Paramount Pictures Likely to Release HD-DVDs On June 20th

Universal hopes to make ‘The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift’ it’s first day and date HD-DVD release.

Though nothing is "official" yet, Paramount Pictures appears to be very close to making some announcement regarding the release of it's HD-DVDs.

In a story from The Digital Bits, the first three DVDs the company will most likely bring to market are U2: Rattle and Hum, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Four Brothers. U2: Rattle and Hum will mark the first music DVD to be released in the HD format.

The planned date of release is June 20th, 2006 but nothing is finalized.

Also, The Bits also reports that according to Universal Pictures, the companies "first day and day and date HD-DVD release" will most likely be The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider was released June 15th, 2001 and stars Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight, Iain Glen, Noah Taylor, Daniel Craig, Richard Johnson, Chris Barrie, Julian Rhind-Tutt. The film is directed by Simon West.

Four Brothers was released August 12th, 2005 and stars Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, André Benjamin, Garrett Hedlund, Terrence Howard, Josh Charles, Sofía Vergara, Fionnula Flanagan. The film is directed by John Singleton.

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift was released June 16th, 2006 and stars Lucas Black, Damien Marzette, Trula M. Marcus, Zachery Ty Bryan, Brandon Brendel, Daniel Booko, David V. Thomas, Amber Stevens. The film is directed by Justin Lin.

Sources: The Digital Bits

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