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Paramount Comes Back to Blu-ray

Posted February 21, 2008 06:55 AM by Josh Dreuth

ParamountIn a statement sent exclusively to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount Home Entertainment has revealed that they will return to releasing their films on Blu-ray. Initially supporting both high definition formats, Paramount became HD DVD exclusive in a controversial move by the studio in Fall of last year. With Universal Studios announcing their support of Blu-ray earlier this week, Paramount completes the last piece of the puzzle as the sixth and final major studio to support the Blu-ray format.

The statement read, "We are pleased that the industry is moving to a single high-definition format, as we believe it is in the best interest of the consumer. As we look to (begin) releasing our titles on Blu-ray, we will monitor consumer adoption and determine our release plans accordingly."

While no specific titles or dates have been announced at this time, it is expected that Paramount will first release their stock of Blu-ray titles produced but never released due to their exclusivity deal with HD DVD. This could include titles that were recalled soon after the deal was announced, such as 'Blades of Glory' or other Paramount titles which has already been prepared for Blu-ray release.


Source: The Hollywood Reporter | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

News comments (248 comments)



aiman04
  Feb 21, 2008
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The Whole World Is BLU

TheDean0
  Feb 21, 2008
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Yeay TRANSFORMERS FOR ME!!!!!

cartman781
  Feb 21, 2008
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Woo hoo
furball
  Feb 21, 2008
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Great news. I expect Transformers will be out quite quickly with Paramount as Id say they were probably already working on the 1.1 stuff as they would have known this was coming.

Fair play to them, they got $150m to release about 10 titles which is far more than they would have made selling them on blu.

tru blu
  Feb 21, 2008
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Now they need to redeem themselves by releasing Transformers and all future titles with lossless audio

May the Blu be with you.
WZOW
  Feb 21, 2008
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awesome
FailedEXE
  Feb 21, 2008
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All 6 studios come aboard. Now it's time to completely take off.
joeri
  Feb 21, 2008
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Great!!!!!

dewey79
  Feb 21, 2008
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Yes, Paramount(Payamount) should give us transformers with lossless audio and get them to the consumers as soon as possible.

Giyomu
  Feb 21, 2008
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no limit for the blu now!

ubique0
  Feb 21, 2008
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now... gimme those new players Panny BD50 or Sony Sapphire... and my journey to the blu-side will be complete

MacDaddyOJack
  Feb 21, 2008
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Bring on Transformers!

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  Feb 21, 2008  

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MOONPHASE
  Feb 21, 2008
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finally its about time paramount
Anillusion
  Feb 21, 2008
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The article at Engadget (http://www.engadgethd.com/2008/02/21/paramount-officially-blu-ray-again/) says that although Paramount (and Dreamworks !!) are Blu again they will "monitor
consumer adoption and determine our release plans accordingly", so it might take some time before all HD-DUD titles are painted Blu.

But hey, best week ever for Blu-Ray in my opinion: First Toshiba, then finally Universal and now Paramount and Dreamworks to make it complete.

Big Blu
  Feb 21, 2008
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Order has been restored, the Winner is Blu. Welcome back Paramount, well you made your quick cash playing with hd-dud for a little while. It's now time to get back to work and start making the True fan's of HD some quality product. As you can see there is a high demand for Transformers and well we've waited long enough. You know what to do, ok now, bye bye then.

aphex
  Feb 21, 2008
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Whatever shall I do without this war!

oh well, Time to buy plenty of blu!!!

Mr. Spiffy-Pants
  Feb 21, 2008
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Great news! As others have stated, it's time to start cranking out titles such as "The Jack Ryan Collection", "Transformers", "Blades of Glory", etc. with lossless audio and Blu-Ray-optimized video encodes. No HD-DUD ports, please!
ezcobar411
  Feb 21, 2008
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Give me Transformers. I'm not playing with you Paramount. Give it to us right now. lol

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jw
  Feb 21, 2008
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sneaking in the back, are we Paramount?
Must be ashamed

jermwhl
  Feb 21, 2008
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they make it sound like they've never released on BD before! oh well, at least they're blu again!

gamer4eva
  Feb 21, 2008
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Parawhore is back nice now gimme transformers and old school to name a few

Cant wait for The Matrix

love4blu
  Feb 21, 2008
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Well, good to have them back....

