Universal Cancels 'Dazed & Confused,' 'Land of the Dead' HD DVD Re-Issues

Posted Fri Feb 8, 2008 at 08:00 AM PST by Peter Bracke
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Sorry, combo haters: Universal has pulled the previously-announced HD DVD non-combo re-issues of 'Dazed & Confused' and 'Land of the Dead' from its high-def schedule.

As we've previously reported, back in December the studio announced plans to re-issue 'Land of the Dead' and 'Dazed & Confused' as HD DVD-only versions on March 11. Both titles had originally been released in 2006 as HD DVD/DVD combos back in 2006, and those versions were expected to go out of print once current retailer inventories were depleted.

Universal gave no reason for the cancellation of the re-issues, but a studio rep tells us they may resurface at some point in the future, and the current combo versions of the titles will remain on the market until further notice.

Given this news, we've moved our listings for the 'Land of the Dead' and 'Dazed & Confused' re-issue versions to the "Street Dates Postponed" section of our HD DVD Release Schedule.

For full details on the HD DVD/DVD combo versions of both titles, you can read our full-length reviews of 'Land of the Dead' and 'Dazed & Confused.'

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Human Body: Pushing the Limits (Blu-ray)
Dazed and Confused (Combo Edition) (HD DVD)
Land of the Dead (Combo Edition) (HD DVD)
Land of the Dead (Re-Issue) (HD DVD)
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