Well, it looks like Warner Bros. is keeping it's promise to support both the HD and Blu-ray DVD formats.

Warner Home Video (WHV), which distributes the largest film library of any studio, today announced that it will launch its first wave of titles on Blu-ray Disc. On August 1, WHV will release four titles - Training Day; Good Night, And Good Luck.; Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang; and Rumor Has It... - on the Blu-ray format to support the initial roll out of Blu-ray players in North America. Training Day and Good Night, And Good Luck. will be available for $28.99 SRP and Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang and Rumor Has It... will be available for $34.99 SRP. Future waves of Blu-ray launch titles will be announced in the coming weeks.

"Warner Bros. is a leader in home entertainment and it is our ongoing mission to provide consumers with a broad choice of options for the next generation, in-home experience" said Ron Sanders, President of Warner Home Video. "These initial Blu-ray titles demonstrate the superb quality of high definition across a range of genres providing consumers with a cinema quality experience from the comfort of their homes."

Blu-ray Discs offer resolution six times higher than standard definition DVDs, extraordinarily vibrant contrast and color in addition to beautifully crisp sound. Warner Blu-ray Discs introduce instant access to extra features with the use of a seamless menu-bar that allows viewers to enjoy features and settings without leaving or interrupting the film.

The first wave of Warner titles include two new releases, a catalog favorite and a title new to the high definition format: the critically acclaimed Oscar nominated drama Good Night, And Good Luck. starring David Strathairn and George Clooney; Academy Award® winning, Training Day starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke; Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer's noir comedy caper Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang; and Rob Reiner's clever romantic comedy starring Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner, Mark Ruffalo and Shirley MacLaine, Rumor Has It....

Evan Jacobs