Universal joining Blu-ray this summer

The Hollywood Reporter (via Reuters) has indicated that Universal Studios will announce Thursday that it will release its first Blu-ray Disc title this summer, Neil Marshall’s recent flop Doomsday.

Universal’s Blu-ray strategy includes plans to release about 40 titles in the second half of the year.

The obvious titles are the studio’s five big feature films of the summer, including The Incredible Hulk, Wanted, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Mamma Mia, and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.

Mark your calendars as the studio enters the Blu-ray market on July 22 with a trio of films from its “Mummy” action-adventure franchise: The Mummy and The Mummy Returns with star Brendan Fraser, and The Scorpion King, with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Before year’s end, expect catalog titles like American Gangster, Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Miami Vice, End of Days, U-571 and Land of the Dead, among others.

Credit: The Hollywood Reporter (via Reuters)

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