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Warner Bros Announces Third Wave of HD DVD Software Title Releases Print E-mail
Tuesday, 09 May 2006
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced the release of two more HD DVD titles for release on May 16th. This next wave brings the release of the military classic Full Metal Jacket and Clint Eastwood’s Academy Award Winning Unforgiven. Each title will have a suggested retail price of $28.99. The announcement of these titles brings Warner’s purchasable HD DVD movie total to nine. In addition to Warner’s support of the HD DVD format, Universal has also released a slue of HD DVD titles and has made announcements for some of their June and July releases.

Currently Universal’s available HD DVDs for purchase are; Serenity, Apollo 13, Doom: Unrated Extended Edition, Assault on Precinct 13, Cinderella Man, Jarhead, The Bourne Supremacy, The Chronicles Of Riddick: Unrated Director’s Cut, U-571, and Van Helsing.

Universal has also announced a June 13th release for Happy Gilmore and The Rundown, as well as a July 11th release of Pitch Black and Friday Night Lights.

While the software titles continue to be released, HD DVD players are in short supply. After Best Buy sold out all the Toshiba HD-A1 players by the end of the weekend in their limited release two weeks ago, stores have yet to provide a solid date for the next shipment. Many online stores are giving an estimated in stock arrival time of 12 to 17 days. Phone calls to several audio and video electronic stores have not provided positive in stock dates either. Select places seem to have the Toshiba HD-XA1, the more expensive model, in stock and ready to ship or pick up. So, for those that can’t wait to get their hands on a player, it seems they may have to shell out the extra $300 to buy the cosmetically different, and slightly more feature packed XDA-1 Toshiba player.

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