Down but not out, the beleaguered HD DVD format suddenly has some
product in the pipeline, after studio announcements that had been
slotted for the Consumer Electronics Show were yanked at the last
minute due to the pre-show defection of Warner Home Video to the
Blu-ray Disc camp.
One of the most high-profile HD DVD releases, ironically, will be
from Warner, which won't officially abandon the Toshiba-developed
format until the end of May. The studio Wednesday announced it will
release a two-disc special edition of the action hit "Twister" on
all three home entertainment software formats, with the DVD and
Blu-Ray Disc coming May 6 and the HD DVD edition following May
Orders are due April 1 for the standard DVD and Blu-ray Disc and
April 22 for the HD DVD. Special features include a commentary, an
HBO First Look Special on the making of the film, and a 2003
History Channel special on tornadoes.