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Chosei Funahara September 20th, 2004 12:17 PM

News posts from 2004 Q4

Competing for DVD Supremacy
NY Times
Published: September 20, 2004

"The rivalry between the competing coalitions - Blu-ray, led by Sony and relying heavily on Sony technology, and the HD-DVD format group using technology from its leaders, Toshiba and NEC - is turning into a fight over whether the television or the computer will dominate the living room."


Harrison Murchison September 20th, 2004 04:49 PM

Sony adding VC-1 and AVC support to Blu Ray means that they should be the odds on favorite. It seems that HD-DVD's only advantage may be cheaper production costs but if Blu Ray can hold more data that means less discs to be pressed ameliorating any HD-DVD production cost advantages. Should be interesting.

Aaron Shaw September 20th, 2004 08:38 PM

Personally, I would much rather have more room than more disks. I just hate putting in a new disk so I can finish my movie :P

Anhar Miah September 21st, 2004 04:04 AM

I've been waiting for blu-ray for a long time, guess i'll be waiting a little bit longer! oh well good things comes to those who wait.

Harrison Murchison September 21st, 2004 11:07 AM

Not to mention


200GB Blu Ray discs that record 8 layers of data are on the docket.

Marco Leavitt September 22nd, 2004 02:52 PM

Russ Meyer is dead
Without dwelling on the subject matter of his films, I have to say I really respected him as an independent filmmaker. He managed to retain ownership of almost all of his films. How many people can say that?

Dylan Couper September 22nd, 2004 08:12 PM

I stand up and salute him. Reruns of his movies gave me reason to stay up past midnight on many cold, lonely nights.

Here's to you Russ!

Michael Struthers September 23rd, 2004 01:40 PM

Russ, here's hoping you are resting between two big fat ones in the sky.


Matt Stahley September 23rd, 2004 07:41 PM

RIP - Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls is one of my faves.

Josh Mitchell September 28th, 2004 01:39 PM

Ny Film Screening Invite.
You are invited to the special film screening of WICKID PISSA FILMS new short film LIFE COACH.

A file clerk gets laid off from his job and then pawns himself off as a famous life coach named Sebastian Starr. Everything goes smoothly until the girl he has a crush on calls and requests his services.

Facing the chance of being revealed a fraud, he's forced to choose between great commercial success and the possibility of love.

WHEN: Saturday, October 2nd, 2004.
ADDRESS: 113 N 7th St. (b/w Wythe and Berry), Brooklyn, NY 11211
PHONE: 718.486-6791

You can watch Wickid Pissa's short film CELL PHONES & ACTION FIGURES on www.ifilm.com by clicking on this link - http://www.ifilm.com/filmdetail?ifilmid=2458986

A cell phone salesman writes a dirty book in an effort to raise money to buy an engagement ring for his girlfriend. But his world is turned upside down when an eccentric action figure enthusiast steals his car with the books inside.

The film recently played at The New England Film & Video Festival and on The Independent Film Channel.

Check out the feature story in the film magazine IMAGINE NEWS:

Please RSVP to mitchmitchell24@hotmail.com

Thank you.


PS - A new short film on the French playwright Feydeau called "Marriage is a Farce" will also be shown.

Cliff Hepburn September 28th, 2004 02:57 PM

I may be in NY on Saturday. What time is the screening?

Greg Harris September 29th, 2004 02:17 PM

what is blue ray exactly, is it a type of DVD burner, company or what?

Jesse Bekas September 29th, 2004 02:56 PM

It's a higher density DVD-like recording technology which utilizes a laser with a shorter wavlength (hence blue color), than the typical "fatter" red laser recording system that we all use now. It has the potential to immediately hold more than 10X the data than current DVDs (and later, possibly way more than that).

8 substrates sounds like quite a lot, and many more chances for rot, unless they are gold. Wouldn't that make the discs pretty pricey? Although the cost:storage ratio would still be awsome...I am imagining an 8-layer Blu-Ray ReWritable disc, and doing a complete system backup sans compression. Now that would be nice.

Jesse Bekas September 29th, 2004 03:38 PM

I just found this site through one of the Mac forums posts from the 200GB Blu-Ray article...

What would you guys even do with a 100TB disc system?

Aaron Shaw September 29th, 2004 03:49 PM

Record your film in uncompressed 4:4:4 with enough resolution to project from?

Now that would be much easier than reels...

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