Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Full Details of 'Heroes: Season 1' HD DVD

[May 19, 2007] Originally posted
[May 25, 2007] Updated with full details...
[July 18, 2007] Updated with image previews of web-enabled extras from contact sheet.

Ordinary people with extraordinary abilities link a group of complete strangers that may determine the future of the world when Heroes: Season 1 comes to DVD and HD DVD August 28, 2007 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. This TV series will only be available in high-definition exclusively on HD DVD.

The HD DVD set will contain 7 (non-combo) HD DVD discs and will be priced at $99.98 SRP.

The main feature is presented in 1080p High Definition Widescreen 1.78:1 video with Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1 (English) audio. English [SDH] & French subtitle options are provided.

Heroes: Season 1 reveals some of the show's hidden secrets with interviews, mini documentaries and extensive profiles, including:

  • Unaired Pilot: The Tim Kring Cut with Audio Commentary -- A full 73 uninterrupted minutes of the original, unaired, extended pilot episode, as Heroes' creator Tim Kring first envisioned it, with a character never seen.

  • The Making of "Heroes" - From concept to pop culture phenomenon, a behind-the-scenes look at the hottest new series on television

  • Special Effects - The secrets behind the eye-popping visuals that give the Heroes their amazing powers.

  • The Stunts - A back stage look at the show's hair-raising stunts.

  • Mind Reader - Matt Parkman's mind reading abilities reveal your inner Hero with a series of simple tests.

  • Profile of Artist Tim Sale - A look at the Eisner Award-winning comic book artist (Spiderman, Batman, Daredevil) behind much of the Manga-influenced artwork used in the show.

  • The Score - Go behind the scenes with Wendy Melvin and Lisa Coleman (of Prince's The Revolution) as they create their ASCAP Award-winning musical score.

  • 50 Deleted and Extended Scenes
In addition to the above-listed bonus materials that will be present on both DVD and HD DVD sets, the HD DVD set will also feature exclusive bonus materials. They are as follows:

  • U-Control Immersive Interactive Entertainment Experience
    - Picture-in-Picture Video Commentary on 12 episodes with show Creator Tim Kring and Executive Producer Dennis Hammer
    - Character Connections
    - Artwork Presentation: View the details of Issac's paintings and comics as you watch the episodes.
    - Helix Revealed: Discover the Hidden Helix Symbol Revealed Throughout the Series
    - Genetics Ability Test: Take the abilities test and your profile will be uploaded to NBC.com/Heroes.

  • Web-Enabled Extras
    - Get connected and sign up now to download exclusive content, trailers and updates directly to your HD DVD player.

In addition, the first preview image indicates link to Curt's My Scenes from "Knocked Up" appearing in the download center page. Does it mean that the upload and/or sharing of favorite scenes among HD DVD owners is ready for primetime?



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