Tuesday, January 22, 2008

'FREEDOM Vol. 5' Arrives On HD DVD, this April 22

[North America/Japan]

Following the announcement of FREEDOM Vol. 4 HD DVD, Bandai Visual has announced that the fifth installment of the anime series 'FREEDOM' will be arriving on HD DVD too. FREEDOM Vol. 5 will be available to own in high-definition exclusively on HD DVD, come April 22, for $39.99 SRP a copy.

  • One Single-sided disc (HD DVD/DVD Twin Format Disc*) / $39.99 SRP
  • Main feature on the HD DVD layer will be presented in
    - 1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 / VC-1 Encode
    - Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1 (Japanese) & L-PCM 2.0 (Japanese) audio options
    - English subtitle option
  • Bonus material present on both the HD DVD and DVD layers:
    - Next Episode Trailer
  • Bonus contents present exclusively on the HD DVD layer:
    - FREEDOM 4 Digest (Internet connection required^)
    - FREEDOM 5 TV Commercial Flash (Internet connection required^)

* The HD DVD/DVD Twin format disc is a single-sided disc with both the high-definition and standard definition versions of the main feature all on one side. When the disc is inserted into an HD DVD player, you may select the version you would like to watch. On a DVD player, it will just play back the standard definition version stored on the DVD layer of the disc.

^ Every HD DVD player released to date is fully equipped to take advantage of these web-enabled features, so all that is needed is an Internet connection to the player via the Ethernet port. It is also important to ensure that the firmware currently installed on your HD DVD player is updated to the latest version.

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