Universal Pictures Japan Hints At Future HD DVD Titles? (Updated)
At CEATEC Japan 2007, when it was Universal Pictures' (Japan) turn to present on stage, a slide provided by Universal Pictures Japan seems to suggest that titles such as Babe, Back to the Future Trilogy, Casper, Extra-Terrestrial, Jaws and Jurassic Park are among the major catalog titles that will be available on HD DVD in the future.
This is possibly the first time that Universal Pictures/Studios had publicly displayed these titles to be among some of the future HD DVD titles.
- HD DVD Promotion Group had indicated that the slide presented by Universal Pictures Japan, listing Jaws, Extra-Terrestrial and Jurassic Park as future HD DVD titles, is erroneous.
- This is because and I quote, "Universal has not made any formal announcements regarding Spielberg catalog titles coming to HD DVD at this time."
- There was however no clarification made about the other titles such as Babe (1995), Back to the Future Trilogy and Casper (1995) which appeared on that slide.
Blogger's note to readers:
Please note that we're aware that an apology had been issued by the HD DVD Promotion Group (http://www.hddvdprg.com/eng/index.html) - not the North American HD DVD Promotional Group (http://www.thelookandsoundofperfect.com/) - in January this year to both Steven Spielberg and Universal Studios Home Entertainment, for having mistakenly listed Jaws, E.T. and Jurassic Park as coming soon in the HD DVD Release List previously found on the official site (http://www.hddvdprg.com/eng/index.html).
As we took that particular release list with more than a pinch of salt at that point in time and did not want to propagate unsubstantiated news, we refrained from posting anything about Jaws, E.T. and Jurassic Park coming to HD DVD earlier this year based on that release list nor did we post about the apology.
That's why we mentioned that "This is possibly the first time that Universal Pictures/Studios had publicly displayed these titles to be among some of the future HD DVD titles."
Full article here. [AV Watch / In Japanese]
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