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High-Definition Matters by Barrie Maxwell

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Coming Soon...


The High-Definition Release Schedule
(as of July 20th)

Films highlighted in yellow are new announcements since the last update. Films highlighted in green are classic titles (released theatrically prior to 1970).

July 1 (BD)
Batman: The Movie (Fox)
Drillbit Taylor (Paramount)
Gangs of New York (Disney)
In the Line of Fire (Sony)
Meet the Browns (Lionsgate)
Point Break (Fox)
Vantage Point (Sony)
Wild China (BBC)


July 8 (BD)
Batman Begins (WB)
Batman: Gotham Knight (WB)
The Ruins (Paramount)
Sleep Walking (Starz/Anchor Bay)


July 15 (BD)
Bank Job, The (Lionsgate)
College Road Trip (Disney)
One Flew Over the Cockoo's Nest (WB)
Shutter (Fox)
Step Up 2: The Streets (Disney)


July 22 (BD)
21 (Sony)
Exorcism of Emily Rose, The (Sony)
I Know What You Did Last Summer (Sony)
Kiss of the Spider Woman (City Lights)
Mummy, The (Universal)
Mummy Returns, The (Universal)
Natural History Collection (BBC)
Perfect Storm, The (WB)
Scorpion King, The (Universal)
Urban Legend (Sony)


July 29 (BD)
Band's Concert, The (Sony)
Beowolf (Paramount)
Big White, The (Echo Bridge)
Clear and Present Danger (Paramount)
Dark City: Director's Cut (New Line)
Doomsday (Universal)
Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (New Line)
Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (New Line)
Hunt for Red October, The (Paramount)
Lost Boys, The (WB)
Lost Boys, The: The Tribe (WB)
Mortuary (Echo Bridge)
Never Back Down (Summit)
Patriot Games (Paramount)
Perhaps Love (Tai Seng)
Robin Hood: Season One (BBC)
Salvage (Echo Bridge)
Shine a Light (Paramount)
Stargate: Continuum (MGM)
Sum of All Fears, The (Paramount)
Tiger Blade, The (BCI)
Top Gun (Paramount)
Vengeance (BCI)


August 5 (BD)
Counterfeiters, The (Sony)
Lonesome Dove (Weinstein)
Mist, The (Weinstein)
Nim's Island (Fox)
Starship Troopers (Sony)
Starship Troopers 3: Marauder (Sony)
Starship Troopers Trilogy (Sony)


August 12 (BD)
7 Seconds (Sony)
Beat the Devil (Blu-ray Only)
Belly (Lionsgate)
Belly 2: Millionaire Boyz Club (Lionsgate)
CJ7 (Sony)
Doors, The (Lionsgate)
Felon (Sony)
Half Past Dead (Sony)
Last Time I Saw Paris, The (Blu-ray Only)
Maximum Risk (Sony)
Prison Break: Season Three (Fox)
Secret, The (Image)
Smart People (Disney)
xXx: State of the Union (Sony)


August 19 (BD)
Camp Rock (Disney)
Justice League: Season One (WB)
Life Before Her Eyes, The (Magnolia)
Nixon: Election Year Edition (Disney)
Prom Night (Sony)
Proposition, The (First Look)
Scorpion King 2 (Universal)
Street Kings (Fox)
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - The Complete First Season (WB)


August 26 (BD)
Adventures of Robin Hood, The (WB)
Dude, Where's My Car (MGM)
End of Days (Universal)
Heroes: Season One (Universal)
Heroes: Season Two (Universal)
How the West Was Won (WB)
Leatherheads (Universal)
Miami Vice (Universal)
Nightmare Before Christmas, The (Disney)
Pale Rider (WB)
Postal (Vivendi)
Redbelt (Sony)
U-571 (Universal)
What Happens in Vegas (Fox)


