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Blu-ray Format Reaches 500 Titles Since Inception

March 5, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

With the new releases yesterday, there have now been 500 titles released since Blu-ray Disc was launched in 2006, according to the blu-raystats table. While this total includes the Paramount and DreamWorks titles that were later discontinued, with their renewed decision to release on Blu-ray we expect that these titles will be reinstated soon. Quite [...]

Universal Adjusts HD DVD Catalog SRP’s

March 4, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

Starting tomorrow all Universal HD DVD catalog titles will be reduced to a record-low SRP of $19.99.  We find it hard perceive this as anything other but a fire-sale — few should be able to contend that fact — but if you’re looking to pick up some discs on the cheap, whether you’re a dual [...]

Universal’s Final HD DVD to be Atonement

March 3, 2008 by · 8 Comments 

We have seen a couple of sites reporting that Atonement will be the last HD DVD from Universal Studios. Sites like The Man Room are reporting that the final disc honors go to Atonement since references to Charlie Wilson’s War have been removed from the Universal Pictures’ website. The posting further theorizes that Paramount’s decision [...]

Nine Inch Nails to Release ‘Blu-ray Audio’ Disc of Latest Release

March 2, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Nine Inch Nails appear to be poised to break new ground in release media with their latest title called Ghosts I-IV. This new recording is available in a number of forms, one of which includes a Blu-ray Disc with 24bit 96 kHz High Resolution Audio. An exclusive slideshow plays with the music. The title also [...]

Blue Underground to add Blu-ray Releases

March 1, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Blue Underground have announced on their website that a number of high definition Blu-rayTM releases are in the works. Blue Underground have quite a range of cult and foreign movies in their library – it is great to see another small distributor joining the Blu-ray camp. Via Blu-ray Stats 

Paramount to Discontinue HD DVD after March 4th

February 28, 2008 by · 10 Comments 

Confirming the forum chatter, the Hollywood Reporter states that Paramount will cease HD DVD releases after the titles due 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 [...]

New Line Folds into Warner Bros

February 28, 2008 by · 7 Comments 

Deadline Hollywood is reporting that New Line Cinema will become part of Warner Bros, and that Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne will not be coming along. New Line will be operated as a unit of Warner Bros and maintain separate development, production, marketing, distribution and business affairs operations. It is not clear if this will [...]

Paramount Cancels HD DVD Titles

February 28, 2008 by · 7 Comments 

We read in the DVDtalk forums that Paramount is telling retailers that the HD DVD titles The Jack Ryan Collection, Sweeney Todd and The Kite Runner have been canceled. Word is expected on Bee Movie and There Will be Blood soon. I guess those who managed to acquire The Jack Ryan Collection before it was [...]

DreamWorks’ Katzenberg: ‘We Have Been Well-compensated for Our Support’

February 26, 2008 by · 13 Comments 

Apparently removing any doubt of compensation paid from Toshiba to DreamWorks Animation (and we might assume Paramount also), Jeffrey Katzenberg said that DreamWorks is waiting for word from Toshiba before moving forward with Blu-ray "We have a partnership with Toshiba and have an obligation to see this through," DreamWorks Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg said on [...]

There Will be Blood on Blu-ray Disc?

February 25, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Has Paramount been outed by advertising? We see at Hollywood in Hidef, they are running a trailer for the movie There Will be Blood, along with a tag saying ‘on DVD and Blu-ray’ at the end of the trailer. Another thing to note is that this film appears to be a joint venture between Miramax [...]

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