Image Cancels Upcoming HD DVD Slate

Posted Fri Mar 7, 2008 at 08:00 AM PST by Peter Bracke
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Image Entertainment has canceled its entire remaining HD DVD release slate, and says an official announcement ending support for the format is forthcoming.

One of the leading suppliers of independent titles on high-def, Image had previously supported both the HD DVD and Blu-ray formats, releasing a variety of music, special interest, and theatrical releases over the past two years.

A company spokesperson tells us that a written press release, due in the next several days, will confirm an end to their HD DVD support. Furthermore, effective immediately, Image has canceled all of the remaining HD DVD titles on its release schedule.

Among the HD DVD titles affected by the change are 'Before the Devil Knows You're Dead' (originally due April 15), and a spate of IMAX films (which had been set for an April 8 release).

Image's upcoming Blu-ray release schedule will be unaffected by the news.

We'll keep you posted on Image's official exit from the HD DVD format as soon as an announcement is released.

In the meantime, we've removed all of the distributor's upcoming titles from our HD DVD Release Schedule.

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