September 2 (BD)
Black Mask (Lionsgate)
Eraser (WB)
Every Which Way But Loose (WB)
Gauntlet, The (WB)
Invincible Iron Man, The (Lionsgate)
Married Life (Sony)
Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow (Lionsgate)
Outbreak (WB)
Transformers, The (Paramount)
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (WB)


September 9 (BD)
Baby Mama (Universal)
Cool Hand Luke (WB)
Day Watch (Fox)
Forbidden Kingdom, The (Lionsgate)
Grey's Anatomy: Fourth Season (Disney)
Jerry Maguire (Sony)
Kill Bill: Volume One (Disney)
Kill Bill: Volume Two (Disney)
Mongol (Universal)
Night Watch (Fox)
Omen, The (Fox)
Omen, The: The Collection (The Omen/Damien: Omen 2/The Final Conflict/The Omen: 666) (Fox)
Rudy (Sony)
Smallville: The Complete Seventh Season (WB)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) (Dark Sky)
Then She Found Me (Image)


September 16 (BD)
1408 (Weinstein)
88 Minutes (Sony)
Another Cinderella Story (WB)
Beetlejuice (WB)
Leatherheads (Universal)
Madagascar (DreamWorks)
Made of Honor (Sony)
Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy (Disney)
Pushing Daisies: Season One (WB)
Risky Business (WB)
Shrek the Third (Paramount)
Speed Racer (WB)
Torchwood: The Complete First Season (BBC)


September 23 (BD)
Blow (New Line)
Deception (Fox)
Firefly (Fox)
Godfather Trilogy (Paramount)
L.A. Confidential (WB)
Re-Cycle (Image)
Sex and the City (New Line)


September 30 (BD)
40-Year-Old Virgin, The (Universal)
Angel in the Family (Echo Bridge)
Can't Hardly Wait (Sony)
Christmas Visitor, A (Echo Bridge)
Daredevil (Fox)
Dawn of the Dead (Universal)
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Universal)
Iron Man (Paramount)
Knocked Up (Universal)
Land of the Dead (Universal)
Man Who Saved Christmas, The (Echo Bridge)
Salem Witch Trials (Echo Bridge)
Sixth Sense, The (Disney)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The (Dark Sky)
Thing, The (1982) (Universal)
When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions (Image)


October 7 (BD)
Otis: Uncut (Raw Feed/WB)
Rest Stop (WB)
Rest Stop: Don't Look Back (WB)
Sleeping Beauty (Disney)
Stuck (Image)
Visitor, The (Starz)
Young Frankenstein (Fox)


October 14 (BD)
Code, The (First Look)
Jewel of the Nile, The (Fox)
Matrix Ultimate Collection, The (includes The Animatrix - WB)
Romancing the Stone (Fox)
Universe, The: Season One (A&E)
War, Inc. (First Look)


October 21 (BD)
Breed, The (First Look)
Die Another Day (MGM)
Dr. No (MGM)
For Your Eyes Only (MGM)
From Russia with Love (MGM)
Halloween (2007) (Weinstein)
Live and Let Die (MGM)
Prince & Me 2, The: Royal Wedding (First Look)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (DW/Paramount)
Thunderball (MGM)


October 28 (BD)
Baraka (MPI)
Final Countdown, The (Blue Underground)
Tinkerbell (Disney)


November 4 (BD)
Christmas Story, A: UCE (WB)
Shawshank Redemption, The (WB)


November 11 (BD)
JFK: Ultimate Collector's Edition (WB)

December 9 (BD)
Lost: The Complete Fourth Season - The Expanded Experience (Disney)

