The director of the movie "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor", claims that the Blu-ray version of the film will be superior to the version that is now playing in theaters. Rob Cohen (the director), was quoted as saying that both the visuals and the audio for the film will be maxed out on Blu-ray, even more so than the theatrical presentation.
The improvements in sound and picture quality on Blu-ray were attributed to post-production work with the digital print, sharpening of images, better defined visual effects, better contrast and additional audio components added into the home video version.
With the best possible product appearing on the Blu-ray format, movie lovers and videophiles alike may skip the theater and wait for the high definition disc release of the film. I know that I would certainly be inclined to rent or purchase the Blu-ray Disc version of a title if I knew it was going to be better than the theatrical version.
Could this be a new trend for Hollywood films? Will this help the Blu-ray format attract more customers? We will be keeping an eye on future industry news to find out.