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Old 20-11-2006, 19:30   #1
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Superman returns HD DVD COMBO region 2??

Is this dvd combo coming out on region 2 or is it just region 1?
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Old 20-11-2006, 20:33   #2
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Not being a wise a$$ but I presume you mean UK v USA release (HD-DVD doesn't have regions).

Although I do understand that at least one of the UK releases is actually different to the USA release.

Not sure about this one though...
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Old 25-11-2006, 00:35   #3
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Being a wise one doesn't always help.

He's asking if the combo (HD-DVD and DVD on one disc) is coming out over here, so he can watch the DVD version too.
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Old 25-11-2006, 07:25   #4
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All the indications are that none of the UK releases are combo format (although the ridiculously high prices may have lead you to think otherwise).

Personally I hope they keep things this way so that we get a choice. I really don't want any nasty combo formats in my collection, but for those who do they're available for much the same price by buying the American versions.
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Personally I wish all HD-DVD Discs were combos but sadly only something like 22 are and then only The States.

I'm sure the UK will get Superman Returns but it won't a combo.
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Old 28-11-2006, 12:53   #6
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Personally I wish all HD-DVD Discs were combos but sadly only something like 22 are and then only The States.

I'm sure the UK will get Superman Returns but it won't a combo.
Out of interest, why do you wish all HD-DVD's were combos?

Personally, I don't like (and don't see the point of) them and am actively seeking a non-combo HD-DVD of Superman Returns (for use with my 360 HD-DVD drive - come on Gameplay!).
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Old 28-11-2006, 13:16   #7
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From my perspective, it's nice to have the film to play on my (hopefully arriving soon) 360 DVD drive, but also to be able to take it home tp watch over Christmas or lend it to my sister who doesn't have an HD DVD drive.

All we need is a disk which has DVD, HD DVD and Blu Ray all on the same disc and we'd all be much happier! I'm sure it's only a matter of time...
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Old 28-11-2006, 13:23   #8
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Out of interest, why do you wish all HD-DVD's were combos?

Personally, I don't like (and don't see the point of) them and am actively seeking a non-combo HD-DVD of Superman Returns (for use with my 360 HD-DVD drive - come on Gameplay!).

because i (will) only have one HD-dvd player and 3 DVD players, my portable DVD player can't play an HD-DVD, i can't convert an HD-DVD to run from my Archos Av320. My son can't watch an HD-DVD on his xbox in the bedroom.

If *all* dvd's became dual format, image the market penetration you'd get - people who haven't taken the plunge yet into HD-DVD could buy the same disc as HD-DVD owners without thinking that they have to rebuy again when they finally do upgrade.



If this happened now, imagine the number of HD-DVD's there would be in peoples homes this time next year ?


not only that , it cuts out consumer confusion - they know they can just buy one disk and it'll work on their dvd player, but you get the advantage of great marketing where you can say "this will play on your dvd player, but if you upgrade to hi def, then it'll give you the high def version FREE"

It's seriously damage blu-ray penetration if they did it.

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Old 28-11-2006, 13:24   #9
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All we need is a disk which has DVD, HD DVD and Blu Ray all on the same disc and we'd all be much happier! I'm sure it's only a matter of time...
Yes, there's already a thread about the technology.
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Confirmed today that SUPERMAN RETURNS R2 is not dual-format. Presume it is a 2-disc release as it's noticably more expensive than other HD-DVD releases.
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£16.99 at HMV or £23.99 (!!?) at Play
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Old 30-11-2006, 12:11   #12
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Confirmed today that SUPERMAN RETURNS R2 is not dual-format. Presume it is a 2-disc release as it's noticably more expensive than other HD-DVD releases.
I doubt it's two-disc, they'd make a point of mentioning it if that was the case. The USA release contains the film and all extras on the HD side, and just the film on the DVD side, so no reason to think the UK release will be anything more than a single-disc HD DVD.

It'll be more expensive because it's a new film coming out the same day as the DVD release, whereas all the other Warner titles (which are £24.99 RRP) are catalogue titles. I would say it's similar to the extortionate price Paramount are charging for M:I:3 but they don't have any catalogue titles to compare with.

In general I think Warner's UK HD DVD prices are a giant rip off but they're made a little better by the equally giant discounts HMV are offering online.

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