Paramount to Re-Issue Entire Blu-ray Back Catalog

Posted Wed May 7, 2008 at 06:00 AM PDT by Peter Bracke

Only days after Paramount announced it would be re-issuing a select number of discontinued Blu-ray catalog titles this Spring, the studio has confirmed it is returning its entire Blu-ray back catalog to store shelves by the end of May.

As we first reported last week, Paramount announced plans to re-issue eight previously-discontinued catalog titles on the format on May 20. Now there's even more good news for fans who have been unable to find past Paramount Blu-ray titles at retailer locations, as the studio will re-issue their entire Blu-ray back catalog.

Word from Paramount is that the titles are identical to the original releases (even the catalog IDs and SKUs remain consistent), so expect the same tech specs, supplement details, and packaging.

The complete list of newly-reactivated titles includes: 'Black Rain,' 'Coming to America,' 'Disturbia,' 'Failure to Launch,' 'Flags of Our Fathers,' 'Four Brothers,' 'Freedom Writers,' 'Hustle & Flow,' 'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,' 'The Italian Job (2003),' 'Letters from Iwo Jima,' 'The Manchurian Candidate (2004),' 'Mission: Impossible,' 'M-i-2,' 'M:i:III,' 'Mission: Impossible - Ultimate Missions Collection,' 'Nacho Libre,' 'Norbit,' 'Payback: Straight Up - The Director's Cut,' 'Reds,' 'Shooter,' 'Trading Places,' 'We Were Soldiers,' 'World Trade Center' and 'U2 Rattle & Hum.'

These nearly three-dozen titles join the previous eight announced by Paramount last week: 'Aeon Flux,' 'Babel,' 'Black Snake Moan,' 'Dreamgirls,' 'Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow,' 'Sleepy Hollow,' 'The Untouchables' and 'The Warriors.'

Paramount has not yet confirmed suggested list prices for the Blu-ray re-issues, but we'll keep you posted.

To read our original reviews of all of Paramount's past Blu-ray re-issues, click on the links below.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Four Brothers (Blu-ray)
U2: Rattle and Hum (Blu-ray)
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (Blu-ray)
Mission: Impossible (Blu-ray)
M:I-2 (Blu-ray)
Mission: Impossible III (Blu-ray)
Mission: Impossible - Ultimate Missions Collection (Blu-ray)
Reds (Blu-ray)
The Italian Job (2003) (Blu-ray)
Nacho Libre (Blu-ray)
World Trade Center (Blu-ray)
The Manchurian Candidate (2004) (Blu-ray)
We Were Soldiers (Blu-ray)
Black Rain (Blu-ray)
Payback: Straight Up - The Director's Cut (Blu-ray)
Failure to Launch (Blu-ray)
Flags of Our Fathers (Blu-ray)
Letters from Iwo Jima (Blu-ray)
Freedom Writers (Blu-ray)
Norbit (Blu-ray)
Trading Places (Blu-ray)
Coming to America (Blu-ray)
Hustle & Flow (Blu-ray)
Shooter (Blu-ray)
Disturbia (Blu-ray)
Aeon Flux (Blu-ray)
Babel (Re-Issue) (Blu-ray)
Black Snake Moan (Re-Issue) (Blu-ray)
Dreamgirls (Re-Issue) (Blu-ray)
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (Re-Issue) (Blu-ray)
Sleepy Hollow (Blu-ray)
The Untouchables (Re-Issue) (Blu-ray)
The Warriors: Ultimate Director's Cut (Re-Issue) (Blu-ray)
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