Not only has Blu-ray won the format war, but now HD-DVD is rubbing consumers’ faces in it. Paramount will stop releasing HD-DVDs after next week. Cancelled releases include Bee Movie (DreamWorks Animation, which is distributed by Paramount, had scheduled it for March 11), Sweeney Todd (April 1), and even the just announced There Will Be Blood. Into the Wild and Things We Lost in the Fire will be Paramount’s last vestiges of its short-lived HD-DVD agreement. Instead all those titles and more will be released on Blu-ray sometime in the future.

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