Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Updated Details of Dec 5 HD DVDs

On Dec 5, Warner Home Video will release Poseidon (2006) on HD DVD/DVD Combo disc... If you've been holding out for an HD DVD release of the title, the specs should not disappoint. Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio track is provided on top of the usual Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1 fare. This release also includes an HD DVD Exclusive Extra: In-Movie Experience where Josh Lucas leads you through the trials of creating visual effects, special effects and action on an upside-down water-filled set. The DVD side will have the same contents as the single-disc DVD release. It will be priced at $34.99 SRP.

On the same day, Universal Studios' Miami Vice will also debut on HD DVD/DVD Combo disc... It will be priced at $39.98 SRP. Highlights of the disc includes the Unrated Director's Cut of the film on the HD DVD side presented with Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio. (Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1 audio options are also provided). HD DVD exclusive extra termed "U-Control" will also be available on the HD DVD side. "U-Control" on this title will include "Tech Specs" and "GPS Tracking", among others. If you've tried out "U-Control" special interactive features on The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift HD DVD, some of them have been applied to the context of this HD DVD title. You could take a look at the preview provided at the bottom of this post... Click on the image for a larger size.

The theatrical cut will only be available via the DVD side of the combo disc. The content on the DVD side of the disc should be similar to the standard DVD release of the title.



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