A list of 12 movies to be released on the UMD format has been released by the film studio Lions Gate entertainment. The list includes recent blockbusters like Spider-man 2, but also some old school classics like Rambo: First Blood.
The Punisher and House of the Dead along with older titles such as Total Recall and Rambo: First Blood, will be in the UMD format, with disks costing between $20 (£10.40) to $30 (£15.60) for new titles and $10 (£5.20) to $20 for older films.
The capacity of an UMD disc is about 1.8GB, being only a portion of the capacity of a dual layer DVD. This means that very efficient compression must be applied for the video. On the limited size screen of the PSP this is hardly a problem, but it seems like the UMD copy of the movie will not be of archival quality.