Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Pumpkinhead (Blu-ray)
$18.99
Sons of Anarchy: Seasons 1-6 (Blu-ray)
$172.59
Nekromantik (Blu-ray)
$20.19
Minority Report (Blu-ray)
$7.88
Mad Men: The Final Season, Part 1 (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music (Blu-ray)
$17.99
Attack on Titan Part 2 (Blu-ray)
$24.98
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Blu-ray)
$10.39
Masterpiece: Downton Abbey Seasons 1 - 4 (Blu-ray)
$44.99
Game of Thrones - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
$34.99
Ghostbusters 1 & 2 (Blu-ray)
$15.94
Chucky: The Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
$31.99
The Simpsons: The Seventeenth Season (Blu-ray)
$29.96
The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$57.98
Dragon Ball Z: Season 7 (Blu-ray)
$17.99
The Tim Burton Collection (Blu-ray)
$26.49
COLLECT WATCH TRACK RATE REVIEW APP
Manage your own movie collection and always keep it with you with our Apps. Price track movies and get price drop notifications instantly. Become a member to take full advantage of all site features.
GET STARTED


National Geographic Goes Blu-ray Exclusive

Posted January 30, 2008 11:47 AM by Josh Dreuth

National GeographicNational Geographic has confirmed that they will only be releasing high definition titles on the Blu-ray format. The decision to go format exclusive comes after Warner Brothers, the company which distributes their content, decided to go Blu-ray exclusive earlier this month. While no official press release will be issued on the subject by National Geographic, all future releases will fall under this new policy.

The first title to fall under this new policy will be the April release of 'Sharkwater' which should get officially announced soon. National Geographic is the latest studio to switch to Blu-ray exclusivity, and the third to do so under the Warner umbrella (joining ranks with New Line and HBO). The only Warner holdout left is BBC, who remains format neutral and will continue to release on both formats.

The only National Geographic high definition release thus far has been 'Relentless Enemies', which was released almost a year ago. Hopefully, with the format war finally ending, we'll see more content from the legendary company.


Source: High Def Digest | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

News comments (57 comments)



Joon
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
ANOTHER GREAT NEWS DAY ALREADY!!!! WOOHOOO!!!

Sonny
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
SWEET!!!
all_blu_man
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
AWESOME!!

kaliraver
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Man the Red's world is collapsing really fast, I love it! More great news for HD-DVD

Robert Siegel
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Boy, Warner sure sent the war in one direction mighty fast, Circuit City clearances on all hd-dvd players, New Line, HBO, the German video companies, National Geographic, ect....now if Universal and Paramount would wake up. Certainly there has to be alot of pressure from Viacom and General Electric (owns Universal) and stock companies and stockholders. The trouble with Ken Graffeo of Universal Home Video is that even though he is on the hd-dvd board, he has bosses too and there must be a ton of pressure on him right now. They are definately losing alot of sales of their movies! The thing is, since all of their already available titles are mastered for hd-dvd, we won't get any blu-ray transfers from them for a while even if they do change in the higher bitrates. They will probably use the hd-dvd masters.

Rainman208
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Oh the humanity !!!

stockstar1138
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
yeah, i kind of broke this a week ago.

transcension
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Amazing. I keep seeing Blu-Ray exclusive. I love this.
Stuart_Larkin
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
If Only BBC would join Blu-ray Exclusive. I wish more people would buy their blu-rays to help convince them.

jbt419
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Common sense dictates that BBC will indeed be going Blu exclusive- it's just a matter of when. In the meanwhile, perhaps National Geographic could do a documentary of the demise of HD. Semper Blu!!!
Borris
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Hopefully they'll release U2-3D in blu.

monkyman
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Oh man, all this blu exclusive news. And just when HD-DVD was going to make there move. lol.

shankmanmonster
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
BOYAKASHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jcdDigix
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
The BLU sky is falling on hddud!

Knight-Errant
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
This is awesome. Sharkwater sounds interesting too.

TruBlu2
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
This is more awesome news. I live for the Blu-ray Exclusivity reports. They are so fun to see for the first time and the feeling that follows with you all day long. Keep them coming.

BBC will be Blu soon enough. They have a stockpile of Planet Earth hddud's to sell. BBC stated "for the time being, we will continue to release in both formats" Remember when WB stated back in October "For the time being, we will continue to release in both formats" "For the time being"

BBC had a huge success with Planet Earth on hddud. Hddud best head to head seller. So what

BBC will be going Blu exclusive soon, especially with Woolworths going Blu.