2008 - TBA, Rumored or TBD Street Dates (BD)
300: Limited Collector's Edition (WB)
400 Blows, The (Criterion)
American Gangster (Universal)
Band of Brothers (HBO)
Bottle Rocket (Criterion)
Bridge on the River Kwai, The (Sony)
Casablanca: Ultimate Collector's Edition (WB)
Chungking Express (Criterion)
Star Wars: Clone Wars (WB)
Complete Monterey Pop, The (Criterion)
Contempt (Criterion)
El Norte (Criterion)
Fallen Angels (Kino)
Fargo (MGM)
For All Mankind (Criterion)
French Connection, The (Fox)
Get Smart (WB)
Gimme Shelter (Criterion)
Good Will Hunting (Disney)
Guns of Navarone, The (Sony)
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Universal)
Incredible Hulk, The (Universal)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Paramount)
Last Emperor, The (Criterion)
Lawrence of Arabia (Sony)
Mamma Mia (Universal)
Man Who Fell to Earth, The (Criterion)
Mummy, The: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (Universal)
Planet of the Apes Collection (Fox)
Quo Vadis (WB)
Super Troopers (Fox)
Third Man, The (Criterion)
Wages of Fear, The (Criterion)
Wall-E (Disney)
Walk the Line (Fox)
Walkabout (Criterion)
Wanted (Universal)
X-Files: Fight the Future, The (Fox)
X-Files: I Want to Believe, The (Fox)
X-Men Trilogy (Fox)


2009 - TBA (BD)
Alien (Fox)
Aliens (Fox)
Alien 3 (Fox)
Alien Resurrection (Fox)
Back to the Future Trilogy (Universal)
Ben-Hur (WB)
Finding Nemo (Disney)
Gone with the Wind (WB)
Metropolis (Kino)
North By Northwest (WB)
Raintree County (WB)
Star Is Born, A (1954) (WB)
Star Trek feature films (Paramount)
Wizard of Oz, The (WB)


TBD (BD)
Missing (Sony)



Past Releases...

February 5 (BD) February 5 (HD)
Across the Universe (Sony)
Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The (WB)
The Brave One (WB)
Breaker Morant (Image)
Crimson Tide (Disney)
Jane Austen Book Club, The (Sony)
Me, Myself & Irene (Fox)
Wall Street (Fox)


Elizabeth: The Golden Age (Universal)

February 12 (BD) February 12 (HD)
Amateurs, The (First Look)
Becoming Jane (Disney)
Gone Baby Gone (Disney)
No Reservations (WB)
We Own the Night (Sony)


Amateurs, The (First Look)

February 19 (BD) February 19 (HD)
In the Valley of Elah (WB)
Michael Clayton (WB)
Run Lola Run (Sony)


American Gangster (Universal)
Galaxina (BCI)
Invasion, The (WB)


February 26 (BD) February 26 (HD)
30 Days of Night (Sony)
Initial D (Tai Seng)
Justice League: The New Frontier (WB)
To Kill a King (Starz)


Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The (WB)
Beowulf (2007) (Paramount)
Brave One, The (WB)
Rain in the Mountains (Vanguard Cinema)


March 4 (BD) March 4 (HD)
Ice Age (Fox)
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (Fox)
Rookie, The (2002) (Disney)


Into the Wild (Paramount)
No Reservations (WB)
Things We Lost in the Fire (DreamWorks)


March 11 (BD) March 11 (HD)
August Rush (WB)
Dan in Real Life (Disney)
Dogma (Sony)
Gattaca (Sony)
Hitman (Fox)
I, Robot (Fox)
Independence Day (Fox)
No Country for Old Men (Disney)
Sleuth (2007) (Sony)


Fletch (Universal)
In the Valley of Elah (WB)
Michael Clayton (WB)


March 18 (BD) March 18 (HD)
Enchanted (Disney)
I Am Legend (WB)


Atonement (Universal)
Justice League: The New Frontier (WB)


March 25 (BD) March 25 (HD)
Bonnie & Clyde (WB)
Steep (Sony)




April 1 (BD) April 1 (HD)
10.5 Apocalypse: The Complete Miniseries (Echo Bridge)
Alvin and the Chipmunks (Fox)
Artie Lange's Beer League (Echo Bridge)
Blackbeard (2006) (Echo Bridge)
Category 7: The End of the World (Echo Bridge)
Coyote Ugly (Disney)
Curse of King Tut's Tomb, The (Echo Bridge)
Hidalgo (Disney)
Last Sentinel, The (Echo Bridge)
Unbreakable (Disney)
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (Sony)
Water Horse, The: Legend of the Deep (Sony)


