I said this the other day, referring to Paramount resuming Blu-ray sales:
Since Paramount, and DreamWorks Animation, were formerly format neutral, releasing both Blu-ray and HD DVD, I kind of expected them to be the first to jump on the news. Paramount probably still has warehouses full of Blades of Glory Blu-ray discs, and other titles theyâ€™d already pressed for release on BD before their sudden shift to HD DVD exclusivity. They could start by give those discs a new street date. Iâ€™m sure theyâ€™ll announce their plans soon.
Well, it seems they did have those warehouses of discs in reserve, as the Blu-ray Stats News Log reports a number of Paramount Blu-ray discs are already back up on Amazon. Babel, Failure to Launch, Four Brothers, Hustle and Flow, The Manchurian Candidate, Mission Impossible III, Nacho Libre, Payback, Reds, Sahara, Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow, U2 – Rattle & Hum, and World Trade Center are all available directly form Amazon now. (
They erroneously report Black Rain as being available too. Dave C. reported via a comment that it was available, but has gone back to unavailable.) That’s 13 titles out of the 32 titles Paramount offered on Blu-ray before their switch to HD DVD exclusivity. We’ll probably see more of the titles return soon.
Spotted via EngadgetHD.