WWE Hell in a Cell 2011, airing tonight on pay-per-view, is confirmed for a December Blu-ray release in UK/Europe.
As of right now there is no Blu-ray version down on the schedule for North America, which is the same situation as the previous Night of Champions PPV. There are also only DVD entries listed at present for the upcoming events of Vengeance and Survivor Series in the region.
As it stands, Hell in a Cell will be released on DVD to the United States on November 1st.
Join us tonight for live chat during the PPV at wwedvdnews.com/chat.
Below is a non-Youtube version of the official trailer for WWE Greatest Rivalries: Shawn Michaels VS. Bret Hart, which is released later this month on DVD and Blu-ray.
Jim Ross, who hosts the sit-down interview of the main feature, had the following to say about the DVD content on his blog recently.
I just got an advance, finished copy of the WWE Greatest Rivalry Series, Shawn vs. Bret. It is a 3 disc set that features a long, face to face interview conducted by yours truly with the two, WWE Hall of Fame rivals. We cover their careers from their earliest days including San Antonio for HBK and Calgary for Hitman. We talk openingly about what was real and what was fantasy regarding their rivalry. Redemption vs. Reconciliation. Hope vs. Peace. I was honored to be a small part of this production as I truly believe that this interview will be watched by wrestling fans for years to come.
Matches include: several Rockers vs. Hart Foundation tag bouts including one from Tokyo, Bret vs. Shawn’s ladder Match from Portland, Maine in 1992, many other individual bouts between the two beginning in 1990 through 1997 and their inductions into the HOF.
The face to face interview is ground breaking and not because I conducted it but because of the raw, honesty of both men. It was as emotional and as riveting as any interview that I’ve been associated with in my career. This must see DVD is on sale at the end of October and is one that I strongly suggest that you check out.
Readers in the USA can pre-order “Shawn Michaels VS. Bret Hart” now at Amazon for October 25th – $20.99 for the 3-Disc DVD (here) or $23.99 for the Blu-ray (here).
Those of you in the UK can also get it in November – shipping first at Silvervision.co.uk.
The reason i believe they are producing more WWE blu rays for PPVs here in UK/Europe is because Blu rays are very very popular amongst the public, Here in UK the blu ray Market is very Strong Blu rays are consistently good sellers, I dont know about America but i reckon they could be bad down their hence why WWE stopped making WWE Blu Ray PPVs Since Over the Limit 2011,
Another reason could be the fact that Pre-Order Sales for the
Summerslam 2011 Blu-ray must have been really good that Silver-vision must have decided to continue with Producing more WWE Blu ray PPV’s, comon you cant go wrong for a WWE Blu-ray at £11.99 i know they dont include the Raw and Smackdown before the PPV (Still include bonus features such as the CM Punk vs Del Rio Match before the Summerslam 2011 PPV and when Vince McMahon got Fired by Triple H and become the COO) but who cares about that just love watching PPV’s in glorious Hi-def, Cant wait to pick up Summerslam 2011:)
Michaels vs. Hart in a Hot Seated Interview with J.R. “Jim Ross”
“You Gotta Love it” – Booker T
There may have been a period of uncertainly whilst decisions were being made how to go forward with Blu-ray. Again, just assuming and speculating.
I still don’t buy the explanation that blu-rays are more popular in Europe because if that was the case then why didn’t they get Over The Limit, Capitol Punishment or Money In The Bank? Even the US got Over The Limit.
We think PPVs on Blu-ray haven’t sold that well, and especially so for the US market. Somebody I spoke with at WWE last year said that overall WWE Blu-rays, or Blu-rays in general, have proven more popular in Europe.
We can only assume these are the reasons and that Silvervision have their own strategy on what Blu-ray to release, providing WWE supplies them with the material.
I have a region free BD player (Momitsu) which cost about $230 imported if I recall, maybe less.
What i don’t understand is how is Silver Vision releasing certain WWE Blu-rays in the UK and North America doesn’t get them?…if that’s the case couldn’t Silver Vision release Over the Limit, Capitol Punishment and Money in the Bank in the UK? Weren’t WWE blu-rays in UK not in demand?
Is it like the whole Tagged Classic deal where Silvervision is the 3rd party distributor and WWE can’t do nothing about it? or is there some other arrangement? I wish i had a region free Blu-ray player, which cost over $300 here in Canada
Someone that knows the deal, could elaborate more on this.