I just hope they will not be cheap now and AT LEAST have some decent sound in their transfers...

Squall_10
  Feb 21, 2008
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Transformers on Blu-ray finally!! Just as Michael Bay predicted lol

I bet he is jumping for joy, the nutter :P

kenga236
  Feb 21, 2008
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Finally. War finalized.

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Irrob
  Feb 21, 2008
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"We will monitor consumer adoption and determine our release plans accordingly."
Ahhh just shut up, get on your knees and beg forgiveness by releasing big titles on Blu-ray immediately.

Septimus Prime
  Feb 21, 2008
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Transformers! Robots in dis-freaking-guise!
hubcityrider
  Feb 21, 2008
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It's about damn time!!!!!
Gaius
  Feb 21, 2008
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Thank god!!
i now forgive you paramount , the lass in transformers will look brill on blu!!

SasH
  Feb 21, 2008
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Omg thank you paramount you damn assholes! I love you now!

Finally! FINALLY! ---> TRANSFORMERS <--- on blu-ray!

sardaukar1977
  Feb 21, 2008
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HD-DUD's failure is complete!!

Coltboy
  Feb 21, 2008
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Well, they are/did make a lot of money first taking 150M then join back up again, good busines move, but terrible loyaly.

johnno1986
  Feb 21, 2008
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Excellent news. So this includes DreamWorks?
BluFett
  Feb 21, 2008
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Ferris Bueller: "How could I possibly be expected to handle school on a day like this?"

gamer4eva
  Feb 21, 2008
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wait a second isnt weinstien still a dud exclusive lol

Cant wait for The Matrix

hc666
  Feb 21, 2008
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Very nice.

Now let's forget the past and just enjoy the upcoming idea of all blu movies.

RickD
  Feb 21, 2008
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Awesome! Can't wait for Transformers!

thespindoc
  Feb 21, 2008
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As they say in the movie biz..."That's a wrap folks!"

Now...forget the Indiana Jones double-dip in SD. I want you to focus on getting these fine films in all their HD glory with a lossless audio track, be it PCM/DolbyTrueHD or DTS HD MA! These are the Special Editions we all want, not the standard crap. BRING IT!!! PLEASE!!!

Seretur
  Feb 21, 2008
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Welcome back, Paramount, you prodigal studio you.

Here's my hard-earned cash, make me give it to you! But ported-over HD DVD encodes and lossy audio and dumping half the features to the web aren't the way to do it.


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Blu Titan
  Feb 21, 2008
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Glad to see Paramount back! Looking foward to Transformers, Beowulf, and Cloverfiled!

ubique0
  Feb 21, 2008
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Anillusion wrote: "monitor
consumer adoption and determine our release plans accordingly", so it might take some time before all HD-DUD titles are painted Blu.

I read it this way... it's all up to us now. Buy more and they will realese more.

TruBlu2
  Feb 21, 2008
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Parawhore shouldn't have left in the first place. You need to start releasing quality discs that everybody here enjoys then I will welcome you back. Till then NOT

This statement is kinda fishy: "We are pleased that the industry is moving to a single high-definition format, as we believe it is in the best interest of the consumer. As we look to (begin) releasing our titles on Blu-ray, we will monitor consumer adoption and determine our release plans accordingly."

Happy we are all together FINALLY!!!
ibeetle
  Feb 21, 2008
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I guess it is too late for HD DVD Group to stop payment on that check.

transcension
  Feb 21, 2008
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Paramount should just say f!ck that HD-DUD exclusive deal and start making blu-ray movies. Its not like there is a HD-DUD market anymore. At least for people who are smart enough to know better. Paramount just needs to grow some b@lls and produce blu-rays on all their popular movies, then all the not so popular after that.

