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NEWS: Universal unveils Blu-ray plans

Heroes: coming soon on Blu-ray

Universal Studios, which previously backed the now-defunct HD DVD format, has unveiled its plans to release all new home video releases on Blu-ray day-and-date with its DVD releases.

The first title to get the Blu-ray treatment will be Doomsday, followed by a slew of films including The Incredible Hulk, Wanted, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Mamma Mia! and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.

If that little lot doesn't light your fire, then further titles slated for release later this year include American Gangster, Knocked Up, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Miami Vice, End of Days and U-571.

And fans of top TV show Heroes will be able to buy Season One and Season Two on Blu-ray from August 26.

There's more info on this thread on our Forums.

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Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.