Disney June Blu-ray Slate in Flux; 'Cars,' Other Hits Likely to See New Street Dates

Posted Sun May 6, 2007 at 11:34 PM PDT by

In a surprise shuffling of its previously-announced June Blu-ray release slate, street date bumps now appear likely for a quartet of highly-anticipated hits including 'Cars,' 'The Rock,' 'Con Air' and 'Crimson Tide.'

'The Rock,' 'Con Air' and 'Crimson Tide' were first announced for a June 5 Blu-ray release this past January, via a studio press statement unveiled during the annual Consumer Electronics Show.

A June 5 date for 'Cars' was subsequently issued to major retailers a couple of weeks later, in a separate announcement made in late January.

However, following those initial announcements, an official street date confirmation has yet to materialize from Disney, nor any final disc specs.

An inquiry to the studio by High-Def Digest to confirm the June 5 street date has revealed that Disney's summer Blu-ray reelase plans have not yet been finalized, and most if not all of those original CES announcements will likely see delays.

However, the studio still expects the four titles to receive a Blu-ray release this summer, with confirmed dates and specs due in the coming weeks.

Given the uncertainty of those original dates announced at CES, we've moved 'Cars,' 'Con Air,' 'The Rock' and 'Crimson Tide' to the "Release Dates Postponed" section of our Blu-ray Release Schedule.

We'll certainly keep you posted as soon as full specs and dates are officially confirmed. Watch this space!

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Cars (Blu-ray)
Con Air (Blu-ray)
Crimson Tide (Blu-ray)
The Rock (Blu-ray)
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