Malosch78
  Feb 21, 2008
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Give me Transformers!!! Glad to have you back para ... but you could have ended the war in 2007 by going blu and not red!!!

Barion
  Feb 21, 2008
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The circle is complete. I can't wait to get Star Trek in Blu-ray.

thespindoc
  Feb 21, 2008
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ROFL!!!!! You folks have got to read thisa article..."Top ten things to do with your now-defunct HD DVD player" I'm in tears from LOL!!! Great week for BLU!!!!
http://www.engadget.com/2008/02/19/top-ten-things-to-do-with-your-now-defunct-hd-dvd-player/

tmax
  Feb 21, 2008
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My Prodigal Son.

Me happy you back.

GregBlu5
  Feb 21, 2008
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Nicely, and diplomatically, written, Josh. What a wonderful week or two this has been!

Algernon
  Feb 21, 2008
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Hoping for Star Trek now ...
blu-boi19
  Feb 21, 2008
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now if finally get transformers. it was hard not buying it on sd but i managed. Now we get the real deal.

dabouck5
  Feb 21, 2008
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sweet. Transformers, and There Will Be Blood. im waiting paramount ...

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Jim L
  Feb 21, 2008
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Good to have them back!

Prior to the switch, I got a few of their movies that I do like:

Shooter
Disturbia
The Untouchables
Trading Places
MI:3

Now it will be great to get:

Transformers
Star Trek
Spielberg films

I'm very happy now!

Kairav
  Feb 21, 2008
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I want Transformers next month....

nu2blu2
  Feb 21, 2008
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Great NEWS

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Moefiz
  Feb 21, 2008
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The war is officially over...Welcome back...

J.Grisham
  Feb 21, 2008
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He pulls a HD-DVD, you pull a Blu-Ray, they take our Paramount And Universal, we take it all back!

BLURAY- THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!!

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dobyblue
  Feb 21, 2008
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I'm sure if they monitor consumer adoption and watch how well Transformers sells on Blu-ray, they'll start getting those Godfather and Indiana Jones movies ready for a 2008 release.

=D

ubique0
  Feb 21, 2008
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It seems (from what I have read) that Paramount is still going to release some movies on HD-DVD. I don't understand what for.

OK, there are many people that bought Toshiba players, but they won't buy any new HD-DVD players in the future. Those players they own now will eventually broke and they will end up with movie collection they cannot watch... why, I ask WHY they are trying to suck more money out of these people.

Minimejer05
  Feb 21, 2008
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Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!

NOW GIVE ME SWEENEY TODD AND THERE WILL BE BLOOD DAMN IT

visual0ne
  Feb 21, 2008
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"Commissioner Paramount has returned to Blu-ray, sir!"

"TO THE BAYPHONE! WE NEED MICHAEL'S HELP TRANSFERING TRANSORMERS, IMMEDIATELY!"
GoBlu08
  Feb 21, 2008
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I WANT BRAVEHEART AND THE GODFATHER PLEASE
Macdawg1
  Feb 21, 2008
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Give me TRANSFORMERS NOW NOW NOW!!! ALSO AMERICAN GANGSTER!!!! Oh thats Unverisal. But I want them!!!!

hoven
  Feb 21, 2008
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yes!!!!

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DAMNSAM77
  Feb 21, 2008
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YES!!!! I applaud their fairly quick response, but unlike Universal who has been an HDDVD supporter all along, I feel that we got stabbed in the back on 08/20/2007 when they defected purely based on bags of cash and incentives, even when Blu-ray was winning by a good 2:1 ratio. If there is anyone to be sued by the early HDDVD adopters it's Paramount who have caused the war to pronlong for another 6 months. I will Forgive but I will NEVER EVER forget.

00_blue
  Feb 21, 2008
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Now all the pices are in place. Thank you to everyone that bought a blu ray movie.

