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This Week on HD DVD and Blu-ray: October 2, 2007

Evil Dead 2 posterThis Tuesday brings the release of some great titles, new and old.  As expected, the studios are rolling out some Halloween-inspired classics, filled with zombies, vampires and serial killers; though sadly, only Blu-ray supporters seem to be taking advantage of the upcoming holiday.

HD DVD studios chose instead to use this week to re-release a bunch of titles that were previously only available in those obnoxious HD DVD/DVD Combo discs.  You know, the $40 releases that were appealing to neither the HD owners nor the standard-definition owners?  Those of you who rightly refused to make such a silly purchase can now have some great HD titles for a lower price, thanks to Warner Home Video coming to its senses.  Any of the following films with an asterisk (*) in the title are the re-released versions.

Check out this Tuesday’s HD DVD and Blu-ray releases after the jump.

To see this week’s standard-definition DVD releases, click here.
To see this week’s TV-On-DVD releases, click here.



  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula (R)—starring Winona Ryder, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins and Keanu Reeves; directed by Francis Ford Coppola
  • Dawn of the Dead (1978) (Unrated)—starring Scott Reiniger, David Emge, Ken Foree and Gaylen Ross; directed by George A. Romero
  • The Day After Tomorrow (PG-13)—starring Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal and Sela Ward; directed by Roland Emmerich
  • Day of the Dead (1985) (Unrated)—starring Joseph Pilato, Terry Alexander and Lori Cardille; directed by George A. Romero
  • Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (Unrated)—starring Bruce Campbell and Sarah Berry, directed by Sam Raimi
  • Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer (PG)—starring Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis, Ioan Gruffudd and Jessica Alba; directed by Tim Story
  • Galápagos (Unrated)—narrated by Tilda Swinton
  • Halloween (1978) (R)—starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence, directed by John Carpenter
  • A Room With a View (R)—starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Helena Bonham Carter and Julian Sands; directed by Ismail Merchant


  • The Ant Bully* (PG)—starring Nicolas Cage, Julia Roberts, Paul Giamatti and Meryl Streep; directed by John A. Davis
  • The Departed* (R)—starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg; directed by Martin Scorsese
  • The Fountain* (PG-13)—starring Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz and Ellen Burnstyn; directed by Darren Aronofsky
  • Galápagos (Unrated)—narrated by Tilda Swinton
  • Good Night, and Good Luck* (PG-13)—starring David Straithairn, George Clooney, Patricia Clarkson; directed by George Clooney
  • Happy Feet* (PG)—starring Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Robin Williams; directed by George Miller
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang* (R)—starring Val Kilmer and Robert Downey, Jr.; directed by Shane Black
  • Lady in the Water* (PG-13)—starring Paul Giamatti, Dallas Bryce Howard, Bob Balaban; directed by M. Night Shyamalan
  • The Lake House* (PG-13)—starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, directed by Alejandro Agresti
  • Letters from Iwo Jima* (R)—starring Ken Watanabe and Kazunari Ninomiya, directed by Clint Eastwood
  • A Room With a View (R)—starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Helena Bonham Carter and Julian Sands; directed by Ismail Merchant
  • Rumor Has It…* (PG-13)—starring Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner, Shirley MacLaine and Mark Ruffalo; directed by Rob Reiner
  • Superman Returns* (PG-13)—starring Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth and Kevin Spacey; directed by Bryan Singer
  • Top Gun (PG-13)—starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer and Anthony Edwards



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