It will be identical to the HDDVD 'Ultimate Edition' except for including a 1080p Animatrix, and a 'digital copy' of the first Matrix movie. ('Enter the Matrix' scenes are still non-anamorphic NTSC)
If you already have the HDDVD, definitely pass on this (The Animatrix is probably my favourite of the Matrix movies, but there's no way in heck that I'm paying $90 just to upgrade one movie from SD to 1080p)
I completely agree. There's absolutely no way that I would pay $90 to double-dip on the Blu-ray version. As much as I'd like to own the Animatrix in 1080p (I wonder if it also has lossless sound?), it's not worth rebuying the entire, otherwise identical box set on a different format when I already own the HD DVD version. I can take or leave the digital copy of The Matrix. Anyone who would actually invest $90 to buy The Animatrix on Blu-ray is foolish. Now, if it is released as a stand-alone copy, that's a different story.
I see all the HD-DVD loosers are still very bitter over their trouncing. Get over it. Blu-Ray is superior PERIOD! Yes it will look better than the HD-DVD version. HD-DVD's suck and that is why they went the way of the dinosaurs. I guess your HD-DVD Players will make for a nice expensive paperweight! lolololololol
"Blu-Ray is superior PERIOD! Yes it will look better than the HD-DVD version."
It's the exact same transfer, Silly. Technology-wise, both are about the same (HDDVD and Blu-Ray) but one can't help but feel superior to the stereotypical 'uninformed' blu-ray fan, which you so perfectly embody.
It should be better than HD-DVD for the exact reason why HD-DVD lost, the capacity. So you would be able to see it in 1080p (which I believe HD-DVD couldn't pull off because you need HDMI for 1080p unless you have a specialized player) as well as actual HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO where HD-DVD could only usually output in DVD quality audio as it did in Transformers HD-DVD. Also, with the added capacity, I heard that it will have over 35 hours of extras! I'm sure that beats the HD-DVD...
Why do people post about thing they know nothing about....
1. For Picture Quality of the 3 movies they will be the same as the HDDVD... Warner is using the same Transfer 2. The Blu-Ray Versions will have Lossless audio (unlike the HDDVD) 3. The Blu-Ray Animatrix disc will be in 1080p (unlike the HDDVD) 4. The Blu-Ray versions will have over 35hrs of Extras (not sure if the HDDVD had that)
So as a whole the Blu version is better than the HDDVD version but if your only concerned with Picture Quality, they're the same (except for The Animatrix which is better)
Edit: also since it was mentioned... blu-ray IS the better medium because HDDVD was limited by capacity and YES there is a difference in quality when it comes to bitrates. <thats a period> there's no need to try and complain and cry about how you THINK it doesnt matter as HDDVD is gone for good. <thats another period>
It depends on the quality of the equipment you're watching them on also. I watched SHOOTER tonight on Blu-ray on my new Sony 350 And it looked great. Then I watched The MATRIX again in HD DVD on my Toshiba XA2 and as always it looked great too.
You have no clue what you are talking about!! Quit speaking out of your a$%!! The Bluray version will be exactly the same, other than the Animatrix in 1080P. And lastly for educational purposes(clearly needed in your case), Dolby TrueHD IS lossless audio and is offered on all 3 HDDVD Matrix films.
Man, some people are ignorant morons. No wonder HD DVD didn't have a chance; too many idiots not willing to educate themselves. Everything in this set will be EXACTLY the same except for 2 things: Animatrix finally in 1080p Digital Copy (couldn't care less about this) Otherwise, you get the exact same 1080p transfer (HD DVD is 1080p morons!), TrueHD tracks (lossless, morons! And for DD+ on Transformers, that is an HD codec, not regular DD, specifically for the Michael Mac moron above), same exact extras, and same exact packaging!!!
Are you absolutely 100% completely certain that there's no difference between an HD-DVD transfer at 1080p and a Blu-Ray transfer at 1080p? Can I suggest you Google the word codec then please and in particular the difference between MPEG-2 as used for HD-DVD and AVC and VC-1 as used for Blu-ray (eventually). Oh, and educate yourself or else you might have some fool calling you an ignorant moron.