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This year’s HD DVD releases


Source: HD DVD Promotion Group

Here is a partial list of some of the 300 new titles we can expect to see on HD DVD this year in the US. Note that I’ve omitted concert, nature show and “screensaver”-type releases to concentrate on films and the odd TV show. I also haven’t included titles that already have a street date.

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (Warner)
  • The 40 Year Old Virgin (Universal)
  • Above the Law (Warner)
  • American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile (Universal)
  • American Pie: Unrated (Universal)
  • The American President (Warner)
  • Angels in America (HBO)
  • Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (New Line)
  • The Aviator (Universal)
  • Awake (The Weinstein Company)
  • Band of Brothers (HBO)
  • Battlestar Galactica (Universal)
  • The Black Dahlia (Universal)
  • Blade (New Line)
  • Blade Runner (Warner)
  • Blood Diamond (Warner)
  • The Blues Brothers (Universal)
  • The Bourne Identity (Universal)
  • Braveheart (Paramount)
  • Breaking and Entering (The Weinstein Company)
  • Bruce Almighty (Universal)
  • Bubble (Magnolia)
  • Bullitt (Warner)
  • Catwoman (Warner)
  • A Clockwork Orange (Warner)
  • Coach Carter (Paramount)
  • Conan the Barbarian (Universal)
  • Contact (Warner)
  • Cowboy Bebop (Bandai)
  • Dante’s Peak (Universal)
  • Dark City (New Line)
  • Dawn of the Dead [remake] (Universal)
  • Deadwood: Season 1 (HBO)
  • Decameron (The Weinstein Company)
  • The Dirty Harry Collection (Warner)
  • DOA: Dead or Alive (The Weinstein Company)
  • Elizabethtown (Paramount)
  • Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (Magnolia)
  • Eraser (Warner)
  • Executive Decision (Warner)
  • The Exorcist (Warner)
  • Eyes Wide Shut (Warner)
  • Face/Off (Paramount)
  • Flags of Our Fathers (Paramount)
  • Forest Gump (Paramount)
  • Friday (New Line)
  • Friends: Season 1 (Warner)
  • From the Earth to the Moon (HBO)
  • Galaxina (BCI)
  • The Getaway (Warner)
  • Ghost (Paramount)
  • Ghost in the Shell (Bandai)
  • Golgo 13 (BCI)
  • The Good Shepherd (Universal)
  • The Goonies (Warner)
  • Gothika (Warner)
  • Grease (Paramount)
  • The Green Mile (Warner)
  • Grindhouse (The Weinstein Company)
  • Hannibal Rising (The Weinstein Company)
  • Hard to Kill (Warner)
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Warner)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Warner)
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Warner)
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Warner)
  • Idlewind (Universal)
  • Inside Man (Universal)
  • Killshot (The Weinstein Company)
  • Last Legion (The Weinstein Company)
  • The Lemon Drop Kid (BCI)
  • Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (Paramount)
  • The Libertine (The Weinstein Company)
  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (New Line)
  • The Maltese Falcon (Warner)
  • The Mask (New Line)
  • The Matrix (Warner)
  • The Matrix Reloaded (Warner)
  • The Matrix Revolutions (Warner)
  • Maverick (Warner)
  • Mission: Impossible (Paramount)
  • Mission: Impossible 2 (Paramount)
  • Mrs. Henderson Presents (The Weinstein Company)
  • The Music Man (Warner)
  • Mystic River (Warner)
  • Natural Born Killers (Warner)
  • Next of Kin (Warner)
  • Night of the Werewolf (BCI)
  • North by Northwest (Warner)
  • Ocean’s Eleven (Warner)
  • Ocean’s Thirteen (Warner)
  • Ocean’s Twelve (Warner)
  • One Last Thing (Magnolia)
  • Passenger 57 (Warner)
  • The Player (New Line)
  • Pride & Prejudice (Universal)
  • Red Planet (Warner)
  • The Return (Universal)
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (Warner)
  • Rush Hour (New Line)
  • Save the Last Dance (Paramount)
  • Scarface (Universal)
  • School for Scoundrels (The Weinstein Company)
  • School of Rock (Paramount)
  • Scoop (Universal)
  • Se7en (New Line)
  • The Shawshank Redemption (Warner)
  • The Shining (Warner)
  • Sin City 2 (The Weinstein Company)
  • Singing’ in the Rain (Warner)
  • Sister Street Fighter (BCI)
  • Soldier (Warner)
  • Son of Paleface (BCI)
  • The Sopranos [various seasons, it would seem] (HBO)
  • Spawn (New Line)
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (Paramount)
  • Star Trek: First Contact (Paramount)
  • Star Trek: The Original Series (Paramount)
  • Superman: Ultimate Collector’s Edition (Warner)
  • That’s the Way of the World (BCI)
  • Transamerica (The Weinstein Company)
  • Twister (Warner)
  • The Ultimate Star Trek Movie Collection (Paramount)
  • US Marshals (Warner)
  • Vanilla Sky (Paramount)
  • Vengeance of the Zombies (BCI)
  • The War at Home (Magnolia)
  • The War Within (Magnolia)
  • The West Wing: Season 7 (Warner)
  • Wild Wild West (Warner)
  • The Wizard of Oz (Warner)

