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This Week in HD DVD: This is 300 edition

It's one of those uber exciting HD DVD release weeks featuring a slew of new movies including some spartan killing. No, not Master Chief Spartans, ancient 300 Spartans! That's right, the movie 300 is available this week on HD DVD featuring exclusive features and some nifty movie editing tricks. It's what we call a "must have". Other notable releases this week include Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead, Shooter and Planet Earth (again). We say again, because it has already been released to HD DVD in April, but that was the BBC version. This is the US Discovery Channel version which is nearly identical to the BBC version except Sigourney Weaver does the narration. But again, the real sugar coated gem this week is 300. Go. Get. It. Tomorrow!
  • HD DVD Movie Releases: July 31st
  • 300
  • Darkman
  • Hot Fuzz
  • IMAX: Blue Planet
  • Planet Earth (US Version)
  • Sea of Love
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • Shooter

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1. I was thinkin of picking up the HD DVD/DVD combo, but when i saw there was a 2 disc special edition, i said WTH and decided i'll buy that one instead...I don't even have an HD DVD drive yet...not that I probably ever will...

Posted at 1:20PM on Jul 30th 2007 by DjDATZ

2. Dead format walking?

Posted at 1:25PM on Jul 30th 2007 by ymmv

3. I am all over this! I've been on GEARS all weekend promoting 300... why you ask? It's one of the best movies ever, and on HDDVD it's going to be awesome. Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead are the BIZZLE! Shooter is good too. I'm dropping some serious cash tomorrow! w00t!

Posted at 1:51PM on Jul 30th 2007 by Lharmon

4. the HD-DVD of 300 is breathtaking. Its ridiculous. if all HD-DVD's were of that quality, I would probably invest in an HD player of my own. As of right now, my low def DVDs will do.

Posted at 1:51PM on Jul 30th 2007 by gibber9583

5. blu ray anyon? it seems as though it doesnt exist on blu ray. EXCLUSIVE!!! not so much. XBOX360 blu ray sidekick YEAH!!!

Posted at 2:51PM on Jul 30th 2007 by MYPS3KilledMy360

6. DAmn $30 for a HD DVD..geez know wonder why i havent invested yet. Ill just continue to upconvert my DVDs.. To rich for my blood.

Posted at 2:56PM on Jul 30th 2007 by Neeko

7. @Neeko

http://www.amazon.com/300-Blu-ray-Gerard-Butler/dp/B000Q6GX5Y/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2/102-5477384-9159335?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1185822433&sr=8-2

Do some research before you open your mouth.

Posted at 3:08PM on Jul 30th 2007 by Eric

8. Actually I believe NEEKO was referring to the cost of the HD DVD.

http://www.amazon.com/300-Combo-HD-DVD-Standard/dp/B000Q6GXW2/ref=sr_1_5/002-3899612-4452045?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1185822673&sr=1-5

Yes, it's about $28 bucks. It comes with some extra content that is only available on the HD DVD disc. Not to mention, it's going to look awesome. Especially if you have a monster of a TV with a good sound system.

The standard def version will come with a second disc with some of the same stuff on it, making of, etc. It seems that the bluray will be left in the dust as far as extras go, but it's a couple of bucks cheaper.

Posted at 3:29PM on Jul 30th 2007 by Lharmon

9. Thanks for reminding me, XB360FB. Just bought 300 and SotD at Amazon.

I really appreciate the "This Week in HD DVD" section, keep it going.

Posted at 4:05PM on Jul 30th 2007 by MDB

10. "Just Give her the fucking pink elephant!"

Posted at 6:53PM on Jul 30th 2007 by ccc

11. Im just glad its commin to bluray too :)

(just saw the tv ad!)

Posted at 7:01PM on Jul 30th 2007 by skins21

12. Now I get to see even more Spartans on my Xbox. He he.

Posted at 1:50AM on Jul 31st 2007 by Darrien Woomer

13. The HD-DVD version is more expensive because it's a "Combo" disc. It has both the DVD and HD-DVD versions on it and is playable in a DVD or HD-DVD player. I really wish they would stop doing that. I don't want to pay a lot of money for an HD-DVD/DVD combo disc when I only need the HD-DVD version of the movie. The Blue-ray version contains only Blue-ray content.

Posted at 1:50PM on Jul 31st 2007 by Saccia

14. Just got HD DVD of 300 and Xbox HD player won't read it! Anyone have suggestions? I downloaded and installed latest system upgrade, but to no avail!

Posted at 1:32PM on Aug 28th 2007 by Greg

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