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Studio Canal decides to support Blu-ray as well

The American audience may not be as familiar with Studio Canal as the European crowd and that's okay. Fact of the matter is, they were an HD DVD exclusive studio since the beginning of the format scuffle (calling it a war has become a bit disingenuous). Until now. They've listed for release a 3-disc Blu-ray box set of the "Les Bronzes" films. If you check out something that lists all the major motion picture rights and releases from Studio Canal, you'll see that this may just be the beginning of yet another extensive library of movies that Blu-ray consumers will have a choice to pick up.

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1. Yessssss, that means Shawn of the dead.

I dont care if I all ready have it.

Posted at 8:19PM on Aug 30th 2007 by Jules

2. off topic...why the fuck does somebody on my friendslist have "lair" as the game their currently playing?

Posted at 8:26PM on Aug 30th 2007 by Justin

3. wait...i googled it and came up with this:

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/817/817092p1.html

Posted at 8:27PM on Aug 30th 2007 by Justin

4. Justin, cause EB/GameStop released it today. I got my copy and have played 4 missions and so far am loving it.

Posted at 8:29PM on Aug 30th 2007 by Cagalli

5. Yeah, I got that call today about Lair... still trying to decide if I want to head over and get it. Anyone here (who's opinion actually counts) play it yet?

Also, this is great news for BluRay, and I can think of a couple movies I know I'd like on to buy if they release them, and this will also be a huge deal for the format in Europe. Not quite Paramount, but still nothing to write-off, especially on an international level.

Posted at 8:35PM on Aug 30th 2007 by mccomber

6. @1,2,3,4

That is so weird, because last night I was on Gamefly and noticed that Lair was available and I remember being surprised... shouldn't I have heard something about it in 'fanboy'?

So I assumed it was an error.

Posted at 8:48PM on Aug 30th 2007 by John

7. will someone please stick the spear in the head of hd dvd, battles over boy time to go home!

Posted at 8:48PM on Aug 30th 2007 by Anthony Pittarelli

8. is lair worth getting over warhawk? if you were going to get one what would it be?

Posted at 8:50PM on Aug 30th 2007 by Anthony Pittarelli

9. ^Well, I bought both :X

Posted at 9:03PM on Aug 30th 2007 by Cagalli

10. I don't think its about supporting both as much as it is about exclusive releases of Blu Ray and DVD. This format is just gonna drag on if more and more studios decide it is more profitable to produce both formats. I live blu ray and have shown my support by buying half a dozen movies that I've wanted to get for awhile (it's been years since I've bought or rented a movie), including Planet Earth, which was just amazing. Seriously, for those of you still unsure about Blu Ray's advantage, try Planet Earth in Blu Ray, it is just stunning on a big screen HDTV.

Posted at 10:38PM on Aug 30th 2007 by ruibing

11. morons talking about lair when the real concern is getting Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz on blu.. you dumb assholes..

Posted at 11:45PM on Aug 30th 2007 by KillarClown

12. No, Studio Canal was a production company for both movies it has no distribution rights over Shaun of the Dead.

http://imdb.com/title/tt0365748/companycredits

Studio Canal had the theatrical release of Hot Fuzz for France but it's not clear whether they have the disc release rights.

http://imdb.com/title/tt0425112/companycredits

Posted at 4:24AM on Sep 2nd 2007 by ni9ht_5ta1k3r

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