WHV To Release BD/DVD Combo Packs


Los Angeles -

Warner Home Video

said Wednesday it will introduce all of its theatrical new releases in double Blu-ray Disc/DVD packages beginning in the first quarter of 2010.

The combo packs will include both standard DVD and Blu-ray copies of the film, as well as digital copy. Warner will also include exclusive extras and BD-Live interactivity on each Blu-ray Disc.

Warner keeps pace with other studios that have announced dual-format releases in recent months. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released many of its new theatrical titles as combo sets, and Universal Studios Home Entertainment said it will introduce titles as flipper discs (one side Blu-ray the other side DVD) next month, starting with the Bourne franchise.

Warner also announced the release of Blu-ray Double Features, including two HD catalog films in one at a $24.98 suggested retail.

The first set of Blu-ray Double Features will appear on Feb. 23 and will include: "Analyze This/Analyze That," "Dirty Harry/Magnum Force," "Grumpy Old Men/Grumpier Old Men," "Miss Congeniality/Miss Congeniality 2" and "Presumed Innocent/Frantic."


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