Paramount Executive Jobs Available over HD-DVD fiasco...

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by western1812@hotmail.com, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. Guest

    So, who was the bright bulb at Paramount to take the $100 million
    payola from the HD-DVD camp, only to have the entire empire fall out
    from underneath them? Ooooops!

    I recall Michael Bay, whom made the recent Transformers movie, saying
    that the move by Pramount was moronic...and that his next movie would
    be released in Blu-Ray, even if he had to go to another studio.

    Looks like I will be buying my Transformers 2 movie in Blu-Ray
    ANYWAY!!!

    WV
     
    , Feb 19, 2008
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  2. wrote:
    > So, who was the bright bulb at Paramount to take the $100 million
    > payola from the HD-DVD camp, only to have the entire empire fall out
    > from underneath them? Ooooops!


    The one who thought it would be a good idea that Toshiba was using their
    "promotional incentive" money to fund Paramount's "Star Trek:TOS"
    restoration, on the demand it be HD and AVC-coding only.

    Current word is, no Toshiba, no money, no AVC, no Trek.
    We're hoping the BDA can negotiate at least *one* point out of the
    Toshiba post-surrender peace talks, if we want to see more AVC-coded Blu's.

    Derek Janssen (and the rest will hopefully follow)
     
    Derek Janssen, Feb 19, 2008
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  3. Guest

    On Feb 19, 3:13 pm, Derek Janssen <> wrote:
    > Current word is, no Toshiba, no money, no AVC, no Trek.
    > We're hoping the BDA can negotiate at least *one* point out of the
    > Toshiba post-surrender peace talks, if we want to see more AVC-coded Blu's..


    If you recall (and I know you do), the remastered TOS was originally
    supposed to be released on both formats, with the BluRay version being
    "delayed" for a few months behind the HD-DVD version. The "delayed"
    discs were quickly forgotten about when Paramount went HD-DVD-
    Exclusive.

    It can't take that much effort on their part to dust off that project
    and get it ready to go.

    --

    Aaron J. Bossig

    http://www.GodsLabRat.com
     
    , Feb 19, 2008
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  4. wrote:
    >
    >>Current word is, no Toshiba, no money, no AVC, no Trek.
    >>We're hoping the BDA can negotiate at least *one* point out of the
    >>Toshiba post-surrender peace talks, if we want to see more AVC-coded Blu's.

    >
    > If you recall (and I know you do), the remastered TOS was originally
    > supposed to be released on both formats, with the BluRay version being
    > "delayed" for a few months behind the HD-DVD version. The "delayed"
    > discs were quickly forgotten about when Paramount went HD-DVD-
    > Exclusive.
    >
    > It can't take that much effort on their part to dust off that project
    > and get it ready to go.


    As Gord Lacey at TVShowsonDVD.com points out, somebody still has to pay
    the development bills before the disks can hit the shelves--
    (That's one of the reasons the 2.0 episodes turned up on syndicated TV,
    after all, to try and raise a little pocket change.)

    With all the episode-remastering work finally finished and aired by now,
    it's theoretically *possible* that Paramount's CBS-DVD division could
    (literally) gamble enough cash to squeeze Season 1 out onto Blu, and use
    the sales profits to fund Season 2...
    Although it'd be squeezing a few pints of blood from CBS-DVD's rock,
    never mind Paramount's at this point.

    Derek Janssen
     
    Derek Janssen, Feb 19, 2008
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  5. Guest

    On Feb 19, 4:17 pm, Derek Janssen <> wrote:
    > With all the episode-remastering work finally finished and aired by now,
    > it's theoretically *possible* that Paramount's CBS-DVD division could
    > (literally) gamble enough cash to squeeze Season 1 out onto Blu, and use
    > the sales profits to fund Season 2...
    > Although it'd be squeezing a few pints of blood from CBS-DVD's rock,
    > never mind Paramount's at this point.


