• Fox Set to Renew Blu-ray Commitment, Announce Future Release Plans

    Posted Mon Aug 20, 2007 at 12:39 PM PDT by
    Fox Home Entertainment Logo

    After months of silence, Fox Home Entertainment is planning to issue an announcement later today renewing its support for the Blu-ray format, and outlining the studio's upcoming release plans.

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  • UPDATE: MGM Denies Reports of Fourth Quarter Blu-ray Revival

    Posted Tue Jun 19, 2007 at 01:31 PM PDT by
    A Fistful of Dollars

    We've received word directly from MGM late this afternoon that despite earlier reports to the contrary, the studio has not announced any new Blu-ray titles for this later year.

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  • MGM Announces March Blu-ray Slate Specs; 'Lambs,' 'Hannibal' Due in April

    Posted Wed Jan 17, 2007 at 12:16 PM PST by
    Dances with Wolves

    MGM Home Entertainment has announced specs for its trio of March Blu-ray titles, and as has become the norm for MGM on Blu-ray, none of the three catalog titles will contain supplements of any kind.

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  • CES: Fox, MGM Plan 2007 Blu-ray Assault

    Posted Mon Jan 8, 2007 at 11:21 AM PST by
    I, Robot

    New title announcements continue to pour out of CES, with Fox/MGM announcing an extensive lineup of Blu-ray new release and catalog hits to come throughout 2007.

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  • MGM Bumps 'Bride,' Previews March Blu-ray Titles

    Posted Wed Dec 20, 2006 at 01:02 PM PST by
    The Princess Bride [Blu-ray Box Art]

    Good news and bad news from MGM Home Entertainment today: the studio provided a sneak peek at its March lineup of Blu-ray titles, but also announced a street date delay for 'The Princess Bride.'

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  • Sony to 'RoboCop': You're Terminated

    Posted Sun Aug 13, 2006 at 09:22 PM PDT by
    RoboCop [Blu-Ray Box Art]

    Only days before its scheduled Blu-ray debut on August 15, 'RoboCop' has been unceremoniously yanked from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment upcoming release slate, the studio has announced.

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  • MGM Realigns Home Video Division with Fox; Sony to Continue to Release Studio's Blu-Ray Product

    Posted Wed May 31, 2006 at 12:35 PM PDT by
    Sony Lion Eats Man

    In a surprise move, MGM today announced that it is shifting its domestic home entertainment distribution business from Sony to Fox, though Sony will continue to service the studio's upcoming Blu-ray disc releases.

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  • Studios Announce First Blu-Ray Assault

    Posted Wed Jan 4, 2006 at 12:57 PM PST by
    Gold DVD Discs

    After two years of hype and hope, four studios -- Sony/MGM, Paramount, Fox and Lion's Gate -- announced their initial lineup of Blu-Ray titles today at CES 2006.

    Each studio plans to have 10-20 catalog titles available by early spring, with each offering a nominal mix of well-known catalog titles and recent blockbusters. Pricing has not yet been announced, although Sony honco Ben Feingold expected Blu-Ray discs to cost on average higher than their DVD counterparts, but "not significantly so." Day-and-date with DVD support was also sketchy, although Fox and Paramount indicated that such highly-anticipated blockbusters as 'Mission: Impossible 3' and 'Ice Age 2' would see simultaneous Blu-Ray and DVD release in 2006.

    The initial slates leave us a little wanting -- 'Stealth,' 'Rambo' and 'Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow' is as good as it gets, folks. While these titles are skewed towards the young male action audience (which is a safe bet, given Blu-Ray's almost pre-sold base of Playstation 3 gamers), if high-def DVD is going to succeed with the mainstream, there has to be more variety. How about a few romantic comedies? Or even a couple genuine classics? And with only one TV DVD title announced ('Stargate Atlantis'!) the studios appear to be failing to capitalize on the biggest growth sector of the DVD market.

    However, with remaining Blu-Ray supporting studios Warner, New Line, Disney and Universal expected to announce their Blu-Ray support by the end of CES 2006, we're still holding out hope that their offerings will rate a bit higher on the excitement meter.

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