Director Michael Bay has once again tossed his high-def format battle opinions into the wild, this time commenting on Warner Home Video’s announcement to go Blu-ray exclusive starting in June. The message appeared in his forums last night and is sure to piss off already beaten down HD DVD supporters even more.
“Well another studio down. Maybe I was right? Blu ray is just better. HD will die a slow death. It’s what I predicted a year ago. Now with Warner’s down for the count with Blu Ray. That makes it easier for Wal-Mart to push Blu Ray. And whatever Wal-Mart pushes – wins. Hd better start giving out those $120 million dollars checks to stay alive. Maybe they can give me some so I can give it to my Make-A-Wish charity, just to shut me up. Have faith people Transformers will come out in Blu-ray one day.”
As gruff as his approach may be, you have to admire the guy for being willing to speak his mind. Especially when Transformers 2 is in pre-production with Paramount once again set to distribute it on home video. Hopefully they don’t stumble onto his post and shave 5 million off the budget out of spite.