In a posting today on his Digital Bits web site, editor Bill Hunt has published an extensive list of titles that Fox/MGM is considering for release on Blu-ray in 2008.
In addition to titles the studios have already confirmed for upcoming release in previous press statements, Fox/MGM revealed that nearly a dozen additional catalog faves are in the planning stages for Blu-ray, and it looks to be a diverse mix of gems new and old.
No actual street dates were revealed, but among the highlights are: ' 'Batman: The Movie', 'Fargo,' 'The French Connection', the original 1968 version of 'Planet of the Apes', 'Super Troopers,' 'Walk the Line,' 'Young Frankenstein' and the complete 'X-Men' trilogy (currently, only 'X-Men: The Last Stand' has been released domestically on Blu-ray).
Should these titles go from preparation to making Fox/MGM's actual release schedule, it will certainly help make a serious dent in their previous pledge to release at least 100 new titles in the calendar year.
Since we don't update our release schedules with titles until they are officially confirmed by the studio, we're leaving these as rumored titles for now. But we'll certainly keep you posted on all of Fox/MGM's future releases as they're announced.
- Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
- X-Men: The Last Stand (Discontinued Version) (Blu-ray)