Sunday, September 30, 2007

HD DVDs To Be Released This Tuesday, October 2

On that day, Paramount will release Top Gun on HD DVD. Dolby TrueHD 5.1 and DTS-ES 6.1 audio options are available on the disc but none of the special features from the DVD release will be ported over.

We've previously posted information that the Japanese HD DVD release of Top Gun is expected to include Dolby TrueHD 6.1 and Dolby Digital-Plus 6.1 audio options, plus an audio commentary (TBC) ported over from the DVD release. It would be interesting to see a comparison being made between the North American and Japanese HD DVD release.

Back to the topic, Galapagos and A Room with a View will also be available on HD DVD, from BBC/Warner.

The remaining HD DVDs from Warner Home Video will be non-combo re-issues of films that were initially released on the HD DVD/DVD Combo disc

Films that were initially released on HD DVD/DVD Combo discs and priced at $39.99 SRP will be re-issued as non-combo releases and priced $34.99 SRP each, effective October 2. The affected titles are:
  • The Ant Bully
  • The Departed
  • The Fountain
  • Happy Feet
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • Lady In the Water
  • The Lake House
  • Letters from Iwo Jima
  • Superman Returns

In addition, Good Night and Good Luck will also be affected by this move and will be priced $28.99 SRP (Non-combo release), effective October 2.



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