Packaging Error Greets Warner's First Blu-ray Titles

Posted Tue Aug 1, 2006 at 03:05 PM PDT
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Warner Home Video's first four Blu-ray titles hit stores Tuesday with an undetermined number of copies mislabeled with incorrect soundtrack specifications, the studio has confirmed to High-Def Digest.

Though all four of Warner's Blu-ray launch titles -- 'Good Night, and Good Luck,' 'Training Day,' 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang' and 'Rumor Has It...' -- were originally announced as including Dolby Digital-Plus tracks, that format was dropped from the actual release versions in favor of standard Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround.

Despite the best efforts of the studio to correct the packaging in time for release, there was a "...small labeling issue" which led to a small number of discs being shipped with Dolby Digital-Plus still listed in the audio specifications section of the box art, the studio's vp of home video publicity Ronnee Sass explained to High-Def Digest. "We [Warner] did all possible to pull everything back, though we were not 100 percent successful."

Warner's comments today came after several posters on AVS Forum and reported seeing the Dolby Digital Plus-labeled discs at their local retailers.

While Warner could not estimate the quantity of discs shipped to retail with the erroneous packaging, the studio confirmed that despite what some of the labels may say, no retail copies of its first four Blu-ray titles actually include Dolby Digital-Plus tracks.

For in-depth reviews of Warner's first Blu-ray titles, including an extensive look at their Dolby Digital surround tracks, please visit our Blu-ray Review Index.

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