Just posted on highdefdigest.com
Warner Home Video has unveiled a new year-long, "Buy Five, Get One Free" Blu-ray promotion that offers the first preview of dozens of their biggest 2009/2010 next-gen release, including the first confirmation of the still-unannounced 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy.
The promotion, which Warner just unveiled this week, runs a full year (through April 6, 2010) and contains an extensive list of eligible titles that have yet to hit stores or haven't even been announced for upcoming release.
Among the dozens of titles listed include such recently-announced but still to come hits as 'Gran Torino,' 'He's Just Not That Into You,' 'Yes Man' and 'The Cell 2.'
Even more exciting are the many recent theatrical releases that have yet to be officially announced for Blu-ray release, including such hits and likely blockbusters as 'Watchmen,' 'Inkheart,' 'Mr. Troop Mom,' 'Observe & Report,' 'Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,' 'My Sister's Keeper,' 'Hangover,' 'The Orphan,' 'Preacher's Kid,' 'Shorts,' 'Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince,' 'Four Christmases,' 'Terminator Salvation,' 'Jonah Hex,' 'Whiteout,' 'Final Destination 4,' 'The Informant,' 'Ninja Assassin,' 'Green Lantern' and the recent remake of 'Friday the 13th.'
Finally, also included on the list are many top catalog and direct-to-video premiere titles, among them 'The Wizard of Oz,' '300: Ultimate Collector's Edition,' 'A Charlie Brown Christmas,' 'Horton Hears a Who,' 'Scooby-Doo: The Beginning,' 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas,' 'Star Wars: Clone Wars - Season One,' 'Superman Batman: Public Enemies,' 'Gone with the Wind' and the complete 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy.
Unfortunately, the promo offers no street date or specs. But as many of these titles remain some of the most highly-anticipated next-gen releases by early adopters, even such a small morsel of information is encouraging. It certainly seems to indicate the title is likely to hit Blu-ray from Warner in the coming year.
I hope they do the LOTR trilogy right and do the extended versions.