NEWS: Paramount makes its big post-HD DVD announcement

On the day that HD DVD's world imploded, with manufacturers and studios declaring their allegiance to Blu-ray, major HD DVD supporter Paramount made its big announcement that...'ll be releasing Sweeney Todd on HD DVD on April 1st.

The movie (left), directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham-Carter, will be available in a single-disc DVD edition as well as two-disc DVD and HD DVD versions.

Oh, and There Will Be Blood will also be out on HD DVD on the same date.

Beyond that the studio, which famously switched camps from Blu-ray to HD DVD last year amidst rumours of a considerable sweetener having been paid to encourage it to do so, made no further announcements yesterday.

Just like nothing ever happened...

Andrew has written about audio and video products for the past 20+ years, and been a consumer journalist for more than 30 years, starting his career on camera magazines. Andrew has contributed to titles including What Hi-Fi?, GramophoneJazzwise and Hi-Fi CriticHi-Fi News & Record Review and Hi-Fi Choice. I’ve also written for a number of non-specialist and overseas magazines.