Weekly Digital Disc Picks – June 3, 2008

This is one heck of a week for Blu-Ray. Loads of movies that were previously exclusive to HD DVD hit shelves this Tuesday. Instead of the usual “under 10” title count for releases, Amazon.com lists 56 different titles coming this week, and one of them is Amazon.com’s top seller, outpacing all of the DVD releases. HD DVD, on the other hand, has a grand total of one upcoming title, that being “Disco Pigs” on June 24. Ladies and gentlemen, the HD format wars are most decidedly over.

First, the DVD releases:

Now, the Blu-Ray releases:

Finally, the pick of the week. I’d go with the new Manchurian Candidate. It’s one of the remakes that actually makes sense, retaining the spirit of a dated original, while still updating the story in an interesting way. Very well done.