Warner Previews 2009 Blu-ray DigiBook Release Plans

Posted Mon Oct 6, 2008 at 06:00 AM PDT by Peter Bracke
The Matrix

In a teaser of its 2009 next-gen slate, Warner Home Video has issued a new promotional flyer previewing a half-dozen of their DigiBook Blu-ray disc titles due for release next year.

The promotional advert first appeared in the studio's October 14 Blu-ray release of 'Poltergeist' (a review copy hit our doorstep last week). Though a number of titles highlighted have already been released or announced (including 'How the West Was Won,' 'Shawshank Redemption' and 'Casablanca') these are also the first official mentions of additional releases.

Though there are no street dates given, the ad touts 'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,' 'Amadeus,' the classic 1933 version of 'King Kong,' and 1997's 'The Matrix' as all scheduled to get the DigiBook treatment on Blu-ray in 2009.

At press time, there were no additional information on tech specs or supplemental features. We'll definitely keep you posted as soon as further official word comes from Warner.

In the meantime, you'll find 'Amadeus,' 'King Kong (1933)' and 'The Matrix' in the "Release Dates Pending" section of our Blu-ray Release Schedule. Stay tuned!

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Casablanca (Ultimate Collector's Edition) (Blu-ray)
How the West Was Won (Blu-ray)
Poltergeist (Blu-ray)
The Shawshank Redemption (Blu-ray)
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