Paramount Blu-ray Plans Finally Revealed
Paramount 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.
Via Blu-ray Stats