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Sony announced the first Blu-ray disks will be available on May 23, the same day the first Blu-ray player goes on sale. There will be a scant few titles offered up, including such cinematic masterpieces as 50 First Dates, The Fifth Element, Hitch, House of Flying Daggers, A Knight's Tale, The Last Waltz (MGM), Resident Evil: Apocalypse, and XXX. That the whole list, folks.

More releases will follow on June 13, with the list of titles as follows: Kung Fu Hustle, Legends of the Fall, Robocop (MGM), Stealth, Species (MGM), SWAT, and The Terminator (MGM). Gee thanks, Sony.

But the good news is, they will be playable on non HDCP-compliant HDTVs.

Blu-ray to Debut May 23 [Sound and Vision]