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Buy The Matrix Trilogy, Get a Free HD DVD Player

September 4, 2007 by · 3 Comments 

On September 10th the first 150 people to purchase “The Complete Matrix Trilogy” HD DVD at the flagship HMV store (in the U.K.) will get a free Toshiba HD-E1 HD DVD player. Warner Home Video and Toshiba are teaming up for this special deal to celebrate the U.K. launch of “The Marix Trilogy” on HD [...]

Video: Star Trek:TOS Video Tour

September 4, 2007 by · 1 Comment 

Paramount gives us a small glimpse at the interactivity for the upcoming HD DVD of “Star Trek:TOS”. This set will be a must own for any real Star Trek fan. When we first saw the MSRP of $217.00 our jaw dropped, but don’t worry Amazon is selling the season 1 box set for $138.95. [via [...]

Some More Information on the Starz Anchor Bay Releases

August 30, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

DVDActive has large cover scans of the October 2 Blu-ray Disc releases, including rear cover scans for three titles revealing some of the extras and audio specifications. It seems that they have PCM audio planned for Evil Dead II and DTS planned for the Day of the Dead and Dawn of the Dead releases. Perhaps [...]

Blu-ray Software Information from IFA

August 30, 2007 by · 3 Comments 

There have been a number of revelations at IFA regarding movie titles coming to Blu-ray Disc. Some of the highlights follow: Fox announced that there will be 10 day and date as well as 19 must have catalogue releases coming and the first TV release from Fox (Prison Break). It was also revealed that Die [...]

Studio Canal Planning to Release Blu-ray Disc Titles?

August 29, 2007 by · 7 Comments 

European movie distributor Studio Canal has reportedly announced a box set of “Les Bronzes” in both HD formats, indicating that they are moving into format neutral territory. While this particular release is most likely of little interest to US residents, the company has a wide range of titles in its catalogue and is often quoted [...]

How Seamless is Your Branching?

August 29, 2007 by · 16 Comments 

There is a lot of talk about Seamless Branching, particularly the upcoming Warner title Return to House on Haunted Hill. Multiple sources are stating that this title will have seamless branching on Blu-ray Disc but not on HD DVD. This is not the first time – the Nine Inch Nails title Beside You in Time [...]

New Fox and Disney Releases to have Enhanced Interactivity

August 25, 2007 by · 3 Comments 

According to the August 22nd issue if Blu-ray Disc News, new interactive features planned for Fox’s upcoming global release slate include picture in picture capability, enhanced viewing and surround sound modes with the ability to mix and match picture and sound, direct access to in-movie features through one of the four colored buttons on the [...]

“Blue-Ray Tech.” Responds Strongly to Paramount/HD DVD Deal

August 24, 2007 by · 16 Comments 

Independent Blu-ray factory Blue-Ray Technologies spoke out strongly about the reported $150 million in incentives Toshiba and the HD DVD cadre gave to Paramount and DreamWorks Animation to shun Blu-ray discs according to cdrinfo.com. Erick Hansen of BRT calls it an act of desperation by HD DVD, which is in grave danger of losing the [...]

Microsoft’s Kevin Collins Responds to Paramount Payoff Rumors

August 24, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

Here is the link to the post by Microsoft’s Kevin Collins on the HTF. He is responding to the Bill Hunts of the world that think Microsoft paid off Paramount/DreamWorks for their recent move to HD DVD exclusivity. In a nutshell, Microsoft’s interests in HD DVD: Xbox 360 HD DVD drive VC-1 support for BOTH [...]

Nickerson Departure Won’t Change Warner High Definition Media Strategy

August 24, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

Video Business today quoted WHV spokesman Jim Noonan saying that Nickerson’s departure “is not about a change in strategy”. Nickerson will be replaced by Dorinda Marticorena who is currently VP of kids and sports marketing.

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