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Appeared on: Friday, March 30, 2007
Toshiba Confirms HD DVD Player Price Cuts

The studios backing HD DVD announced more than 70 specific titles and release windows through July 2007, while Toshiba confirmed a $100 price cut for its entry level HD DVD player models.

Effective April 1, Toshiba is implementing strategic retail price reductions on its full line of HD DVD players for the U.S. market. The entry level HDA2 will have a suggested retail price of $399.99; and the new HD-A20, with 1080p output, will be introduced at $499 (available in stores in April). The top of the line HDXA2 was already repositioned to $799.99 on March 1.

Studios backing HD DVD include Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Warner Home Video, Paramount Home Entertainment, The Weinstein Company, Genius Products and Eagle Rock Entertainment.

Some of the upcoming releeases will be available in combo disc format with an HD version and a standard DVD version on the same disc. From the six studios, the following schedules were released:

March
- Children of Men
- Happy Feet
- March of the Penguins
- National Geographic: Relentless Enemies

April
- The Good Shepherd (C)
- Smokin' Aces (C)
- Payback: Straight Up -The Director?s Cut
- A Scanner Darkly
- Dog Day Afternoon
- School for Scoundrels
- The Game
- The Jerk
- Feast
- Freedom Writers
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- The Nutty Professor
- Failure to Launch

May
- The Ultimate Matrix Collection
- The Complete Matrix Trilogy
- Dreamgirls
- 40-Year-Old Virgin (unrated version)
- Flags of Our Fathers: Special Collector?s Edition
- The Hitcher (C)
- Mission: Impossible
- Mission: Impossible 2
- Black Christmas
- Harsh Times
- The Battle of the Bulge
- Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
- The Fountain
- Smokey & the Bandit
- Alpha Dog (C)
- The Skeleton Key
- The River
- Midnight Run
- The Frighteners
- Dragonheart
- The Big Lebowski
- Lost in Translation

June
- Bruce Almighty
- Liar Liar
- Coming to America
- Born on the 4th of July
- Daylight
- The Meaning of Life
- Freedom: Vol.1
- Yes: Live at Montreux
- Santana: Hymns for Peace
- Deep Purple: They All Came Down to Montreux
- Sneakers
- Trading Places
- Meet Joe Black
- Being John Malkovich
- Mystery Men
- American Me
- The Watcher
- Bulletproof
- Mallrats

July
- Shaun of the Dead
- Billy Madison
- Cat in the Hat
- The Untouchables
- The Warriors
- Dante?s Peak
- The War
- The Wedding Date
- The Bourne Identity
- In Good Company
- Streets of Fire
- Nutty Professor 2
- Scent of a Woman
- Darkman
- Sea of Love
- Deliver Us From Eva


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