First HD DVDs: Cinderella Man, Million Dollar Baby, Full Metal Jacket,
Jarhead, Assault on Precinct 13, Goodfellas
First bout in the HD DVD tournament: Man
. (This is a fair fight, so all ratings are relative to other HD discs, not to standard-definition DVDs.)
The story of Cinderella Man (Universal; Movie ••½, Picture/Sound •••) delivers a one-two punch: The Depression was, well, depressing, and in a fight it's probably better to win.