Michael Bay, the hi-def industry’s court jester, has been caught
saying ‘nyah nyah, told you so’ boasting about how he predicted Blu-ray’s success right from the get-go at the recent Visual Effects Society’s annual award show.
“Blu-ray’s better, and I told everyone … I was very vocal about it. I knew HD [DVD] was not going to make it. Am I thrilled? It really wasn’t my fight, but remember what I said in the press? I was kind of saying HD [DVD]’s going to lose, no-one believed me.”
Director Bay has always spoken out about his preference of the Blu-ray format, since before his Transformers film from 2007 was released exclusively on HD DVD.
“I want people to see my movies in the best formats possible. For them to deny people who have Blu-ray sucks!”, he commented in August on his personal blog, however the next day showed that post to have mysteriously vanished, with a statement up instead claiming he’d ‘overreacted’, and that he’d seen “300 on HD-DVD, it rocks! So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!”.
According to IMDB, he is indeed.
(via Daily Tech)
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