It’s hardly a flood, but a few new Blu-ray titles are starting to trickle out now that the Blu-ray player from Samsung has started to ship. Warner Brothers has announced plans to ship four titles on August 1, at prices ranging from $28.99 to $34.99: “Good Night and Good Luck”, “Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang”, “Rumor Has It” and “Training Day”. All but the first one have already been released on the competing HD DVD format.
The pickings for both blue laser formats remain fairly slim, so there’s little compelling reason to be one of the first to buy one of these new players. There are still details of compatibility and image quality that remain to be worked out, so unless you are posessed by the pioneer spirit, let the more adventurous go first while you wait for the prices to go down.