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wnicholas76
  Feb 21, 2008
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"Cause we are the champions...of the world!" I knew Paramount had to respond sooner or later! Now finally, I can look forward to Transformers, Blades of Glory, Top Gun, etc. And maybe now they'll re-release Shooter on Blu-ray for those that don't have it already!

blukrank
  Feb 21, 2008
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Great news! Cant wait to own Star Trek in HD! And when Paramount releases the original series on Blu-Ray it wont be a crappy combo release.

TauHeel05
  Feb 21, 2008
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Alright Paramount, bring on 'SUMMER SCHOOL'
mikesoba
  Feb 21, 2008
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For the love of god, release Trasnformers so we don't have to see the title in this forum -- ever again. (By the way, aren't they about a day late -- and maybe $150M short?)
caliminius
  Feb 21, 2008
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Yes, Paramount please release Transformers so all the people begging for that piece of crap will be quiet.

They had Bumblebee piss on a guy. Even excluding the other 20-30 stupid moments in the movie, how could the piss scene not just kill it for you?

BluPayne4400
  Feb 21, 2008
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Guess i should sell my shooter before they Re-release it and buy it later.lol

Besides that Blu-Ray is rocking and Ready to take on Video Downloading!!!!

little_boy_blu
  Feb 21, 2008
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Glad I held out, and did not buy Transformers on DVD.. now, hopefully soon, I can have it on
Bluray!!!!!

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that1guystudios
  Feb 21, 2008
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The prodigal son returns. Welcome home, my son! ;-)

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that1guystudios
  Feb 21, 2008
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Here's hoping that Sweeney Todd will be the first release back on Blu-Ray. I think it's doable, the release is still more than a month away...
BluThoughtz
  Feb 21, 2008
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Skys the limit...and IT'S BLU

Rovic
  Feb 21, 2008
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And the final peice of the puzzle is complete...the world is now blu!

groovyone
  Feb 21, 2008
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Bummer that they didn't announce titles.

908peruvian
  Feb 21, 2008
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bluray has conquered all like Galactus !!

Rainman208
  Feb 21, 2008
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Now that there's no confusion about formats let's get those profile 2.0 players out so there's no confusion there either.

And get the prices down too for God's sake. Enough with the $400-$500 crap. Mass adoption WILL NOT happen at that price point.

Jordahn
  Feb 21, 2008
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! (at Paramount)


Iceman713713
  Feb 21, 2008
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yes finally!!!
surfpeak
  Feb 21, 2008
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'Bout time. Megan Fox in high-def. Kick back, crack open a cold one and enjoy the movies!
Hedgecutter
  Feb 21, 2008
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Good news, not before time though - glad the future's looking Blu
andyn1080
  Feb 21, 2008
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welcome back........DUMBASS!

haushausman
  Feb 21, 2008
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What a player.. makes off with a cool $150 mill only to 180 and capitalize on a now booming Blu-ray. Like being the middle man arms distributor during a civil conflict.

That's what I would of done

Now give me Blades and chop chop.

dgator783
  Feb 21, 2008
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welcome back.....you are now back on my cool list.....

dvs
  Feb 21, 2008
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Yes, you know that means we get IRONMAN later this year. That's going to be one to wait for. Transformers is going to look SICK! on blu, can't wait. I bet the day it comes out it's gonna break records!!

CptGreedle
  Feb 21, 2008
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It's about G**D*** TIME!

Shanester
  Feb 21, 2008
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What were some of the titles that were pulled last summer b4 Paramount went exclusive??

Blu-ray San
  Feb 21, 2008
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The War is Over!!!!!!!!

quaylie
  Feb 21, 2008
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i was getting a little nervous there...for what reason?...i don't know..welcome back Paramount..

UKTruBlu
  Feb 21, 2008
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you don't win friends with payouts! you don't win friends with payouts!!! BIG F - U to M$!!!!

quaylie
  Feb 21, 2008
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<a href="http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/studios.php">

Ain't that beautiful???
BLU_BOY02
  Feb 21, 2008
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dem bastards decided to come back huh...

UKTruBlu
  Feb 21, 2008
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To: Quaylie - That is a beautiful Picture!!!!!!

