Blu-ray is getting a big push starting next month form seven major Hollywood studios and six top consumer electronics makers. The Blu-ray Disc Promotion is going to be a summer long campaign that kicks off on July 1 and encourages customers to buy Blu-ray.
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Participating studios include Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Lionsgate Home Entertainment, MGM Home Entertainment, Paramount Home Entertainment, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Warner Home Video. Hardware manufacturers include Panasonic Consumer Electronics, Phillips Electronics, Pioneer, Samsung, Sony Electronics and Sony Computer Entertainment.
When you buy, one of the qualifying Blu-ray players from the hardware companies listed above you will be able to choose one of five Blu-ray movie titles from a list of 21 films. The films include several really good ones, check out the full list below: Babel, Black Rain, Blazing Saddles, Chicken Little, The Corpse Bride, The Devil's Rejects, The Guardian, Hart's War, Invincible, The Italian Job, Kiss of the Dragon, The Last Waltz, The Omen , Pearl Harbor, The Phantom of the Opera, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Species, Stealth, Stir of Echoes, The Transporter 2 and Underworld: Evolution. To bad the most popular Blu-ray title for a long time, Casino Royale isn’t one of the choices.