Magnolia Enters High-Def DVD Race, Announces First HD-DVD Titles
Posted Fri Apr 28, 2006 at 11:17 AM PDT by
Magnolia Home Entertainment, the distribution arm of the company behind
Steven Soderbergh's controversial 'Bubble,' is throwing
its hat into the high-def DVD ring
, reports Video Business.
The company, co-owned by mogul Mark Cuban, has announced it will release its first
batch of HD-DVD titles this May. Initial disc releases will include 'Bubble,'
the acclaimed documentaries 'Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room' and 'The War
Within,' and the TV series 'Bikini Destinations' and 'Shuttle Discovery’s
Historic Mission.' The latter two come from Cuban's HDNet cable channel, which
delivers both original and licensed programming in high-definition.
Magnolia has not yet announced exact street dates, pricing or bonus feature details.
The company also made no official plans to support rival Blu-Ray when the format
when the format launches in June.
We have added Magnolia's new announcements to our comprehensive HD-DVD
, and will update it with the most current news as it comes