August Rush (WB)

April 8 (BD) April 8 (HD)
6th Day, The (Sony)
Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The (Sony)


I Am Legend (WB)

April 15 (BD) April 15 (HD)
Alien Vs. Predator/Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem Double Feature (Fox)
Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem (Fox)
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (Image)
Commando (Fox)
Devil (Image)
Juno (Fox)
Passage to India, A (Sony)
Predator (Fox)


Bonnie & Clyde (WB)

April 22 (BD) April 22 (HD)
One Missed Call (WB)
Orphanage, The (New Line)
Sublime: Uncut Version (WB)




April 29 (BD) April 29 (HD)
27 Dresses (Fox)
First Knight (Sony)
Golden Compass, The (New Line)
Ocean's Eleven (WB)
Ocean's Twelve (WB)




May 6 (BD) May 6 (HD)
Air I Breathe, The (Image)
Devil's Own, The (Sony)
First Sunday (Sony)
P.S. I Love You (WB)
Saawariya (Sony)
Shall We Dance (Disney)
Twister (WB)




May 13 (BD) May 13 (HD)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Fox)
Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (Disney)
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Fox)
Mrs. Doubtfire (Fox)
Untracable (Sony)
Youth without Youth (Sony)


One Missed Call (WB)
Sublime: Uncut Version (WB)


May 20 (BD) May 20 (HD)
Anger Management (Sony)
Bee Movie (DW/Paramount)
Blades of Glory (Paramount)
Company (Image)
Face-Off (Paramount)
National Treasure (Disney)
National Treasure: Book of Secrets (Disney)
Next (Paramount)
Short Circuit (Image)
V for Vendetta (WB)


Ocean's Eleven (WB)
Ocean's Twelve (WB)


May 27 (BD) May 27 (HD)
Dragon Tiger Gate (Tai Seng)
Rambo (Lionsgate)
Rambo: First Blood Part II (Lionsgate)
Rambo III (Lionsgate)
Rambo: The Complete Collector’s Set (Lionsgate)


P.S. I Love You (WB)
Twister (WB)


June 3 (BD) June 3 (HD)
The Battle of Britain (MGM)
Bridge Too Far, A (MGM)
Cloverfield (Paramount)
Dirty Harry: Special Edition (WB)
Dirty Harry Ultimate Collection (Dirty Harry/Magnum Force/The Enforcer/Sudden Impact/The Dead Pool) (WB)
Eye, The (Lionsgate)
Final Days of Planet Earth (Echo Bridge)
Longest Day, The (Fox)
Meet the Spartans (Fox)
Patton (Fox)
Poseidon Adventure (2005) (Echo Bridge)
Recruit, The (Disney)
Sand Pebbles, The (Fox)
Semi Pro (New Line)
Signs (Disney)
There Will Be Blood (Paramount)
Weeds: Season 3 (Lionsgate)




June 10 (BD) June 10 (HD)
Be Kind, Rewind (WB)
Broken Trail (Sony)
Bucket List, The (WB)
Jumper (Fox)
Missing, The (Sony)
Natural Born Killers (WB)
Other Poleyn Girl, The (Sony)
Otis: Uncut (Raw Feed/WB)
Professionals, The (Sony)
Signal, The (Magnolia)
Witless Protection (Lionsgate)




June 17 (BD) June 17 (HD)
Fool's Gold (WB)
Men in Black (Sony)
So I Married an Axe Murderer (WB)




June 24 (BD) June 24 (HD)
10,000 B.C. (WB)
House of Fury (Tai Seng)
Spiderwick Chronicles, The (Paramount)
Step into Liquid (Lionsgate)


Disco Pig (Vanguard)



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