Wednesday, July 18, 2007

More Updates On Upcoming HD DVD Titles - (Updated July 18)

Warner Home Video has again confirmed at the Home Media Expo that Harry Potter is coming to HD DVD this year. The Harry Potter Years 1-5 Limited Edition Gift Set which will arrive on both DVD and HD DVD formats will be priced at $119.97 and $149.99 respectively. This Potter collection will also be bundled with special Harry Potter-themed memorabilia like bookmarks and collectible trading cards.

Warner has also confirmed that Blade Runner will be arriving on DVD and HD DVD (day-and-date) this year. There will be two release configurations on DVD - 4-disc or 5-disc set.

Warner has also announced that Return to House on Haunted Hill will be available on both HD DVD and DVD, this October 16. The HD DVD will be priced at $34.99. There will be a sneak peek of this HD DVD title at Comic-Con 2007.

Stay tuned for all the official details soon...

In addition to the HD DVD-exclusives (Barry Manilow: Manilow Live!, Chicago/Earth, Wind & Fire: Live at the Greek & Heart: Alive in Seattle) that were released last year, Image Entertainment's COO David Borshell has mentioned in the recent issue of Home Media Magazine that there are plans to release live concerts of R. Kelly, The Moody Blues, Roy Orbison: Black and White Night on HD DVD, by December. Do stay tuned for the official details when they are finally announced...


There will be another HD DVD release of Planet Earth available for sale by the end of July. This time, Discovery Commmunications has announced the avaiblility of Planet Earth (The version which was narrated by Award-winning actress and conservationist Sigourney Weaver) on HD DVD.

This upcoming HD DVD set released by Discovery features narration by Sigourney Weaver while the one released by Warner/BBC features narration by David Attenborough. Both are 4-discs HD DVD set. Retail listing/details available here.



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