Budget Label Platinum Disc to Release Blu-ray Titles

Posted by Dave Cowl on February 1, 2008 
Filed Under: Blu-ray, Format War, Studios

Perhaps an April Fool’s joke, but budget label Platinum Disc is set to release half a dozen Blu-ray titles on April 1st.

The titles are available for pre-order at Amazon at less than $10. These include: Artie Lange’s Beer LeagueBlackbeard, 10.5 Apocalypse, Category 7: End of the WorldCurse of King Tut’s Tomb and Last Sentinel

Titles like The Last Sentinel appear to be targeted at gamers, so perhaps the PS3 is the motivation for Blu-ray releases of such titles.

The titles appear to be direct to video titles – does the arrival of cheap direct to video titles mean that Blu-ray has hit the ‘main stream’?

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3 Responses to “Budget Label Platinum Disc to Release Blu-ray Titles”

  1. Pravin on February 1st, 2008 5:34 pm

    According to IMDB, these came out a couple of years ago. They all sound like they were movies made for cable stations like USA network or something along those lines.

    I wonder why they’re $9. If they can be $9, then how come more “important” movies can’t be $15 all the time?

    Maybe they use fewer disc layers? Or they’re actually the “Be Kind Rewind” types of titles?

  2. Dave Cowl on February 1st, 2008 5:40 pm

    I am sure that the studios are retailers are making good money off the BDs and HD DVDs.

    I also imagine that these will be BD25 titles – so some cost down on the manufacturing compared to the ‘mostly BD50′ titles we see from the majors.

    The most interesting thing to me, seeing titles like these, and the Surround Records announcement, and the FUNimation titles – makes me think that the ‘price of entry’ is getting cheaper and we may see the likes of Criterion getting on board…

  3. Tyler Pruitt on February 1st, 2008 11:47 pm

    None of you guy’s have seen Beer League? It’s really funny….

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