Sony announce DVD-UMD Bundles

Sony has announced that starting on March 28, consumers can buy DVD-UMD combo packs of The Grudge, Resident Evil, Underworld, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Terminator. Each combo is priced at $28.95, a few dollars more than Sony typically charges for a new DVD.

“With the launch of Blu-ray, we’re going to try to introduce the managed-copy concept, where if you buy Blu-ray you’ll be able to get additional versions (of the same title) to use in your home,” Benjamin Feingold, president of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment said. “Ultimately, we might even get to the point where we’ll offer consumers the ability to have different versions of the same movie on different devices in the home — that’s something we’re working on. A lot of people have DVD players and also have PSPs, and this way for one price they can get one movie and play it back on both formats,” Feingold said.