Tartan turns to Blu-ray
Now I have to say that I have Blu-ray in the house because I have a Playstation 3, I would perhaps also have HD-DVD if it didn't require an additional payment on top of the Xbox 360 and for the fact that my Xbox 360 has fallen fowl to the three rings of death and is currently flying to somewhere in Europe for a five week repair.
So although I have Blu-ray I'm not advocating that this is the best solution, I'm not entirely sure myself, but it seems that Tartan are. According to the owner of Tartan, Hamish McAlpine, through HDTV UK:
"To go with Blu-ray was a no-brainer for Tartan. Not only is the format superior to HD-DVD, but also the fact that 7 out of 8 studios have chosen to release their films on Blu-ray means that this so-called 'format war' is over before it has really begun."
Well they're convinced about the move to Blu-ray. What's even more interesting about Tartan's plans for Blu-ray release is that that each of the Blu-ray releases will come with the standard DVD version of the film. Now how good is that?
Those that don't have high-definition just yet can watch the standard DVD until they do, and when they do they don't have to upgrade their discs. I think that's a cracking deal, and they're pricing them at £29.99.
High Def Digest also have some news on the specifications that will be coming with Oldboy, although there's no word on the extras, it does seem that we're going to get 1080p and a DTS HD audio track.