Warner Extends HD DVD Release Delay to Catalog Titles

Posted Tue Jan 22, 2008 at 10:00 AM PST by Peter Bracke
Twister [Blu-ray, HD DVD Box Art]

Taking the next step in its transition to Blu-ray exclusivity, Warner has extended its three-week delay on HD DVD releases to include catalog titles.

This move comes only days after the studio announced similar plans for the HD DVD editions of its new release titles, starting with 'The Invasion' and 'The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.'

At the time, it seemed that catalog titles would continue to be released concurrently on both next gen formats through May, but the studio now tells us that it's expanding its strategy to include catalog titles too, with the HD DVD versions of all of its remaining titles through the June 1 cut-off also receiving a three-week release delay.

The first two titles to officially receive new dates are 'Twister' (with the HD DVD edition pushed back from May 6 to May 27), and 'Bonnie & Clyde' (which sees a bump from March 25 to April 15). The Blu-ray and standard DVD editions will remain unaffected.

Tech specs and supplement details for 'Twister' remain as originally announced, as does the HD DVD's $28.98 list price.

You'll find disc details for 'Twister' and 'Bonnie & Clyde' linked from our HD DVD Release Schedule, where they are now indexed under their new, respective street dates.

We'll keep you posted on any future tweaks to Warner's HD DVD release schedule as they come in.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Twister (Blu-ray)
Bonnie and Clyde (Blu-ray)
Twister (HD DVD)
Bonnie & Clyde (HD DVD)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (HD DVD)
The Invasion (HD DVD)
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