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Sony confirms first 50GB Blu-ray movie releases

August 30th, 2006 · No Comments

Sony Pictures has confirmed that it intends to release its first two 50GB (dual-layer) movies this autumn. The first wave of BD releases have all been single layer discs, but the 25GB capacity has precluded any extras as space has been too tight. Sony Pictures’ worldwide home entertainment president Ben Feingold refused to confirm which titles would benefit by from the increased capacity or what price premium the technology would add to disc costs.
He merely said the results will be “spectacular,” adding “all of the fun stuff is going to come… we need to get everyone comfortable with Blu-ray.”
It’s unlikely though that any BD title this year will feature BD-java interactive technology. With none of the first wave of BD players able to go online, the demand just isn’t there. Sony Pictures executive VP of advanced technology Don Eklund implied such titles will begin to appear next year, as second generation hardware rolls out.

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