Paramount to Finally Release Blu-Ray Titles

Paramount the only hold out formerly of the HD-DVD camp will be releasing its first Blu-Ray title next month. The first to be released are Bee Movie. Face/Off, and Next. Apparently, Blu-Ray owners really want Nicholas Cage movies before more important Paramount titles like Indiana Jones, or Taxi Driver. The last HD-DVD titles released by …

Netflix To Raise Fee For Blu-Ray Renters

Citing higher purchasing costs, Netflix has announced that it will raise fees for those who rent Blu-Ray DVDs through the popular on-line rental website. In a first quarter earnings conference call yesterday, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said, ‘because of the higher cost of Blu-ray and the consumer expectations around high-def content, we are planning on …

Universal Announces Blu-Ray Releases

Universal Studios, one of the studios who backed HDVD has announced their first releases for Blu-Ray DVD. The studio will release ‘Doomsday’ along with 40 other titles later this year.   Also on the slate for the holiday season are a bunch of the studio’s big summer releases including ‘The Incredible Hulk,’ ‘Hellboy II,’ ‘Mama …

Remastered ‘Godfather’ DVD Coming

Finally, re-mastered versions of Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece films ‘The Godfather,’ ‘The Godfather, Part II,’ and, um, ‘The Godfather, Part III,’ (well, two out of three ain’t bad,) are being released on DVD.  Before you race out to get in line to buy them, you should know that, right now, the discs are only coming …

UK XBOX Chief Get’s The Last Laugh

I’m the biggest anti-Blu-ray guy on this site, I’ve never denied that. So to hear this coming from someone like Neil Thompson makes me feel better about my theory that digital distribution is the true future of media. When asked by UK’s The Guardian if he feels it was a bad move by Microsoft to …