Paramount: No Recall on Existing Blu-ray Titles, But Supplies Won't Be Replenished

Posted Wed Aug 22, 2007 at 06:30 AM PDT by
M:i:III [Blu-ray, HD DVD Box Art with X]

Blu-ray fans, get 'em while they're hot: Paramount/DreamWorks has confirmed that they will discontinue production on all past Blu-ray catalog after current retail supplies are depleted.

Following Paramount/DreamWorks' HD DVD-exclusive turnabout that rocked the high-def world this Monday, the question remained: just what would happen to the studios' past Blu-ray releases currently available on store shelves?

We've received confirmation from Paramount that though there will be no "recall" of any past Blu-ray titles, the studio will cease production on its entire Blu-ray catalog, and they will no longer be available once current market supplies have been depleted.

In other words, Blu-ray fans hoping to pick up copies of such hits as 'M:i:III,' 'World Trade Center,' 'Dreamgirls' and 'Flags of our Fathers' better do so fast, as they're soon to become collector's items.

This news follows yesterday's confirmation that Paramount had cancelled the Blu-ray SKUs for all of its previously-announced upcoming Blu-ray titles, including 'Top Gun,' 'Face/Off,' and 'Blades of Glory,' (the latter of which had been scheduled for release next Tuesday).

If you'd like to participate in the last dash to buy Paramount's existing Blu-ray titles, we've compiled a complete list of Paramount Blu-ray discs (with direct links to Amazon) to assist in the process.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Mission: Impossible III (Blu-ray)
World Trade Center (Blu-ray)
Dreamgirls (Re-Issue) (Blu-ray)
Flags of Our Fathers (Blu-ray)
Tags: High-Def Retailing, Paramount (all tags)