April 30, 2008
| by Rachel Cericola
Paramount is back in the Blu-ray camp!
The studio, which previously dumped the reigning high-def format in favor of HD DVD, is going back into the Blu-ray business—and has announced its release schedule.
Beginning May 20, the company will release the animated movie “Bee Movie,” as well as Nicolas Cage flicks “Face/Off” and “Next.” The Hollywood Reporter says the studio will kick it up a notch on June 3, with recent releases “Cloverfield” and “There Will Be Blood.”
On June 24, they will roll out “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” the kid-friendly fantasy starring Freddie Highmore, Nick Nolte and Mary-Louise Parker.
More titles will be coming later this year.
Paramount was originally one of the studios that catered to both Blu-ray and HD DVD owners, before choosing sides last August. They announced they would no longer produce HD DVD titles, shortly after Toshiba abandoned the format earlier this year.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.