Could some Steven Speilberg movies be headed for HD-DVD in the US next?

In a story from DVD Town, it appears that three titles from the master filmmaker were displayed in an HD-DVD presentation recently at the CEATEC in Japan.

The HD-DVD titles that were showcased were Jaws, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and Jurassic Park.

There is no word yet on whether these titles are going to be available in the US (or even available in Japan for that matter), but if there is going to be an announcement about these movies coming to HD-DVD we will be sure to report it.

Story Update:

However according to Home Media Magazine, "A spokesperson for the HD-DVD Promotions Group Oct. 8 confirmed that an erroneous slide presentation by Universal Studios Japan at last weekend's CEATAC confab indicating the forthcoming releases of Steven Spielberg classics Jaws, E.T., Jurassic Park and Close Encounters of the Third Kind on HD-DVD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment was false."

Universal Studios Home Entertainment claims that "reports coming out of Japan relating to Steven Spielberg titles being released on HD-DVD were inaccurate."

"Universal has not made any formal announcements regarding Spielberg catalog titles coming to HD-DVD at this time," Universal said.

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