions, you'll definitely find that Nasim likes homilies that rule with an iron fist. Could there be a conflict of interest there? If you were to ask me, I'd say that he operates on an international scale to promote a form of government in which religious freedom, racial equality, and individual liberty are severely at risk. It's only fitting, therefore, that we, too, work on an international scale, but to answer the blockish, pernicious lunkheads who quash other people's opinions. Nevertheless, Nasim's arguments would be a lot more effective if they were at least accurate or intelligent, not just a load of bull for the sake of being controversial. Nasim's maudlin preoccupation with escapism, usually sicklied over with such nonsense words as "teleoroentgenography&quo t;, would make sense if a person's honor were determined strictly by his or her ability to judge people by the color of their skin while ignoring the content of their character. As that's not the case, we can conclude only that given the amount of misinformation that Nasim is circulating, I must indubitably point out that he is driving me nuts. I can't take it anymore! If Nasim thinks his cajoleries represent progress, he should rethink his definition of progress. He uses the very intellectual tools he criticizes, namely consequentialist arguments rather than arguments about truth or falsity. Thanks to Nasim, the epidemic of philistinism is spreading rapidly. Although others may disagree with that claim, few would dispute that you may have noticed that Nasim's brethren like having a stamp of assurance from Nasim that what they're doing is fashionable, or at least acceptable. But you don't know the half of it. For starters, mankind needs to do more to put inexorable pressure on Nasim to be a bit more careful about what he says and does. Understand, I am not condemning mankind for not doing enough; I am merely stating that Nasim contends that censorship could benefit us and that, therefore, he can convince criminals to fill out an application form before committing a crime. This bizarre pattern of thinking leads to strange conclusions. For example, it convinces pigheaded perjurers (as distinct from the ostentatious mob bosses who prefer to chirrup while hopping from cloud to cloud in Nephelococcygia) that Nasim has his moral compass in tact. In reality, contrariwise, Nasim has been trying for some time to sell the public on a parasitism-based government. His sales pitch proceeds both pragmatically and emotionally. The pragmatic argument: The best way to reduce cognitive dissonance and restore homeostasis to one's psyche is to expose and neutralize Nasim's enemies rather than sit at the same table and negotiate. The emotional argument: Divine ichor flows through his veins. As you can see, neither argument is valid, which should indicate to you that it scares the bejeezus out of me to know that Nasim might promote racial superiority doctrines, ethnic persecution, imperialist expansion, and genocide sooner than you think. And here, I contend, lies a clue to the intellectual vacuum so gapingly apparent in his contrivances. It requires surprisingly little imagination to envision a future in which Nasim is free to instill a subconscious feeling of guilt in those of us who disagree with his hijinks. (Actually, he has overstated his case against me by alluding to an illusory past but that's not important now.) He says it is within his legal right to turn the social order upside-down so that the dregs on the bottom become the scum on the top. Whether or not he indeed has such a right, prudence is no vice. Cowardice -- especially Nasim's jaded form of it -- is. Okay, this letter has become much too long so I'll just jump right to the punchline: I speak from experience
wow... just wow. You put too much effort into that dude, especially for a fanboy like him.
I'm not even going to finish reading that wall of letters you've got going on there, bukkakalypse. Instead, I'll just assume that you have a grudge against nasim(don't we all) and, in conjunction with that, no life at all. p.s. do you go into MS word and use the synonym finder? Those aren't words you usually have in your everyday insult/hate-filled paragraph.
They are already in Japan 10:1 and 6:1 in EU/PAL. Why is this being dragged out in NA I don't understand? By the way anyone know how Transformers HD is doing since it is their biggest title recently? I know Blu-Ray countered by doing that buy one get one free deals everywhere but I still want to know how Transformers did.
Ok first off. Spielberg didnt direct BTTF so that could still happen. Also the site is called blu ray.com wtf. HD DVD is selling alot more standalone players the blu ray also. PS3 might be helping blu ray now but hometheater lovers dont wont a gaming console, the want a true player. Once HD players drop under MSRp of 199 that will be a huge push. With Paramount and Dreamworks siding with HD DVD that helps also. It was Unverisal against the BDA but now everything is looking better for HD DVD.
NPD tells the story HD_DVD is just spinning it's wheels buddy it is just a matter of time before it goes under!!!!
A REAL Blu ray player?...The PS3 was rated the highest in the initial quality as a player alone. You can buy it with a remote, and it's included in some bundles. It's most likely capable of Profile 2.0 at a third of the price of the new players. What?
You are not only blind to the fact just because this comes from a BD site does not automaticaly mean it is made from smoke, but also that any of the current players under the $250.00 price tag that you are so proud to bring to the table will not support 1080p. So any consumer that is looking to get into high def, which will be the format of choice by the year 2009, is presented with a challenge as all TV's and broadcasts will be in HD. Now before you get your panties in a twist, yes I am full aware that HD includs 720P which these cheap HD-DVD players will handle, but look at the mainstream TV's being sold today and they will display 1080p as a standard. But I will not waist anymore of my time with this person as many of the HD-DVD followers will deny any evidence which casts a pale shadow upon their choice.
This story was posted on October 8 and it is making news on this site today? 11 days later?
Wow, a whole 11 days! They must of meant VHS vs. Beta, right?
Americans spend money. they will by both.
the negative publicity will certainly make some consumers think twice before the purchase and hd dvd player. It seems that Blu-Ray will continue to dominate in software sales going into 2008. Oh, the whole retarded hd dvd/M$/xbot excuse "well, gee, y'know hd dvd stand alone units are still selling better than Blu-Ray stand alone units to like, 3:1." Fools, thats because the PS3 is a lot cheaper than a normal stand alone Blu-Ray unit.
he has not picked blu-ray either..a couple of his movies are coming too blu ray but not his whole library.
more like Universal slapped.. Hd DVD had nothing to do with it. It was Universal's mistake
It's common knowledge that Speilberg and Lucas both are big fans of Blu-ray. They've went on record with this last year. Speilberg said "the only way to get a true Hd experience is out of Blu-ray, as HD-dvd doesn't allow for true Hd sound, true hd bitstream. Blu-ray allows us the fredom the movie industry needs." HD-dvd is this gen... Blu-ray is the future. Simple and clean.
lol except with the 51 gig hd dvds all the things *one thing blu ray had was storage space* is now null. and because of that High bitrates, true hd sound.. *blah blah blah* are now null because hd dvd can do them, and last I checked with firmware update all hd dvd drives support the 51 gig discs. Let alone the fact a good 99% of users dont know, dont care, and cannot take advantage of uncompressed PCM, True dolby HD, HD DTS...ect In real life? its called throw backs and investments *of which steven, and george have in blu ray*
Surprised that HD-DVD made that statement. PR guy was probably fired over that.
Speilberg was supposed to be format neutral (perhaps like WB, giving a bit more to one side than the other, but neutral). So much for him saying that he wanted everyone to be able to enjoy his movies. If that was true, wouldn't he want his movies on both formats, as he said he wanted? Evidently not, since, if you can be an exception for a deal made with the company you work for, you could get anything you wanted, so evidently, he doesn't want people who have HD DVD to enjoy his movies. There's nothing wrong with making excuses, but at least stand by your reasoning in all cases.
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