Obviously this is not a concrete list - we can probably expect to see considerably more titles from Universal than are included here - but there are many, many titles in that list that I will definitely be picking up.

Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2007 at 4:07 PM | Comments: 9
Categories: Animation | Cinema | HD DVD



The only thing there that actually got my pulse racing(briefly) was Dark City, but it's good to see the Kubrick titles and a few other things in there.

Posted by: Philly Q, January 14, 2007 2:04 AM


Its good to see some classic and cult titles there (especially the Paul Naschy films, which are coming out on SD-DVD in March [although I don't believe an HD date is set yet]) and not just the post-2000 titles coming out on BR.

Posted by: Tim R-T-C, January 14, 2007 11:34 AM


There are about 20+ titles there that I would buy so that is good to see and coupled with about another 40-50 already released or announced it is edging me ever closer to actually 'going HD'.

Posted by: , January 14, 2007 12:19 PM


Whiggles: how far do you think higher resolution displays will be foisted upon the consumer market? I know there was a 4k display demoed at CES. Do you think we'll have to Spring for yet another format in the near future? Even though I'm HD DVD exclusive, this format war is kinda depressing

Posted by: aw, January 15, 2007 12:22 AM


I think that inevitably technological advancements are going to continue to be made, but I can imagine it slowing down a bit once 1080p becomes widespread. Let’s be honest, the studios have no particular reason to give us perfect (or close to perfect) representations of the original masters, other than to encourage us to buy the same movies again, and to sneak in more copy protection measures. They’re paranoid about piracy, and I’m sure they won’t be happy until they can beam movies directly into our brains. :D

Posted by: Whiggles, January 15, 2007 12:25 AM


And if the BBC bother to confirm it, Torchwood season one and Planet Earth might be coming to HD-DVD this year too!

Posted by: McDade, January 15, 2007 3:27 AM


Planet Earth has definitely been announced for March for both formats.

Posted by: Whiggles, January 15, 2007 10:03 AM


That's a great list! Sadly it appears to be a fake. I can find no announcement (even without dates) of various titles such as "The Wizard of Oz" or "Lemony Snicket" for starters. I'd love to know where the official announcements are if anyone knows.

Also the 300 number appears to be false too. HD DVD promised 300 titles this year but they claimed to have shipped 250 (it was 150 in the USA). It appears they're counting worldwide releases even for titles that have been released in multiple countries.

That PDF seems to list some titles but with the release date in Japanese, which could possible mean 2008 or even TBA, I don't speak Japanese :(

Posted by: Camaj, January 21, 2007 3:00 PM


I think that list is as “official” as it’s going to get for the time being (it does, after all, come direct from the HD DVD Promotion Group). Universal are promising big news in the near future, and I imagine Warner will get the ball rolling for both HD DVD and Blu-ray before too long as well. Paramount can probably be counted on to drag their feet as usual - their apathetic reaction towards high definition looks unlikely to change before too long.

My guess is that we’ll see a good number of the titles on that list this year, although it’s certainly not definitive.

Posted by: Whiggles, January 21, 2007 3:07 PM

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