This combo disc strategy is utterly pointless for a title that is released in conjunction with the standard DVD. I was under the impression this would be a flagship title for HD-DVD. If it really is merely a single layer disc, that would be a shame for such a great looking and sounding movie. I'm hopeful it will at least utilize the 30-gig dual-layer combo format, otherwise I'll be passing on it.
from http://www.thedigitalbits.com/#mytwocents ======================================== Blu-ray Disc - SRP $34.99 - BD-50, 1080p video (2.40:1 anamorphic widescreen), Dolby Digital 5.1 audio (English, French, Latin Spanish), special features TBA (presumably all DVD features will be included), subtitles: English SDH, English, Francais and Espanol, Closed Captioned ========================================
What a crock! Until either HD-DVD or BD is confirmed as having dual HD layer, I think I'll just buy a loss-leader single-disk SD.
Update: OK. The Bits has confirmed both HD versions are double-layered. Although I have developed a slight bias for HD-DVD, I don't see any reason to pay extra for the superfluous SD version, so I guess it's BD for me (if Samsung gets the sharpness update to me by then.)
Wow Warner really is retarded. Combo discs are completely pointless. This is one of their titles that deserves all the bells and whistles. Instead they're &*#*ing it up by making it a dumbass combo disc. Way to go guys!
I'm doing the happy dance right now, I don't care if it's a combo or not. I doubt it will be single layer. WB hasn't disappointed me yet with a single High def release on either format, I don't think they'll do so here.
While I'm excited to get SR on HD-DVD, I'm a tad disappointed that none of the other Superman films appear to be headed to the format on the 28th too. I never expected the box set to appear on HD-DVD, but I at least expected the first Superman film to come out alongside Superman Returns. I'll still be picking up SR on HD, along with Superman: TM and the Donner Cut on SD I guess. I really want the set though.