Sunday, March 09, 2008

Latest Updates On HD DVD Titles Around The World... (Updated Jan 13)

Although we try to be as accurate as possible with the disc specifications posted for the international HD DVD releases, please note that it is still possible that the final product may differ from the disc specifications listed on this blog.

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Highlights Among Some of the Overseas HD DVD Titles Available Now...

Dutch HD DVD Releases (Updated March 10)

  • 1408 will be available to own on HD DVD, come January 22, 2008, for 29.99 Euros. The main feature will be presented in 1080p High-Definition 16x9 2.35:1 (Definitely MPEG-4/AVC or VC-1 encode)... plus dts-HD Master Audio 5.1 (English). Full details here.
  • Newly Added! Dutch FilmWorks has announced that the films, Home Of The Brave, Hero, The Messengers, Rescue Dawn and Tristan & Isolde will be available to own in high-definition on HD DVD, come February 19, 2008. The video on these releases will definitely be encoded with MPEG-4/AVC or VC-1 codecs at 1080p full HD resolutions, using proper HD masters. Complete details here.

German HD DVD Releases (Updated March 10)

Italian HD DVD Releases (Updated Dec 27)

  • Hairspray & In the Land of Women on HD DVD in Italy soon. Details here.

  • Il mio nome è Nessuno/Lonesome Gun (1973) & Per qualche dollaro in più/For a Few Dollars More (1965) will also be available on HD DVD soon.

Japanese HD DVD Releases (Updated Jan 24)

  • Japanese HD DVD release of Sahara (1080p MPEG-4/AVC encode), U-571 (1080p MPEG-4/AVC encode) & Underworld - Theatrical (1080p MPEG-4/AVC encode), reportedly contains Dolby TrueHD 5.1 (English) audio track, will be available own come February 1, 2008, for 4,935 each.

  • New! Anime mini-series Afro Samurai (2007 / 112 minutes) will be available to own on HD DVD, come February 20, 2008 for 6,090 Yen. Expect Dolby TrueHD 5.1 and dts-HD Master Audio 5.1 audio tracks to accompany the main feature... Full details coming soon.

  • Kenneth Branagh's Adaptation of The Magic Flute On HD DVD in Japan, come January 25. Full details here.

Spanish HD DVD Releases (Updated Jan 24)

  • La última legión/The Last Legion (2007) will also be available to own in high-definition exclusively on HD DVD, come January 30 (instead of Dec 5 or Jan 9). Full details here.

U.K. HD DVD Releases (Updated Jan 24)

  • In the Shadow of the Moon HD DVD - March 3, 2008 (Instead of Feb 25)
  • Sexy Beast (2000) HD DVD - March 31, 2008 (Instead of Feb 18)
  • East is East (1999) HD DVD - March 31, 2008
  • The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) HD DVD - March 31, 2008
  • Touching the Void (2003) HD DVD - March 31, 2008

Click on the following links for information on other HD DVD titles currently available in various countries.

Australian HD DVD Releases
Dutch HD DVD Releases

French HD DVD Releases
German HD DVD Releases

Italian HD DVD Releases
Japanese HD DVD Releases

Polish HD DVD Releases
Spanish HD DVD Releases
U.K. HD DVD Releases

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