Posted Mon Sep 10, 2007 at 06:30 AM PDT by
You can put that polyester suit back in the closet, 'Saturday Night Fever' fans: next week's HD DVD version of the '70s classic has been indefinitely postponed.
News of a next-gen 'Saturday Night Fever' release in first surfaced this past April, when Paramount issued a promotional flyer touting the seminal 1977 John Travolta blockbuster as "Coming Soon," even including pics of proposed box art for both HD DVD and Blu-ray versions. Later, the studio officially announced a cross-format bow to celebrate the film's 30th anniversary, with a scheduled street date of September 18.
Though Paramount's subsequent revelation in late August that it was going HD DVD-exclusive saw plans scrapped for any immediate 'Fever' release on Blu-ray, the studio has now removed the HD DVD version from next week's release schedule as well.
Though Paramount has not revealed any reason for the bump of the HD DVD, the standard DVD version remains on track for release next week. We'll certainly keep you posted if/when a high-def version is re-announced by the studio.
With this news, we've moved 'Saturday Night Fever' to the "Release Dates Postponed" section of our HD DVD Release Schedule. Stay tuned...
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