Saturday, March 18, 2006

Final HD-DVD Titles Release Schedule

On 18 April 2006, the day will herald the first 3 HD-DVD titles from Warner Home Video. They are namely Million Dollar Baby, Last Samurai and Phantom of the Opera. These debut titles will specifically not include any HD-DVD specific extras, that is, all extras will be similar to the DVD releases of these titles.

After which, over the month of May, Warner will release the other 17 titles promised to the HD-DVD, which includes Dukes of Hazzard, Batman Begins, Twister, Constantine and Harry Potter 4. Specific dates for each of those 17 titles to be released in May is yet to be announced.

Newer films will be likely to be given the DVD/HD-DVD hybrid disc treatment. They may be a seperate edition, from the fully HD-DVD compatible discs. Titles like Harry Potter 4 may be given such a hybrid treatment on top of the HD-DVD edition to be released.

Dukes of Hazzard, Batman Begins, Constantine, Harry Potter 4 and other selected titles should see HD-DVD specific bonus materials come May 2006, when they are all released on HD-DVD format.
HD-DVD Cover Artworks for Million Dollar Baby, Last Samurai and Phantom of the Opera are as follows.


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