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Universal pledges 100 HD DVDs in 2007; still says no to Blu-ray


Source: High-Def Digest

After much fretting by HD DVD supporters, Universal have finally made an announcement regarding their plans for the format. Once again they have reiterated that they have no plans to support Blu-ray, and indeed they have promised an aggressive slate of 100 new titles for 2007, all of which will, naturally, be HD DVD exclusives.

Once again, no release dates are given, so it’s anyone’s guess whether we’ll see anything before April, but the studio did let slip on some of the titles we can expect to see:

Among the additional new titles to be released in 2007 are the Oscar-nominated Children of Men, the critically acclaimed epic drama The Good Shepherd, and the high-octane Smokin’ Aces. Also on deck for release this year are such highly-anticipated catalog favorites as Bruce Almighty, The Bourne Identity, Meet The Fockers, American Pie, Inside Man, Pride & Prejudice, The Big Lebowski, Liar Liar, Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, Brazil, Erin Brockovich, Shaun of the Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Slap Shot and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Universal also stated that more than 90% of these releases will be HD DVD/DVD combos - a move guaranteed to invoke anger and gratitude in equal measure.

Posted: Friday, January 26, 2007 at 11:48 AM | Comments: 1
Categories: Blu-ray | Cinema | HD DVD



Great to see Brazil and the Big Lebowski as they are two of my favourite films.
I assume Brazil will be barebones though meaning I'll need to keep my Criterion for the extras as with Dazed and Confused and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Also I'll definitely get Eternal Sunshine and quite probably Slap Shot as well once I actually go HD.
Otherwise there is very little I'm even curious about in that list.

Posted by: , January 26, 2007 12:49 PM

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