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A buena, but empty, vista

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Source: High-Def Digest

In what is rapidly becoming a predictable trend for Blu-ray, yet another batch of the many titles promises at CES earlier this year has been postponed, with no new release dates given. This time round, the victims are a raft of Disney titles originally scheduled for June 5th: Cars, The Rock, Con Air and Crimson Tide. Looks like the only thing that will be crimson next month, therefore, is my face (crimson with anger, that is): Cars (or, indeed, the promise of any Pixar film in high definition) was one of my main reasons for buying a Playstation 3 in the first place, while Criterion’s release of The Rock is one of the finest standard definition DVDs ever created, so I was understandably eager to see how it would fare in HD.

Now, obviously, Disney are claiming that these are postponements rather than outright cancellations, but that really doesn’t tell us anything. After all, we’re still waiting for all those Fox/MGM titles that were yanked from the schedule after being announced at CES, aren’t we? Come to think of it, how many of the titles announced for Blu-ray at that particular show have been released? Didn’t I predict this a few months ago?

 
Posted: Monday, May 07, 2007 at 10:07 PM
Categories: Animation | Blu-ray | Cinema | DVD

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