Magnolia Home Entertainment stunned high definition fans this morning with a surprise announcement. Although announced previsouly for release on HD-DVD, the studio has quietly prepared the same six titles for release on Blu-Ray Disc and will actually have these titles on retail shelves tomorrow!
Academy-Award nominated documentary Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Steven Soderbergh’s murder mystery Bubble as well as the film The War Within, which touches upon the controversial subject of a Pakistani man turning into a suicide bomber will be part of the line-up.
Apart from these feature films the studio will also release two segments from the HDNet TV programming, namely the travel feature Bikini Destinations and the HDNet World Report Special: Shuttle Discovery’s Historic Mission, the network’s exclusive 2005 space shuttle launch coverage. The 2005 comedy One Last Thing is also among the titles on store shelves this week.
With the exception of “Bikini Destinations,” which carries a $26.98 price tag, all these Blu-Ray titles will carry a $29.98 suggested retail price.