Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced that next month's US release of the three movies in the Bourne trilogy, available for the first time on Blu-ray as single titles, will be in the form of double-sided Blu-ray Disc/DVD 'flippers'.
The three titles – The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum – hit US shops on January 19, Universal having previously released them singly in the defunct HD DVD format, which also used a 'flipper' format to enhance compatibility.
Other studios have aimed at minimising customer confusion with two-disc packs containing Blu-ray and DVD versions – and sometimes a bonus digital copy into the bargain.
But Universal reckons this new move will allow a simpler way for customers to buy a DVD now, and have it HD-compatible as and when they buy a Blu-ray Disc player.
It will also mean a single disc can be used in a home BD machine and also in a laptop or personal DVD player.
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The company says both versions will come complete with extras, and that it's considering applying the 'flipper' format to new-release titles.