Matrix & Harry Potter Films Coming to HD DVD


Warner Home Video will be opening the vaults and bringing out fan favorites and top franchises for all genres. Planned releases for 2007 include “The Matrix” franchise, all of the “Harry Potter” films and Ocean’s 11 and Ocean’s 12. Other classic titles to be released in the first quarter of 2007 include Bullitt and The Getaway (1972) starring Steve McQueen. Also being released in 2007 is “Alexander Revisited: The Unrated Final Cut.”

On February 13, the studio will debut the critically acclaimed and highly anticipated Martin Scorsese gangster drama The Departed on HD DVD. The Departed will be available on HD DVD Combo for $39.99 SRP.

Warner Bros. recent theatrical hit Happy Feet and the critically acclaimed films Blood Diamond and We Are Marshall will make their HD DVD debuts in 2007. Dates and specifics for these titles will be announced soon.

Also coming to HD DVD will be The Wicker Man which will be available on January 30 and includes an alternate ending not seen in theaters. The slapstick comedy “Beerfest (Unrated)” from the Broken Lizard comedy group will also arrive to stores on the 30th. Both HD DVD titles will be available for $28.99 SRP. All bonus materials on the standard DVD version will be included on the high definition versions.

Warner Home Video HD DVDs offer resolution six times higher than standard definition DVDs, as well as extraordinarily vibrant contrast and color and beautifully crisp sound. HD DVDs also provide a higher level of interactivity, with instant access to extra features via a seamless menu-bar where viewers can enjoy features without leaving or interrupting the film.