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21st February 2008 9:14  #1

demiscy Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Cyprus Posts: 589
Paramount finally goes Blu!

High-def format war ends; studios going Blu
Analysts react to HD DVD demise

All six major Hollywood studios are now in the Blu-ray Disc camp, a day after Toshiba has pulled the plug on HD DVD and Blu-ray became effectively the only next-gen game in town.

Paramount Home Entertainment quietly came onboard via a statement sent exclusively to The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday: "We are pleased that the industry is moving to a single high-definition format, as we believe it is in the best interest of the consumer," the statement reads. "As we look to (begin) releasing our titles on Blu-ray, we will monitor consumer adoption and determine our release plans accordingly."

No further details were given

21st February 2008 11:13  #2

Disciple Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Sweden Posts: 775
That's great, but i still prefer using my HD DVD player over my Blu-Ray player. How long will it take them to get to profile 2.0 again? Now there's no hurry at all.

21st February 2008 20:34  #3

RalphFiennes Member Join Date: August 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 741
Glad it's all over.  Hopefully we'll see some announcements over the next few months of major Universal and Paramount titles coming to Blu-ray.

22nd February 2008 0:40  #4

Jersey Jedi Member Join Date: August 2004 Location: United States Posts: 714
Wonder if Michael Bay with STFU now...

22nd February 2008 3:34  #5

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Well... Did they have a choice?

22nd February 2008 14:27  #6

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,164
'After careful consideration, market analysis and such, we have decided that now is the time to issue our films on Blu-Ray.

It was a difficult decision, but as no one seems to be answering the phones at Toshiba, we don't have much choice in the matter.

As our consumers know, we are fully committed to Blu-Ray as the best format for delivering HD content and look forward to charging 10% more than all the other distributors (for said content) in a money grubbing attempt to recoup our losses on the titles such as Blades of Glory and Top Gun.

All the best and a happy Blu Year to all who have supported us over the last, oh say, 10 months or so, for today is, in a very real sense, a Red letter day for them.


22nd February 2008 17:35  #7

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Jersey Jedi wrote: Wonder if Michael Bay with STFU now...He did....

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