Universal Announces HD DVD Titles


Universal Pictures has announced a number of feature films it plans to release in the next generation high definition DVD disc format (HD DVD). The titles represent a combination of recent hits and notable offerings from the Universal catalog. The announcement was made today by Craig Kornblau, president of Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Titles revealed for HD DVD release include the following high-profile
films: The Bourne Supremacy, The Chronicles of Riddick and Van Helsing.

In addition, Universal plans to release HD DVD versions of such catalog titles as: Apollo 13, U-571, 12 Monkeys, Dune, The Thing, End of Days, Backdraft, Waterworld, The Bone Collector, Spy Game, Pitch Black, Conan the Barbarian and Dante’s Peak.

“We are confident that the many advantages afforded by the HD DVD format will significantly elevate the value of our content, while enhancing consumers’ experience considerably,” said Kornblau. “We look forward to growing this technology and firmly establishing the next generation DVD platform.”