Paramount to Discontinue HD DVD after March 4th
The studio’s final two HD DVD releases will be Things We Lost in the Fire and Into the Wild.
Paramount is expected to start rolling out Blu-ray Discs in the summer. Until then, titles will be released in standard DVD only.
UPDATE: It seems that Video Business is confirming the story, and adds that DreamWorks’ Bee Movie will also be pulled.
UPDATE: Home Media Magazine still puts Bee Movie in the unknown category. They said that DreamWorks has released 13 HD DVD titles where I count 7!
UPDATE: High Def Digest is agreeing with Video Business – no Bee Movie for you! Interestingly, Bill Hunt is rumouring (2/27 update) that ‘very reliable sources’ are saying that DreamWorks Animation is currently authoring and replicating multiple new titles on the Blu-ray format for release in the coming months, including Bee Movie, and that they are holding out announcing it for a bigger piece of the Toshiba pie. All very interesting…