January 07, 2009 by Rachel Cericola
The one thing we miss about the days of HD DVD is the combo disc. It was nice to pop “The Bourne Ultimatum” into one player, and then also enjoy it on the go. Disney wants you to be able to have that same kind of freedom, so they are releasing select 2009 Blu-ray titles with the added bonus of standard-def.
There is no combo disc; it’s a combo pack, which means a whole separate disc will be included with your purchase. However, just like all of its DVD releases, Disney is only extending the combo pack offer for a limited time—between February and October.
Combo pack titles include “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” (February 17), Walt Disney’s animated classic “Pinocchio: 70th Anniversary Platinum Edition” (March 10) and October’s release of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Platinum Edition.”
“These unique Combo Packs provide the opportunity for consumers around the world to take advantage of the quality of Blu-ray with the portability of a DVD disc in a single package, comments Bob Chapek, president of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. “As always, we are committed to offering our consumers exceptional quality and value when purchasing our products.”
Disney first tested out the Blu-ray + DVD combo pack with the 2008 release of “Sleeping Beauty’s 50th Anniversary Platinum Edition.” The studio also plans to add a DisneyFile digital copy with 14 of its Blu-ray releases in 2009.
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