20th Century Fox Announces First Blu-Ray Titles

Film studio Twentieth Century Fox, a unit of News Corp. (NWS), on Thursday announced its first eight movie titles that it will publish on the new DVD format called Blu-ray and which will be on sale by November.

Mike Dunn, global president of home entertainment at the studio, told journalists at the IFA electronics show here that the titles included "Kingdom of Heaven" and "Ice Age."

Twentieth Century will also distribute MGM titles on Blu-ray, including "The Usual Suspects."

Prices for the new Blu-ray disks will be around $29.

Twentieth Century Fox said it had no plans to publish titles on Blu-ray's rival, called HD DVD, another format to store high definition films which contain up to five times more picture detail and full surround sound.

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