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Sunday, September 09, 2007

Paramount Movies to be Exclusive to HD-DVD (almost)

Towards the end of August, Paramount Pictures announced that it would drop support for the Blu-ray Disc format and exclusively support HD DVD. This includes DreamWorks animations as well (think Shrek The Third) .

Great news, I'm sure you'll agree! But there's a little more to it than that.

The announcement doesn't include movies directed by Steven Spielberg, but it does include movies with Spielberg's involvement - such as Transformers, which will be exclusive to HD DVD.

But almost immediately there were reports of Paramount being paid by the companies who want HD DVD to be a success, such as Toshiba and Microsoft. $150million was bandied around, but described as an "advertising incentive".

Whatever. We should now see some reall good HD blockbusters on HD DVD over the coming months - don't miss out!

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2 Comments:

  • ohh dear have you not heard the latest that warner studio will be exclusivly blu ray as of end may 2008. That now makes over 70% of movie studios supporting blu ray. I hope for all our sakes that this will end this format war and let the public have a single choic for their films. Yes the hd dvd players are cheap but it wont be long befor blu ray players are cheap as well just look how the price of dvd and cd players have dropped since they were first introduce (i paid £329 for my first philips cd102 player and that required a seperate amp and speakers).Anyway i truely hope that the studios who are on the lossing side would replace all the disks people bought on hd dvd with blu ray for a nominal charge now that would be a good bit of pr and it wouldnt cost the earth for them.

    By Blogger a, at 2:58 PM  

  • ohh dear have you not heard the latest that warner studio will be exclusivly blu ray as of end may 2008. That now makes over 70% of movie studios supporting blu ray. I hope for all our sakes that this will end this format war and let the public have a single choic for their films. Yes the hd dvd players are cheap but it wont be long befor blu ray players are cheap as well just look how the price of dvd and cd players have dropped since they were first introduce (i paid £329 for my first philips cd102 player and that required a seperate amp and speakers).Anyway i truely hope that the studios who are on the lossing side would replace all the disks people bought on hd dvd with blu ray for a nominal charge now that would be a good bit of pr and it wouldnt cost the earth for them.

    By Blogger a, at 2:58 PM  

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