Former Miramax heads Harvey and Bob Weinstein
have decided to join
Universal in exclusively supporting Toshiba's HD-DVD format. Our friend Warren Lieberfarb (he of the "Sony is
using tactics from the Art of War" statement) is a consultant to their distribution company, Genius, so this is
not entirely surprising.
No word on what titles to expect or exactly when, but apparently they will
probably release in summer rather than spring with the launch of the first HD-DVD players. Also, Studio Canal has
pledged to release 30 titles in europe, while Toshiba is expecting more than 200 HD-DVD discs available before the 2006
holiday season. Will that be enough to stave off the Blu-ray/PS3 behemoth bearing down on them?
of the Clerks, Sin City 2, Scary Movie 4, Michael Moore's "Sicko", all on HD-DVD only apparently.