Matt X
  Feb 21, 2008
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F&^k Transformers (sorry, MB - I know you were our greatest cheerleader), gimme Indy Jones, yo!

EvolutionCherry
  Feb 21, 2008
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The final nail has been hammered in the coffin of the HD-DVD format. The High Definition Disc Format War is truly over in favor of Team Blu

savage1984
  Feb 21, 2008
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we'll now that the world is blu all we need now is dts hd ma internal decoding on ps3!

mystiksuicide
  Feb 21, 2008
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The circle is now complete!

w_tanoto
  Feb 21, 2008
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now, only weinstein left in the red zone.
I expect some kind of apology coming from paramount, though, for dumping us all, but not HD DVD. I have more respect for Universal because they never dumped us, and if I were red ants, I would have respect to Warner by the way they pulled HD DVD products. My respect to para is nil.

richteer
  Feb 21, 2008
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Excellent!

Looking forward to many Paramount movies, but I must be about the only person here isn't that bothered about Transformers... Which will probably sell more in its first week on Blu that it sold in total on HD DVD!

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chnandler_bong
  Feb 21, 2008
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Cloverfield with a Blu tint to it would be AWESOME!!!
nennew
  Feb 21, 2008
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Very cool. I wonder how soon we can get the whole Indiana Jones series or Top Gun. Glad the war is over and it is Blu-ray that won. The last two months have been exciting. Now we need to promote Blu-ray to the masses and beat the current standard DVD. I think I will go and pick up a new BD for my collection today. LOL :-)

tru blu
  Feb 21, 2008
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Now the fight against SD DVD will begin...

Verbal
  Feb 21, 2008
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About time.

Now I have no worries about Indiana Jones.

jk1138
  Feb 21, 2008
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Here is the news we have all been waiting for, better late then...well, not never...much later.

kuliddar
  Feb 21, 2008
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Finally, the world is now truly Blu? Perception wise, Paramount really look like losers right now, but business-wise, they lost nothing because of the incentives they received from Toshiba. They are also all set for blu-ray while Universal is not. It's almost like saying "Ok well scrap this template we are using this one again". Looking forward to those Trek and Indy titles now

cajun1975
  Feb 21, 2008
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Thats all folks!!

coolmilo
  Feb 21, 2008
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I love the news; my pocket book hates the news. Based on the information last night I thought this announcement would take longer.
GamingPhantom
  Feb 21, 2008
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has dreamworks return to blu-ray? if not Transformers and Shrek 3rd are not coming to blu yet.
Sandrom3949
  Feb 21, 2008
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This really isn't any surprise at all. I mean, really, what were they going to do? What would have
been great is if they had announced some titles as well. I expect they'll release some of the Blu-ray
movies they locked away in a vault somewhere, if they didn't take them out back and smash them all
to hell when they took that $150m from the HD-DVD people.

I can't wait for the titles to just start pouring. I wonder how long before DVDs start feeling the pinch
from Blu.

J.Grisham
  Feb 21, 2008
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Dreamworks is a division within Paramount. So yes, they are on board.

eleminohpee
  Feb 21, 2008
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Cant wait to add Transformers to my collection!!!

hc666
  Feb 21, 2008
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Hopefully they won't pull the Dolby Digital Plus crap when they come back!

The ill Jedi
  Feb 21, 2008
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Great news!! Transformers will be cool, but Indiana Jones is an absolute MUST!!!

MuG
  Feb 21, 2008
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I'm blu da ba dee da ba dy. mua ha aha

Blu Blur
  Feb 21, 2008
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I must admit while I am glad they are back I still believe they owe us an apology for all the crap they put not just blu fans through but all consumers for jumping ship for a little money and draging this out 4 months longer then it needed to be. Though I imagine they feel like smacked asses now having to come back with their tail between their legs, because this confirms it was all about money.

