Now for that Universal news. Let's start with HD-DVD. Specific dates are still TBA, but here's what the studio is prepping for high-definition over the summer (most of the April and May titles are already confirmed):
April - The Good Shepherd, Smokin' Aces, The Game, The Jerk, The Hitcher, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Nutty Professor
May - Alpha Dog, The 40-Year-Old Virgin: Unrated, Smokey and the Bandit, Hurricane, Skeleton Key, The River, Midnight Run, The Frighteners, The Big Lebowski, Dragonheart, Lost in Translation
June - Breach, Bruce Almighty, Liar Liar, Sneakers, Born on the 4th of July, Scent of a Women, Daylight, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, Meet Joe Black, Mallrats, Being John Malkovich, Mystery Men, American Me, The Watcher, Bulletproof
July - Billy Madison, The War, The Wedding Date, Dante's Peak, Cat in the Hat, Dead Silence, The Bourne Identity, The Nutty Professor 2, In Good Company, Streets of Fire, Hot Fuzz, Sea of Love, Darkman, Shaun of the Dead, Deliver Us from Eva
August - Heroes: Season One
September - The Last Starfighter, Legend, Battlestar Galactica: Season One, For the Love of the Game, Knocked Up, Evening, The Getaway: Unrated, Patch Adams, Cat People
IN UNIVERSAL WE TRUST!!!!!!!!
Summer cannot come soon enough, I easily see several titles in each month I want to pick up. The only reason I'm skipping out on 6 or so April and May titles is that they are not combo format, so I'm not even considering them. Hopefully they will announce dual releases (combo + non-combo) cause I see way to many movies I want from this list.
They are probably saving even bigger hits for Christmas.
These are the titles that are must buys for me IF THEY ARE IN COMBO FORMAT:
Lost in Translation
The Big Lebowski
The Nutty Professor 2
The Bourne Identity
Heroes: Season One
The Last Starfighter
Battlestar Galactica: Season One
I'll consider purchasing many of the other titles as well though.