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12-17-2006 09:33 PM #1
No Disney or Fox anytime soon for HD-DVD?
Insight to coming CES news:
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"Okay... now for a bit of high-def news. I said on Friday that you can expect some major title announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. Well, I wasn't kidding and we've got a bit of follow-up for you.
I've just spoken today with Eric Maehara, VP of Communications for Buena Vista Home Entertainment. He informed me that the studio is planning to announce a MAJOR Blu-ray Disc release line-up for the first half of 2007 at CES. In addition, he reiterated to me in no uncertain terms that BVHE has no plans to support HD-DVD, despite persistent online rumors to the contrary.
I've also spoken this afternoon with Steve Feldstein, Senior VP of Corporate and Marketing Communications for 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. He likewise confirmed that Fox has no plans to support HD-DVD, and that the studio will also be announcing additional Blu-ray Disc titles at CES."
Buena Vista handles all Disney releases.
Disney's new BluRay site:
A little animation and titles to be released in BluRay.
Also, major MGM announcements:
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12-18-2006 12:41 PM #2Playing XBox360/Supporter
They said the same thing about DVD, backing Circuit City's DIVX media over the DVD.
Once they saw all those profits going away as VHS was withering, they changed their tune fast.
Fox and Disney will stick to their guns for the next 10 months. If sales are anemic for Blue Ray by then, then they will dump their allegiance.
In fairness, the same can be said for Universal with their HD DVD exclusivity.
One way or the other it will take about a year to shake things out....
12-18-2006 06:23 PM #3
If "rumored" release of Dances with wolves is true, that is a definite must. I just hope it's the extended version and not the theatrical release.
12-18-2006 08:44 PM #4
Joe, so where's the no Universal for BR thread?
12-18-2006 09:40 PM #5
12-19-2006 01:33 AM #6Pub Member / Supporter