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June 01 2009

Dr. Horrible supposedly coming to Blu-ray. According to the Dr. Horrible Twitter, a Blu-ray release is being brainstormed.

DO WANT - the visual quality boost may not matter as much as other releases, but the audio? I, for one, can't wait to hear the soundtrack in lossless/uncompressed 5.1.

Amazon link

http://www.amazon.com/Dr-Horribles-Sing-Along-Blog-Blu-ray/dp/B0025KW29U/

[ edited by cdm22 on 2009-06-01 11:53 ]
Oooh. Now if only I had a Blu-ray player
I'm looking forward to a Blu-ray version. The DVD-R is nice enough, but I would like the increased audio-visual quality. And if they are "brainstorming for Blu-ray", I hope it means there will be some additional bonus features on it.
Love me one of these.
Why wouldn't the visual quality boost matter as much? It was shot in HD.
Time to buy a Blu-ray player...!

We in the tech business always say that innovations in software & content drive sales of hardware. Case in point.
This is why the DVD is still sitting in my Amazon cart, I've been hoping for a Blu-ray.
In a related note: the standard version will be available on Netflix starting tomorrow.
I'm puzzled by the "the visual quality boost may not matter" comment as well. On my 1080p projector the visual quality boost of Blu-ray is quite noticeable over that of DVD and doctor horrible was filmed in 1080p, so?!?
I wonder if they still plan to release "Commentary! The Musical" as a standalone soundtrack. JJMZ talked about hoping to do that, but I haven't heard anything recently.
Boo, double-dip.

I mean... Yay! Blu-ray.
Eh, I know what he means. Or what he would've meant if he were me, anyway. There are movies that really really benefit from being in great quality, mainly big action films and things of that nature. The experience of watching Horrible doesn't gain a lot by being in better quality, although it's obviously good that it will be.
In a related note: the standard version will be available on Netflix starting tomorrow.

That's because tomorrow is a retail re-release. It will be on store shelves also.
On store shelves, really? Ooooh, I might just have to go pick one up then!

Cool about blu-ray but I'm financially challenged enough to not own a player or a HD tv.
Boncing ball / karaoke style sing-along captioning! That's a good feature for a BR release, I think. (Heck, even karaoke-style, lyricless soundtrack with the captioning for singing along.)
That reminds me, Maurissa Tancharoen posted a few pics of herself visiting the White House - why isn't this girl in front of the camera(*)? Damn we are missing some essential beauty :)


http://twitpic.com/6enlk


(* yeah yeah, i know, perhaps she wants to be a writer - well, we can't all have what we want now, can we? ;-)
why isn't this girl in front of the camera

Nobody's Asian in the movies, nobody's Asian on TV.

[ edited by The One True b!X on 2009-06-01 17:55 ]
Sure they are (but its a good song ;)
I don't think it's double dipping at all. Blu-ray releases are the norm now for almost everything that has already come out in standard def. I think it's possible I'll buy this, but it depends on what else is added onto it. I'd like a visual musical commentary this time, please.
'Why wouldn't the visual quality boost matter as much? It was shot in HD.'

'I'm puzzled by the "the visual quality boost may not matter" comment as well. On my 1080p projector the visual quality boost of Blu-ray is quite noticeable over that of DVD and doctor horrible was filmed in 1080p, so?!?'

I meant it in the sense that the kinds of things that will benefit most from HD are things like Pixar films and big action movies that have a heavy emphasis on visuals. Dr Horrible, on the other hand, is a low-budget production that largely consists of people standing around talking or singing. I'm not saying there won't be a visual quality boost - it will of course be in HD - just that in the case of Dr. Horrible, the visuals themselves aren't the big focus. I do think it will benefit in some ways though - people's faces will be far more detailed, and we'll be able to see background props with a lot more clarity - Billy's house and lab is full of those.
Like FakeSMG and the SerenityPots?

I'll buy it either way, but extra extras would be extra awesome. (I only recently watched the ones on the Firefly BD; I'd completely forgotten about them.)

[ edited by hacksaway on 2009-06-01 22:14 ]
'Like FakeSMG and the SerenityPots?'

Bingo.:D Background stuff is always improved in HD - for example, when you have a movie scene set in a library, a DVD transfer would probably render the writing on the book spines as illegible fuzziness, wheras on a Blu-ray version of the same scene, you would probably be able to actually read them.

I'd like new extras too. Maybe they actually recorded themselves doing the regular commentary? They did that for the CE DVD commentary, but we didn't get to see that PiP footage until the Blu-ray release.

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