Lionsgate Bumps First Blu-Ray Titles
Posted Wed Apr 12, 2006 at 07:55 AM PDT by
After weeks of rumors, Video Business reports that Lionsgate has officially
announced it is delaying
its initial wave of Blu-Ray disc releases
. The studio had originally planned
to debut its first six titles on May 23; the discs will now hit stores on June
27, to coincide with Samsung's launch of the market's first Blu-Ray players
on June 25.
The move comes one week after Samsung announced it was forced to postpone
its first Blu-Ray players by one month, due to delays in finalizing the
format's copy-protection specifications.
The titles in Lionsgate first Blu-Ray batch include 'Saw
,' 'Lord of War
2: Judgment Day
,' 'The Punisher
' and Best Pic Oscar winner 'Crash
.' A second
wave -- including 'The Devil's Rejects,' 'Total Recall' and 'Rambo' -- was previously
announced for release on June 13, but has now also been postponed with no new date, though sources indicated the studio will likely release them
For a complete list of currently announced Blu-Ray titles visit our Blu-Ray
which has now been updated to reflect the Lionsgate
street date changes.