Tuesday, April 10, 2007

'Band of Brothers' Arriving On HD DVD in Japan, July 27

[Apr 5, 2007] Originally posted.
[Apr 10, 2007] Audio specs updated and cover artwork preview added.
[May 7, 2007] Cover artwork preview updated (The finalised one...)

Toshiba Entertainment Inc. and Amuse Soft Entertainment ,Inc has announced that the HD DVD release of Tom Hanks' and Steven Spielberg's Band of Brothers will arrive in Japan on July 27.

The entire series which was originally produced with high definition TVs in mind and consist of 10 parts will released in 5 volumes. Each HD DVD (HD-30 disc) will contain one volume of the series, comprising of 2 parts. The 5 volumes are expected to be sold seperately, with each volume being priced at 3,990 Yen. The main feature on each disc will be presented in 1080p High Definition 16x9 1.78:1 with DTS-HD 5.1 (English & Japanese voiceover) audio tracks. Previously, it was indicated that the 2 audio tracks will be in Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1. Only Japanese subtitles (for both the English and Japanese voiceover audio tracks) are provided.

All discs will contain the following as bonus materials:
  • Preview trailer of the next few parts (Japanese edition)
  • Cast & Crew Profile (Stills)

Documentary We Stand Alone Together (80 mins.) will be available only on the Vol. 5 HD DVD disc.

Click on the below image to access the official webpage (in Japanese) for this HD DVD release.



At 2:26 PM, Blogger Matt said...

Any idea about how much something like this will cost?

At 7:16 PM, Blogger Philip said...

each volume being priced at 3,990 Yen


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