One last thing...
Before leaving for my long break, just had to post these bits of news.
The Band of Brothers Volume 1 - 5 HD DVDs (all 5 discs) are now available for sale in Japan... The TV series is released in high-definition only on HD DVD.
HD DVD DeGoGo, a Japanese blogsite, has provided some very high quality screenshots of this HD DVD release. They can be accessed via this link.
Summarily, the main feature on all 5 HD DVD discs will be presented in 1080i/p High Definition 16x9 OAR with DTS-HD 5.1 (English/Japanese) audio tracks. Only Japanese subtitles are provided.
The Heroes: Season One HD DVD released on August 28 will boast many HD DVD-exclusive special features, both on-disc and via the web. The official site for the DVD and HD DVD release is up online. The official site has visual details to all the extras on the HD DVD and a video trailer introducing the DVD and HD DVD release.
As mentioned earlier, this blog will be updated when I resume my blogging activities late August. See you then.