Warner Celebrates 85th Anniversary with Announcements
Best Buy and Amazon.com have been designated as Warner’s strategic retail partners for the anniversary promotions, meaning they will support the studio with a healthy level of merchandising and marketing support.
In super news, it appears that some catalog titles will receive 4k restoration and any title receiving this treatment will get a Blu-ray release.
As for titles, there are some expected and some interesting announcements:
On both formats we will see Bonnie and Clyde: Ultimate Collector’s Edition. A Dirty Harry collectors box is scheduled for June and is expected to be Blu-ray only.
In July we have the Batman Anthology and Batman Begins. Rounding out Q3 will be musicals and westerns including Gigi and How the West was Won. Q4 will feature horror and holiday releases.
Other titles expected in 2008 include The Dark Knight, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Casablanca, Clash of the Titans, Excalibur, Forbidden Planet, Heat, Grand Prix, The Matrix Trilogy, Mutiny on the Bounty and V for Vendetta. For 2009, expect releases of Ben-Hur, Gone With the Wind, North by Northwest, The Wizard of Oz and Woodstock.
UPDATE: Bill Hunt at The Digital Bits is saying that Dirty Harry will not make the HD DVD deadline and will be Blu-ray only.