Warner to Release Bonus View Titles

Posted by Dave Cowl on January 9, 2008 
Filed Under: Blu-ray, Format War, Studios

warner.thumbnail.jpgWe read at High Def Digest that Warner is planning to release some Profile 1.1 Final Standard Profile Bonus View titles, including some of the titles that Warner released exclusively on HD DVD.

Warner Home Entertainment
President Kevin Tsujihara stated that the studio is preparing several Profile 1.1 titles
- specifically the library of nearly a dozen Warner titles previously
released on HD DVD that used that format’s HDi technology to deliver
the studio’s "In Movie Experience" picture-in-picture video commentary
and other interactive features.

"We held off releasing them on Blu-ray because we wanted to be able to
have the full interactivity," said Tsujishara. "At this point in time,
we’re still working out all the kinks [with the technology], but they will be
released soon."

Two titles specifically cited by Tsujishara as being prepped for Blu-ray
release were ‘Batman Begins,’ and the blockbuster ‘Matrix’ trilogy,
although he stopped short of naming actual street dates.

Personally I have found it strange that Warner held back titles for interactivity yet other studios have already managed to release titles with Bonus View, where Warner have not. I guess it could be a strong indicator of just how recently Warner decided which format they wanted to support. 

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