Last week provided a diverse of selection Blu-ray Disc pre-orders at Amazon.com and a pair of Fox flicks popped over at DVDEmpire.com yet to appear anywhere else.
What we thought would instantly become the biggest and baddest pre-order has somewhat fizzled on Amazon’s bestsellers list. Michael Bay’s Transformers on Blu-ray, one of the bestselling HD DVDs of all time, is barely hanging onto the #9 spot. Five spots ahead of it is Iron Man which could make for an interesting sales duel when both arrive later this year.
Music was strongly represented this week with a trio of titles coming available in the next couple months. Paramount announced the Rolling Stones and Martin Scorsese collaboration Shine a Light which immediately went up for pre-order. Sony BMG’s John Mayer Live In Los Angeles: Where The Light Is will be gobbled up by Jennifer Aniston. And Eagle Rock’s Korn: Live at Montreux 2004 should appeal to a decent sized crowd.
Rounding out the new pre-orders coming online at Amazon.com this past week are Funimation’s Afro Samurai: Season One (Director’s Cut), the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Fox’s family adventure Nim’s Island.
Over at DVDEmpire.com, Fox’s Night Watch and it’s sequel, Day Watch, appeared for pre-order on Blu-ray Disc with a September 9 release date. We’re still waiting for official confirmation from Fox on those.