'Jack Ryan Collection,' 'Kite Runner' Lead Paramount's Q1 HD DVD Plans

Posted Fri Jan 18, 2008 at 06:00 AM PST by Peter Bracke
The Kite Runner

Paramount has issued a new press release outlining its Q1 HD DVD release plans, including official confirmation of the high-def return of 'The Jack Ryan Collection' and a debut for 'The Kite Runner.'

Originally expected at CES, the press release (which can be read in full here) promises "something for everyone" in a HD DVD line-up that features a "compelling array of action-adventure, drama and family fare."

Although few titles were revealed that had not been already announced, the press release does offer the first official confirmation of a HD DVD release of 'The Kite Runner,' which is currently mounting Oscar buzz in limited release, and the return of 'The Jack Ryan Collection,' which was originally scheduled for a fall high-def bow but was ultimately delayed following a packaging snafu.

Here is Paramount's complete HD DVD line-up for Q1 2008 (some dates still TBA):

January 8: 'Zodiac: Director's Cut'

February 26: 'Beowulf'

March 4: 'Into the Wild,' 'Things We Lost in the Fire'

March 11: 'Bee Movie'

Also in Q1 (Dates TBA): 'The Jack Ryan Collection,' 'The Kite Runner'

The latest disc specs for all announced titles can be found in our HD DVD Release Schedule, where they're indexed under their respective street dates.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Zodiac: Director's Cut (HD DVD)
Beowulf: The Director's Cut (2007) (HD DVD)
Into the Wild (HD DVD)
Things We Lost in the Fire (HD DVD)
Bee Movie (Blu-ray)
The Jack Ryan Collection (HD DVD)
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