Dreamworks sticking to HD--no blu-ray transformers?

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Gaastra, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. Gaastra

    Gaastra Well-Known Member

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    NIDARAM12 Robot art guy

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    Is it just me or does $150 million between two HUGE companies for Paramount to support HD-DVD seem like a small sum of money?
     
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    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    lord talk about still thinking the Titanic is unsinkable until it goes under.
     
  4. Prowl2000

    Prowl2000 Keep it sealed TFW2005 Supporter

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    let's be honest, it has nothing to do with that. It has to do with making a deal and sticking to that deal. What does this mean? It really only means that Dreamworks stuff will only see DVD with the possiblity of a movie here and there on HD. I think if they still release it, Bee Movie will be the last from them for HD DVD. Even the people that are still buying HD dvd know not to buy the movies for more than 20 dollars now so it doesn't make sense for the studio to release anything. Give it time, assuming Sony doesn't screw up their monopoly on the "HD optic market" Transformers will be on BluRay at some point. This year? Its likely, but I wouldn't count on it.
     
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    It'll be out this year. The article claims that they're already switching several of their movies onto the blu-ray format, just not announcing it until they finalize their deal with Toshiba. If Transformers ISN'T one of those movies, I'll eat my hat.
     
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    CYA. Once they have the green light from Toshiba they will move ahead.
     
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    Give it time. And incidentally, anyone who is thinking of snapping up a Blu-Ray player now that the format war is over, you may still want to hold out a bit. Here's a good post on Gizmodo explaining why:

    http://gizmodo.com/361809/stop-why-it-still-isnt-safe-to-buy-blu+ray

    The gist of it:

    1. Most current Blu-Ray players are still "1.0 spec", which will be obsolete in a few months when "2.0 spec" players start hitting the market (only the most recent Sony players and the firmware-updated PS3's are immune to this)
    2. Studios may begin releasing "deluxe" editions of their previous Blu-Ray releases, adding some of the special features that they had previously included with the HD-DVD versions
    3. Blu-Ray players are still fairly expensive. With the format decided, old-fashioned competition will kick in between companies, causing the prices to plummet (likely by the holiday season, according to the article).
     
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    Not really when you consider its for only 18 months of exclusivity. Both companies were selling such a small number of high def titles that this was probably one hell of a deal.
     
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    Backpack Scattershot who?

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    Gaastra Well-Known Member

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    Orion P Cybertronian P.I.M.P.

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    i thought HD DVD was dead?
     

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