Saturday, December 30, 2006

The Departed on HD DVD - Some early details

Much earlier, we've posted that The Departed would be released on HD DVD in 2007. Warner Home Video Australia has also announced that it would be available at retail in Australia on March 7.

Some unofficial sources have informed us that the North American HD DVD release of The Departed will also feature Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio track on top of the usual Dolby Digital-Plus tracks.

All the bonus materials featured on the 2-disc Special Edition DVD release can also be found on the HD DVD release. They include:
  • 9 Additional Scenes with Introductions by Director Martin Scorsese
  • Featur-Length TCM Career Profile Scorsese on Scorsese
  • The Story of the Boston Mob Featurette: The Real-Life Gangster Behind Jack Nicholson's Character
  • Crossing Criminal Cultures: How Little Italy's Crime and Violence Influence Scorsese's Work
  • Theatrical Trailer

The availability of HD DVD exclusive extras is TBC. When an offical announcement is available about the HD DVD release, we will provide the details here.

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