Posted Thu Aug 16, 2007 at 06:30 AM PDT by
Becoming the second studio to "demote" several of its previously-released HD DVD/DVD combo releases, Warner Home Video has announced plans to re-issue a wave of eleven titles in stand-alone HD DVD editions this fall.
On October 2, Warner will discontinue the previous combo versions of the following titles and re-issue them in HD DVD-only versions, at two different price tiers:
Reduced from $39.98 to $34.95 will be the recent theatrical releases 'The Ant Bully,' 'The Fountain,' 'Happy Feet,' 'Lady in the Water,' 'The Lake House,' 'Letters from Iwo Jima,' 'Rumor Has It...,' plus Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning 'The Departed,' and one of 2006's top-selling high-def titles, 'Superman Returns.'
Although Universal's re-issues resulted in some lost supplements that had been exclusive to the standard-def sides of those discs, Warner has long replicated its bonus materials to both sides of its HD DVD/DVD combos, so all of their October 2 re-releases will include all of the special features as their predecessors.
Tech specs will also be identical to the HD DVD sides of the earlier combo versions.
We've added brand-new listings for these stand-alone versions to our HD DVD Release Schedule, where they are all listed under October 2. We'll keep you posted if there are any spec changes or other further details on these re-issues.
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