Warner Introduces First High-Def "Best Of" Collections for Blu-ray, HD DVD

Posted Thu Jun 14, 2007 at 08:45 AM PDT by
Warner Blu-ray, HD DVD Best of Bundle [Box Art]

In a high-def first, Warner Home Video is planning to release three new "Best Of" collections bundling over a dozen of its top Blu-ray and HD DVD releases.

On September 18, the studio will release three separate volumes on both formats, containing four top titles apiece.

"The Best of Blu-ray Vol. 1" and "The Best of HD DVD Vol. 1" will include: 'Lethal Weapon,' 'The Road Warrior,' 'Swordfish' and 'Training Day.'

"The Best of Blu-ray Vol. 2' and 'The Best of HD DVD Vol. 2" will include: 'The Last Samurai,' 'Phantom of the Opera,' 'The Fugitive,' and 'Unforgiven.'

"The Best of Blu-ray Vol. 3' and 'The Best of HD DVD Vol. 3' include: 'Blazing Saddles,' 'The Departed,' 'Goodfellas' and 'Superman: The Movie.'

Each box will carry an MSRP of $84.99 on both formats, a savings of up to $55 compared to the combined list prices of each title, if bought separately. (Amazon is already taking pre-orders for all six box sets at $58.95)

Note that none of the box sets include any additional bonus features or different specs from those on the stand-alone releases. Box art for each individual title as also remains the same.

As the above bundles are not new versions of existing titles, we've not added listings for them to our Blu-ray Release Schedule or HD DVD Release Schedule, however, you can read full reviews of all of the above-listed titles via the "Discs Mentioned in This Article" links below.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Lethal Weapon (Blu-ray)
The Road Warrior (Blu-ray)
Swordfish (Blu-ray)
Training Day (Blu-ray)
The Last Samurai (Blu-ray)
The Phantom of the Opera (Blu-ray)
Unforgiven (Blu-ray)
The Fugitive (Blu-ray)
Blazing Saddles (Blu-ray)
The Departed (Blu-ray)
GoodFellas (Blu-ray)
Superman: The Movie (Blu-ray)
Lethal Weapon (HD DVD)
The Road Warrior (HD DVD)
Swordfish (HD DVD)
Training Day (HD DVD)
The Last Samurai (HD DVD)
The Phantom of the Opera (2004) (HD DVD)
Unforgiven (HD DVD)
Troy (HD DVD)
Blazing Saddles (HD DVD)
The Departed (Combo Edition) (HD DVD)
GoodFellas (HD DVD)
Superman: The Movie (HD DVD)
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