Transformers on BD in the Circuit City Computer System?

Posted by Dave Cowl on February 16, 2008 
Filed Under: Blu-ray, Format War, Studios

trans.thumbnail.jpgOk, this could easily be in the realm of fantasy, forgery or computer error, but strange things are afoot at Circuit City.

A CC employee has reported in a forum thread that all of the old Paramount Blu-ray releases are back in the CC computer system.

Not only that but Blades of Glory and Transformers are also listed. Transformers is listed as a 2 Disc Edition and has a $34.99 price tag.

The UPC code for the release is 097361312422. The UPC for Transformers on HD DVD is 097361312804. As you can see there are distinct similarities between the two.

The thread also shows pictures of the CC computer screen showing the entries for Blades and Transformers, along with other contemporary releases such as The Brave One.

As noted above, this could easily be an error or a fake… or it could be that Paramount Blu-ray titles are not too far away! Regardless it is a fun read.

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8 Responses to “Transformers on BD in the Circuit City Computer System?”

  1. Simon Nicholls on February 16th, 2008 1:25 am

    Hi Dave, can you fix the forum thread link?

  2. Belard on February 16th, 2008 5:22 am


    THE WAR IS OVER (before the post came up)

    FEB 16 2008 – HD-DVD just died. RIP

  3. Belard on February 16th, 2008 5:24 am

    hey Formatwarcentral… I beat ya too it!

    yeah, I think Walmart finally did them in fersure. Michael Bay was right.

  4. Belard on February 16th, 2008 6:54 am

    Off topic, but I love this post from a person from another site:

    Jodi Sally, Toshiba digital A/V group marketing VP, responded to the comment saying, “Based on its technological advancements, we continue to believe HD DVD is the best format for consumers, given the value and consistent quality inherent in our player offerings. Itís unfortunate to see a valued partner like Toshiba make the decision to push consumers toward Blu-ray.”

  5. webdev511 on February 16th, 2008 9:43 am

    We’ll see how well the HD DVD features port over to BR. Could help BluFocus get its bearings.

  6. Dave Cowl on February 16th, 2008 10:02 am

    @Belard: We have to sleep some time :D Thanks for the heads up.

    @webdev: I don\’t know of any HD DVD features that cannot be implemented on BD. Of course, the hardware support has yet to be released… but web enabled and PiP discs came out in January. I just hope it has lossless audio and perhaps a higher bitrate AVC encode…

  7. Merrick97 on February 16th, 2008 12:25 pm

    According to Max on

    Transformers was never actually pressed, but it was authored, so Id say its a little ways away before we see it on blu.

  8. Dave Cowl on February 16th, 2008 5:52 pm

    Sorry about the bad link. I am not sure what manner of weirdness caused that… hmmm…

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