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Paramount Blu-ray Plans Finally Revealed

Posted by Dave Cowl on April 29, 2008 
Filed Under: Blu-ray, Format War, Studios



Paramount.jpgParamount has unveiled its initial release slate for Blu-ray Disc.

On May 20th they have scheduled the release of Face/Off, Next and Bee Movie, the last of which was due to be released Day and Date on HD DVD but was pulled after Toshiba quit the format.

The second wave will be released two weeks later when Cloverfield and There Will Be Blood are scheduled for Blu-ray release.

On June 24, Paramount will issue its first Day and Date Blu-ray Disc release, The Spiderwick Chronicles. The film will be rolled out on Blu-ray Disc in key international markets, as well, beginning in July.

Cloverfield and No Country for Old Men are also slated for international market release beginning in August.

"We will have a strong slate of titles for Blu-ray release throughout the year, worldwide, and are enthusiastic about expanding the format’s offerings for a broad consumer audience while delivering an experience that goes beyond what viewers love about DVD," said Paramount Pictures worldwide home entertainment president Kelley Avery.

Of course Paramount was initially one of two studios, along with Warner Home Video, supporting both next-generation high-definition optical disc formats. Back in August 2007 Paramount became HD DVD-exclusive, reportedly after a $50 million payment from the HD DVD camp.

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Comments

8 Responses to “Paramount Blu-ray Plans Finally Revealed”

  1. Jared on April 29th, 2008 7:08 pm

    Paramount can still suck it. What a horrible release slate. Transformers should have been #1 on that list and it is nowhere to be found.

  2. Merrick97 on April 29th, 2008 7:30 pm

    I now get the feeling Transformers will be pushed back to coincide with the sequel.

  3. webdev511 on April 29th, 2008 10:00 pm

    Transformers won’t be out until either the sequel comes out OR Paramount figures out how to port all the HD DVD features over to BD. My question on that is…should they? Some of them for sure, but who knows if its worth the effort to do all of them.

  4. Beta-guy on April 30th, 2008 12:17 am

    Transformers would not be released by Paramount, it’s distributed by Dreamworks. Anyways My 6 month boycott of paramount will begin once they start selling Blu-ray again, I found thier actions on how they went HD DVD exclusive disgusting.

  5. Dave Cowl on April 30th, 2008 12:35 am

    I think webdev511 is on the money.

    They need to learn how to get the stuff ported to BD Live. Life has been embarrassing enough for Paramount without releasing a BD of Transformers that is sub-standard compared to the HD DVD.

    Perhaps they will time it with the Iron Man release…

    They know it is money in the bag so they may as well get it right…

  6. James on April 30th, 2008 8:07 am

    I think Dave is right. They’re gonna want to tie it to a big release from THIS summer, possibly Iron Man or Indiana Jones.

    If not then, you should probably look for it late-Summer or just in time for the winter holidays.

  7. bigdmelt on April 30th, 2008 3:38 pm

    beta-guy i think thats the wrong approach, if you really think thats going to solve anything…your going to want the movie, just get it and stop whining.. blu ray won

  8. Justin Sluss on May 1st, 2008 4:42 pm

    I told my Co-Writer I felt the same when Paramount announced their first wave of Blu-ray titles but then again you have to realize most of these probably were already printed up and waiting to be released. I’m just damn thankful “There Will Be Blood” is coming out! That was on of my favorite films of 2007

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