Re: Blu-Ray sales explosion was temporary
- From: "Nick Soapdish, Jr." <JGordon452@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 16:41:37 -0800 (PST)
On Jan 31, 9:12 am, The alMIGHTY N <natle...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Jan 30, 9:09 pm, "Nick Soapdish, Jr." <JGordon...@xxxxxxx> wrote:
On Jan 30, 2:08 pm, The alMIGHTY N <natle...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Jan 30, 2:16 pm, Doug Jacobs <djac...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
The alMIGHTY N <natle...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
You've got to be joking. This is one of those many movies that AREN'T
worth buying in HD.
What, and American Gangster or Bee Movie are?
Monty Python's Life Of Brian is a classic, even though I like Holy Grail
It's not broken. It's...advanced.
What do either of those movies have to do with anything? My statement
was in response to Jordan's claim that no Blu-Ray exclusive prior to
Life of Brian was worth buying which is a laughable statement at very
The main draw of HD-DVD and Blu-Ray are the visual improvements. While
all movies should look better to some degree in HD, movies like Spider-
man and Cars, where the visuals are a BIG part of the experience,
benefit the most from HD.
Movies like Life of Brian don't benefit all THAT much from HD. I don't
fault Jordan for buying it if he likes the movie a lot - some of the
movies I've purchased aren't action/special effects movies - but to
say that Life of Brian is a more worthwhile HD purchase than all other
Blu-Ray exclusives is ludicrous.
It doesn't help that Monty Python sucks. ;-)
What I find funny is how Monty Python was brought up in the context of
a flurry of pro-HD DVD panic posts which amount to that camp saying
"It's only a flesh wound!" (re: the Warner announcement). That's
synchronicity for you.
Would that mean that HD's impact on the home movie market right now
amounts to nothing more than a fart in DVD's general direction?- Hide quoted text -
Actually, my comment was mostly just a reference to the infamous Monty
Python "knight" sketch- where a knight keeps getting limbs hacked off,
but wants to keep fighting anyway, saying "it's just a flesh wound!"
If your response was a Monty Python quote thingy, then you got
me........I only remember some of them.
As for DVD/BluRay, I doubt DVD will go away as quickly as VHS. BluRay
will certainly grow more popular, but not as fast. I doubt it will
die as Jordan erroneously claims- his comparison of BluRay to the UMD
format is faulty. The truth is that UMD didn't do well because it was
tied to a portable system. Portable systems are aimed at a younger
demographic- a demo which doesn't buy as many movies. Furthermore,
UMD didn't have as much 3rd party support. Finally, the PSP battery
life made watching movies less convenient in the long run. You don't
have to worry about a BluRay player running out of juice.
But the HD disc format doesn't represent the leap that DVD did, so
adaptation will be slower.
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