Sony delays launch of Blu-ray movie discs

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  High-definition DVD titles have already hit the shelves in US stores, but the arrival of the first pre-recorded Blu-ray Discs has been pushed back by a month until June 20th.

According to Sony Pictures Home Entertainment president Benjamin Feingold, the first batch of Blu-ray releases will be ready May 23rd, as planned. But ther is one problem – nothing to play them on.

The first Blu-ray player for the US market is from Samsung, but they’ve postponed the launch until June 25th – Sony is delaying the discs "to ensure a more coordinated launch." The first Blu-ray Disc titles from Warner Home Video are expected to arrive in stores around the same time, although no firm dates or titles have been announced.

The first Sony Blu-ray Disc titles are "Underworld Evolution," "50 First Dates," "The Fifth Element," "Hitch," "House of Flying Daggers," "A Knight’s Tale," "The Last Waltz," "Resident Evil Apocalypse" and "XXX."

Via Reuters

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Dave Walker