Posted Tue Aug 21, 2007 at 09:45 AM PDT by
In a note to retailers, Paramount has officially canceled all previously-announced upcoming Blu-ray releases.
As expected, Paramount won't release a single of its previously-announced upcoming Blu-ray titles, including 'Blades of Glory,' 'Next,' 'Top Gun,' 'The Jack Ryan Collection' and 'Face/Off.' Instead, each of the titles will now be HD DVD exclusive.
Retailers received official word late Monday that all five Blu-ray titles would be cancelled, and that existing orders would not be fulfilled.
Within hours, pre-orders for these titles disappeared from sites like Amazon.com, DVDEmpire and others. (We've updated our own Blu-ray release schedule, as well.)
It remains unclear how long Paramount's previously-released Blu-ray titles will remain on store shelves, and/or whether they're even included in the terms of the studio's exclusivity pact with HD DVD. Needless to say, we'll let you know as soon as any official information comes in.
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