Thursday, March 15, 2007

"Smokin' Aces" HD DVD Arrives on April 17 (Updated)

[March 9, 2007] Originally posted.
[March 19, 2007] Updated with more details.

Universal Studios Home Entertainment presents Smokin' Aces on HD DVD, this April 17. It will be released on a HD DVD/DVD Combo disc and will therefore have a listed price of $39.98 SRP. And it may be the first HD DVD title that takes advantage of the Internet connectivity of HD DVD players for further in-movie interactivity, with the U-Control Assasin Tracker interactive feature using Google Maps.

HD DVD Side - Main Feature Presentation
  • 1080p High Definition Widescreen 2.35:1
  • Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1 (English)
  • English [SDH] & French subtitles

DVD Side - Main Feature Presentation

  • 480p Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 (English)
  • English [SDH], French & Spanish subtitles

Bonus Materials:

Similar to what we've reported earlier, U-Control ('Picture-in-Picture Instant Access', 'Assassin Tracker', etc.) interactive entertainment experience will also be included with this HD DVD title...

  • U-Control Assassin Tracker
    - Use Google Maps to track the assassins to Reno.
    - Track your favorite assassins' hits through the Nomad Hotel with the Assassin Tracker Leader Board.
    - Find out more about your favorite assassins as you track them.
  • U-Control Picture In Picture: Access interactive bonus features, including cast interviews and behind-the-scenes footage, all without interruption to the movie experience.
...and the list of bonus materials (present on both the HD DVD & DVD sides) are as follows:

  • Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Joe Carnahan and Editor Robert Frazen
  • Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Joe Carnahan, Common, Christopher Holley and Zach Cumer
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Cowboy Ending - Alternate Ending: Experience the climax of the movie in a new way with this explosive alternate ending.
  • The Line-Up - Get to know more about "Smokin' Aces" rogues' gallery of lethal ladies, degenerate psychopaths, bounty hunters and eager assassins by cutting the virtual cards in this exciting interactive feature!
  • The Big Gun - "Smokin' Aces" sprang from the off-beat, high-stakes imagination of red-hot action director and writer Joe Carnahan. Meet the man who created the edgy and enthralling world of "Aces" Israel and his cohorts.
  • Shoot 'Em Up: Stunts & Effects - Uncover the secrets behind Smokin' Aces' startlingly realistic gunfights and sensational stunts.



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