I could care less about Transformers (out side Megan Fox) I watched it again the other day on DVD and still did not like it very much (family wanted to rent it). I am just glad Universal is on board.... Hellboy II!!

mdtulp
  Feb 21, 2008
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Hunt for Red October, Jack Ryan collection, Transformers, Indiana Jones,

Dew
  Feb 21, 2008
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I bet Michael Bay is ecstatic! Can't wait for Transformers in glorious Blu-ray! =D

Robert Siegel
  Feb 21, 2008
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It's great news, and I am very excited about it, but I still have a sour taste of how they exited blu-ray last time, stopping everything even pre-orders of titles that were about a week away. At least Warner is being kind to hd-dvd customers by going until May even when the format dropped, Para can't say they ever did the same.

Joon
  Feb 21, 2008
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Now announce Transformers and all future movies. Catch up with HD DVD when they dropped us and
bring on ore and more movies.

Kagenish
  Feb 21, 2008
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give us beowulf and tranformers in blu

kaliraver
  Feb 21, 2008
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Now that we have all the major Hollywood studios supporting one format it is time to educate the general public about HDTV's & Blu-Ray.

ILOVEBLU!
  Feb 21, 2008
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should be some good titles coming out from them hopefully by late march we'll get transformers and
shrek the third and bee movie
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Kirsty_Mc
  Feb 21, 2008
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Welcome back Paramount... you should never have left!!!

ESUNintel
  Feb 21, 2008
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Transformers, Shrek, Bourne!!! : )

Russell_L
  Feb 21, 2008
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Welcome back, Paramount! Now that BLU is complete, we eagerly await your and Universal's official
release announcements!

Caligula
  Feb 21, 2008
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Welcome back PARAMOUNT! I hope this taught you some good lessons! Stick with SUPERIOR Format!
severdia
  Feb 21, 2008
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Awww. Paramount... Don't be ashamed... we knew you were wrong all along...

Now get crackin' on those Blu-rays, biyatches!
Aznkiller908
  Feb 21, 2008
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Finally I can get transformers on BLU

ogscorpion
  Feb 21, 2008
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Now the circle is complete. May the BLU be with you.

DefTechPioElite
  Feb 21, 2008
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Transformers with PCM 7.1 ftw

You know Bay is going to push for this movie to come out on Blu-ray, especially with reports of it already being a sku'd item at Circuit City. Can't wait.
rlj1010
  Feb 21, 2008
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Once again, we all REALLY need to thank Warner Bros. for getting this whole domino effect rolling. Anyway, this is all incredible news!

yspkrk
  Feb 21, 2008
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Finally!!!
So...no more big news from now on? Boring...

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Nerdkiller likes BD
  Feb 21, 2008
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I know the term Transformers has been used too much in this news thread so...how about Anchorman? Welcome back Paramount, we knew that money no longer matters to you. Now, get crackin' on those robots in disguise for us.
wrnjr
  Feb 21, 2008
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Transformers & Spec. Ed. Star Trek TOS please.

DavePS3
  Feb 21, 2008
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Paramount must be laughing all the way to the bank... they got their payoff and only lost a few months in Blu' sales. Unofficially, they may have well suspected Blu' would win but took the payoff anyway while knowing they'd come out ahead.

Rainman208
  Feb 21, 2008
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You know we're going to get H-Dud ports for a while. I don't see them spending the time and money to re-encode all those titles. Especially since they didn't actually want to come back to Blu they had no choice. I think they'll take the cheap way out until the sting wears off and the bucks start rolling in.

commandercool
  Feb 21, 2008
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yess! now bring me the godfather and titanic in blu

bkbluray
  Feb 21, 2008
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All studios in Blu: Finally! Bring on Transformers and Gladiator!!!
stellardude
  Feb 21, 2008
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7 pages and 140 comments and only two mentions of Beowulf?!
Pleeeeeeeaaaaaaase Paramount... get this title out on Blu ray as soon as possible
Bourne would be good..... Transformers better........ but bring on the WULF!! (And with BD50 discs add the 3D version of the film too! Yesssss)

Blu-ray Fo Sho
  Feb 21, 2008
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I refuse to purchase any Paramount movie that does not have loss-less audio.
I have gone without Paramount for over a year and can wait as long as
necessary for them to produce a movie that is actually worth $30!! Other
than that...welcome back Paramount!! P.S. this includes you too Warner
Bros!!
Roc-Blu
  Feb 21, 2008
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YES Finnally the wait is over, I want Transformers and The Kingdom

Sean4000
  Feb 21, 2008
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Now, was that so hard Paramount?

