Michael Bay, the director of the recent Transformers
movie, is angry, nay, seething, about the High-Definition format war.
When quizzed about why Transformers
is appearing on HD DVD rather than Blu-ray in his forum, Bay responded:
"What you don't understand is corporate politics. Microsoft wants both formats to fail so they can be heroes and make the world move to digital downloads. That is the dirty secret no one is talking about. That is why Microsoft is handing out $100 million dollar (£49 million) checks to studios just embrace the HD DVD and not the leading, and superior Blu Ray. They want confusion in the market until they perfect the digital downloads. Time will tell and you will see the truth."
The Blu-ray Association, which is made up of companies supporting the format, recently announced the fact that 1 million movies have been sold on Blu-ray discs in Europe
Microsoft, meanwhile, has just got around to confirming
that the (deep breath) Xbox LIVE Marketplace Video Store will launch in Europe on December 11th.
Has Bay discovered a dirty 'secret' or was it bloody obvious to everybody and it's only just hit him? Is this part of an evil plan to undermine disc-based movie sales? Answers in the Forum, please.
SPOnG, by the way, Michael, is seething about Armageddon
, The Island
and bloody Pearl Harbor
(yes, we will use the US spelling!).Source: michaelbay.com