The first two season of “Lost” are coming to Blu-Ray according to TV Shows on DVD.Â Disney announced that the first two seasons will hit the high-defintion format on Feburary 17 at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.Â Â
In addition, Disney said that it will begin offering combo packs of DVD and Blu-Rays for certain theatrical disc releases and its platinum collection.Â Â Disney did this last year with the plantinum release of “Sleeping Beauty” and will offer “High School Musical 3,” “Pinocchio” and “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” as combo DVD and Blu-Ray releases this year.
“These unique Combo Packs provide the opportunity for consumers around the world to take advantage of the quality of Blu-ray with the portability of a DVD disc in a single package,” comments Bob Chapek, President of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. “As always, we are committed to offering our consumers exceptional quality and value when purchasing our products.”
More classic “Doctor Who” is coming to the United States.Â Â On May 5, fans can pick up the Sylvester McCoy story, “Battlefield” as a two-disc special edition and the three-disc box-set “The E-Space Trilogy” starring Tom Baker.Â
“Battlefield” will see the complete separate release of a full-season of “Doctor Who” on DVD in the United States.Â The two-disc set includes the original broadcast version of the story and an extended, re-edited version of the story with enhanced visual effects.Â Also included are commentaries and documentaries on the story.
“The E-Space Trilogy” comes from Tom Baker’s last season as the Doctor and is made up for “Full Circle,” “State of Decay” and “Warriors’ Gate.”Â Included on the set are commentaries on all three stories, making of documentaries and a wealth of other extras relating to the stories.
Twelve-year old girls can swoon at home when “Twilight” comes to DVD on March 21.Â Â
Speaking of “Twilight,” rumors that actor Taylor Lautner would be replaced as Jacob Black for the upcoming sequel, “New Moon” appear to be false.
Author Stephenie Meyer posted that she’d talked to “New Moon” director Chris Weitz and that Lautner has been working to bulk up for his role in the second film.
Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello reports that Tom Welling is ready to sign on for a ninth season of “Smallville.”Â Apparently, the only issue left to work out is where Welling wants the Brinks truck full of cash to deliver the money….
And speaking of the Man of Steel, Latino Review reports that Warner Brothers is considering not including Lex Luthor in the next Superman movie.Â Â According to reports, WB is solicting scripts for a new “Superman” movie and they want a villian other than Lex for the Man of Steel to battle with on the big screen.
You may recall that after “Superman Returns” opened, actor Brandon Routh said he’d like to see Brainiac be the next villian Superman battles on-screen.
Just as long as they don’t make the whole Doomsday plotline into a movie, we should be good…
Ain’t It Cool News reports that Simon Pegg and Nick Frost will play Thompson and Thompson in the upcoming big-screen adaptation of “Tintin.”