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Musashi
  Feb 21, 2008
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+1 to Andy for following my lead.

Welcome back, dumbass! </Walter voice>L

DarchAmonNagar
  Feb 21, 2008
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About bloody time. Bring on transformers!! Sooner rather then later.

Horhay
  Feb 21, 2008
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Thats freakin sweet!!
Ice2Dragon
  Feb 21, 2008
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When the hell did Lionsgate become a "mini major" studio?

cigar350
  Feb 21, 2008
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Awesome now we need the Indiana Jones Trilogy!

E-Dogg
  Feb 21, 2008
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Welcome Back!!!

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nathanp
  Feb 21, 2008
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Bourne series, Beowulf, Sweeney Todd, There Will Be Blood and Transformers. Sounds like a good April to me.

mji245
  Feb 21, 2008
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ok so when is the funeral for hd dvd

mrmini78
  Feb 21, 2008
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yipee-ki-yay.... can't wait for transformers and matrix trilogy

BluWave
  Feb 21, 2008
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Right on, Now I want an inexpensive version of Shooter and cant wait for Transformers!

BluNinja
  Feb 21, 2008
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Bluray is complete. Paramount is back I can't wait to hear what Micheal Bay has to say about this one. I need Transformers,Cloverfield, Indiana Jones Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Iron Man Baby.
moverob
  Feb 21, 2008
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Paramount: I still believe you gave a bad name to raw capitalism with your money-grubbing deal with Toshiba and MS, but at least you're back with Blu. We expect you to get back into Blu production as soon as possible, with lots of great titles, both new and catalog. With a half-smile, I say, "Welcome back."

Darth_Bane
  Feb 21, 2008
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this is great news, only really care about transformers right now. Kinda funny how they did kinda go the sneaky method by not releasing a major statement.

Saiko7
  Feb 21, 2008
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HAHAHA Paramount remind me of a friend of mine. He had left a party because he thought he could find a better one just down the street, but then when he looked back at the party he left he saw that it was the place to be because it was JUMPIN'!


sony1569
  Feb 21, 2008
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I don't understand why everyone is so crazy about the Transformers, IMO it was the worst movie of 07'. The animated version was better than the live action movie.

mustang750r
  Feb 21, 2008
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One word Transformers

katharsis
  Feb 21, 2008
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Waiting for the director's cut of Zodiac!!

GarettP
  Feb 21, 2008
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I still remember the last time I saw this logo on the main page(8/20/07)! Now they go and somewhat redeem themselves!

Please no more DD 5.1 sound and gimme BraveHeart, Gladiator(dreamworks), and Transformers!
JT_Designer
  Feb 21, 2008
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FINIALLY they see the Blu light!!!!!!!! Give me Transformers now!!!

ReduxInflux
  Feb 21, 2008
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i dont know. sour grapes. paramount is tarnished in my eyes. but transformers i need....

Toto
  Feb 21, 2008
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well, look who comes crawling back,

Thats great news im glad, more movies in blu !

im excited!!!!
ryukenden73
  Feb 21, 2008
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the circle is now complete.

hooray for blu-ray.
nscragg
  Feb 21, 2008
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The world is blu .good evening paramount.have you brought indiana jones with you?welcome to the party?better late than never?.
DRKNOCKBOOT
  Feb 21, 2008
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Now can you please give us transformers.

jcdDigix
  Feb 21, 2008
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It has been a long lasting battle, but folks WE made it! Congrats to you all.
The Power of Blu has been felt!
BLU-RAY has taken over the World.

