Indie film to go direct to Blu-ray, HD DVD
Indie horror flick Bell Witch : The Movie will make its debut on HD DVD and Blu-ray, bypassing a theatrical release and a standard definition DVD version. This will make it the first full-length movie to go directly to the high deinition formats, according to TV Predictions.
"We shot ’Bell Witch’ in 24p 1080 HD back in 2002, but we decided to hold the film until it could be released in HD so that people could see it as it was meant to be viewed," said director S. Shane Marr on the film’s official website.
The movie is based on a 19th century myth concerning paranormal activity in a Tennessee suburb. It will be released on standard DVD a few weeks after its HD DVD/Blu-ray debut.