Well, eat my hat – looks like Blu-ray has an official launch date for hardware and titles – May 23, as reported by Engadget. Here’s the official release from Sony, which in addition to the date, drops the list of release titles:
The first Blu-ray Disc titles from SPHE and MGM Home Enterta…nment willinclude: 50 First Dates, The Fifth Element, Hitch, House of Flying Daggers, AKnight’s Tale, The Last Waltz (MGM), Resident Evil Apocalypse and XXX.
BD titles streeting June 13 include: Kung Fu Hustle, Legends of the Fall,Robocop (MGM), Stealth, Species (MGM), SWAT and Terminator (MGM). UnderworldEvolution will debut in early Summer day and date with the DVD.
Yeeesh – its worse than SuperBit – what gives? Anyway, Engadget also states that new releases will go for $23.45, and catalog titles for $17.95 – nice prices given the cost issues that Blu-Ray manufacturing (apparently) has.