PS3-Playb3yond
  Feb 21, 2008
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Blu-ray wins.

Rainman208
  Feb 21, 2008
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I only want Transformers because I think it will look awesome on Blu. The movie itself was a massive dissapointment.

The perfect blend of excellent movie and hopefully excellent Blu-Ray will of course be Lord of the Rings.
GoBlu08
  Feb 21, 2008
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Gladiator and Braveheart would absolutely rule. Make the announcement know Paramount.
G_PIG79
  Feb 21, 2008
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Yeah Transformers, and soon to be Iron Man, give me a hell yeah.

TKEdcifrk198
  Feb 21, 2008
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Alright...now where is our Zodiac, blades of Glory, Sat Night fever, Jack Ryan series, and Top Gun that you Promised!

Stephie_is_a_dork
  Feb 21, 2008
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How long before already pressed copies of Face/Off are on the shelves?

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Toxa
  Feb 21, 2008
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At last
Star Trek Soon

camaro17
  Feb 21, 2008
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oh sick, i cant wait! transformers and blades of glory! fuckin fight man!

Peace

kubrick
  Feb 21, 2008
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ah well its all over officially. Well done everyone!

Satsujin
  Feb 21, 2008
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The circle is now complete.

abdielyireh
  Feb 21, 2008
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I knew this was comming.

Blu-ray San
  Feb 21, 2008
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F*** *** M$ for paying Paramount to go to HD-DVD and prolonging the war until now and screwing up Vista!!!

X-Ninja
  Feb 21, 2008
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Welcome back, Dumbass.

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Guinness7
  Feb 21, 2008
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Almost a little to late for Paramount.
olskool
  Feb 21, 2008
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I want transformers by this summer! Paramount should be shsamed for even thin HD-DUD was
gonna have a fight. it

U4K61
  Feb 21, 2008
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Blu + Transformers = Water Under The Bridge
bdLuvr
  Feb 21, 2008
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Ive been reading a lot of sourgrapes on this topic.
most are stating that their players and movies will last them a long time and will never buy into BD.
how about this....LotR release!!

what are they going to do then
LOL

mo_jt
  Feb 21, 2008
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And the peasants rejoiced!
VEGAZ5
  Feb 21, 2008
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bring out TRANSFORMERS already !!! post haste !!!!

MartinMan
  Feb 21, 2008
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well that's that

now all we need is for the smaller studios to join the BD family
RedsFan44
  Feb 21, 2008
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FRRREEEEEEDDDDOOOOOMMMMMM! Give me Braveheart!

Schrute Farms
  Feb 21, 2008
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I got a copy of SHOOTER, I'll sell it for $1000!

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jnm422
  Feb 21, 2008
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Okay, so last night I seriously had a dream that Paramount came back to blu. And wouldn't you know it, the first report came in at 3:30 am. My wife says something is wrong with me that I am dreaming about blu's but WHO CARES! Transformers all the way! Oh yeah, and now I can open my copy of Shooter!

natedog543
  Feb 21, 2008
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TRANSFORMERS, Shooter (again), TRANSFORMERS, Sweeny Todd (in tha near future), and
TRANSFORMERS!!!
sonic2010
  Feb 21, 2008
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nice, now time to get some transformers to blu world.

Dubweizer
  Feb 21, 2008
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It's good to be Blu!

dtrush
  Feb 21, 2008
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Oh well, they made a bunch of $$$$ from the switch. I don't blame them in hindsight! Not too bad for a few months of exclusivity.
FW585C
  Feb 21, 2008
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Transformers, Indiana Jones, Beowulf, Shrek, Star Trek, plus too many to list. Welcome back paramount, now show us what you can do!!

saljr
  Feb 21, 2008
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Guys, I think its a good time to teach the Greed Monsters a lesson. Everyone don't buy Paramount,Universal and MS products until the end of years. This is how you and I can screw the Geed Monsters in the pocket.

sj001
  Feb 21, 2008
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Thank god, all of the pieces of the puzzle are back.



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