Disney has issued a pre-CES press release regarding Blu-Ray

Disney Studios Home Entertainment (WDSHE) announces an exciting new line-up of Blu-ray initiatives in 2008, an ever-expanding Blu-ray slate and new technological-advancements in bonus feature materials, all which guarantee a superior high-definition home entertainment experience.

"This is an exciting time for Disney as we not only announce the release of our first Platinum Disney animated classic on Blu-ray with Sleeping Beauty, but also allow consumers to create an entirely new home entertainment experience with stunning new bonus features and amazing interactive capabilities like never before seen," stated Bob Chapek, President of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

In North America, WDSHE will be releasing new theatrical titles to Blu-ray Disc day-and-date with DVD including The Game Plan (Walt Disney Pictures) on January 22; Gone Baby Gone and Becoming Jane (both Miramax) on February 12; and Dan In Real Life (Touchstone Pictures) on March 11. WDSHE will expand its catalogue titles on Blu-ray Disc with the releases of The Rock (Hollywood Pictures) and Con Air (Touchstone Pictures) on January 8; Crimson Tide (Hollywood Pictures) on February 5; The Rookie (Walt Disney Pictures) on March 4; Hidalgo (Touchstone Pictures), Coyote Ugly: The Double Shot Edition (Touchstone Pictures), Unbreakable (Touchstone Pictures), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Walt Disney Pictures) and National Treasure: Collector's Edition (Walt Disney Pictures) in spring 2008.

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Cyrus3654031d ago (Edited 4031d ago )

As well the link talks about the HD-DVD will now go on a smear tactic, to say Warner took 500 Million + to go blu-ray exclusive. When infact HD-DVD group offered this to both Warner and fox to go HD-DVD Exclusive.

". It appears that reports are starting to leak online today that Warner was offered as much as $500 million for their move to Blu-ray exclusivity. Seems to me, we told you all last week that money was being waved around (in our 12/31 post - click here and scroll down a bit). What the HD-DVD camp wants to sweep under the carpet today is how much THEY ponied up. The HD-DVD camp's strategy in the wake of their failure is to discredit Warner by leaking details of the deal to the HD-DVD friendly online media. The idea is to make Warner feel as much heat as Paramount and DreamWorks felt after THEY took money to flip HD-DVD exclusive last year. I checked out a couple of these sites this morning, and saw a bunch of this sort of thing: "If this is true, we are shocked and outraged to learn that Warner took as much as $500 million from the BDA!" This is no small amount of hypocrisy! You see... the HD-DVD camp offered Warner (and oh, by the way, Fox as well) a very similar sum of up-front money these past few weeks to flip to THEIR side. In other words, the HD-DVD camp got beat at their own game. Now they're embarrassed and pissed off about it, so they're leaking information to try to dust up outrage among the faithful and the fanboys online."

resistance1004031d ago


It will only backfire. All Warner will have to say is that in fact HDDVD offered them the money (if they actually did) or that nothing is true, and HD DVD will look even worse and a public backlash will occur.

If i was HD DVD right now i would just accept defeat and move on to cut your losses.

TANOD4031d ago

Why would Warner take 500M from SONY when Warner has like 50% shares of the total 42B yearly revenues??

Warner is much bigger than all other studios combined including SONy and PARAMOUNT.

PLUS use for BD related news not some UNHEARD websites like this one

Cyrus3654031d ago

Learn to read Tanod, it talks about HD Group leaking that they took the money, when it was them offering the money.


RudeSole Devil4031d ago (Edited 4031d ago )

This was a format war, and war is war. Microsoft and Toshiba both where counting on HD-DVD to win, and should of countered Sony's offer. Microsoft of all the back stabbing companies knows this game the best. Where's you balls now Microsoft when HD-DVD needed you the most.

BTW Microsoft and Toshiba offered WB 400 million, so Sony whipped out there coc_ks and won the Format WAR, huge for Sony and the PS3.....

Mainman4031d ago

Microsoft wasn't counting on HD-DVD to win. They were counting on prolonging the format war.

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Darkiewonder4031d ago

That's all that needs to be said about that.

He can swim in my blue water anyday.

wallace10004031d ago

That is indeed a sweet movie, definitely worth picking up.

GodsHand4031d ago

Yes, wheres my Sword in the stone platinum edition blu-ray disc?

Xbrainer4031d ago (Edited 4031d ago )

when did this become a site for movie news? did i miss the memo?

EDIT: okay i understand that this may be good news to some people but why post every single article you see? Its doing nothing but spamming the site.

resistance1004031d ago (Edited 4031d ago )

looks like it, but still if you notice your in the Tech/Industry section not gaming/ps3/360 etc sections

If you stay in the ps3/gaming/360/wii sections you won't notice these storys

TruthBTold4031d ago

dont read it. You act as if this is a pop up on your computer. You were aware that you do have the option to choose to read an article or not. Why waste your valuable time just posting in articles that dont interest you? I dont get it why people do that. There are more than just gaming articles in this website.

RudeSole Devil4031d ago

This is huge victory for the PS3. HUGE HUGE HUGE.

Maddens Raiders4031d ago (Edited 4031d ago )

it's a Blu January!!!

Wow Sony, no risk no reward, huh? Well enjoy your *reward guys and thanks for the *risk!!! : P

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