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Paramount to re-issue old Blu-ray titles

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 May 2008 16:57 User comments (8)

Paramount to re-issue old Blu-ray titles After officially announcing its return to Blu-ray yesterday, Paramount has decided to re-issue 8 of its previously-discontinued Blu-ray tiles from before the studio went HD DVD exclusive in August 2007.
Beginning May 20th, the studio will bring back 'Aeon Flux,' 'Babel,' 'Black Snake Moan,' 'Dreamgirls,' 'Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow,' 'Sleepy Hollow,' 'The Untouchables' and 'The Warriors.' The titles were pulled from retail outlets last year after Paramount's decision to leave Blu-ray.

Paramount says the titles will be exactly identical to the original releases, with no new specs or supplemental features.

There was no word on suggested price, but we will let you know.

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8 user comments

11.5.2008 17:52

And then they cry that Blue-ray didn't do to good.

Mhm i wonder why. wouldnt happen to do anything with re-publishing the stuff we already bought now would it.

Nah hell lets just slap tomb-stone or Mary popin's on blu-ray. and sell it to match are inflated prices... no logic what so ever

21.5.2008 18:00

???

These were titles that were released before Paramount switched to HD DVD exclusive in August 2007.

They were pulled off the shelves and were probably sitting in a warehouse somewhere. No use keeping them locked up. It makes perfect sense to just put them back out on the shelves and make money off of them.

31.5.2008 19:40

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Truth^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

41.5.2008 23:36

Originally posted by eatsushi:
They were pulled off the shelves and were probably sitting in a warehouse somewhere. No use keeping them locked up. It makes perfect sense to just put them back out on the shelves and make money off of them.
Quote:
Paramount says the titles will be exactly identical to the original releases, with no new specs or supplemental features.
That confirms it.

52.5.2008 2:35
nobrainer
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Originally posted by eatsushi:
???

These were titles that were released before Paramount switched to HD DVD exclusive in August 2007.

They were pulled off the shelves and were probably sitting in a warehouse somewhere. No use keeping them locked up. It makes perfect sense to just put them back out on the shelves and make money off of them.
why do you think that the MPAA block you from format shifting, then they slowly remove the ability for ppl to play old media forcing you to purchase you content all over again at a jacked up price.

Sleepy Hollow & The Untouchables are both worth owning if you haven't already got them on dvd.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 02 May 2008 @ 2:39

62.5.2008 5:13

Besides Untouchables doesn't anyone even really care. They're garbage titles.

72.5.2008 5:50
nobrainer
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@ sam1dog

depends on the price, if its the same as the dvd bargain basement equivalent dvd because the studios have already recouped their costs made a profit from the films and now they are deciding to encourage the HD television format, (pc's have been hi-res for many many years) then maybe, but would they release any blu-ray's for 2?

blu-ray pointless overpriced media, don't waste your time stick to up-scaled dvd's ppl.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 02 May 2008 @ 5:53

83.5.2008 21:57

Originally posted by nobrainer:

blu-ray pointless overpriced media, don't waste your time stick to up-scaled dvd's ppl.
I will agree with you that the upscaled DVD's are very nice on an HD set. I also must admit that many average consumers can't tell the difference between the two formats at first glance. So upscaled DVD's are a really good option for those who have the money for an HDTV but (for some reason) can't afford a Blu-Ray player.

If you are using a standard TV set then upsaling is mostly a waste of time in general. But if you bought an HDTV because.. well I dunno.. you wanted to view HD CONTENT, then right now Blu-Ray is the most accesible option for many consumers. There are those like you and I who know the specs on all the technologies, and can find a way to get HD content onto a set by downloading it somewhere. But if we couldn't download it.... we'd really be stuck with Blu-Ray at this point.

So I guess I'm saying that I feel Blu-Ray serves its purpose as its video and audio IS superior to DVD's weather they are upscaled or not.

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