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Thursday, August 04, 2005

Fox announces Blu-ray titles

Fox announces Blu-ray titles

"Twentieth Century Fox have pledged support for the Blu-Ray format, one of two High Definition replacements for existing DVD Video. The news will be warmly received by group of hardware manufacturers who formed the standard, who include such industry heavyweights as Sony, Toshiba, Dell, Philips Electronics, Samsung Electronics and Matsushita Electric, maker of Panasonic products.

To receive support from a major studio like Fox is especially good for Sony, who's PlayStation 3 console also uses the format, which can store 25GB on a single layer and 50GB on dual-layer discs. Blu-ray's rival, HD DVD, can hold a maximum of 30GB on a dual-layered disc; conventional DVDs have a maximum dual-layered capacity of 9GB.

Fox have an expansive back-catalogue of feature films and television series to draw from, encompassing a wide range of genres and subject matter. The press release specifically listed the following titles as examples:

Feature Films

* Alien I-IV
* Die Hard Trilogy
* X-Men I & II
* I, Robot
* There's Something About Mary
* Moulin Rouge
* Sound of Music

Of course, buying the boxset of your favourite TV shows is increasingly popular these days, and Fox make some of the most popular shows around. The following series will be released for Blu-ray:

* The Simpsons
* Family Guy
* 24
* The X-Files
* M*A*S*H

...and more will be announced in due course." [more]

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