I can’t say that I’ve ever heard of the website reporting this news, but if it’s true I really want to spread the word in hopes that Paramount will give Cloverfield the Blu-ray release it deserves. According to an unconfirmed source, the website listed inside claims that Paramount is scrapping all of the extra features planned for the giant monster movie in order to get the Blu-Ray out in time. Read on for the story and cross your fingers that this isn’t true – and if it is, expect a special edition down the line (double dip!)
From Tagruato Blogspot:
A lot of people worked hard for over a month creating some amazing extra features for the HD release of “Cloverfield.” At first it looked like not many consumers would see these features, as the release was planned for HD-DVD like Paramount’s other recent titles. But now that Toshiba’s HD-DVD format is dead, Paramount is scrambling to release “Cloverfield” on Blu-ray – on the original HD-DVD street date. As a result, the current belief is that there’s not enough time to program all the extra features (including lots of new story stuff, along the lines of the viral campaign’s backstory) in time for the Blu-ray release, and all this great work will be scrapped.”
It’s quite possible that this is completely bullsh-t, but it’s quite possible that this is true in leu of the recent announcements regarding Paramount’s default to Blu-ray.