The Blu TIDE Rolls On!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Goodbye Dud's

XSilentCobraX
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Haha one by one all will go over to the blu side

NexusFX
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I can just see the Super Bowl Ad Now "Get your favorite titles on HD-DVD from Universal Paramount, Dreamworks and uhhhhhh........yeah, that's pretty much it."

Seretur
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Very good news! Very, very good.

CptGreedle
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Great news! I work at National Geographic so I can see what I can learn from the inside, since I am
not part of the film/TV departments.

ESUNintel
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
That's great news and a smart decision, their movies look great on Blu.

CptGreedle
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
This does not cover titles that are distributed by other companies. Arctic Tale is Paramount, and
March of the Penguins is WB, so they will be controlled by them. In fact, many Nat Geo titles are not
distributed by us, but it is good to see that we are making the commitment to Blu.

PeteS
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Interestingly, no press release - they just make the policy change. I wonder if this will be the way things go for other companies as well.

sj001
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Excellent news... hopefully the BBC follows in a couple months.

Dave
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Hahahah awesome! More doom for hd duds!

Blu-heaven
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I don't know about you guys - I think is safe to say we won!!!
I was not around back in beta vs VHS debacle- But, knowing Sony products recently I was assured that Blu-ray will win:)

kaliraver
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Quoted from HDD "UPDATE: (12:25pm ET, January 30, 2008) Please note that this move to Blu-ray exclusivity covers films released under the "National Geographic Presents" shingle only. Films co-produced by National Geographic but distributed by other companies will (such as Paramount's 'Artic Tale') will be unaffected.

cj-kent
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
This makes total sense. NG only benefits from HD programming considering what they shoot. I'm really excited about this move on their part.

Top reviewer
Top contributor
pro-bassoonist
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Awaiting Criterion....

Pro-B

Top contributor
Guinness7
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Aybe we will start to see some good new programs now that they are blu.

ericede
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Unfortunately it doesn't cover Nat Geo material distributed by Paramount. Gonna have to wait for them to fold as well.

bkbluray
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Add one more to the list. The official end of HD-DVD is coming soon.

blacknation
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
very good news-----

frenchglen
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Hooray!!
JT_Designer
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
HAHAHA great news! They often use these videos to show how sharp picture quality is. How will HD-DUD do this now?!!

miokti
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Yayyyyyy!!!!

saljr
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
VIVA BLU-RAY. HD-DVD is a Dead Horse.

tru blu
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Excellent news. So many companies dropping HD DVD in support of Blu-ray. Toshiba will try something very desperate soon.
wrnjr
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
This news could not be better for this NatGeo lover. The NatGeo Channel in HD is sweet, so I know they have a lot of programming already in hidef just waiting to be released.
moverob
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
A couple of things: First, I agree with what "pro-bassoonist" posted above, that Criterion really should make the commitment to Blu-ray, now that Blu is undoubtedly going to be the only meaningful hi-def format left standing. Criterion is very well-known to serious film collectors as a company that takes great care to provide the very best in classic, foreign and independent films, painstakingly remastered and produced for video distribution. I have collected many titles from them over the years, and every one of them has been beautiful!

I contacted a Criterion representative a few months ago, and she said that Criterion was basically waiting for the dust to settle in the hi-def battle between Blu and the "other format". Now that it's clear that Blu is going to win that battle, I don't think Criterion can justify waiting much longer to go ahead and start releasing their huge library on Blu. I can assure Criterion that I will be a big customer of theirs when they begin releasing on Blu!!! $$$, Criterion!!!

I would encourage as many other Blu fans as possible to contact Criterion (I just went through the "Contact Us" link on their website) and let them know how you feel about them releasing their wonderful library on Blu. Like I said, when I contacted them, the lady there was courteous enough to send me a personal reply to my inquiry, so they do care what their fans and customers have to say...

Also, I early on bought National Geographic's "Relentless Enemies" when it was released. It's beautiful, as you would expect from NG, with stunning picture and audio quality. I cannot wait for more NG releases, as I have watched just about every one of their shows over the years, starting on PBS, and now on their cable channel.

My obvious point here is that we, as Blu supporters, must contact these studios and video companies and let them know there is a huge market out there -- lots and lots of $$$ -- among Blu fans. We can't just sit back and wait and hope that things will go our way. If not, the "other format" will continue to receive the benefit of the doubt among the remaining studios and companies and retailers that have not gone Blu, whether exclusively or neutral...
JT_Designer
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I'm sure the History Channel will follow now. I'd like to see the TV show The Universe on Blu-ray! That would be cool.

