Silver Vision announced today that the WWE Over the Limit 2011 Blu-ray has been withdrawn from sale, and will not be produced in the UK.
They commented, “This announcement applies only to the UK/Europe version and is due to lack of demand for Blu-ray. The plan at the moment is for SummerSlam 2011 and Survivor Series 2011 to be released on Blu-ray, along with selected WWE Feature titles.”
Extreme Rules 2011 will be released on Blu-ray in the UK in July, but there are no plans right now to release Over the Limit or Capitol Punishment on Blu-ray in the region. Both titles are still scheduled to be released on Blu-ray in the United States and Canada however.
Thanks to BlameTheMets on Twitter, here are photos of the latest WWE Blu-ray – Extreme Rules 2011 – released this week in North America.
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first they get rid of steelbooks and now blurays – its not good really.
i wont be importing them from america though – they are region A blurays, and i wont pay for a bluray i cant watch!
i liked the extra disc of raw and smackdown, but really it was to see the shows in HD, which im used to now. at least the dvds will be cheaper, but i will wait until they have a sale now to get the dvds, rather than buying bluray on preorder so silvervision will loose more money.
also its funny but i should have seen it coming – cex (leading uk sellers of 2nd hand goods) always have the bluray versions for much less than the dvds. like john cena experience, £18 for dvd, £10 for bluray.
one other thing – where is the 2010 ppv boxset? or is it another case of them not selling enough? they could at least release the empty box, ive bought one every june since 2003.
I’ve said it before but i can’t believe this suproses anyone. Do people not understand ow much more it costs to produce Blu Ray as compared to DVD? If there is not demand then they have no reason to release it.
This does not just happen with WWE. One of my fave films of the past year (Another Year) was not released on Blu Ray in the UK for the same reason. Even more strange, this was a very ‘British film’ which i did not think would even appeal to a US audience, yet it was released on Blu Ray on the other side of the pond.
No demand = no point making it.
Can’t say I care tbh. The only reason I’d ever buy blu ray is for the extra Raw & Smackdown features. I can live with standard DVD quality, especially considering the price difference.
Most HD collectors will just buy from the USA anyway. I would say the lack of demand has nothing to do with people not wanting blu ray. I would say people probably don’t wanna shell out an extra 7 quid for something that is gonna be in the sale in 6 months
I always get blu-ray if available. Since I can’t watch WWE programming in HD because my cable compagny doesn’t carry the feed, I always opt for blu-ray.
I gotta agree about no blu rays. U can’t compare going from vhs to dvd to dvd to blu ray. It’s still a disc. Only difference is a little bit longer. With the state of WWE these day, I don’t want the extra features. If u have a hi def tv and surround sound, then dvds work just fine. I hope they get away from blu ray personally and keep making dvd. The blu ray cases suck and look terrible. Plus it’s cutting down on dvd time when they’re released on blu ray also
I have no interest in buying them whatsoever, but I’m surprised that the demand is not there from others. Maybe its just that blu ray in general is much ado about nothing. A lot of people probably can’t tell the difference without their glasses on. To be honest though, I’m not even sure the recent pay per views are worth putting on blu-ray. Its like putting a pile of poo on a pedestal.
this takes the fucking piss….loada a BS…i’ll just fucking buy the region 1 version
This is just unbelievable. We live in the era of HD-quality. Once you tasted it, you don’t want to go back. Why don’t they just cancel all DVD-releases at Silver Vision and just re-introduce VHS (videotape standard for those who might have forgotten)?