    Paramount has never turned down a chance to milk us trekkies for more
    money, I don't think they'll start now. Maybe they'll wait until the
    market is bigger or until the cost of production goes down, I dunno.
    But there is no way I'll believe that all this work was done on those
    episodes for them to NOT wind up on BluRay at some point or other.

    Now, to me personally, it's no big deal. I've already got TOS on SD
    DVD... I want Enterprise!

    --

    Aaron J. Bossig

    http://www.GodsLabRat.com
     
    , Feb 19, 2008
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  6. T.B. Guest

    wrote:

    > So, who was the bright bulb at Paramount to take the $100 million
    > payola from the HD-DVD camp, only to have the entire empire fall out
    > from underneath them? Ooooops!
    >
    > I recall Michael Bay, whom made the recent Transformers movie, saying
    > that the move by Pramount was moronic...and that his next movie would
    > be released in Blu-Ray, even if he had to go to another studio.
    >
    > Looks like I will be buying my Transformers 2 movie in Blu-Ray
    > ANYWAY!!!


    I've always laughed at the "selling point" of a shitty movie like
    Transformers on hd-dvd.

    T.B.
     
    T.B., Feb 19, 2008
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  7. Steven Guest

    I have the entire collection of ST-TOS in SD DVD.. Spent a lot of effort
    ripping the individual shows to my server and have a list in VMC with My
    Movies to play the shows.

    I look at the HD DVD versions and decided this is one set I will not be
    repurchasing in any HDM format..

    The difference is not enough for the price of the update to the HDM format

    -

    I'll still scarf up HDDVD deals on titles I like and will likely not
    repurchase most of this in bluray..

    I have a couple of dozen bluray titles - but only play via my HTPC.

    At this point - I'm not satisfied with any bluray player even going with
    with a PS3..

    I'm not a gamer at all.........

    I hope the XA2 and A35 prices do not start going up now..................
     
    Steven, Feb 19, 2008
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  8. Tarkus Guest

    T.B. wrote:
    > I've always laughed at the "selling point" of a shitty movie like
    > Transformers on hd-dvd.


    Shitty or not, it had great special effects, so it might make a good
    demo disc, for the right price.
     
    Tarkus, Feb 19, 2008
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  9. wrote:
    >
    > Paramount has never turned down a chance to milk us trekkies for more
    > money, I don't think they'll start now. Maybe they'll wait until the
    > market is bigger or until the cost of production goes down, I dunno.
    > But there is no way I'll believe that all this work was done on those
    > episodes for them to NOT wind up on BluRay at some point or other.


    The fact that it was originally *supposed* to sell on both would've
    helped defray costs considerably.

    (Not to mention all those Combo sales to the DVD fans waiting for the
    2.0 series, and hey kids, howzabout that free Phaser-remote with your
    new Toshiba player!)

    > Now, to me personally, it's no big deal. I've already got TOS on SD
    > DVD... I want Enterprise!


    You ain't got THIS one, pal. And that's coming from one who's watched
    it on the digital stations.

    Derek Janssen (yes, I LIKED those new CGI-scenery insert shots on the
    "Amok Time" episode. So there. Nyeh.)
     
    Derek Janssen, Feb 20, 2008
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  10. GMAN Guest

    In article <>, "" <> wrote:
    >So, who was the bright bulb at Paramount to take the $100 million
    >payola from the HD-DVD camp, only to have the entire empire fall out
    >from underneath them? Ooooops!
    >
    >I recall Michael Bay, whom made the recent Transformers movie, saying
    >that the move by Pramount was moronic...and that his next movie would
    >be released in Blu-Ray, even if he had to go to another studio.
    >
    >Looks like I will be buying my Transformers 2 movie in Blu-Ray
    >ANYWAY!!!
    >
    >WV


    Paramount still got the 100M, so why would anyone get fired?
     
    GMAN, Feb 20, 2008
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