Two of the largest film companies in Sweden have announced their intentions to support Blu-ray exclusively. Following the Warner Brother's announcement, Swedish film companies SF and Scanbox have announced that they are scrapping all plans to release films on HD DVD, and will release exclusively on the Blu-ray format. Scanbox is expected to release their first HD titles in April.
One of the first high definition titles from SF may be 'Arn: The Temple Knight', which is the most expensive film ever produced in Scandinavia. No word on which titles Scanbox have chosen to be their first HD releases.
i thought the golden compass and saw 4 were American films, do you mean that its a Swedish film, or it was made my a company based in Sweden? i don't understand because the movies were shot in English, wait, does Sweden speak English? I'm not very good with all the European countrys. Please answer my questions lol.
Sweden speak swedish. Though the majority speak good english also. (I am a english man living in Sweden). Golden Compass is not a Swedish film neither is Saw 4. I imagine that SF and Scanbox are the distributers in Sweden for those films.
Plus all this is irrelevant as HD-DVD never really existed here. Here in Sweden we are blu through and through!
The HD-DUD camp should really pack it up and throw in the towel because thier format IS infieror to BLU-RAY in every way especially when BD 2.0 comes out this fall. Everyday that passes more and more companies are backing BLU-RAY and dropping HD-DUD which awesome! Remember all you HD-DUD lovers, you ARE on the Betamax side of the format war. Paramount and Universal are prolonging the inevitable. That is HD-DUD WILL go down and WILL go down HARD!!!
At this point, HD-DVD's place in history is pretty much written down so I think that we as Blu-Ray members should show some respect to the format that's clearly losing the war. Beating a dying horse at this point is just bad form for all of us and I think that we should just move on with the Blu-Ray format and getting word out to the consumers that have been sitting out on this ridiculous war that its time to get into the High Definition age. Let's stop the gloating and start showing what Blu-Ray has to offer
Like Iron Man said, not Sweden but hole Scandinavian has gone Blu. SF Film and Scanbox are also big in Denmark ... And SF Films is the scandinavian distributor of Lord Of The Rings ;-)
BTW, 'Arn: The Temple Knight' is a very good movie. Like Kingdom of Heaven, but smaller. And 'Arn: The Temple Knight' is just the first of 2-3 movies about Arn.
Yesterday I overheard someone ask if it would be worth buying a HD-DVD player just to be able to watch one movie he wanted to see which was HD-DVD exclusive. I started laughing and said ummm NO. Why throw away your money?
Call the fat lady. Tell her to sing. This is probably the first country to be smothered by a sea of blu. Para and The "U" better be seeing what is happening to their dead format. It's just crumbling away like another red thing, communism (wonder why they have the cases have the same colour as the soviet flag, ha ha ha!).