First 10 DVDs you'd replace if they were stolen

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sjdgpt

Senior Audioholic
My list

With a few comments added :D

Shawshank Redemption May be the best movie ever.

Casablanca Long Live Black & White and Ilsa & Rick

Saving Private Ryan May we never forget

Mr. Roberts Fonda, Lemon, Cagney

Field of Dreams As many times as I see it, it is still a tear jerker

The Jungle Book Oops, sorry, got that one on Tape

48 Hours (I) Nick & Eddie doing what they do best

Lethal Weapon (I) Mel & Danny at their best

Indiana Jones, Trilogy Harrison Ford having fun


and my all time favorite:

Hell is for Heroes Steve McQueen Bobby Darin Fess Parker
Harry Guardino James Coburn
and in his screen debut.....
Bob Newhart.




Damn, where are the movies with the babes in them?

Oh, that is on that other collection :D
 
goodman

goodman

Full Audioholic
I wouldn't replace any of 'em until they come out on Blu-ray!
 
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hopjohn

Full Audioholic
Blade Runner
Scarface
Eagles Hell Freezes Over
Rounders
X-Men 2
The Godfather
Office Space
Apocalypse Now original
LOTR -ROTK
This is Spinal Tap
 
furrycute

furrycute

Banned
Carl Sagan's Cosmos boxset
World at War boxset
Tenchi muyo OVA boxset
 
nick_danger

nick_danger

Audioholic
goodman said:
I wouldn't replace any of 'em until they come out on Blu-ray!
So you wouldn't replace any of them? ;) It sounds like all the major studios are backing HD-DVD. I hope Sony doesn't try to split the market like the Beta fiasco.
 
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djoxygen

Full Audioholic
nick_danger said:
So you wouldn't replace any of them? ;) It sounds like all the major studios are backing HD-DVD. I hope Sony doesn't try to split the market like the Beta fiasco.
Actually, Nick, it's looking like pretty close to a 50/50 split right now.

Sony has their own studios plus MGM (which they recently bought) and as of this AM, Disney (which includes all of their subsidiaries like Touchstone, Miramax, etc...) supporting Blu-Ray.

HD-DVD has Warner, Universal, Paramount, and New Line.

Fox is the last major hold-out, but it looks like they're leaning ever-so-slightly toward Blu-Ray. If that's the way they go, the marketshare percentages will line-up within a few percent of dead even.

Aside from the actual Sony-controlled houses, none of the deals are exclusive, so as the format lanch dates approach, don't be surprised to see some shifting of alliances or even hedging of bets with some of the same titles announced for both platforms.

The other big advantage Sony has is the bully pulpit of the Playstation. If the history of consumer electronics is any guide, dedicated HD players will debut at a price point of close to $1000. If the PS3, which Sony will probably initially sell at a loss for well under $500, has Blu-Ray movie playback capability, there will be a whole lot more Blu-Ray than HD-DVD hardware out there by mid-2006. Combined with the Sony-owned studios, even a 50/50 marketshare split of DVD releases going into the HD format launches will be hard to overcome by the HD-DVD Forum-aligned studios.

Any way you slice it, though, the war's going to be ugly.

The only small comfort I have right now is that since the software layer is almost completely identical between the 2 formats, it shouldn't be too difficult for someone to build a dual-platform player. Who will risk the politics to do so is another problem entirely. (You can bet it won't be a Sony or Toshiba name on the faceplate, though.)
 

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