Sunday, March 02, 2008

"Sweeney Todd" HD DVD Cancelled


Paramount has announced that it will cancel the release of its upcoming HD DVD releases, including Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. This resulted from Blu-Ray DVDs eventually becoming the victor in the Blu-Ray vs. HD showdown, when Toshiba declared that it would cancel the production of HD DVDs in favor of Blu-Ray. Paramount has yet to announce when it will begin making Blu-Ray DVDs, so it's unlikely that Sweeney Todd will be released on Blu-Ray, at this point.

The HD DVD of Todd was supposed to be released in North America on April 1st, 2008. Luckily, the HD version was not supposed to have any more extra features than the 2-Disc DVD version. Both the region 1 standard single-disc and 2-Disc editions of the horror-musical will still be available to purchase on April 1st.

You can find out more information about the DVDs of Sweeney Todd on this news blog, or by checking out these two links on Amazon.com:

Single-Disc Edition

Two-Disc Edition



P.S. On a bit of unrelated news, this news blog is now officially and exactly three years old!

6 comments:

i love tim burton said...

happy birthday blog! Man, bummer no HD Sweeney. I was looking forward to seeing the detail on their clothing but I guess I never will :(. anyways, I'm exciteid for the special edition too...

HAPPY 3rd BIRTHDAY!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Blog! I love this site! Of course then I know about Tim Burton movies early and have to wait super long for them to come out! It's totally worth it, keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

gahhh i really dont get the blu ray thing.. first they changed from video tapes to dvds and now theyre changing to blu ray??? that just sucks.. but on the other note

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLOGG! =)

Anonymous said...

OH HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE BOTH OF US

Anonymous said...

Who gives a shit about HD?

Anonymous said...

Ditto with that person.