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Das Boot (The Boat)

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I’ve just finished watching Das Boot (Wikipedia), the director’s cut. It’s an amazing movie, filmed in 1981, but yet with an incredible quality of audio, video and special effects. But, above all, the story is breath taking, simply amazing, with unexpected twists and a very rich text. The DVD I own has 3h20m of film, and it’s worth every minute. I strongly recommend this film.

Autumn 1941 43 young german sailors aboard u-96 enter the war against britain. They seek adventure respect and heroism. For them this voyage is for glory. For their captain a seasoned war veteran at the young ages of 30 it is a mission against enemy destroyers in a blood-red sea that can devour a ship.” (Amazon)

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novembro 30, 2008 at 21:27

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Blu-Ray is the new standard

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I know it’s old news, but I decided to write something here after I received a newsletter from Sony with the title “The world has decided”.

In 2006 I said that I would go with PS3 (if I could afford it). Well, by the time the opportunity came, I could not, so XBox360 was the obvious choice. So, what does that all matters? If you read my post about PS3, you’re going to see that back in 2006 I was already prising Blu-Ray over HD-DVD, because by that time I already made my choice of format.

No, I’m not saying “I knew it”, I’m just writing this post to say that Microsoft lost this war.

Nobody knows for sure why M$ was going against the obvious (some have a few ideas why), but the fact is that the battle has come to an end, and the obvious has come to surface. Search around the web, and you’re going to see how many sites talk about companies declaring HD-DVD EOL. Even M$ did it already.

On Wikipedia, the official death of HD-DVD has been marked as February, 19, 2008, after Toshiba decided to EOL it’s production.

That’s it. It’s over. Good luck. Bye bye. Now let’s move on to the next format war. 🙂

[Update on Mar/13] Microsoft publically stated their Blu-Ray support.

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março 6, 2008 at 09:16

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