Toshiba will have to start giving away their players for free and they will still loose.

Excalibur-king
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Another day, another company goes Blu-ray exclusive.

Sony wins again, as usuall.

BluNinja
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I would like to see this trend of companies dropping HD-DVD through out the 1st quarter of the year. 2nd quarter all retail stores dropping HD-DVD. 3rd quarter Universal,Paramount,Dreamworks go Blu-ray exclusive and all production on HD-DUD is finished.

4th quarter, Victory. Blu ray will be complete. Universal and Paramount will become blurays new apprentice Good good.

ogscorpion
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
HDDVD.com and Betanews.com, eat your heart out! It's a BLU World. Live or die b!tches!
JT_Designer
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I'd like to see Apple computer include Blu-ray drives in all of their laptops, iMac and Mac Pro systems. At least the player! And give users the option to upgrade to a Blu-ray burner which Toast already supports btw.

Top reviewer
lildon24
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I knew beatanews.com were hd-dvd supporter cause everytime i jump to this website for any new file forum softwares on the right, i kept seeing false and bad comments about blu-ray on the left which is call betanews... yeah they need to stop cause they making it worst for talking about us. We dont see any news from blu-ray talking bad about HD-DVD, all we see that we are getting more companies going exclusively with us and we still growing strong with Blu!!!
JT_Designer
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
These two HD-DUD sites are always trying to spin news in favor of HD-DVD, even their own graphics of how Blu-ray is loosing market share.

http://www.hddvd.com/

http://www.dvdtown.com/news/hd-dvd-gain-in-market-share-after-huge-drop/5172

Zixxer
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
thank you national geographic
suesboywill
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I'm so Blu.......

Squall_10
  Jan 30, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
More great news!

Soon all will be Blu
Killer Cop
  Jan 31, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Muahahahaa!!! MUAHAHAHA!!!

I mean... xD

Damn this is good news.. Love it. I expect a Universal/Paramount break soon, probably in/within 3 months... Let' see.

little_boy_blu
  Jan 31, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Parawho, Univershuh? get you r heads out of your a$$es, and start making me some movies to buy!

king911
  Jan 31, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I think I will see the day when Toshiba will release Blu-ray player p2.0 with 1/2 the price.

Minimejer05
  Jan 31, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Nice!!! go NG!
dea136
  Feb 01, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
NatGeo rocks for High Def. Come on BBC, you're next!
lumen
  Feb 02, 2008
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Excellenteeee!


Add comment



Please login to post a comment.



 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies


Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. X-Men: Days of Future Past
2. X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D
3. X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D
4. The Blob
5. X-Men: Days of Future Past
6. Edge of Tomorrow
7. Edge of Tomorrow 3D
8. Edge of Tomorrow
9. Transformers: Age of Extinction
10. Kingpin
11. Fargo: The Complete First Season
12. Ghostbusters 1 & 2
13. Snowpiercer
14. Transformers: Age of Extinction 3D
15. Godzilla

Trending in Theaters
1. Gone Girl
2. Dracula Untold
3. Fury
4. Annabelle
5. The Judge
6. Guardians of the Galaxy
7. The Equalizer
8. A Walk Among the Tombstones
9. The Maze Runner
10. The Expendables 3
11. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
12. Lucy
13. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
14. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  West Side Story
2.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
3.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
4.  Maleficent
5.  Sleeping Beauty
6.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
7.  Snowpiercer
8.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
9.  Minority Report
10.  Mr. Peabody & Sherman
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Guardians of the Galaxy 3D
2.  Maleficent
3.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
4.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
5.  Planes: Fire & Rescue
6.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
7.  The Expendables 3
8.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
9.  America: Imagine the World Without Her
10.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3D
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  West Side Story
$25.39, Save 64%
2.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
$17.99, Save 55%
3.  Maleficent
$19.98, Save 46%
4.  Snowpiercer
$14.94, Save 50%
5.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
$19.99, Save 50%
6.  Minority Report
$7.88, Save 74%
7.  Mr. Peabody & Sherman
$18.96, Save 49%
8.  Oblivion
$9.99, Save 71%
9.  The Tim Burton Collection
$26.49, Save 56%
10.  Alien Anthology
$24.99, Save 69%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


Pumpkinhead

 United States


$29.93 $18.99





Sons of Anarchy: Seasons 1-6

 United States


$299.99 $172.59





Nekromantik

 United States


$34.95 $20.19





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices