- Posted Mon Oct 2, 2006 at 10:48 PM PDT by
Posted Wed Sep 27, 2006 at 01:39 PM PDT by
With only two weeks to go until street date, Lionsgate has postponed its third wave of Blu-ray titles, which were originally due in stores October 17.Continue Reading
Posted Tue Aug 22, 2006 at 03:39 PM PDT by
With no formal advance warning, Lionsgate has postponed its second wave of Blu-ray titles originally due in stores today by one week to August 29.Continue Reading
- Posted Mon Jul 31, 2006 at 10:28 AM PDT by
Posted Mon Jul 24, 2006 at 01:00 PM PDT by
Less than two weeks after they announced a second wave of Blu-ray titles, Lionsgate has unveiled another batch of new releases to hit stores this October.Continue Reading
Posted Wed Jul 19, 2006 at 10:17 AM PDT by
The high-def format war continues to heat up as Lionsgate announces its second wave of Blu-ray releases, a quartet of box office hits due in stores late summer.Continue Reading
Posted Wed Apr 12, 2006 at 07:55 AM PDT by
After weeks of rumors, Video Business reports that Lionsgate has officially announced it is delaying its initial wave of Blu-Ray disc releases.Continue Reading
Posted Wed Jan 4, 2006 at 12:57 PM PST by
After two years of hype and hope, four studios -- Sony/MGM, Paramount, Fox and Lion's Gate -- announced their initial lineup of Blu-Ray titles today at CES 2006.Continue Reading
Each studio plans to have 10-20 catalog titles available by early spring, with each offering a nominal mix of well-known catalog titles and recent blockbusters. Pricing has not yet been announced, although Sony honco Ben Feingold expected Blu-Ray discs to cost on average higher than their DVD counterparts, but "not significantly so." Day-and-date with DVD support was also sketchy, although Fox and Paramount indicated that such highly-anticipated blockbusters as 'Mission: Impossible 3' and 'Ice Age 2' would see simultaneous Blu-Ray and DVD release in 2006.
The initial slates leave us a little wanting -- 'Stealth,' 'Rambo' and 'Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow' is as good as it gets, folks. While these titles are skewed towards the young male action audience (which is a safe bet, given Blu-Ray's almost pre-sold base of Playstation 3 gamers), if high-def DVD is going to succeed with the mainstream, there has to be more variety. How about a few romantic comedies? Or even a couple genuine classics? And with only one TV DVD title announced ('Stargate Atlantis'!) the studios appear to be failing to capitalize on the biggest growth sector of the DVD market.
However, with remaining Blu-Ray supporting studios Warner, New Line, Disney and Universal expected to announce their Blu-Ray support by the end of CES 2006, we're still holding out hope that their offerings will rate a bit higher on the excitement meter.