Warner Home Video has announced plans to deliver its firsttitles in the HD DVD and Blu-rayformats in the UK. The first releases in theformat, both recent films and catalogue titles, will be available in late 2006.

Titles already announced for UK release in HD DVD and Blu-rayare Batman Begins, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, V for Vendetta, Full Metal Jacket, SpaceCowboys and Lethal Weapon.

"Warner Home Video isthe leader in high definition content, releasing more titles on HD DVD and Blu-raythan any other studio to date; we will take the same leadership role throughoutEurope," said Philippe Cardon, executive VP and general manager, Warner Home Video Europe, Middle East andAfrica. "Warner Bros has always been at the forefront of emerging motionpicture and home entertainment technologies and we are pleased to announce HD DVD and Blu-raytitles in the UK."